Over 400 contenders took part in the Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon on Sunday (19 June). The event attracted first timers, children, families and elite triathletes from across the UK either racing in teams or by themselves.
The Olympic distance, the furthest distance of the six races on offer, was won by MarkThrelfall, who was joined by other elite athletes including Steve Worthington, Tom Room (2010 Castle Triathlon Series winner) and Luke Watson.
All money raised by participants of the Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon will be donated to the national charity, Help for Heroes, and local charity, The Wingate Centre.
The Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon is the first of the four Castle Triathlon Series weekend events* to take place this year. Each race offers a high quality, competitive and safe race set in beautiful grounds and truly spectacular surroundings. Very few races in the country offer such a stunning and inspirational race setting, testament to the 4,000 who took part in 2010 series.
Lady Cholmondeley joined the winners to award prizes for their stoic efforts. Winner, Mark Threlfall, commented: “The Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon was brilliant, so much so I am going to sign up for the whole series. I just totally loved the off road racing passed the castle and the stunning views that kept me going."