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Hever Castle Triathlon

Castle Triathlon Series

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Hever Castle & Gardens, Sevenoaks District, Hever, United Kingdom

Distance Date
Super Sprint ?

0.20KM

Swim

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12.00KM

Cycle

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2.00KM

Run

Sept. 28, 2019
Sprint ?

0.40KM

Swim

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20.00KM

Cycle

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4.00KM

Run

Sept. 28, 2019
Standard ?

0.80KM

Swim

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40.00KM

Cycle

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8.00KM

Run

Sept. 28, 2019
Standard ?

1.50KM

Swim

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40.00KM

Cycle

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10.00KM

Run

Sept. 28, 2019
Middle ?

1.90KM

Swim

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90.00KM

Cycle

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21.10KM

Run

Sept. 28, 2019

Overview

In just six 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.





Review Highlights

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

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4.71
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Natural Beauty
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4.56
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Race Briefing
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4.49
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Uniqueness
All Time Average
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star half-gold-star 4.35
2019 Average
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star empty-star 3.96
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Latest Reviews

Mat Hoyle
gold-star gold-star gold-star half-gold-star empty-star 3.5

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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Would not recommend. There needs to be a contingency run course when half the run is like a pigsty. Some mats out of transition are far preferable to the small puncture inducing stones. Surely some hay to mop up the excess water and mud isn’t too much to ask?The p...Read full review

Kay Gilmore
gold-star gold-star gold-star half-gold-star empty-star 3.6

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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This was a good event but the only problem was a lack of water stations. I was doing the Starter-Tri but there was no water station until almost at the end of the run i.e over 1.5kms in. I had to flag down a member of the public out walking in the grounds and beg for some of the...Read full review

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Reviews (500)

All Time Average
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star half-gold-star 4.4
2019 Average
gold-star gold-star gold-star gold-star empty-star 4.0
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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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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