Deva Divas Triathlon 2017
|Date||Sunday 16 July 2017|
|Location||The Meadows, Chester|
|Distance||Swim 750m – Bike 25km – Run 5km – Triathlon
Swim 750m – Kayak 4km – Bike 25km – Run 5km – Quadrathlon
|Entry Fee||Currently £45|
|USP||Women only sprint triathlon, friendliest event in the UK!|
The Deva Divas Triathlon is a short distance ladies only race. It’s now a well-known, popular event which, in 2016, won the coveted British Triathlon “Event of the Year”, Triathlon England Club Event of the Year and also North West Regional Race of the Year!!
Deva Divas is the only race to have ever won the British Triathlon award twice – the first time in 2009!
Chester Tri are pleased to announce that Deva Divas 2017 will again be held on the Chester Meadows within the City of Chester.
Quadrathlon - new for 2017
We are also extremely happy to announce that we will run a Deva Divas Quadrathlon in 2017! As well as the 750m Swim, 25k Bike and 5k Run there will also be a 4k Kayak included. Places will be limited to 30 for the first year so be quick to enter as it will fill fast!!
As always, the emphasis to ensure that the day is fun. Many people see triathlon as a sport for those who are super fit but at Chester Tri we are encouraging more and more ladies to start training and take part in achievable, short distance races.
A massive thank you from the last finisher today! I Dnf’d in Ellesmere mere in may (despite swimming a mile there every week) and was devastated. I panicked again in the Dee. a brill paddler Adrian talked me through the swim and your marshalls encouraged me through every stage. St Johns helped me try to sort my breathing out and I was clapped and cheered over the line…. I even won a spot prize for being the last woman in! I can not begin to explain what it meant to me to want to give up again, but to have the encouragement from you all to carry on. bless you all, I can hang up my open water tri adventure on a finishing line and swim for fun from now on!
Amazing day today! My 1st tri & I’m totally hooked! Can’t wait for next year! Raised £250 for the Stroke Association so far too! Thanks to Chester Tri Club & Sally for all the organisation & marshalling!
Thank you for such a brilliant event – even in the rain! The marshals were amazing… All so cheerful and encouraging. Thank you to all involved for their time and kindness.
A brilliant event, thanks Sally for organising and all amazing support from the marshals, thank you all so much .. You did a fabulous job in tough weather, your encouragement helped all the way. My first ever tri and finished with a smile on my face in a much quicker time than I thought, loved it, signing up for next year. Thanks everyone !
I would like to just write a small message first to Sally the organiser for such an amazing event, and to all of the volunteers. This was my first open swim triathlon. I am not a swimmer and was so nervous. A gentleman called Mark, a marshal, put me at ease over my swim, he was so friendly. A HUGE thankyou to a lady called Sue who canoed alongside me all the way along the River Dee. I would not have done it without her. I was so chuffed with completing this event, and am hooked now. THANKS Deva Divas Triathlon I’ll be back next year. PS The cake at the end was scrumptious.
Thank you so much to Jean, Carol and John. It has been such an amazing experience. I did the Diva triathlon for the first time last year and I was blown away by the whole atmosphere – it is such a friendly and welcoming experience.
Well, doing the quad this year has surpassed that so much – I actually feel like I am part of a team – a team of amazing women (with John being the honorary male member!) who have all been so friendly, welcoming, warm and supportive.
I walked into the clubhouse at the end of April very nervous – I didn’t know a single person and I didn’t know what I was doing. I may still be a novice in the kayak but I do feel like I have made some true friends. So again a HUGE thank you to each and every one of you, and I will definitely see you again as I will definitely be back to try and beat my time next year!