April 2021 Newsletter
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THE CASTLE TRIATHLON SERIES

Dear Friends and Fans of Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon,

Virtual racing has been such a lifeline for so many of us over the past year. And, due to popular demand we have added another virtual race to the calendar and invite you to join us for The Spring Chicken, 16 – 18 April 2021. Same format and more prizes to be won!

It’s been great seeing whole families taking part in our virtual races, as this is the spirit of our live events – individuals, families and friends, competing in different disciplines, distances and age groups but united in challenging themselves and supporting each other.

As restrictions gradually start to ease in Ireland there is much hope on the horizon and we can start to focus on preparing physically and mentally for the return to racing. We really can't wait to see you in Galway in September. We have shared some training, nutrition and equipment tips to make sure you’re race ready.

Brian Adcock

Brian Adcock
Race Director, The Castle Series

NEXT RACE: The Spring Chicken, April 2021

It’s back by popular demand for one last virtual race hurrah before our live event calendar starts. The Spring Chicken will take place from 16 – 18 April.

It will follow the same format, same race distances, more great prizes up for grabs and a brilliant way to stay connected whilst we’re still apart.

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RACE REPORT: The March Hare

Our last event weekend saw competitors (aged 6 to 80 years old!) come together from UK, Ireland, Italy, France, Portugal, German, USA and Canada to run, walk, bike and yes even swim, across 23 race distances.

Our live prize giving was a fantastic celebration of all our community members who took part. Thank you!

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ATHLETE OF THE MONTH: Caroline Sale

As part of International Women’s Day, we have had a fantastic month celebrating all the brilliant women in our lives.

Special nod this month to Caroline Sale who has raced in many of our live events and has just completed every race in our winter virtual series. She felt under weather after her jab last week but still managed to pull through, race AND came first! Congratulations Caroline.

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SAVING: 15% off discount on live events

We're delighted to have a whole series planned for 2021. Our 6 event weekends will kick off on 19/20 June at Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire and close on 25/26 September at Hever Castle, Kent.

Have you booked to race with us this summer?

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COACHING: Are you part of the TTH Training Group for your 2021 race?

Our coaching partners at Tri Training Harder have an incredible offer for all Caste Series athletes!

TTH have launched private training groups for athletes competing at each venue of our 2021 series. They include training plans, exclusive coaching content, live coaching Q&A sessions tailored to your specific Castle series race. Join today to ensure you’re race ready!

JOIN THE TRAINING GROUP FOR YOUR RACE TODAY

TRAINING: Should you sign up for a long-distance open water swim this summer?

Simon Griffiths from Outdoor Swimmer shares his thoughts on swimming races opening up for this summer and whether we will be physically fit enough to taking on longer swims, given the lack of training options at the moment.

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Triathlon Ireland Ride & Run Challenge

Triathlon Ireland has launched their six week training programme designed to improve your running and biking with the option to participate in their Run & Ride sprint or standard distance duathlon on May 15th-16th.

FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO SIGN UP CLICK HERE

STRETCH: Online yoga for runners

There are many ways to stay injury free when you are training. Why not give runners yoga a try? Videos are taught by Tim and Shannon, who are keen triathletes. 25 videos to keep you strong and flexible for just £19.99.

FIND OUT MORE HERE

Podcast: Tri Talking Sport Podcast

Olympian Gavin Noble chats about his career in sport as an athlete and now in his roles as Deputy Chef de Mission and Marketing Lead at Team Ireland as well as his role as one half of HupHup.

Check it out across all podcast platforms or on the link: https://bit.ly/TTSGNEP50

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We hope you’re keeping well and enjoying your training. We look forward to seeing your progress across on our social media channels and we look forward to sharing more news next month.


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