Channel 4 is continuing its raft of endurance sport broadcasting, via its partnership with Dream Team Television, with the Castle Howard Triathlon set to hit UK TV screens on Sunday 7 September at 07:55 GMT.
The Castle Howard Triathlon, the fourth leg of the 2014 Castle Triathlon Series, welcomed 1,800 competitors and a Channel 4 film crew to Yorkshire for what the organisers called ‘a fantastic two days of triathlon in a regal setting.’
Across two days of racing on 26-27 July 2014, ‘plenty of new champions were crowned – as well as seeing competitors of all ages get their own taste of swim, bike and run, Yorkshire style.’
With Yorkshire as the venue for this round of the Castle Triathlon Series, the course took in the stunning sights of Castle Howard’s house and gardens, previously used for the TV series Brideshead Revisited. A tough bike course saw competitors face the challenge of the Howardian Hills.
2014 marked the first time the race has grown from a one-day event to a full weekend of action. The organisers note that this reflects ‘the huge demand for triathlon in the area and the success of the Castle Howard Triathlon.’
Castle Howard Triathlon has also received a reputation for being one of the toughest in the Castle Triathlon Series, with the North Yorkshire hills to contend with on the bike and a testing hilly run through the estate, it’s certainly not an easy one.
Dream Team Television is one of the UK’s leading production companies specialising in multisport, adventure, athletics and motorsport programming. The company has an international reputation for producing some of the highest quality programmes in these specialist areas.