Triathlon | Adventure Series 2024
Adventure Series 2024 Triathlon Sandman Legend
The final part of the Adventure Series and a fitting close - the Sandman has been described as the most beautiful triathlon in the race calendar.
The race starts and ends in one of Anglesey’s most treasured spots, the incredible Newborough Forest, an exclusive 700ha area of woodland adjacent to the world-famous Llanddwyn Beach.
One of the few Triathlons on the calendar with a beach start and sea swim, your supporters can build sandcastles and eat ice cream whilst you race!
Enter the Series and this event is 50% cheaper than if you enter it as a stand-alone race.
With a beach start and sea swim, lining up on the glorious Newborough beach is an unforgettable feeling. The route is a simple out and back but only the ocean will decide whether you're pitted against calm waters or white-tipped waves!
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. You will then go onto Menai Bridge, catching a glimpse of the iconic suspension bridge before heading along the narrow coast road to Beaumaris. In Beaumaris, turn left and ride up Allt Goch; the Red Hill, a brutally steep climb before descending down to Pentraeth. Some of the roads get noticeably narrower and deserving of some respect. Pass through a number of villages including Brynteg, Rhosmeirch and Trefor continuing on towards the seaside town of Aberffraw with stunning views of the coast. Riding through Malltraeth and on towards Newborough, descend down the forest road once more and to transition ready to get your running shoes on.
Legend Triathletes complete 2 laps of the Standard run loop. With Newborough Forest once hosting the Commonwealth Mountain and Ultra Distance Running Championships it's 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, the last 1.5km is almost entirely on sand - it makes the accomplishment of becoming a Sandman Legend all the more rewarding!
Tier 1 - Adventure Series Legend (Slateman/Snowman/Sandman)
- Instalments available until 01/03/2024
Tier 2 - Adventure Series Legend (Slateman/Snowman/Sandman)
- Instalments available until 01/03/2024
Tier 3 - Adventure Series Legend (Slateman/Snowman/Sandman)
In line with British Triathlon Federation rules, you must be at least 18 years old to take part in this race.
Registration for the Legend Triathlon will take place on Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and before the race on Sunday morning - we will confirm specific times in your Final Instructions, which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.
Registration is usually located in the main Beach car park in Newborough Forest, LL61 6SG.
Wave Start times
The Sandman event is affected by the tides, and start times change year on year. Races will always start in the morning and usually start one hour before high tide. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to your 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 opens early on the morning of the event and will close approximately 30 minutes before the first wave starts. You may not enter transition for any reason after the allocated time. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to your race.
Transition will only be open for racking on the day of the event. It is not possible to leave your bike overnight.
Equipment left in Transition after it closes will be removed and its security cannot be guaranteed.
Cut Off Times
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 have a total of 1 hour and 10 minutes to complete your swim and exit transition
You have a total of 4 hours and 10 minutes to complete your bike and exit transition. You must get to Mile 11 in 50 minutes otherwise you will be directed onto the Standard bike route.
You have a total of 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete your run. You must complete lap 1 within 1 hour and 15 minutes otherwise you will be directed to the finish line.
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.
Those entered in the Championships are eligible for prizes in the Sandman as a separate event as well as the Adventure Championships. As this is the last race of the series this could mean you get on the podium twice!
We hold a prize-giving ceremony after the racing, approximate timings will be detailed in your final instructions however it is a good idea to listen out for any updates 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 Sandman Legend Triathlon are (for both men and women):
Overall - Top 3
Vet 40 - Top 1
Vet 50 - Top 1
Vet 60 - Top 1
Vet 70 - Top 1
U23 - Top 1
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We are proud that all our events are bilingual. Signs, registration and commentary are available in English and Welsh.