Castle Triathlon kicked off it’s multi-national tri series in Ireland last bank holiday weekend with an exciting race at Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon.
The series comprises 5 races with the remaining being:
- Cholmondeley Castle (Cheshire, UK): Reviewed
- Castle Howard (Yorkshire, UK): Reviewed
- Château de Chantilly (Central France)
- Hever Castle (Kent, UK): Reviewed
As you can see, TriReview is a big fan of the Castle Series races. We’ve raced and reviewed 3 of the 5 and are looking forward to heading over to France in the summer for Chantilly. As well as these major races, Castle do ‘Evening Sprints’. We’ll be trying out Hever Castle Evening Sprint THIS THURSDAY. So we’ll report back on the unique experience of racing after work.
Back to Lough Cutra and the event tripled in size this year with first timers, 200 children, and elite triathletes from across Ireland, the UK, Europe and as far afield as the Philippines.
In just its third year, the race has grown and now the Olympic distance is designated by Triathlon Ireland, as a National Series race and as a qualification race for the ETU European Triathlon Championships and ITU World Triathlon Championships, 2015.
The flagship race was the new “Gauntlet” half iron distance with 112 hardy souls competing for the inaugural title. First home was Ruaidhri Geraghty from Galway Tri Club in an admirable time of 4:37:52. Not far behind in third place overall and leading the ladies was Joyce Wolfe in an impressive 4:59:18.