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Superfeet Sandman - Triathlon & Duathlon

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Superfeet Sandman - Triathlon & Duathlon

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Gwynedd

Traeth Llanddwyn, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, LL61 6, United Kingdom

Sat 14th September 2024 - Sun 15th September 2024

8 races

£69.99 - £224.99

Organiser's Description

The final part of the Adventure Championships and a fitting close to the most epic multi-terrain, adventure triathlon series in the calendar The Sandman has been described as the most beautiful triathlon in the race calendar.

The race starts and ends in one of Anglesey’s most treasured spots, the incredible Newborough Forest, an exclusive area of 700ha woods adjacent to the world famous Llanddwyn Beach.

One of the few Triathlons in the calendar with a beach start and sea swim, your supporters can build sandcastles and eat ice cream whilst you race!

Races

  • Sprint Triathlon

    £89.99

  • Sprint Duathlon

    £69.99

  • Team - Sprint

    £109.99

  • Sandman Savage

    £175.99

  • Individual - Standard

    £105.99

  • Team - Standard

    £125.99

  • Standard Duathlon

    £85.99

  • Legend (70.3) - Individual

    £224.99

Book

  • Sprint Triathlon

    £89.99

  • Sprint Duathlon

    £69.99

  • Team - Sprint

    £109.99

  • Sandman Savage

    £175.99

  • Individual - Standard

    £105.99

  • Team - Standard

    £125.99

  • Standard Duathlon

    £85.99

  • Legend (70.3) - Individual

    £224.99

What's Included

LIVELY EVENT VILLAGE
Music, commentary, shopping, food, secure bag drop and toilets

FAMILY FRIENDLY VIBES
Family finishes and plenty to see and do

ON COURSE SUPPORT
Friendly marshals, signage, energy stations and support vehicles

UNIQUE FINISHER MEMENTOS!
Beautifully designed to reflect our event locations and local history.

SPECTACULAR SCENERY
Sea, sand and pine forests with a stunning mountain backdrop.

PROFESSIONAL TIMING
Chip timing, live tracker and online results

How to Get There

There’s quick, straightforward access from the North West along the M56 and A55. Motorway links with the Midlands are good too, and the same roads – the M6, M5 and M1 – also bring Anglesey within easy reach of the South of England.

Parking

Parking is included in the NRW fee paid on entry. Please follow the instructions of our marshals to ensure that there is plenty of room for everyone.

Location

Newborough Forest is situated in the village of Newborough on the south west coast of Anglesey. It has good transport links and is easy to find. Use the postcode LL61 6SG to bring you to the right road. It's about a mile from the village to the access road on the edge of the forest.

SPRINT

The Sprint triathlon is part of the Welsh Triathlon Super Series. Please note that to qualify, you must enter at least one week before the date of the event.

ROUTE
With a beach start and sea swim, lining up on the glorious Newborough beach is an unforgettable feeling. The route is a simple out and back but only the ocean will decide whether your pitted against calm waters or white tipped waves!

Don’t believe the rumours that this Island is flat! There are plenty of climbs and descents on the bike route to keep you on your toes. Starting from transition in the heart of Newborough Forest you climb up to the village of Newborough and take a right. Heading along sweeping bends and fast straights you then will take a left towards Llangaffo where the roads get noticeably narrower and deserving of some respect. Flowing down through the marshlands towards Malltraeth you will then turn left again back onto the main road in the direction of Newborough. Descend down the forest road once more and into transition ready to get your running shoes on.

The run takes place on the rugged trails of Newborough Forest. Running through the trees and down along the sand dunes is both wonderful and gruelling. The last 1.5km is almost entirely on sand but it only makes the accomplishment all the more rewarding.

SWIM - 750M
BIKE - 22.9KM
RUN - 5.4KM

AGE
In line with British Triathlon Federation rules you must be at least 15 years old to take part in this race.

REGISTRATION
Registration for the Sprint Triathlon will take place on Friday evening and also before the race on Saturday morning - we will confirm specific times in your Final Instructions, which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.

Registration is usually located in the main Beach car park in Newborough Forest, LL61 6SG.

Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.

Please note that registration has set times for specific distances.

An Information Desk will be available at the start line the evening before and the morning of the race for any other enquiries.

Entries will not be taken on the day.

WAVES
The Sandman event is affected by the tides, and start times change year on year.

The race will start no later than 8.30am. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to your race. The race will start no later than 8.30am.

Waves are allocated using the estimated finish time on your entry.

You'll be able to find out which wave you're in by logging onto the Live Tracker app ahead of the race. Details of this will be emailed to you along with the Final Instructions.

TRANSITION
Transition opens early on the morning of the event and will close approximately 30 minutes before the first wave starts. You may not enter transition for any reason after the allocated time. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to your race.

Transition will only be open for racking on the day of the event. It is not possible to leave your bike overnight.

Equipment left in Transition after it closes will be removed and its security cannot be guaranteed.

CUT OFFS
In the interest of athlete safety and the safety of our volunteers on the course, there will be strict cut-off times in place.

You have a total of 35 minutes to complete your swim and exit transition.
You have a total of 1 hour and 35 minutes to complete your bike and exit transition.
You have a total of 1 hour to complete your run.

Timings are subject to change. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your final instructions. These are emailed to athletes 10 days prior to the race, and they’ll also be available 10 days prior to the race on our website.

PRIZES
We hold a prize giving ceremony after the racing, approximate timings will be detailed in the Final Instructions however it is a good idea to listen out for any updates that come in over the tannoy. Sometimes the ceremony may be delayed and we wouldn't want you to miss out. We don't send out prizes after the event, so make sure you attend the ceremony and receive your big Welsh cheer!

Prize Categories for the Sprint Triathlon are (for both men and women):

INDIVIDUAL

Overall - Top 3

Vet 40 - Top 3

Vet 50 - Top 1

Vet 60 - Top 1

Vet 70 - Top 1

U23 - Top 1

TEAMS

1st Team

STANDARD

ROUTE
With a beach start and sea swim, lining up on the glorious Newborough beach is an unforgettable feeling. The route is a simple out and back but only the ocean will decide whether you're pitted against calm waters or white-tipped waves!

Don’t believe the rumours that this Island is flat! There are plenty of climbs and descents on this bike route to keep you on your toes. Starting from Transition in the heart of Newborough Forest, climb up to the village of Newborough and take a right. Head round the sweeping bends and fast straights whilst also negotiating the tight village streets before turning left before the famous village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch and onto the A5. This historic road takes you flying past traditional villages and green field before turning left towards the coast with stunning views of the coast on the return leg. Riding through Malltraeth and back towards Newborough, you will descend down the forest road once more to transition ready to get your running shoes on.

With Newborough Forest once hosting the Commonwealth Mountain and Ultra Distance Running Championships it's safe to say the trails on this section are world-class. Running through trees and catching glimpses of the sea and marshland within this forest is just magical if you’re not distracted by how much your legs are now starting to hurt! We don’t make it easy either, the last 1.5km is almost entirely on sand - it makes the accomplishment of becoming a Sandman all the more rewarding!

SWIM - 1500M
BIKE - 42.3KM
RUN - 9.9KM

AGE
In line with British Triathlon Federation rules you must be at least 17 years old to take part in this race.

REGISTRATION
Registration for the Standard Triathlon will take place on Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and before the race on Sunday morning - we will confirm specific times in your Final Instructions, which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.

Registration is usually located in the main Beach car park in Newborough Forest, LL61 6SG.

WAVES
The Sandman event is affected by the tides, and start times change year on year. Races will always start in the morning as close as possible to high tide, 8.30am at the latest.

Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to your race.

Waves are allocated using the estimated finish time on your entry.

You'll be able to find out which wave you're in by logging onto the Live Tracker app ahead of the race. Details of this will be emailed to you along with the Final Instructions.

TRANSITION
Transition opens early on the morning of the event and will close approximately 30 minutes before the first wave starts. You may not enter transition for any reason after the allocated time. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to your race.

Transition will only be open for racking on the day of the event. It is not possible to leave your bike overnight.

Equipment left in Transition after it closes will be removed and its security cannot be guaranteed.

CUT OFFS
In the interest of athlete safety and the safety of our volunteers on the course, there will be strict cut-off times in place.

You have a total of 55 minutes to complete your swim and exit transition.
You have a total of 3 hours 5 minutes to complete your bike and exit transition.
You have a total of 1 hours 30 minutes to complete your run.

Timings are subject to change. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your final instructions. These are emailed to athletes 10 days prior to the race, and they’ll also be available 10 days prior to the race on our website.

PRIZES
We hold a prize giving ceremony after the racing, approximate timings will be detailed in the Final Instructions however it is a good idea to listen out for any updates that come in over the tannoy. Sometimes the ceremony may be delayed and we wouldn't want you to miss out. We don't send out prizes after the event, so make sure you attend the ceremony and receive your big Welsh cheer!

Prize Categories for the Standard Triathlon are (for both men and women):

INDIVIDUAL

Overall - Top 3

Vet 40 - Top 3

Vet 50 - Top 1

Vet 60 - Top 1

Vet 70 - Top 1

U23 - Top 1

TEAMS

1st Team

LEGEND

With a beach start and sea swim, lining up on the glorious Llanddwyn beach is an unforgettable feeling. The route is a simple out and back but only the sea will decide whether your pitted against calm waters or white tipped waves!

Don’t believe the rumours that this Island is flat! There are plenty of climbs and descents on this bike route to keep you on your toes. Starting from transition in the heart of Newborough Forest, climb up to the village of Newborough and take a right. Head round the sweeping bends and fast straights whilst also negotiating the tight village streets before turning left before the famous village of llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. You will then go onto Menai Bridge, catching a glimpse of the iconic suspension bridge before heading along the narrow coast road to Beaumaris. In Beaumaris, turn left and ride up Allt Goch; the Red Hill, a brutally steep climb before descending down to Pentraeth. Some of the roads get noticeably narrower and deserving of some respect. Pass through a number of villages including Brynteg, Rhosmeirch and Trefor continuing on towards the seaside town of Aberffraw with stunning views of the coast. Riding through Malltraeth and on towards Newborough, descend down the forest road once more and to transition ready to get your running shoes on.

Legend Triathletes complete 2 laps of the Standard run loop. With Newborough Forest once hosting the Commonwealth Mountain and Ultra Distance Running Championships its safe to say the trails on this section are world class. Running through trees and catching glimpses of the sea and marshland within this forest is just magical, if you’re not distracted by how much your legs are now starting to hurt! We don’t make it easy either, the last 1.5km is almost entirely on sand - it makes the accomplishment of becoming a Sandman Legend all the more rewarding!

AGE
In line with British Triathlon Federation rules you must be at least 18 years old to take part in this race.

REGISTRATION
Registration for the Legend Triathlon will take place on Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and before the race on Sunday morning - we will confirm specific times in your Final Instructions, which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.

Registration is usually located in the main Beach car park in Newborough Forest, LL61 6SG.

WAVES
The Sandman event is affected by the tides, and start times change year on year.

The Race will start no later than 8am. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to your race.

Waves are allocated using the estimated finish time on your entry.

You'll be able to find out which wave you're in by logging onto the Live Tracker app ahead of the race. Details of this will be emailed to you along with the Final Instructions.

TRANSITION
Transition opens early on the morning of the event and will close approximately 30 minutes before the first wave starts. You may not enter transition for any reason after the allocated time. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to your race.

Transition will only be open for racking on the day of the event. It is not possible to leave your bike overnight.

Equipment left in Transition after it closes will be removed and its security cannot be guaranteed.

CUT OFFS
In the interest of athlete safety and the safety of our volunteers on the course, there will be strict cut-off times in place.

You have a total of 1 hour and 10 minutes to complete your swim and exit transition.
You have a total of 4 hours and 10 minutes to complete your bike and exit transition. You must get to Mile 11 in 50 minutes otherwise you will be directed onto the Standard bike route.
You have a total of 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete your run. You must complete lap 1 within 1 hour and 15 minutes otherwise you will be directed to the finish line.

Timings are subject to change. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your final instructions. These are emailed to athletes 10 days prior to the race, and they’ll also be available 10 days prior to the race on our website.

PRIZES
We hold a prize giving ceremony after the racing, approximate timings will be detailed in the Final Instructions however it is a good idea to listen out for any updates that come in over the tannoy. Sometimes the ceremony may be delayed and we wouldn't want you to miss out. We don't send out prizes after the event, so make sure you attend the ceremony and receive your big Welsh cheer!

Prize Categories for the Legend Triathlon are (for both men and women):

INDIVIDUAL

Overall - Top 3

Vet 40 - Top 1

Vet 50 - Top 1

Vet 60 - Top 1

Vet 70 - Top 1

U23 - Top 1

TEAMS

1st Team

SAVAGE

ROUTE
SEE SPRINT AND STANDARD FOR ROUTE INFO

AGE
In line with British Triathlon Federation rules you must be at least 17 years old to take part in the Savage races.

REGISTRATION
Registration for the Standard Triathlon will take place on Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and before the race on Sunday morning - we will confirm specific times in your Final Instructions, which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.

Registration is usually located in the main Beach car park in Newborough Forest, LL61 6SG.

WAVES
The Sandman event is affected by the tides, and start times change year on year. Races will always start in the morning as close as possible to high tide 8.30am at the latest.

Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to your race.

Waves are allocated using the estimated finish time on your entry.

You'll be able to find out which wave you're in by logging onto the Live Tracker app ahead of the race. Details of this will be emailed to you along with the Final Instructions.

TRANSITIONS
Transition opens early on the morning of the event and will close approximately 30 minutes before the first wave starts. You may not enter transition for any reason after the allocated time. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to your race.

Transition will only be open for racking on the day of the event. It is not possible to leave your bike overnight.

Equipment left in Transition after it closes will be removed and its security cannot be guaranteed.

CUT OFFS
In the interest of athlete safety and the safety of our volunteers on the course, there will be strict cut-off times in place.

Sprint (Saturday)

You have a total of 35 minutes to complete your swim and exit transition.
You have a total of 1 hour and 35 minutes to complete your bike and exit transition.
You have a total of 1 hour to complete your run.
Standard (Sunday)

You have a total of 55 minutes to complete your swim and exit transition
You have a total of 3 hours 5 minutes to complete your bike and exit transition
You have a total of 1 hours 30 minutes to complete your run.

Timings are subject to change. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your final instructions. These are emailed to athletes 10 days prior to the race, and they’ll also be available 10 days prior to the race on our website.

PRIZES
We hold a prize giving ceremony after the racing, approximate timings will be detailed in the Final Instructions however it is a good idea to listen out for any updates that come in over the tannoy. Sometimes the ceremony may be delayed and we wouldn't want you to miss out. We don't send out prizes after the event, so make sure you attend the ceremony and receive your big Welsh cheer!

Prize Categories for the Standard Triathlon are (for both men and women):

INDIVIDUAL

Overall - Top 3

Vet 40 - Top 3

Vet 50 - Top 1

Vet 60 - Top 1

Vet 70 - Top 1

U23 - Top 1

TEAMS

1st Team

sprint duathlon

Starting under the Finish Line arch you will run up the toll road for a short way before turning off into the beautiful trails of Newborough Forest. You’ll hit the sandy track and even get to run along the beach with views out to the Llyn Peninsula before heading back into transition and out onto the bike.

Don’t believe the rumours that this Island is flat! There are plenty of climbs and descents on the bike route to keep you on your toes. Starting from transition in the heart of Newborough Forest you climb up to the village of Newborough and take a right. Heading along sweeping bends and fast straights you then will take a left towards Llangaffo where the roads get noticeably narrower and deserving of some respect. Flowing down through the marshlands towards Malltraeth you will then turn left again back onto the main road in the direction of Newborough. Descend down the forest road once more and into transition ready to get your running shoes on.

The run takes place on the rugged trails of Newborough Forest. Running through the trees and down along the sand dunes is both wonderful and gruelling. The last 1.5km is almost entirely on sand but it only makes the accomplishment all the more rewarding.

In line with British Triathlon Federation rules you must be at least 15 years old to take part in this race.

Registration for the Sprint Duathlon will take place on Friday evening and also before the race on Saturday morning - we will confirm specific times in your Final Instructions, which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.

Registration is usually located in the main Beach car park in Newborough Forest, LL61 6SG.

The Sandman event is affected by the tides, and start times change year on year. Races will always start in the morning and usually start one hour before high tide. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to your race.

Waves are allocated using the estimated finish time on your entry.

You'll be able to find out which wave you're in by logging onto the Live Tracker app ahead of the race. Details of this will be emailed to you along with the Final Instructions.

Transition opens early on the morning of the event and will close approximately 30 minutes before the first wave starts. You may not enter transition for any reason after the allocated time. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to your race.

Transition will only be open for racking on the day of the event. It is not possible to leave your bike overnight.

Equipment left in Transition after it closes will be removed and its security cannot be guaranteed.

In the interest of athlete safety and the safety of our volunteers on the course, there will be strict cut-off times in place.

You have a total of 35 minutes to complete your Run1 and exit transition.
You have a total of 1 hour and 35 minutes to complete your bike and exit transition.
You have a total of 1 hour to complete your run.

Timings are subject to change. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your final instructions. These are emailed to athletes 10 days prior to the race, and they’ll also be available 10 days prior to the race on our website.

We hold a prize giving ceremony after the racing, approximate timings will be detailed in the Final Instructions however it is a good idea to listen out for any updates that come in over the tannoy. Sometimes the ceremony may be delayed and we wouldn't want you to miss out. We don't send out prizes after the event, so make sure you attend the ceremony and receive your big Welsh cheer!

Prize Categories for the Sprint Duathlon are (for both men and women):

INDIVIDUAL

Overall - Top 3

TEAMS

1st Team

standard duathlon

Starting under the Finish Line arch you will run up the toll road for a short way before turning off into the beautiful trails of Newborough Forest. You’ll hit the sandy track and even get to run along the beach with views out to the Llyn Peninsula before heading back into transition and out onto the bike.

Don’t believe the rumours that this Island is flat! There are plenty of climbs and descents on the bike route to keep you on your toes. Starting from transition in the heart of Newborough Forest you climb up to the village of Newborough and take a right. Heading along sweeping bends and fast straights you then will take a left towards Llangaffo where the roads get noticeably narrower and deserving of some respect. Flowing down through the marshlands towards Malltraeth you will then turn left again back onto the main road in the direction of Newborough. Descend down the forest road once more and into transition ready to get your running shoes on.

The run takes place on the rugged trails of Newborough Forest. Running through the trees and down along the sand dunes is both wonderful and gruelling. The last 1.5km is almost entirely on sand but it only makes the accomplishment all the more rewarding.

In line with British Triathlon Federation rules you must be at least 17 years old to take part in this race.

Registration for the Standard Duathlon will take place on Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and before the race on Sunday morning - we will confirm specific times in your Final Instructions, which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.

Registration is usually located in the main Beach car park in Newborough Forest, LL61 6SG.

The Sandman event is affected by the tides, and start times change year on year. Races will always start in the morning and usually start one hour before high tide. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to your race.

Waves are allocated using the estimated finish time on your entry.

You'll be able to find out which wave you're in by logging onto the Live Tracker app ahead of the race. Details of this will be emailed to you along with the Final Instructions.

Transition opens early on the morning of the event and will close approximately 30 minutes before the first wave starts. You may not enter transition for any reason after the allocated time. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to your race.

Transition will only be open for racking on the day of the event. It is not possible to leave your bike overnight.

Equipment left in Transition after it closes will be removed and its security cannot be guaranteed.

In the interest of athlete safety and the safety of our volunteers on the course, there will be strict cut-off times in place.

You have a total of 55 minutes to complete your Run1 and exit transition.
You have a total of 3 hour and 5 minutes to complete your bike and exit transition.
You have a total of 1 hour 30 minutes to complete your run.

Timings are subject to change. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your final instructions. These are emailed to athletes 10 days prior to the race, and they’ll also be available 10 days prior to the race on our website.

We hold a prize giving ceremony after the racing, approximate timings will be detailed in the Final Instructions however it is a good idea to listen out for any updates that come in over the tannoy. Sometimes the ceremony may be delayed and we wouldn't want you to miss out. We don't send out prizes after the event, so make sure you attend the ceremony and receive your big Welsh cheer!

Prize Categories for the Standard Duathlon are (for both men and women):

INDIVIDUAL

Overall - Top 3

TEAMS

1st Team

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