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Celebrating 10yrs of Castle Triathlon

Feb 21st, 2018

Celebrating 10yrs of Castle Triathlon

Feb 21st, 2018 / Nicki Chick

We’re proud to be part of the Castle Triathlon Series 10 yr Celebrations….

#inspirational stories and achievements

With 100,000 competitors; 10 race distances, 10% increase in female competitors, over £1,000,000 raised for charity

Top 10 facts about the last 10 years (see attached timeline)

  1. Grown from 1,000 to 18,000 annual competitors
  2. Expanded from one to five iconic castle locations
  3. Offers 10 different triathlon distances across the event weekend
  4. Camping and festival are central themes; last year saw 1,000 campers at Hever Castle alone
  5. The Castle Triathlon Series created the first curriculum-linked primary school resources for triathlon (Tri Knights) and subsequently created materials for Triathlon Scotland, Welsh Triathlon and Triathlon Ireland helping them grow their junior triathlon membership
  6. The Series embraces diversity. This was borne out in glorious technicolour when competitor Bailey Matthews (an eight-year-old with cerebral palsy) rose to Global fame and was awarded the BBC Personality of the Year Award after competing in the 2015 Castle Howard Triathlon
  7. Introduced the Keep Loyalty Scheme recognising people who have returned year-on-year to the Series, testament to the 43% loyalty rate
  8. One of the first to introduce Mixed Team Relay races (short triathlon for each of the four team members) to celebrate the format adopted at the 2020 Olympics
  9. First timers, novices and female competitors are a key focus with the Starter Tri field growing at 30% year-on-year
  10. Hosted more than ten qualifying races including the British Middle Distance Championships at Hever Castle on 8th July 2018