Chatsworth set to stage world class event

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This summer the Peak District will host it’s first-ever world class triathlon.

The gruelling event will take place around the stunning landscapes of Chatsworth Estate.

Chatsworth is not only one of Derbyshire’s most popular tourist sites but is one of the UK’s most iconic country estates, making it a fantastic setting for the Peak District triathlon.

The event takes place on Sunday July 13 and will consist of two separate races, a sprint and standard distance race.

The sprint starts with a 750m swim down the river Derwent followed by a 20.5km bike ride through the picturesque countryside, although the athletes probably won’t pay too much attention to the setting once they reach the final stage.

That consists of a 5km run through the estate, passing the famous Hunting Tower.

And if that doesn’t sound hard enough, the standard race is made up of a 1000m swim, 39km bike ride and a 10km run.

The challenge is not for the faint-hearted and will test competitors to the very limit, but looks set to be an amazing event considering the beautiful Peak District setting.

ASICS has been announced as the event’s Official Running Partner and will support the race as well as sponsoring the ‘King of the Hill’ challenge, which grants a prize for the first person to reach the Hunting Tower.

Race Director Simon Hill said: “We are pleased to announce ASICS as an Official Sponsor of the new, iconic Peak District Triathlon at Chatsworth.

“This is set to become one of the nation’s favourite events, featuring stunning picture book scenery and taking place in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.”

• The event will be run by Xtra Mile Events, organisers of high-profile triathlons and athletic events all over the country.

Anyone over the age of 16 can enter the event and both elite performers and novices are welcome.

To enter the race or find out more go to www.xtramileevents.com.