Date(s) - 22 Jul 2012
The Castle Howard Triathlon
Details: The Markel Castle Triathlon Series consists of five weekend races and three evening sprint races throughout the summer, providing an open platform for triathletes of all abilities to compete nationally. It is simple to get involved and you can enter as many of the races as you choose or even take on the whole series!
The series enables adults to compete individually or as a relay of two or three people and aims to include families, so children and parents can race on the same day, making it a great family day out.
Today is the third race of the series for 2012 and is set on the southern border of the North York Moors.
The stunning surrounding scenery with Castle Howard’s 10,000 acres, forms arguably the most physically challenging triathlon course of the series.
Triathletes start the race by swimming the Castle Howard Great Lake before transitioning into the technical cycle route. With one lap for the Sprint and two laps for both the Mid and Olympic distance the cycle leg passes through the undulating countryside surrounding the estate.
Triathletes run through the estate, taking in the historic monuments along the way, again with one lap for the Sprint and two laps for the Mid-Distance and Olympic races. The race ends with triathletes literally running into the front entrance of this truly magnificent Castle.
The Brideshead (Individual Sprint)- 400m/23km/4km
The Brideshead Revisited (Individual Mid-Distance) – 400m/23km/8km
The Howard (Individual Olympic) – 1500m/46km/10km
Price: £50 (The Brideshead), £60 (The Brideshead Revisited), £70 (The Howard)
Prices vary for relay and junior/child entries. Click here to find out more.