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Children's races at Hever Castle Triathlon SOLD OUT

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    World’s largest junior triathlon


    Over 1,300 children set to compete continuing the Olympic legacy

    After the sensational performance of the Brownlee brothers at the London 2012 Olympics, and many events since across the world, the nation has been inspired. Now 1,300 children, a record number, will be trying to grasp their own bit of family glory at the Hever Castle Triathlon on Saturday 28th September in the largest children's triathlon in the World. Children aged between 8 and 15, including 116 pairs of siblings, are hoping to follow in the Brownlee brothers footsteps as they race around the stunning grounds of Hever Castle. Registration for the children's races has been in huge demand with it now closed, and the competitors figures for the whole weekend event has nearly doubled (now 5,000) since last year demonstrating the huge growth in popularity.

    Children competing at the Hever Castle Triathlon will receive a warm welcome and pep talk from elite triathletes including David McNamee (ranked 13th in the World) before they jump off the Castle loggia in to the stunning lake.

    comments Brian Adcock, The Markel Hever Castle Triathlon Race Director.

    This year will see 65 schools battle it out for the Inter Schools Tournament trophy with one school (St Lawrence Primary School, Sevenoaks) entering 20 children and 20 children including the Head Mistress tri’ing her hand at her first triathlon in a bid to fundraise for a new classroom. There will be proud parents aplenty whether they plan to spectate or compete themselves. With 5,000 competitors over the weekend there is a race for everyone.

    Along with the children and many first timers, world class triathletes will be racing in the new half iron distance, The Gauntlet, and an international challenge between Team GB and Team France. Elite triathletes attending include David McNamee (ranked 13th in the world), Lucy Gossage, Rhys Davey, David Bishop, Fraser Cartmell and Catherine Jameson.

    This year there is even more planned for spectators coming along to Hever Castle to support their family and friends. Together with plenty of cheering they can enjoy live music, static hot air balloon rides (weather permitting), archery and discounted entry in to the stunning castle grounds. Hever Castle, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, offers loads to do for all the family including a water maze, adventure playground and stunning gardens.

    The Markel Castle Triathlon Series offers races at five amazing castles in a unique setting where all ages and levels can race together in a festival environment. Currently there are very few events where kids, teens, and adults are able to participate on the same day and over the same course. The weekend and the mid-week events are perfect for children and teens joining their parents, groups of friends (showing their parents up!) and also for schools, sports groups and junior triathlon clubs.

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