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Deva Divas Triathlon 2018
Date Sunday 8th July 2018
Location The Meadows, Chester
Entry Limit 350 Triathlon – 50 Quadrathlon
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!
Contact devadivas@nullchestertri.org.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!

British Triathlon Event of the Year 2016

Chester Tri are pleased to announce that Deva Divas 2018 will again be held on the Chester Meadows within the City of Chester.

Quadrathlon - back for a 2nd year!

We are also extremely happy to announce that we will again run a Deva Divas Quadrathlon in 2018!  As well as the 750m Swim, 25k Bike and 5k Run there will also be a 4k Kayak included.  Following the success of the inaugural event last year we have extended the places to 50 – but be quick to enter as it will fill fast!!

Please make sure you have read the British Triathlon Federation Rulebook and also, if you’re entering the Quad then please read the Quadrathlon rules on the British Quadrathlon Association website.

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.

Volunteers

All our events reply on volunteers to enable them to run smoothly and to be the best possible experience for the athletes.  If you can help out with this event, please signup via the button below.

Video Highlights

Christine Evans

I just wanted to thank you for putting on such a brilliant event. It was my first time taking part in the Deva Divas and I have to say it is the best event I have ever competed at. It was so well organised and run, the volunteers were amazing, so supportive and friendly and I have never felt so safe on a bike course due to the excellent marshalling. What a fantastic triathlon. So thank you for all your hard work and that of all the people who helped to make this an unforgettable event. I loved the cake at the end as well.

Anon

Wow!! What a fabulous event!
Firstly, I loved all the training sessions. They really calmed my nerves at this was a first for me. It made the actual event less of an ‘unknown’. A massive thank you to all the coaches and volunteers who ran the sessions. Each and every one of them couldn’t do enough to make you feel at ease, relax and have fun. At no time did I feel uncomfortable.
The actual day was incredibly organised and friendly. The support from the volunteers was never ending. I loved having water poured on my head during the run. Every single person was clapped along the way – their hands must have raw after a few hours!
I will definitely be signing up for next year and persuading a few of my friends to have a go too.

Moe Dutton

I didn’t get a chance yesterday to convey my sincere thanks to you and the rest of the guys and girls for the hard work yesterday .
I enjoyed the event ( see you next year ) and the training days you provided. I understand completely how much work the organising of this event takes.
So many many thanks to all the people who gave up their own time to help on the swim and bike training beforehand and to all the marshalls and helpers yesterday. I was the crazy lady shouting thank you on the bike route.

Jess Fitzpatrick
I wanted to thank Dylan from your technical team; my inner tube ruptured just as I was racking my bike before the race, I had no inner tubes with me (numpty) and was about to cry thinking I would have to miss the race but he was so kind and gave me an inner tube and put it on for me just in time for the start!
It’s lovely to take part in a triathlon where the organisers and team genuinely want you to enjoy the day and do well.
Sue Austin

I just wanted to say a massive thanks to you for running surely the friendliest tri in the UK and probably beyond!

In 2016 I came last in the Deva Divas tri after a panic attack in the water…. but because I knew how wonderful your marshals were I came back in 2017 and didn’t come last! and this year I returned with three wonderful friends to do the Quadrathlon. What a fantastic 12 weeks we had with Chester Canoe Club and training from John and Carol Hatton and of course the inspiration of Jean Ashley!

We absolutely loved the day….. and nope I didnt come last… 39th!
We have already said we would love to come back next year..if we sign up in time!
Thanks once again…the confidence you have given me is immeasurable not to mention the fun we have had!

Nina

Thank you again to all of the volunteers who committed their time. Their support and encouragement was outstanding. Thank you also to Vicky for the bike ride event which was
organised. The other ladies on the ride were so helpful in sharing tips to myself especially Mo and not laughing at my fold up bike. For my first time what a thrilling and dare I say exhilarating event.
Once again I’d like to reiterate that the logistics, organisation and benevolence needed was awesome. If people truly understood what effort it takes to organise something like this then they
would be truly grateful. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone involved again and well done to all of the ladies who participated in the event you are all truly amazing women.

Sandra

I’m just writing to thank you for all the hard work you and your team put in to organising the Deva Divas event on Sunday. Living locally I was able to attend most of the training sessions which was a great help and so friendly and supportive.
It was my first triathlon at age 55 and I hope to do many more.

Elizabeth Stanfield

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.

Jane Marple

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!

Francine G

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!

Emma Parry

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 !