Entry filling up fast for the Chateau De Chantilly triathlon. 

Win free place to Château de Chantilly TriathlonWith less than four weeks to the fourth Château de Chantilly Triathlon, 950 are registered, and preparations are in place for the event with sign-ups still coming in thick and fast. This year sees figures increase fifty per cent from last year and the largest pool of children and international elites taking part to date. With the launch of the new half-iron distance, Le Gantelet, over 20 corporate teams competing, an inter-clubs tournament, women’s only wave, and elites battling it out in the Olympic distance for the series winning trophies there is a race* for everyone:

Elites preparing for showdown

This year will welcome back international elite triathlete teams competing to win the series trophies and break record times. Team France, led by Cyril Viennot (Beauvais), and including Victor Debil-Caux (Beauvais), Tony Baheux (Baie de Somme) and Delphine Pelletier (AS Monaco) are set to defend the French team’s two-year winning streak against a reinforced Team GB: Sam Wade, Fraser Cartmell, Joe Skipper and Catherine Jameson.

Fraser Cartmell and Catherine Jameson have recently won at Castle Howard, and Sam Wade won Cholmondely Castle, so they are off to a great start within the Series. However, Team France have all had great seasons, and they know their own terrain very well.

 

The Women’s Wave

The number of women showing interest in triathlon and embracing how the sport can work alongside family and other life commitments is growing every year, and Castle Triathlon Series is proud to share that over 35% of  competitors are female and it is a trend we want to support more.

This year, the Women’s Wave at Chantilly will include over 150 women from across the country, and a few from across the pond. Taking part in a triathlon can be daunting enough so jumping in the lake with some fellow ladies can be quite appealing.

Additionally, all women’s wave participants will be offered childcare in the Kid’s Activity Tent while they race. The children will have an opportunity to participate in a Chantilly-style marionnette horse race while mums engage in a special race of their own!

 

Fun for spectators too

This year there is even more planned for spectators coming along to the Château de Chantilly to support their family and friends. Together with plenty of cheering they can enjoy a variety of live music, family games and archery as well as discounted entry into the stunning chateau. As we are celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the birth of esteemed gardener, André Le Nôtre (1613-1700), the grounds are at their very best.

Triathletes, families and friends can enjoy the delights of pre-ordered picnic hampers while relaxing on blankets, cushions or loungers in the beautiful grounds of Mr LeNôtre. Picnic-provider, and local catering company Séson proudly ensures that ingredients are fresh, in-season and locally-sourced within the Picardie region. Additionally, the local farmers and producers of some ingredients will join our event to share their products and learn how they are produced.

The Château de Chantilly race is part of the Markel Castle Triathlon Series which includes five exciting weekend events over the summer. Each race offers a high quality, competitive and safe race set in beautiful grounds and truly spectacular surroundings.

There is still time to register – for more information, and online application, visit www.castletriathlonseries.co.uk.

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