Hever Castle Triathlon gallery

Historic Hever Castle in Kent provided the backdrop to a festival of triathlon and multisport this weekend (26/27 September 2015), as thousands competed in a variety of different swim, bike, run distances – all captured by the cameras from Channel 4, Sky Sports and ITV Meridian.

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This was the seventh edition of the annual event, as competitors took on distances ranging from the new starter-sprint triathlon aimed at beginners, (200m swim, 10km bike and 2km run) up to the challenging Gauntlet Half-iron triathlon (1.9 kilometre swim, 90 kilometre bike and 21 kilometre run). Over a quarter of the field were first timers, a third took part last year, 800 braved the cold and camped next to the Castle and thousands of spectators lined the course.

The event was rounded off by the world’s biggest children’s triathlon, with 1,600 children aged 7 – 15 taking part – many for the first time – in the supportive surroundings of the Hever Castle Estate.