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The Castle Triathlon series take place in England, France and Ireland.
Lough Cutra Castle in Gort will be the venue for the Irish race next year, joining illustrious venues Cholmondeley Castle, Castle Howard, Chateau de Chantilly and Hever Castle in the five-race series.
Plans for the race will be unveiled tomorrow when castle owners, the Gwyn-Jones family, who are planning to compete in the triathlon in relay to raise funds for charity, will brave the waters of the castle’s lake, swimming 1,500m along with some leading triathletes to get the launch off to a heart-stopping start. This will be followed by a seminar with partnership representatives from triathlon and sporting bodies, as well as clubs, schools, tourism and local development organisations.
“The landscape and beauty around Lough Cutra provides a fabulous environment for this event,” says Susanah Gwyn-Jones. “We are thrilled to be part of the prestigious Castle Triathlon Series and be the first venue of choice in Ireland. The annual event promises to provide increased tourism benefits locally and we look forward to welcoming a great cross section of participants.”
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