Date: 28th and 29th of September 2019
Location: Hever Castle, Hever Rd, Hever, Edenbridge TN8 7NG
Event Type and distance:
Sprint Plus Triathlon 800m swim - 40km bike - 8km run
Super Sprint Triathlon 400m swim - 20km bike - 4km run
Starter Sprint Triathlon 200m swim - 15km bike - 2km run
Amenities: Medal for every competitor, chip timing, festival with entertainment and food for spectators
Entry Price: £70 - £95
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.
The races 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 as well as taking runners through land owned by the Bellhurst Nature Conservation Trust (the majority of this section is not on public rights of way), then returning to the award-winning castle grounds before athletes make the dash to the tree-lined finishing chute beside the lake.
Hever Castle is steeped in history, dating all the way back to 1270 and being strongly linked to the Tudors, including Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. It has also been the backdrop to several films, including The Princess Diaries, and provides a picture-postcard setting for this fantastic event.