Leeds Castle Standard Distance Triathlon
This race is a 2019 ITU World Championship Qualifer (draft illegal) Swim - 1500m The swim will be a mass start on land running in to the water, at the moat beach. It begins with a clockwise swim in the moat, where all swimmers will pass under the Castle through either of the ancient arches. The standard distance swim is two laps of 750 metres and you will exit where you entered. Once out of the water, there is a short run to Transition where your bike is racked and after a quick change, you will head out onto the bike course. Cycle - 40k The bike course follows a route from the main carpark and onto the A20 from the exit between the Gatehouses. Once on the A20 Maidstone-bound, you will do a U-turn on the roundabout and head towards Charing. It is an undulating course, regularly used for time-trialling and in the right weather conditions, very fast.
Once you reach the next roundabout at Charing you will take the third exit towards Ashford. Just over 20kms through the bike course you’ll reach a round-about, at Ashford, where you will U-turn to head back to Charing, taking the first exit at the round-about to take the A20 back to the Castle. At the rear of the Castle you will re-enter the grounds via the Broomfield Gate. You will descend through the golf course towards the Castle, before passing in front of the Castle doors and straight back into Transition to rack your bike and complete the 40km cycle course. Run - 10k On the run course you head towards the Upper Parkland, taking in spectacular views of the Castle on a challenging cross country run route. There will be marshals and aid-stations around the course to help you. This will be two laps of 5kms, where upon you will continue straight past transition to finish in the middle of the cedar lawn in front of the Castle. Upon crossing the finish line you will receive a medal, a finishers t-shirt and some well-earned refreshments.
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