Sandman Standard

The final part of the Adventure Championships and a fitting close - the Sandman has been described as the most beautiful duathlon 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.

The Sandman is the final part of the Adventure Championships. Enter the Championship and this event is 50% cheaper than if you enter it as a stand-alone race.


10 Sep 2023



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Route Description

Head out for the first time on the rugged trails of Newborough Forest. Running through the trees and down along the sand dunes is both wonderful and gruelling. The last 1.5km is almost entirely on sand giving you your first taste of the beautiful views out to sea and across Llanddwyn Island and the pain of beach running!

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 and onto the A5. This historic road takes you flying past traditional villages and green fields, not to mention the RAF Mona air base. Turn left towards the seaside towns of Rhosneigr and Aberffraw, with stunning views of the coast all along the section. Riding through Malltraeth and back towards Newborough, you will descend down the forest road once more to transition ready to get your running shoes on again.

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, repeating the last 1.5km of your first run along the beach - the struggle makes the accomplishment of becoming a Sandman all the more rewarding!


Early Bird Price - Adventure Championships Standard (Slateman/Snowman/Sandman)

Ends: 10/10/2022

  • £178.99
  • Instalment Plan Available

Standard Price - Adventure Championships Standard (Slateman/Snowman/Sandman)

Ends: 07/06/2023

  • £202.99
  • Instalment Plan Available

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Will be sent out and available to download 1 week before the event.

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