The Sandman Duathlon

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Isle of Anglesey

Llanddwyn Beach

Sat 10th September 2022 - Sun 11th September 2022

2 races

£65.99 - £75.99

Organiser's Description

The Sandman Duathlon is a great option for athletes who want to compete in a multi-activity race combing running and cycling in one of the UK's most beautiful locations.

The Sprint Duathlon created a buzz amongst duathletes in its first year and we now run a Standard as well as a Sprint distance at this event.

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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

SPRINT

ROUTE
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.

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 Duathlon will take place on Friday evening and before the race on Saturday* morning in the main Newborough Beach Car Park.

Friday: 17:00 – 20:00

Saturday: 07:00 – 08:00

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 on the morning of the race for any other enquiries.

Entries will not be taken on the day.

START TIME
The Duathlon wave will start at 08:30

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.

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 closes no later than 15 minutes before the first wave starts.

Saturday: 07:15 – 08:15

Transition will only be open for racking on the day of the event. It is not possible to leave your bike overnight. You may not enter transition for any reason after the allocated time.

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 must leave T1 (Run1/Bike) no later than 09:20*

You must leave T2 (Bike/Run2) no later than 11:00*

*Timings are subject to change, 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.

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 Duathlon are:

INDIVIDUAL

Open - Top 3 (for both men and women)

TEAMS

1st Mens

1st Womens

1st Mixed

STANDARD

ROUTE
Head out for the first time 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 giving you your first taste of the beautiful views out to sea and across Llanddwyn Island and the pain of beach running!

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 fields, not to mention the RAF Mona air base. Turn left towards the seaside towns of Rhosneigr and Aberffraw, with stunning views of the coast all along the section. 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 again.

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, repeating the last 1.5km of your first run along the beach - the struggle makes the accomplishment of becoming a Sandman all the more rewarding!

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 Duathlon will take place on Saturday afternoon and also before the race on Sunday* morning in the main Newborough Beach Car Park.

Friday: 17:00 – 20:00

Saturday: 14:00 – 16:00

Sunday: 07:00 – 08:45

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.

START
The Duathlon wave will start at 09:15*.

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.

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 will only be open for racking on the day of the event. It is not possible to leave your bike overnight. You may not enter transition for any reason after the allocated time.

Sunday: 07:00 – 09:00

Equipment left in Transition after it closes at the end of the race will be removed and its security cannot be guaranteed.

CUT OFF
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 must leave T1 (Run1/Bike) no later than 10:45*

You must leave T2 (Bike/Run2) no later than 13:45*

*Timings are subject to change, 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.

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 Duathlon are:

INDIVIDUAL

Open - Top 3 (for both men and women)

TEAMS

1st Mens

1st Womens

1st Mixed

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Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Isle of Anglesey

10 Sep 2022

£65.99 - £75.99