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Dear Castle Tri fans,

I have great pleasure in dedicating pretty much all of this newsletter to our historic tenth Hever Castle Triathlon, taking place on 22nd and 23rd September. This is a really important milestone for the series and it means an awful lot to everyone who has played a part in our growth as an event series since our very first run out ten years ago.

We want to celebrate with everyone who has helped make Castle Tri what it is today, and have many exciting plans in store for you, our competitors. Starter for ten (sorry!), is an exciting aerial display from the Royal Navy Parachute Display Team, headline Jazz band leading us in to the evening Night Swim; and a Speaker Tent with keynote speakers including BBC Presenter, Louise Minchin. We also have lots of birthday cake!

On top of this, every competitor will get a special 10-year medal on completion of their race. So, as ever, sign up soon if you haven’t already, because places fill out quick.

Thanks for all your support over the last 10 years, it’s a special time for us here, and we’re looking forward to celebrating with you all!

All the best,

Brian Adcock
Race Director, The Castle Triathlon Series

Top 10 Training Tips

We are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Hever Castle so there’s no better time than now to give you TEN Top Triathlon Training Tips courtesy of our partners

Read them here.

Night Swim

On Saturday 22nd we will host our very first night swim where swimmers can enjoy the stunning lake loop to music and under the moonlight.

With three different distances on offer this could be the atmospheric and memorable swim you are looking for to end your season.

Read more.

‘Tri' yoga

Join us for FREE yoga every hour in the event village at Hever Castle and read more about the benefits of yoga when training for a long-distance triathlon here with Age Group triathlete, Brochan Watts.

Meet the Celebrities

We will host a Speaker Tent in the main event village which will see inspirational speakers including BBC Presenter and triathlete, Louise Minchin, give short talks during lunchtime.

Watch this space for more information!

Bike ascent with bragging rights

The Gauntlet competitors on Sunday will experience an impressive 4,790ft ascent over two laps.

We have looked at other bike ascents over 12 half iron distance races across Europe and this is up there as the second toughest.

See the course here.

All that Jazz

On Saturday we will see the day extended from hosting Sprint and Junior triathlons and Swim Only event, to hosting a Night Swim which will start at 19:30.

For those who want to join the festival vibe we will have a bar open, plenty of grub on offer and a headline Jazz act starting at 18:00 on the Loggia, check them out here.

10 years, 100,000 competitors and £1million for charity

We feel privileged to have welcomed so many athletes over the years. Thank you to all your support.

Read on to recap how the Series has grown over the last decade here.


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