The Eirias: one of the hottest races on the triathlon calendar
The Eirias Middle Distance+ and Standard Distance+ Triathlons return to North Wales for the 4th time this year.
Based at the new Porth Eirias Watersports Complex in Colwyn Bay, The Eirias Triathlon takes place on Saturday 26th September. The race first took place in 2012 and is now recognised as one of the best and most challenging sea triathlons in the UK.
The start of both races is in the sea at Porth Eirias, with the middle distance+ race incorporating a 1900m swim (2 laps), 106 km cycle and 20 km run. The standard distance+ race takes place on the same course and includes a 1500m swim, 53 km cycle and 10 km run. Both races finish at Porth Eirias, which offers great facilities for supporters and families.
The King of the Mountains special stage was successfully introduced last year with the view to finding the best climber in the field, and this climb will be incorporated into the 2015 races again at the beginning of each lap (details can be found at http://app.strava.com/segments/eirias-tri-climb-1798624 ). There will also be a free open top bus tour of the cycle route on the evening before the race (Friday 25th September) for athletes and their families if space permits, plenty of entertainment along the course on race day and free samples of ERDINGER Alkoholfrei in the finish zone for all athletes.
With a stunning sea front venue and transition, an epic cycle route in the Welsh hills and a coastal run section, this is a must-do race which attracts a top field each year. Last year saw Welsh Commonwealth Games athlete Carol Bridge take the overall title in the Middle Distance + race.
Registration to The Eirias Triathlon is open at http://www.xtramileevents.com/events/ with individual entry fees of £90 for the middle distance and £65 for the standard distance race. Team relay entries are available for £125 or £75 respectively. The first wave of the Eirias Middle Distance + Triathlon starts at 08:00 am and the Standard Distance + Triathlon starts at 09:00 am. Entries close on 16th September 2015 or when sold out.
Race Director Simon Hill commented: “We are looking forward to bringing the Eirias Triathlon back to Colwyn Bay for the fourth time this year. The event is set in stunning surroundings and continues to grow in size and popularity. ‘Eirias’ is an old Welsh word that means blazing hot, and both athletes and spectators agree that this is one of the hottest races on the triathlon calendar.”
Go to www.xtramileevents.com for further details about The Eirias Triathlon and to register for all 2015 events. You can also like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/TriathlonUK and follow Xtra Mile Events on Twitter @GreatTriathlons and Instagram xtra_mile_events .