This year’s event is an ITU Sprint Distance World Championship Qualifier for the 2016 ITU Sprint distance triathlon World Championships in Cozumel, Mexico, this September and is set to attract many elite and GB age group athletes.
This is also a draft legal race, full draft legal guidelines as issued by British Triathlon can be found here .
The eighth Ffit Conwy Llandudno Sea Triathlon is set amongst spectacular scenery and offers both a standard and sprint triathlon option. It is a key event in the triathlon calendar, combining the thrill of a sea swim with a challenging cycle section on closed roads around the Great Orme – this stage involving a tough climb, fast descent and magnificent views of the coastline.
The run route then takes triathletes out along the Victorian Promenade and over the Little Orme to Penrhyn Bay, before turning back to finish on the promenade.
The standard distance race includes a 1500m open water swim followed by a 36km (4 laps) cycle and a 10km run. The sprint race consists of a 750m open water swim followed by a 19km (2 laps) cycle and a 5km run.
The hub of the event is on the promenade where the crowd of spectators can watch the swim in the sea, the transition area and the athletes crossing the finish line. The ERDINGER Alkoholfrei tent will be at the finish to hand out ice cold isotonic recovery drinks to finishing triathletes.
Athletes are advised to register and collect their race numbers on Saturday 18th June. Alternatively they can do this on the Sunday morning of the race, but they must be ready in time for the pre-race briefing in the transition area at 9.45 am.
Amy Pritchard has been confirmed to be racing.
15:00-18:00 Event registration at Isaiah Suite, St George’s Hotel, St George’s Place, Llandudno
16:00 Free bus tour from St George’s Hotel, with refreshment provided by ERDINGER Alkoholfrei
07:30 Registration opens at Isaiah Suite, St George’s Hotel
08:45 Transition opens on promenade opposite the St George’s Hotel near the pier
09:15 Registration closes
09:45 Transition closes – no racking of bikes allowed after this time
09:45 Race safety brief for all competitors in transition (attendance compulsory)
10:00 First wave of swimmers start sprint distance race
11:45 Standard race safety brief re-cap
12:00 First wave of swimmers start standard distance race
12:30 Prize giving – sprint race (ITU World Sprint Distance Qualifier)
15:30 Prize giving – standard distance race
15:30 (approx.) Last competitors complete the whole course
16:00 Transition closes – all bikes to be removed by this time
Race Director Simon Hill commented: “With just a few days to go until the 2016 Ffit Conwy Llandudno Sea Triathlon, we’re delighted to see triathletes returning from previous years as well as newcomers of all levels registering for this popular event. It is a privilege to be able to stage the eighth edition of the triathlon in such spectacular natural scenery and make the most of everything this Welsh resort has to offer. It makes for a wonderful weekend away for competitors and their family and friends.
“The Ffit Conwy Llandudno Sea Triathlon takes place at one of the country’s most beautiful triathlon venues and we are looking forward to delivering another fantastic event for athletes and spectators. The crowd support in Llandudno is always outstanding, with locals and supporters lining the promenade to cheer on the competitors and to show their support for a high profile sporting event that has firmly put the town on the map in the triathlon calendar.
“We would encourage anyone still wishing to register to do so very soon.”
Entries are open until 17th June and cost £59 for individual entries and £70 for team relay entries.
Sponsors of the Ffit Conwy Llandudno Sea Triathlon 2016 include Zone 3, Race Force, Clif Bar, TrueStart Coffee and ERDINGER Alkoholfrei.