The Llandudno Sea Triathlon has established itself firmly in the sport’s calendar over the last few years, and for 2013 there is an additional reason to sign up and secure your place – it has been confirmed that the race will be a qualifier for the ITU World Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships, which will take place in London in September 2013.
The date for the 2013 Llandudno Sea Triathlon has been confirmed as Saturday 29th June, and record numbers of athletes are expected to take part. Entries are now open at www.xtramileevents.com/enter-now and the organisers have announced that over 200 places have already been snapped up, with the race likely to sell out before Christmas.
The Llandudno Sea Triathlon is set amongst spectacular scenery, from the start on the beach to the stunning views around the Great Orme. Both the standard and the sprint distance races incorporate the thrill of a sea swim followed by a cycle on closed roads around the Great Orme with a challenging climb, fast descent and glorious views over the North Wales Coast. The run route goes out along the Victorian Promenade before heading over the Little Orme to Penrhyn Bay and back to finish on the promenade.
The standard distance race includes a 1500m open water swim followed by a 36km (4 laps) cycle and a 10km run. The sprint race consists of a 750m open water swim followed by a 19km (2 laps) cycle and a 5km run. Transition is near the jetty on the promenade providing an exciting spectacle for those who just want to watch. A racked transition will be used, and results will be via electronic chip timing.
Since the 2010 race was voted 220Triathlon magazine Race of the Year in the ‘under 500 entries’ category the Llandudno Sea Triathlon has been growing in size and popularity, and it is now a race which athletes of all levels aspire to take part in. The maximum number of competitors is 1000, and the first waves will start at 2.30 pm.
Race Director Simon Hill commented: “The Llandudno Sea Triathlon is set to be one of the most spectacular races in the 2013 triathlon calendar, and with so many people hoping to qualify for London we are expecting record numbers. The race starts at 2.30 pm and promises an afternoon’s fantastic triathlon racing in one of the most beautiful triathlon venues. Places have been going fast and I would urge anyone wanting to race with the aim to qualify for the ITU World Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships to sign up as soon as possible.”
Event costs are £62 for individual entries or £75 for team entries and prizes will be awarded in the following categories: overall winners (male and female), male and female age groups, relay team prize, club prize (first 3 athletes from the same club) and novice prize. The prize giving takes place at the St George’s Hotel after the race.
The crowd support at the Llandudno Sea Triathlon is outstanding, with locals and supporters lining the promenade to soak up the atmosphere, cheer on the competitors and show support for a high profile race that has firmly put Llandudno on the map in the triathlon calendar. There is also a lot to do for supporters and families, and with it being a Saturday afternoon race it is the perfect event to bring the family and make a weekend out of it, or have a weekend away with your club mates.
Entries close on 25th June 2013 or when sold out. Go to www.xtramileevents.com to secure your place now, like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/TriathlonUK and follow Xtra Mile Events on Twitter @GreatTriathlons.