Sibling bonding, friendship and sporting camaraderie was the theme of the 2016 Hever Castle Triathlon at the iconic and historic Kentish venue. There were 108 pairs of siblings racing over the weekend including children, adults and elites Sam and Tom Wade. The next generation of young triathletes also looked to continue the Olympic legacy as they competed alongside 1,400 other children
There were huge crowds to welcome the thousands of competitors who crossed the finishing line, many celebrating not only their triathlon achievement, but fundraising accomplishments for amazing and personal causes. Many competitors were raising money for children motivated by the event’s national charity, NSPCC.
There were eight different course lengths, with children and elites using different versions of the same course throughout the weekend. Starter, super and sprint plus competitors kicked off the weekend on the Saturday morning, whilst elites and long distance triathletes took the lead on Sunday morning, conquering the admirable distances of the Olympic and Gauntlet triathlon.