Massage - will be provided by the extreme sports therapy unit from Norwich College.
Event Village and Transition Area(Grid Ref SH39538 63605) – this will be in the main car park in Newborough Forest on an area of hard standing. We will have exclusive use of the forest for the duration of the triathlon.
The swim - will take place in the sea, adjacent to the stunning blue flag sandy beach of Llanddwyn. The swim will be parallel to the shore (approx 50m out at all times), in one direction and a straight line from North West to South East. You will walk along the beach from the main car park towards Llanddwyn Island, where the start will take place, approx 1000m for the Full Sandman Tri or 400m for the Sandman Sprint Tri from the transition. You will then make your way across the sand to the transition area in the main car park. The swim will take place one hour before high water in slack water off the shallow gradient beach. It is likley that the wearing of wet suits will be optional as records show an average sea temp of 16 degrees C for this time of year.
Surf Lines in Llanberis is the official lifeguard support for the Anglesey Sandman.
The 60km cycle– Full Sandman Tri - from the hard standing transition you will push your bike onto the tarmac forest entrance road (closed to traffic) and cycle along main entrance road through the toll area and out of the forest to complete a 60km road cycle. Into Newborough you will take a right and cycle parallel to the Menai Strait via Brynsiencyn to Llanfairpwllgyngyll (A4080). You will then turn inland through the quiet villages of Gaerwen and Gwalchmai (along the A5). Then turning back onto the A4080 along the breathtaking coastline via Llanfaelog, Aberffraw, Malltraeth and Newborough. Finally back through the forest via the forest toll entrance to the main car park and dismount for the transition to the run.
The 18 km cycle - Sandman Sprint - from the hardstanding transition you will push your bike onto the tarmac forest entrance road (closed to traffic) and cycle along the main entrance road through the toll area and out of the forest to complete a 18km road cycle. Into Newborough you will take a right and cycle past Dwyran where you will turn left onto the B4419 eventually reaching Llangaffo. Here you will turn left back to Newborough and back through the forest via the toll entrance to the main car park and dismount for the transition to the run.
The 10km and 5km trail runs - will start from the transition area in the main car park and loop around the unique Newborough forest across a combination of forestry tracks, single tracks, sand dunes with final leg along the stunning beach completing either the 10km or 5km circuit. The race will finish in the main car park.
We will also be hosting a kids triathlon/duathlon in partnership with the Anglesey Sports Development Team.
Sandman Triathlon Event Timings:
More info coming soon...