Are you part of a triathlon club planning to send its top athletes to The Bastion this July? This could be worth your while – there’s £250 cash and an impressive trophy on offer to the club with the first three members past the finishing line.
Taking place at Hever Castle on 12 July and known as one of the toughest long distance triathlons in the UK, the only criterion for entry into this year’s inter club champs is that each club must have a minimum of three entries. The individual times of the fastest three members will then be added together and averaged.
This year’s event has already drawn long distance pro Darren Jenkins, who is also planning to take on all five of this year’s Gauntlet races: Lough Cutra Castle (24 May), Cholmondeley Castle (28 June), Castle Howard (26 July), Château de Chantilly (30 August) and Hever Castle (27 September).
The Bastion was launched last year and won by Fraser Cartmell and Alice Hector, the race takes in two unique swim loops through the River Eden, cycle down country lanes around Ashdown Forest and the High Weald of Kent, and an off-road run passing two castles, streams and over quaint meadow bridges.
To enter this year’s Bastion head to www.castletriathlonseries.co.uk.