In its third year the Château de Chantilly Triathlon has tripled in numbers with 900 competitors racing on Sunday (26th August).
Attended by a mix of French, British, Irish and even US and Australian competitors there was a close race for the winning prize fund. The French triathlete Cyril Viennot, member of the Beauvais Triathlon Club, defended his title after winning the Olympic distance at the Château de Chantilly Triathlon in 2011.
GB triathlete, Catherine Jameson, member of GI Tri Bridgtown, took the winning female position making her a strong contender to win the Markel Castle Triathlon Series after coming first at Castle Howard last month.
The Château de Chantilly Triathlon is the French leg of the Markel Castle Triathlon Series, making it the last weekend event before the Hever Castle race in September (29/30). The Château de Chantilly race provides an idyllic setting for a fantastic and challenging race with the swim venue, 2.5km Grand Canal, overlooked by the stunning Château and its gardens.
Along with a strong pool of elites, just under 100 children raced together with first timers, relay teams and experienced triathletes. Group la Poste and a team of postmen also took part this year to help promote sport and teamwork within the company. The Mayor of Chantilly joined the crowds to congratulate the participants.
Results and Hever Castle entry are at www.castletriathlonseries.co.uk.