Around 7,000 competitors are preparing to take part in the Hever Castle Triathlon this weekend - featuring the world's largest children's triathlon.
In just five short years the event has swiftly established itself as an essential destination for British and international triathletes, garnering plaudits and mainstream media attention for its picture postcard venue, elite action, age-group choice and festival atmosphere.
With no fewer than 13 race choices on offer, over 5,500 triathletes ventured to Hever Castle in September 2013, with entries increasing again for the fifth running of the event in 2014.
To cement the race’s title as the world’s largest children’s triathlon, 2,000 young athletes are expected - up 30% from 2013. In 2013 the children’s race places sold out in August so places have been expanded this year by splitting the children’s races over two days (8-10 year olds on Saturday afternoon and 11-15 year olds on Sunday afternoon).
The 2014 Hever Castle event will feature the second year of The Gauntlet, a middle-distance race that will push competitors to their limit via a 1.9km swim, 90km bike ride and 21km run.
Thousands of people are competing in a sporting event at Hever Castle in Kent this weekend. Organisers say they've had a record number of entries this year for their annual triathlon, which welcomes athletes of all abilities.
Race Director Brian Adcock and the sporty Maylor family talk to our reporter Nashreen Issa.
Around 5,000 people are competing at the Hever Castle Triathlon over the weekend - one of the world's biggest triathlons. Both children and adults are taking part in the swimming, cycling and running event.
A rare portrait of Henry the Eighth's grandmother has been unveiled at Hever Castle. Margaret Beaufort was herself married four times.
A rare painting of Henry the eighth's grandmother is on display at Hever Castle. The picture of Margaret Beaufort was painted during the reign of Henry's daughter Queen Elizabeth the first. It will form part of an important collection of Tudor portraits on permanent display.
The historian David Starkey has unveiled a rare portrait of Henry the Eighth's grandmother Margaret Beaufort at Hever Castle in Kent. It's thought it was probably painted during the reign of Henry's daughter Queen Elizabeth the First.
A rare Tudor portrait of King *Henry the Eighth's grandmother, Margaret Beaufort, *will be unveiled by the historian and TV presenter David Starkey later at Hever Castle in Kent.