North Wales-based event operator Always Aim High has announced that it will be the new organiser of the Harlech Triathlon from 2018 onwards. A popular UK triathlon, the Harlech Triathlon is noted for its 6km run route, which culminates in the ‘Storm the Castle’ section – a 200 step ascent into the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Harlech Castle and the finish line of the race.
The triathlon features a 400m pool swim, followed by an out and back 21K cycle route and finishes with the 6K run. Also returning for 2018 is the popular Harlech Duathlon. The duathlon features the same bike route, but is sandwiched between a 5K and a 2.5K run. (This year’s Harlech Triathlon, Duathlon & Aquathlon took place on Sunday 9 April 2017.)
Anne Fuller, Race Director of the Harlech Triathlon said “Running a major event like this needs more time and resource than our fantastic club can offer. Always Aim High are very successful in running top class events – and their community events company has donated over £100,000 to good causes in North Wales.”
She continued, “I am very pleased that they have agreed to take over the management of Harlech Triathlon from 2018. They’ll work with local companies to make sure the triathlon keeps its ‘unique personality’ and brings maximum benefit to Harlech as a tourist destination. Always Aim High are also giving the town £1,000 each year as thanks for the continued support of local companies.
“Harlech Triathlon Club will also go from strength to strength. We are training new coaches and intend to run a winter series of aquathlons and training events.”
Nigel Kendrick, Director at Always Aim High said “Harlech Triathlon has a fabulous reputation and is a great start to anyone’s triathlon season. Always Aim High Community Events is proud to have been asked to be involved in continuing to make this one of the must-do triathlons in the event calendar.”
He added, “We aim to build on the success that the event has already achieved and help it grow and maintain its status as an iconic event and Welsh Duathlon Championship.”
Tim Lloyd, Director at Always Aim High said “We are super excited to be working with the team at Harlech Triathlon next year. As it happens, this was the first triathlon I ever raced in, so it’s a race which is close to my heart and an honour to be able to return in an official capacity in 2018.
“We hope to see the event continue to grow from strength to strength and building on the great work of Anne and the local community; it will be a fantastic addition to Always Aim High Community Events.”
Entries for the 2018 Harlech Triathlon will open on Monday 3 July 2017.