• By Paul Moore
  • Published January 31, 2013

The weekend of June 8th-9th 2013 will hold arguably the most scenic of all UK Triathlon festivals. The festival, which will include The Beaver (Middle Distance), Little Beaver (Olympic Distance) andSpeedy Beaver (Sprint), is held in and around the beautiful surrounding of Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire. The festival is athlete and spectator friendly with plenty of refreshments and facilities on site. The event is close by to major roads such as the A1 and M1 and also easily accessible from Nottingham, Leicester, Peterborough and Rutland.

Athletes will be tested with an open water swim followed by bike and run courses around the scenic countryside of Leicestershire.  Both the bike and run courses are undulating throughout with some interesting inclines and rewarding declines. New to 2013 will be the introduction of USN Hill. Athletes will be glad to arrive at the hill where products and encouragement will be on hand to help them achieve their goals!

All Triathletes and their supporters will have the opportunity to camp throughout the weekend to really get the most of the atmosphere Beaverfest creates. Live Music, Bouncy Castles, activities and an array of retailers onsite are all planned, which will mean there will be plenty onsite to keep people of all ages interested throughout the weekend. If a hotel is more appealing than camping, Grantham is just around the corner where there is plenty of accommodation available.

The festival will see triathletes of all ages and abilities taking part throughout the weekend with some top triathletes battling it out in the British Middle Distance Championships on the 8th June. The Sunday will also bring an array of talent with both Little Beaver and Speedy Beaver being part of this year’s East Midlands Adult Series. The Speedy Beaver will also be incorporating the East Midlands Club Championships 2013.

More information on Beaverfest and all of our other 2013 events, please visit


Paul Moore

Paul Moore

Paul Moore is the Online Editor for Triathlete Europe. When not glued to a computer he can be found writing books - most recently Ultra Performance: The Psychology of Endurance Sports and The World's Toughest Endurance Challenges. Both are available on Amazon. Paul has also written Ultimate Triathlon: A complete training guide for long-distance triathletes which is also available on Amazon.