Date: 13/07/2012

Charity prize awaits Castle Howard conquerors

Markel UK, Leeds, 13 July 2012. The Markel Castle Howard Triathlon, which takes place on 22 July, includes a charity challenge for teams of three who will swim, cycle and run for charity. The winning team will receive £5,000 for its nominated charity, courtesy of the insurer Markel UK which is sponsoring this special competition as part of the Markel Castle Triathlon Series.

All the events in the series take place at castles across UK and mainland Europe, and the charity competition focuses on three castles: Castle Howard, Cholmondeley Castle and Hever Castle. There is a £5,000 prize on offer from Markel at each castle, and the first event took place at the end of last month at Cholmondeley, where the winning team clinched victory for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Commenting, Helen Walker, a marketing manager with Markel, said: “Following the success of Cholmondeley last month, we have a good field lining up for our next challenge. And not only will the conquerors of Castle Howard receive a cheque for charity, each member of the winning team will also receive the latest iPad.”

The challenge is open to anyone from the age of 16 up. To register a team or find out more, see info@castletriathlonseries.co.uk. Teams can register online or turn up and register on the day itself.

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Notes to editors The Markel Castle Triathlon Series

The charity challenge at Cholmondeley Castle forms part of the Markel Castle Triathlon Series, a unique and growing triathlon franchise that takes place at castles across the UK and mainland Europe. There are currently five castles competitions from June through to September: Lough Cutra Castle, Cholmondeley Castle, Castle Howard, Chateau de Chantilly and Hever Castle.

For more information:
Markel International
Sean Martin
sean.martin@markelintl.com
Tel: 020 7953 6896  
Mobile: 07786 564855

Markel UK
Helen Walker
helen.walker@markeluk.com
0845 351 2600

Cubitt Consulting
Michael Henman
michael.henman@cubitt.com
Tel: 020 7367 5100

Notes to editors Markel UK is a leading specialist insurer providing insurance for a variety of professional, management, social welfare, charitable and speciality property/liability risks for organisations of all sizes.