2019 Race Report


Over 1000 triathletes arrived in the stunning surroundings of Newborough Forest for the 9th Sandman weekend in partnership with Superfeet. The course was as challenging as ever and held a few surprises that made for some incredible racing across the weekend.


Saturday saw the Sprint and Duathlon events along with the Junior Sandman race.

In the Duathlon, Alex Bath was the first man in a time of 01:11:52, while Jody Parker brought home the win in the women’s race in 01:23:22.

Rounding off Saturday’s action was the Junior Triathlon. 100 triathlon stars of the future took part in various race distances across a variety of age categories.

Always Aim High Director Tim Lloyd said: “The 2019 Superfeet Sandman has been just incredible. We’ve had such an amazing weekend of racing; and with huge numbers of people visiting Anglesey plus the race action being televised to a worldwide audience, it’s fantastic for triathlon, duathlon and the North Wales region.”

“The Sandman is such a friendly and challenging weekend, it attracts a really diverse range of competitors. We’ve had everyone from 8-year-old first timers to current World Champions!”

“We’d like to extend a massive thank you to every one of our athletes for joining us in addition to their families and friends. We’d also like to thank our title partners Superfeet and our other race sponsors for their continued support as well as the local community of Newborough and Natural Resource Wales for being such amazing hosts.”

“Lastly, we’d like to thank our amazing marshals and volunteers, without whom we the race just wouldn’t be possible”

Full Sandman race results by TDL Event Services.
Race photography
courtesy of Mel Parry Event Photography.

Selected 2019 Sandman Duathlon results:

Top 3 Men

  1. Alex Bath 01:11:52
  2. Steve Abbott 01:14:29
  3. Ben Gibson 01:16:59

Top 3 Women

  1. Jody Parker 01:23:22
  2. Ceri Roberts 01:28:12
  3. Sian Beck 01:29:49