Hever Castle 2023 Race Report

On Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September, we hosted our final multisport festival of the year at Hever Castle, Kent! Athletes from far and wide joined us for a weekend of fun filled racing! Over 6,000+ athletes and their supporters joined us at the beautiful and historical Hever Castle to swim, bike and run!


The Sprint Plus triathletes were the first to take to the waters. One of our most popular races, the Sprint took place after the Sprint Plus.

Saturday mid morning saw our Sprint Duathletes and Aquabikers take to the start line. Legs were tested during the Duathlon Sprint as each athlete ran 5k, cycled 20k then finished with a 2.5k run. The Aquabikers too were tested with a 750m swim followed by a 20km cycle also. Winners for the Duathlon were Oliver Spiers and Rachel Wignell and for the Aquabike Ben Kettleborough and Cali Osborne!


This year, we hosted the BTF Aquathlon Championships. Each athlete competing for the title swum 750m followed by a 5km run. The exit of the swimmers making their way to transition from the Hever Castle Loggia was described by a spectator as “electric”, desperate to grab the title!

Congratulations to champions Arthur Ballard and Chloe Dooley! A tremendous effort! A huge well done to all aquathletes that raced! For all results, please check here.


We then had our Castle Race Swim Series, the competitors entered the lake to complete their races. The races included a 5km swim, a shorter 2.5km distance and a 1 mile swim.

The final races of the day were our youngest Juniors – the 9-10 years olds! The youngest triathlon competitors of the weekend took on our 200m swim, 4.2km bike followed by a 1.3km run! Congratulations to 9-10 winners Max Faulkner and Cloe Potter!


The day began with our Half Iron triathletes, The Gauntlets! To complete this race you must swim 1.9km, cycle 90km and complete a half marathon! Well done to winners Andrew Shaw and Annabelle Davis!

The duathlon athletes then began their race. Middle distance duathletes run 10.5km, cycle 90km then complete another 10.5km run, whilst the standard distances are 10.5km/40km/4.2km.

The standard distance triathletes then followed. Each olympic/standard triathlete complete 1500m/40k/10k. Singer Tom Grennan took part this year, well done to Tom and his team!


The first Castle Run Series race was our Marathon, with over 100 athletes joining us! Well done to Sam Evans and Jackie Smith for conquering the course! The Half Marathon and 10k followed in the afternoon. The Hever 10k is not for the faint hearted given the mix of terrain. Well done to Half Marathon winners Greg Dunning and Emma Stapleton and 10k winners Phil Ashworth and Emily Gamble!

The final races of the weekend were our youth older Junior events. Hever is famous for hosting the largest Junior Triathlon event in the UK! Congrats to 11-12 winners Danielle McGlashan and Robin Greenwood, 13-14 winners Billy Kee and Sophie Richmond and 15-16 winners Luke Draper and Eve James!


Race Director Brian said: “The team delivered yet another fantastic event at Hever Castle. I’d like to thank them, the castle, all the marshals and the athletes for joining us. We are immensely grateful to everyone who has supported us this year and over the past few. This events shows the passion and love that people have for the sport and we look forward to continuing this event year after year! We are already looking forward to 2024!”.

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See you all next year!

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