NEW FOR 2017: OLYMPIC DISTANCE (1.5km swim | 40km bike | 10km run)
SPRINT DISTANCE (750m swim | 20km bike | 5km run)
The Abersoch Sprint & Olympic Triathlons offer fantastic challenges in a stunning location & one you will relish whether you’re an elite athlete or you’re just starting out in the Triathlon world! The atmosphere both during the races & afterwards is a reason to be part of it alone!
ABERSOCH HOLIDAY HOMES 1K SPRINT: starts at 9:00am to the right of the middle slip ramp by the beach cafe. It’s a short race up the beach along some soft sand, round a marker, through a bit of water & back down the waters edge to the finish. A great fun race for all ages with chip timing & some very nice medals!
ABERSOCH TRIATHLON: The Abersoch Triathlons have it all. The courses are outstanding with great support from hundreds of spectators. You also have the option of entering as a team so each member can focus on their specialist discipline.
The location is quite simply breathtaking! Abersoch is renowned for its awesome landscape & beaches, wide variety of water sports, great shops & restaurants and of course its vibrant bars. You’ll feel very welcomed by large friendly crowds and great support from organisers and fellow competitors.
SWIM (750m) | BIKE (20km) | RUN (5km)
TRIATHLON MENS PODIUM 2016
1st: Chris Standidge 1:07:19
2nd: Phil Murphy 1:07:47
3rd: Paul Hawkins 1:08:35
TRIATHLON WOMENS PODIUM 2016
1st: Rhian Roxburgh 1:12:56
2nd: Michelle Willcocks 1:14:48
3rd: Alex Aldous 1:19:56
PROVISIONAL START TIMES: All athletes will start together within their race distance category. The Olympic Distance will start first at 8:30am and the Sprint Distance starts second at 9:30am. NOTE THAT THERE IS MANDATORY REGISTRATION THE DAY BEFORE or ON THE MORNING OF THE RACE.
Sprint Distance – Minimum Age 16 on race day
BRITISH TRIATHLON FEDERATION: UK Race triathlons and duathlons are governed by the British Triathlon Federation. All entrants are required to abide by all applicable British Triathlon rules and regulations.
The relevant rules and regulations can be read in the BTF Rulebook.
BRITISH TRIATHLON FEDERATION MEMBERSHIP FEE: If you are not a current member of Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland or the Welsh Triathlon Association, you will be liable to pay a £5 day membership fee at registration (£3 for Youth & Juniors). Regret cash only, no credit cards. Please show your race licence at registration to avoid paying this fee.
MP3 PLAYERS ETC: British Triathlon Rule Number 8.1 states “Any equipment that acts as an impediment to hearing or concentration is prohibited from use during an event (including transition). This includes, but is not limited to, mobile telephones (which should be switched off if stored in transition), personal stereos and MP3 players.“
WETSUIT RULE: The wearing of wetsuits in triathlon is governed by British Triathlon rules and is totally dependent on water temperature one hour before the start of the event.
We do say that wetsuits in fact help with buoyancy and warmth, so we strongly recommend that you wear one if they are optional. We will keep you updated with water temperature as we get closer to the event.
£1,500 of prize money is up for grabs in 2017 with
ABERSOCH OLYMPIC TRIATHLON PRIZE MONEY CATEGORIES
MENS RACE WINNER : £200
MENS 2ND : £100
MENS 3RD : £75
MENS 4TH : £50
MENS 5TH : £25
WOMENS RACE WINNER : £200
WOMENS 2ND : £100
WOMENS 3RD : £75
WOMENS 2ND : £50
WOMENS 3RD : £25
TEAM RACE WINNER : £50
ABERSOCH SPRINT TRIATHLON PRIZE MONEY CATEGORIES
MENS RACE WINNER : £150
MENS 2ND : £75
MENS 3RD : £25
WOMENS RACE WINNER : £150
WOMENS 2ND : £75
WOMENS 3RD : £25