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Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon report
Posted by: Press Releases
Posted on: Tuesday 21st June 2011


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Over 400 contenders took part in the prestigious Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon on Sunday (19th June). The event attracted first timers, children, families and elite triathletes from across the UK either racing in teams or by themselves. The Olympic distance, the furthest distance of the six races on offer, was won by Mark Threlfall, who was joined by other elite athletes including Steve Worthington, Tom Room (2010 Castle Triathlon Series winner) and Luke Watson. All money raised by participants of the Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon will be donated to the national charity, Help for Heroes, and local charity, The Wingate Centre.

The Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon is the first of the four Castle Triathlon Series weekend events to take place this year. Each race offers a high quality, competitive and safe race set in beautiful grounds and truly spectacular surroundings. Very few races in the country offer such a stunning and inspirational race setting, testament to the 4,000 who took part in 2010 series.

Lady Cholmondeley joined the winners to award prizes for their stoic efforts. Winner, Mark Threlfall, commented: “The Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon was brilliant, so much so I am going to sign up for the whole series. I just totally loved the off road racing past the castle and the stunning views that kept me going.”

Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon winners

James Hall, estate manager at Cholmondeley Castle was delighted to host the Castle Triathlon Series again, “The landscape, beauty and space that Cholmondeley Castle park provides is a fabulous environment for this event. We are thrilled to be part of the prestigious Castle Triathlon Series and it is terrific to see how quickly the event has established itself within the triathlon calendar.”

Local father, Louis Hill, and his two sons Barney (10) and Brook (8) had set themselves a family challenge this year to complete the Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon. Barney and Brook managed to successfully raise £1,000 for Hope House Children’s Hospice. All the training, fundraising and endurance on the day was in remembrance of the boys’ dear school friend, Fergus Hunter, who sadly passed away in December. 

Race Director, Brian Adcock commented: “It was a huge success, quadrupling in size in its second year. The reception from all was hugely positive, about the setting, the organisation, the offer of an all women’s wave and the incredible atmosphere; it is set to be a popular and growing annual event.”


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