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Article by Sarah Hamilton-Walker | 30th October 2018

Hever Castle Tri Turns 10

Hever Castle Triathlon celebrated 10 years with thousands of competitors, celebrities, a parachute jump and its first-ever Night Swim. The weekend witnessed epic performances as triathletes, runners and swimmers battled with the elements to take part in the 10th Hever Castle Triathlon, including 14 different race distances with something for all ages and levels.

The weekend festival was about more than sport, but a celebration of participation marked by the Royal Navy Parachute Display team landing with a special anniversary flag, majestic Night Swim accompanied by jazz musicians and a speaker tent filled with celebrities giving inspirational talks.

BBC presenter and GB triathlete, Louise Minchin, took to the stage and also dived into the Night Swim and 10k run, enjoying the stunning Castle and event offering.

Saturday night saw the inaugural Night Swim spectacularly light up the Italian loggia and pontoon as competitors entered the iconic lake wearing glo sticks, with 120 swimmers completing one of three distances – 400m, 750m or 1,500m with a course that wound around beautifully lit buoys.

Junior triathletes ‘tri’ed hard in the world’s largest junior event of its kind as 1,500 children aged eight-15 years old took part in various distances. The 11-15 year olds took part in an adapted event as it became a duathlon, run, bike, run, as recommended by the BTF.

• 2019’s Hever Castle Triathlon takes place on 28th & 29th September. For more information, visit castletriathlonseries.co.uk/enter-now-2019/

Images: BobTeddyImages Ltd

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