The Anglesey Sandman Triathlon powered by Suunto has sold out for the third successive year, with the triathlon set to bring the Adventure Triathlon Series 2016 to a sensational end.
The Sandman Triathlon will attract over 1,000 competitors, along with thousands more spectators, to Newborough Forest which features one of the most stunning backdrops for a triathlon in the UK.
Taking place on September 17 and 18, the action packed weekend includes distances for all abilities as well being the final round of the Always Aim High Events organised Adventure Triathlon Series.
Featuring an Rio style start for the swim at the blue flag Llanddwyn Beach, competitors will experience a swim in the beach’s crystal clear waters under the watchful gaze of the Snowdonia National Park and Llyn Peninsula. This is followed by a cycle route along the twisting and undulating country lanes around Anglesey. The triathlon is finished off with a memorable sandy trail run through Newborough Forest with a final stretch and finish line back on Llanddwyn Beach.
What to Expect.
Saturday, September 17, sees the mini sprint and sprint distance triathlons take place, as well as the first half of the Sandman Weekender challenge.
Also taking place on the Saturday is the Sandman Junior Triathlon 2016. This event showcases the triathletes of the future in five different age groups from 8 to 16. Registration is still open on the Anglesey Sandman website.
On Sunday, September 18, the full distance triathlon takes place, this features a 1,000 metre swim, 60 km cycle and is rounded off with a 10 km trail run. This is also the final half of the Sandman Weekender.
Sunday will see the winners of the full and Weekender distances crowned, along with the winners of the overall Adventure Triathlon Series. The series started in May with the legendary Snowdonia Slateman Triathlon and less than two seconds separates first place and second place in the standings going into the Sandman weekend.
Prizes will be given to the top 5 finishers overall in each distance and the top 3 in each age category throughout the weekend, with prizes generously donated by Suunto, AquaSphere, Salomon, Superfeet and more.
If the Anglesey Sandman has whet your appetite for a North Wales triathlon adventure, then you can enter the Adventure Triathlon Series 2017 now by visiting snowdoniaslateman.com.
For more information on the Anglesey Sandman, visit angleseysandman.com.