Immortal Sport’s Stourhead Weekend returns on 11th May 2019 with their first outdoor swim triathlon of the 2019 season. Athletes of all levels are invited to join the range of events, from 10k run to middle-distance triathlon.
Immortal Stourhead offers a unique and beautiful location for the whole family to get involved. The weekend includes a kids fun run, a 10k race, megasprint triathlon, middle-distance triathlon, and for seasoned athletes, a Triple Crown.
Not only is the Stourhead triathlon the only opportunity to swim in the beautiful Stourhead lake all year, visitors can also enjoy one of the country’s best loved National Trust properties when the competition is over. The beautiful Stourhead house is surrounded by picturesque grounds, and has a pub and café on site.
The event is an attainable goal for first time triathletes, a positive start for new runners aiming for a 10k, and a unique opportunity for seasoned competitors, that keeps people coming back year after year.
Stourhead National Trust’s Garden and Estate Manager, Alan Power, has competed in the Stourhead triathlon weekend. He said:
“The Immortal events at Stourhead are very close to my heart. I manage the gardens and the estate at Stourhead and have been running around the estate training for different events for over 20 years… Seeing the swimmers, cyclists, and runners over the years leave their heart and soul all over this amazing event is truly inspiring. The support they receive from friends, family, and strangers is wonderful to see. One of the most important aspects to me is the respect and care shown by everyone during the event for Stourhead, this applies to the team who set up and organise the event, the competitors, and the supporters, its amazing and really appreciated.
“I will be running the 10k in 2019 and may well be back in the water in 2020. There’s a compelling draw about this event and I can’t quite place what makes me want to do it again, but that’s the Immortal Events at Stourhead: compelling, amazing, beautiful… and not easy!”
Immortal Sport’s 2019 season kicks off with the Yeovil Half Marathon on 31st March, the Wincanton Triathlon, on 28th April, which acts as a great target for anyone picking up running in 2019, and good preparation for the Brighton and London Marathons for more experienced athletes.