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Hever Castle - Triathlon Series

Castle Triathlon Series

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Castle & Gardens, Sevenoaks District, Hever, United Kingdom

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Distance Date
Starter Tri - Castle Tri ?

0.20KM

Swim

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15.00KM

Cycle

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2.00KM

Run

Sept. 25, 2021
Super Sprint - Anne Boleyn ?

0.40KM

Swim

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20.00KM

Cycle

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4.00KM

Run

Sept. 25, 2021
Sprint ?

0.75KM

Swim

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20.00KM

Cycle

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5.00KM

Run

Sept. 25, 2021
Sprint Plus - Henry VIII ?

0.80KM

Swim

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40.00KM

Cycle

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8.00KM

Run

Sept. 25, 2021
Olympic ?

1.50KM

Swim

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40.00KM

Cycle

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10.00KM

Run

Sept. 26, 2021
Gauntlet ?

1.90KM

Swim

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90.00KM

Cycle

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21.00KM

Run

Sept. 26, 2021

Overview

In just seven short years the Hever Castle Triathlon has established itself as an essential destination for British and international triathletes and the mainstream media, for its picture postcard venue, elite action, age-group choice and festival atmosphere. Put simply, instant classic doesn’t do the Hever Castle Triathlon justice. With no fewer than 16 race choices on offer, over 6,500 triathletes ventured to Hever Castle in September 2014, with entries increasing for the sixth year running. To cement the race’s title as the world’s largest children’s triathlon, a whopping 1,800 youth athletes signed up for September, a 50% increase on entries from 2013. As in 2014, the children’s races will be split over two days (8-10 year olds on Saturday afternoon and 11-15 year olds on Sunday afternoon). For 2015, the Gauntlet Half Iron Distance will be back with a vengence; over 600 signed up for the perfect September autumn day in 2014. For the second year running the long-distance Bastion is returning to Hever Castle on Sunday 12 July. The races will again commence with an open-water swim in the spectacular 38 acre Hever Castle Lake and River Eden, transitioning into the undulating cycle that takes athletes around a circuit through the High Weald of Kent, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and up to the stunning Ashdown forest for the longer distance races. The largely off-road run circumnavigates the estate and award-winning castle grounds before athletes make the dash to the tree-lined finishing chute beside the lake.



What athletes are saying

The characteristics which best describe Hever Castle - Triathlon Series, as voted on by past participants.


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The Event

Useful pre-race info 100
Family friendly 60
Spectator friendly 58
Festival atmosphere 55
Great medal 45
Ideal for beginners 43
Bucket list event 41
Exciting event village 35
Supports good cause 30
PB potential 11
Well-stocked goody bag 10
Good public transport links 5


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Course Profile

feature-icon Lake 105
feature-icon Hilly 61
feature-icon Undulating 61




Review Highlights

Below are the top three aspects of the Hever Castle - Triathlon Series, as determined by athlete reviews.

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4.73
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Natural Beauty
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4.62
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Race Briefing
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4.53
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Marshal Supervision
All Time Average
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star half-gold-star 4.36
2020 Average
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Latest Reviews

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Reviewed 1 month ago

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Well marshalled and organised but very expensive and my prize for coming second is 50% off another event but given there's already a deal for 25% off and my discount is only off the full price it's hardly worth it 

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Pinzo Ferrari
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Reviewed 1 month ago

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This was a super event! My only cause for comment is on the swim. On the day, it was 13 degrees. The sprint swim was shortened to 400m which was good. However, there was no time to acclimatise which was actually quite dangerous. We had to enter the water at times intervals and ju...Read full review

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Awards & Accolades

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Bronze Award - 2020



Reviews (612)

All Time Average
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star half-gold-star 4.4
2020 Average
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Race Organisation Rating
Logistics
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Registration Process
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Race Briefing
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Value For Money
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Quality of Aid Stations
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Environmentally Friendly
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Course Rating
Natural Beauty
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Uniqueness
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Ease of Navigation
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Local Support
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Safety
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Marshal Supervision
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