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Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon, Multisport, Swim and Run

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<p>Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th June; this spectacular event of weekend racing at Cholmondeley Castle, the first to kick the Series, sets the bar for 2021 sporting fun. With a variety of adult and junior distances on offer, everyone can get involved. Come for the epic routes, festival-like atmosphere, and all-around family fun.</p>

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Formed in 2009, the Castle Race Series has swiftly established itself as the UK’s largest triathlon series.From Lough Cutra to Chantilly and Castles Howard, Cholmondeley and Hever, we’re immensely proud of the iconic backdrops to each Castle Race Series race and the friendly festival atmosphere produced at every event.

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What's included:

  • Chip timed
  • Prizes
  • All competitors in all races will receive a medal on completion of their race
  • Banquet of well-earned treats
  • Live bands
  • Food stalls
  • A retail area
  • Camping at the castle making the weekend a festival of sporting achievements
  • Licensed race
  • Trophies
  • Prize money
  • Marshal's
  • Baggage Drop
  • Race photography
  • Event Village
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FAQ
Can I hire a bike rather than trek mine to the Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon?
Absolutely, if you hire a bike with British Bike Hire, the bike will be at the event site waiting for you. Visit www.britishbikehire.co.uk/events for more information.… read more
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Is it an open water swim at the Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon?
Yes, as with all Castle Triathlon swims, the swim will take part in Deer Park Mere Lake.… read more
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When will I be sent my start time for the Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon?
You will be emailed your start time approximately 2 weeks ahead of the event.… read more
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Route description
Route description

Every race at the 200-year-old Cholmondeley Castle start by launching into an open-water swim in Deer Park Mere Lake.

The bike route takes athletes around Bickerton Hill, the southern most tip of the Peckforton Hills. The stunning run courses passes through the estate grounds, which date back to the 12th Century.

Athletes will finish their Cholmondeley race experience by sprinting down the main lawn to the finish line with Cholmondeley Castle as a fitting backdrop.

Please see the following link for a full list of route maps:

https://www.castletriathlonseries.co.uk/the-series/cholmondeley-castle/#Coursemaps

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Logistics and schedule

Please see the event website for more information.

The previous years start timings for the various Sprint events took place between 07:30 and 14:30. The Starter Tri, Children and Swim only events started between 15:00 and 17:00.

If Covid restrictions dictate, they shall follow a similar format at this Venue. If social distancing is not required, all adults events will take place in the morning and Children and Mixed Team Relay events after 14:00.

Entrants will be notified of their start time via email 2 weeks prior to the event. It is advised that entrants arrive at least 1 – 1.5 hours before their given wave time. Relays go off in the final wave of their distance.

Spectators

The spectator experience at the Castle Series has become almost as famous as the spectacular backdrops and classic courses, and has made passing time before your loved ones finish the race a thing of the past.

Spectators are actively encouraged to come down to the event! The looped nature of the course makes it very spectator friendly.

There will be a variety of entertainment on offer, with a festival theme throughout, such as inflatables, climbing wall, yoga and retail outlets.

Please follow this link for more information on spectators https://www.castletriathlonseries.co.uk/take-part/spectators/

How to get there

Cholmondeley Estate Yd, Malpas SY14 8EZ, UK

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Address: Cholmondeley Castle Gardens, Cheshire, Malpas SY14 8AH

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The entrance to the gardens is off the A49 at the Cholmondeley Arms Pub crossroads postcode SY14 8HN.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Can I hire a bike rather than trek mine to the Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon?
Absolutely, if you hire a bike with British Bike Hire, the bike will be at the event site waiting for you. Visit www.britishbikehire.co.uk/events for more information.
FAQ
Is it an open water swim at the Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon?
Yes, as with all Castle Triathlon swims, the swim will take part in Deer Park Mere Lake.
FAQ
When will I be sent my start time for the Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon?
You will be emailed your start time approximately 2 weeks ahead of the event.
FAQ
Do I need a British Triathlon Licence to race?
All Triathlon and multi-discipline participants must produce their governing body license (BTF, TI, FFTTRI) on race-day to avoid paying for a Day Licence. Day licence's must be purchased online prior to event day. See organiser's website for details. This does not apply to single discipline events; swim only, cycle only, or run only.
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Do I need a wetsuit?
For swim length up to 1500m wetsuits will be optional on race day if the temp remains between 14 and 22 degrees centigrade. Events over 1500m swim length will have wetsuits as optional between 15 and 23 degrees centigrade. Wetsuits hire is available from Yonda Sports https://yondasports.com/
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Is the water quality at the Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon good?
Water quality reports are conducted by EU Water Bathing Directive and can be found on their website.
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