A taste of Tokyo 2020 is coming to Yorkshire!
For the first time, the hugely popular Castle Howard Triathlon is gearing up to welcome teams of four to take on the new mixed relay format.
Now in its 8th year, the event sees more than 2000 triathletes head to the Yorkshire castle for a weekend of various distanced tris and now this whole new race.
Following on from the inclusion of the fast and exhilarating Mixed Relay race in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the format has been added to three of the Castle Triathlon events, including the Castle Howard Triathlon, Cholmondeley Triathlon and Lough Cutra Triathlon. The Mixed Relay sees four team members each complete a 250m swim, 5km cycle and 1.5km run.
Triathletes can compete as a Mixed Adult Relay team or as a Family team. Aspiring young athletes aged 13 and over will also take part in the Junior Relay race, covering 150m/2km/600m within the stunning grounds of the castle.
Race Director, Brian Adcock comments: “We are thrilled to bring the new mixed relay triathlon format to Castle Howard Triathlon’s two-day event, as not only is it a new experience for competitors, but it’s an exhilarating spectator experience. The family relay will be particularly fun and unique as we give our passionate audience of families the chance to compete together and against fellow families! As well as our mixed relay we have individual distances for everyone from beginners to elite triathletes.”
Castle Tri is just the latest race organiser to introduce the new form of racing and it could prove to be a staple in years to come.
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