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Tri in France

Tri in France

The Castle series heads to France in August

Telemark Productions and The Castle Triathlon Series team, alongside their UK events, have been preparing for the third triathlon in the series taking place at the Chateau de Chantilly.

The Chateau de Chantilly Triathlon takes place over the English Bank Holiday weekend on Sunday 29 August 2010 and is the French leg of the Castle Triathlon Series.

The historic town of Chantilly is only 2.5hrs drive from Calais and 40 miles north of Paris in the Picardie region.

Chantilly has all the ingredients for a truly fantastic race, the open-water swim is in the stunning Grand Canal with transition taking place within the ‘Terrace de Constables’.

The cycle for the two longer adult races will take place around a 20km circuit through the Foret de Chantilly, an area of outstanding natural beauty. And finally the run will circumnavigate the Parc de Sylvie on the Chateau de Chantilly estate for a challenging but beautiful final leg of the triathlon.

Talking about the race, Brian Adcock, Telemark Productions Managing Director and Race Director for the Castle Triathlon Series, said “We’re delighted to be delivering a French leg of The Castle Triathlon Series. Not only is it a fantastic venue, but it is also an opportunity to showcase talent from around Europe as well as encourage competitors of all levels and ages from the UK to compete somewhere different.”

“The Chateau de Chantilly Triathlon has a number of races to cater for all ages and levels of ability, and all of them can be undertaken as an individual or as part of a relay team (i.e. one person swims, the other cycles and another runs). In addition, and an element we are very excited about, are the races for children aged between 8-15yrs.

The children’s races at the other triathlons in the series have been extremely popular and a huge success. The day is set up so that Mum and Dad can race in the morning and the kids can race in the afternoon, a brilliant day out for all the family. The children’s races are run completely within the grounds on closed estate roads and tracks suitable for mountain bikes

The different races and course lengths are as follows:

Conde and Conde team 800m swim, 42km bike, 8km run

Louis XV and Louis XV team 400m swim, 21km bike, 4km run

Pink Panther 3 (13, 14 & 15 years) 300m swim, 8km bike, 4km run

Pink Panther 2 (11 & 12 years) 200m swim, 4km bike, 2km run

Pink Panther 1 (8, 9 & 10 years) 100m swim, 4km bike, 1.1km run

Sponsored by Zoggs, Sailfish, Tri and Run, Synthetix and Bulk SMS, this triathlon aims to set the bar for a great family sports event by combining excellent logistics and with an eye for detail and respect for this historic venue.

More at www.triathlonchantilly.com

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.

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