The Bastion

The Festival of Endurance - Hever Castle

Date & Location

Hever, Kent

Organiser’s Description

A new schedule of events will be taking place at Hever Castle on the Bastion weekend. The Gauntlet half-iron triathlon will now be held bi-annually, giving triathletes the option to race alongside the full iron-distance Bastion competitors. The Gauntlet swim is in the main Hever Castle lake and a tributary of the River Eden; the cycle winds its way through the stunning High Weald of Kent and the Ashdown Forest; the run follows largely off-road tracks and bridle paths between Hever Castle and the historic local village of Chiddingstone. And whilst these hardy triathletes battle their way around this iconic course, a further 3 challenges will be on offer for those looking for an opportunity to ‘go long’: Aquabike Challenge, Aquathlon Challenge, and the Hever Long Swim.


  • Gauntlet: 1.9 km swim, 90 km bike, 21 km run
  • Aquabike: 1.9k swim, 60k cycle, 4k optional run
  • 3.8 km swim: 120 km cycle: 4 km optional run
  • Aquathlon: 1.9 km swim, 10 km run
  • 3.8 km swim, 21 km run
  • Swims: 1.9 km, 3.8 km
  • Swimming
  • Triathlon
  • Aquathlon
  • Half Ironman / 70.3
  • Olympic to Half Ironman
  • Lake
  • River
  • Road
  • Trail

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