Produced by (Human Race/A.S.O. owned) Xtra Mile events, the Llandudno Sea Triathlon returns to the Welsh seaside resort of Llandudno on Sunday 25 June 2017 and ‘promises to be a day of exciting race action set amongst spectacular scenery’.
With less than three weeks to go, the organising team note that there is still time to enter and join athletes of all levels for this event on the North Wales coast. As well as attracting many club and GB age group athletes to the main event, there is a women-only wave, the option to enter a relay team, as well as the swycle and aquathlon.
Seen as an important fixture in the UK triathlon calendar, the Llandudno Sea Triathlon offers a draft legal sprint, a non-drafting standard and a new middle distance race option for 2017.
Each option combines the thrill of a sea swim with a cycle on closed roads around the Great Orme headland, the cycle leg incorporating a challenging climb which then rewards competitors with a fast descent and sweeping coastal views. The run leg heads out along the Victorian Promenade before heading over the Little Orme to Penrhyn Bay and returning to finish on the promenade, where crowds of spectators await.
The middle distance race comprises a 1900m open water swim, an 87km cycle that starts with one lap of the Great Orme and continues around the Conwy hills, and a final 20km run along the coast. The standard distance race comprises a 1500m open water swim, a 36km cycle and a 10km run.
The sprint distance event is an ITU Sprint Distance Triathlon World Championship qualifier for the 2017 ITU Sprint Distance Triathlon World Championships in Rotterdam in September. This option comprises a 750m open water swim, a 19km cycle and a 5km run.
The best view for spectators is on the promenade, where they can watch all the action of the sea swim, view the transition area near the jetty and see the athletes cross the finish line. For many competitors, the Llandudno Sea Triathlon is an excuse for a weekend away with family and friends, ensuring ample support on race day and a buzz about town.
Competitors are advised to register on Saturday 24 June and the first wave starts on Sunday 25 June at 10:30 GMT.
Race Director Sarah Bennett said “The Llandudno Sea Triathlon is a key event in the triathlon calendar and we are looking forward to welcoming athletes of all abilities to this fantastic event. We are lucky to have some of Wales’ finest scenery and coastline as the backdrop for the various races on offer, and it is equally thrilling for the spectators who are treated to an incredible day of sporting action around Llandudno.
“With less than three weeks to go until race day, it is not too late to sign up to the Llandudno Sea Triathlon, and we would encourage anyone wishing to be on the start line of this unmissable event to secure their place now.”
Sponsors of the Llandudno Sea Triathlon include Erdinger Alkoholfrei, Zone3, Clif Bar, Race Force, Truestart and The Queen’s Hotel. Macmillan Cancer Support is the official charity partner for the Llandudno Sea Triathlon and Middle Distance. It is offering 10 free places in the event in return for a pledge to raise £300 in sponsorship to support people affected by cancer. Anyone wishing to compete at the event for Macmillan should sign up online.
JustGiving is the Official Fundraising Partner for all Xtra Mile Events.
Registration for the Llandudno Sea Triathlon is still open and entries close on Tuesday 20 June at 08:00 or when sold out. Entry for the individual sprint and standard distance races costs £65, with relay entry £75. Entry for the individual middle distance race is £80, with relay entry £90.