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The Bastion at Hever Castle

Castle Triathlon Series
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Hever Castle & Gardens, Sevenoaks District, Edenbridge, United Kingdom
Distances
3.80KM Swim
180.00KM Cycle
42.20KM Run
Date:
July 7, 2019

Description

The Bastion offers one of the most iconic challenges on the UK triathlon calendar. Over the last 5 years, competitors have come from across the UK and the world to take on a challenging course with a stunning backdrop. Returning for a 6th year, The Bastion will take place on 7th July 2019 as part of the Festival of Endurance. 'One of life's defining races' The 3.8km unique swim at the Italianate loggia in Hever Castle starts the day, taking competitors down the length of the main lake before passing the Japanese teahouse and heading into a scenic, river section. The 180km three-loop bike course represents arguably the toughest iron-distance route on offer in the UK with around 2,800 metres of ascent covering ‘areas of outstanding beauty’ in the High Weald area of Kent, before passing through Hartfield and over the Ashdown Forest. The marathon covers a four lap run route mainly an off road trail run, circumnavigating the two stunning estates of Hever Castle and Chiddingstone Castle before an iconic finish in front of the Hever Castle drawbridge that once gave passage to King Henry VIII. An amazing, unforgettable experience Athletes are treated to an amazing event village to top off the whole experience, with live bands playing throughout the day, a climbing wall, archery, catering, bike support and more. You’ll cross the finish line in front of Hever Castle with a wonderful medal, T-shirt and memories that will last a lifetime. Last year’s event was won by pro triathletes Matt Leeman and Lucy Biddlestone, whilst behind them came hundreds of amateur triathletes with their own stories of courage and endeavour. Many had chosen The Bastion as their first time at attempting what many consider the ‘toughest one-day physical challenge’ in the world – drawn by the amazing athlete support and welcoming atmosphere present at all Castle Triathlon Series races.


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Features
COURSE FEATURES
SWIM feature-icon Lake
CYCLE feature-icon Undulating
RUN feature-icon Hilly
OTHER FEATURES
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feature-icon Spectator Friendly
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Juan Carlos Frietman

Juan Carlos Frietman

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Terry Foreman

Terry Foreman

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Austen Gilbert

Austen Gilbert

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Mark Birrell

Mark Birrell

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Harry Grant-Thorold

Harry Grant-Thorold

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Mick Barstow

Mick Barstow

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Gary Forsyth

Gary Forsyth

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Matthew Dowle

Matthew Dowle

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Zoe Douglass

Zoe Douglass

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Benn Camber

Benn Camber

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Steve Forrest

Steve Forrest

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Anthony Lester

Anthony Lester

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Ben Marsh

Ben Marsh

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Chris Palmer

Chris Palmer

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Tom Thain

Tom Thain

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Thomas

Thomas

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Nick Eisinger

Nick Eisinger

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Keith Sullivan

Keith Sullivan

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Michael Allen

Michael Allen

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Sam Huggill

Sam Huggill

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Lee Portess

Lee Portess

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Charles Pennington

Charles Pennington

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Xavier Chojean

Xavier Chojean

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Tim Fowler

Tim Fowler

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Stan Gruncell

Stan Gruncell

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Alan Mackie

Alan Mackie

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Stuart Wood

Stuart Wood

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louise clinton

louise clinton

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John Jacobs

John Jacobs

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Tommy Watson

Tommy Watson

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Craig Rousell

Craig Rousell

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Ed Cross

Ed Cross

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Keith Sullivan

Keith Sullivan

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Craig Rousell

Craig Rousell

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Stephen Mott

Stephen Mott

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Andy Fountain

Andy Fountain

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Ratings (63)
ALL TIME AVERAGE RATING
4.8
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AVERAGE RATING PER YEAR
4.8
63 Reviews

Very impressed. slick organisation, all the routes were clear, Marshalls were brilliant start to finish. Such an amazing start line....

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Great atmosphere, great organisation, great course

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very, very tough course (i.e. 3 hours slower than my pb!), not just legs on the uphills on the bike, but arms and shoulders rattled on the fast dow...

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