One of the UK’s largest triathlon events, the Hever Castle Triathlon, is airing on terrestrial television, with a TV highlights show presented by Rachel Stringer airing on Channel 4 on Saturday 21 October. The show is broadcast at 06:40 GMT, on CH4+1 at 07:40 and via online catch-up on All4.
The final event in the Castle Triathlon Series took place at Hever Castle in Kent on the weekend of 23-24 September. Billed as the third largest triathlon festival in the UK, and ‘the largest children’s triathlon in the world’, the event saw a strong elite field, junior triathletes including Bailey Matthews, and hundreds of Macmillan Cancer Support fundraisers who helped push the series fundraising total to nearly £100,000.
The Hever Castle event had an above UK average of female athletes participating, with over 37% of the field being female, including 15 women who were taking part in the triathlon as part of their recovery from breast cancer. This year the event also opened up the swim course for more people, with its first swim only events in association with Outdoor Swimmer.
In Castle Triathlon Series fashion, a reported 20,000 spectators enjoyed the sunshine, music from local bands, a variety of retail and food stalls and, ‘the electric finish line… creating a true celebration of triathlon, bringing the 2017 season to a close’.
Having established a close partnership with Channel 4 television, 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.
Other Dream Team produced programmes on Channel 4 include:
- Spartan Race Championships – Andorra – 4 November
- Adventure Racing World Championships – China – 11 November
- Challenge Aruba – 18 November
- Sky Runner World Series – 23 November