I cant do it as it is JW weekend but it looks like a lovely setting
THE INAUGURAL HEVER CASTLE TRIATHLON 27 SEPTEMBER 2009
TRIATHLETES of all abilities are encouraged to sign up for one of the most picturesque races of its kind in the South East of England - registration for the inaugural Hever Castle Triathlon opens today.
The Hever Castle Triathlon will have a series of races to cater for all levels of ability, and all can be undertaken as an individual or as part of a relay team (i.e. one person swims, the other cycles and the other runs).
For the elite triathlete there is the Henry VIII race (800m swim, 40km bike, 8k run) and for all first timers there is the Anne Boleyn race (400m swim, 20k bike, 4k run).
The open water swim will be in the stunning Hever Castle Lake, the cycle for the two longer adult races will take place around a 20k circuit through the High Weald of Kent an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and finally the run will circumnavigate the Hever Castle estate and the award winning gardens for a challenging but beautiful final leg of the triathlon.
This is expensive but could be a good introduction for me to do my first OW swim - so I'm tempted, probably with the shorter one depending on how my swim technique comes along.
I should probably do this as it just up the road from me, but i'm not sure if my swimming would be ready for an open water swim and it a bit pricey
Thanks for posting this Plum, I was thinking of doing a Sprint Tri this year and this ticks all the boxes.
Plenty of time to train, not too far away, open water event, scenic venue.
Also, it doesn't seem that expensive to me, at least for the sprint race. £40 is the same price as the ones at Dorney Lake I was considering and this is a much more interesting venue.
I need to do some diary checking but I may well sign up to this.
*makes mental note to start training on the bike again*
obviously so you can get around the grounds faster and therefore see more,
the wetsuit might be a bit more problematic though
the website really isn't very good! And, it's £10 for a frigging T Shirt
Anyway, I'm still doing it and sod the T Shirt
I'm looking for an end of season olympic for the mssus to do, but we are doing the XTT off road tri thing on the 26th....
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