New state of the art venue makes the Eirias Triathlon one of the finest

New state of the art venue makes the Eirias Triathlon one of the finest

24th January 2013
The Eirias Triathlon moves to the new, stunning Porth Eirias complex to make it one of the finest triathlons in the UK.

New state of the art venue makes the Eirias Triathlon one of the finest
24th January 2013

The Eirias Triathlon, based in glorious North Wales, is back for 2013 and organisers have announced that the August 3rd event will be based at the amazing new Porth Eirias water sports hotspot in Colwyn Bay which is due to open in April 2013.

The Eirias Triathlon now has all the ingredients to make it one of the country’s leading triathlons. A new, permanent beach is being formed at Porth Eirias by shipping in 500,000m3 of sand. This new beach will host the start of the triathlon and will see hundreds of triathletes running into the sea to complete the 1900m swim leg. The triathletes will then run over the top of the Porth Eirias building to the transition area on the seafront where they set off on the new, 2 lap, 83km cycle leg that takes them through some of North Wales’ most picturesque scenery.

The 21.1km, half marathon run utilises the coastal cycle path providing runners with a relatively flat, refreshing run along the coast to Llandullas where they turn to return to the finish at Porth Eirias.

The Eirias Triathlon is now one of the hottest triathlons on the UK calendar. Following the success of the inaugural middle distance race last year, Xtra Mile Events are introducing a new standard distance race giving both standard and middle distance triathletes the opportunity to take part. The Eirias Triathlon takes place on Saturday 3rd August 2013. A Saturday race makes it the perfect opportunity for a club weekend away or a mini break with family and friends on the beautiful North Welsh coast, and there are plenty of activities to keep the non-competing members of the family busy during the race. 

The middle distance race incorporates a 1900m swim, 83km cycle and 21.1 km run. The standard distance race takes place alongside the Eirias Middle Distance Triathlon on the same course with a 1500m swim, 42km cycle and 10km run. 

Race Director Simon Hill, confident that the success of their award winning Llandudno Sea Triathlon can be repeated along the North Wales coast, commented: “We are very excited about the 2013 Eirias Triathlon. Porth Eirias has to be the finest venue in the country for a triathlon and launching the new standard distance race to run alongside the middle distance triathlon makes this race accessible to a wider triathlon audience. We shall announce an entertainment programme once the complex opens in April 2013.” 

“For all non Welsh speakers out there, Eirias is an old Welsh word that means blazing hot and we thought that this was a very appropriate name for one of the hottest events in the UK triathlon calendar.“ 

Registration to The Eirias Triathlon is now open at www.xtramileevents.com/enter-now with individual entry fees of £100 for the middle distance and £62 for the standard distance race. Team relay entries are available too, at a cost of £150 or £75 respectively. The first wave will start at 8 am on Saturday morning. 

The Eirias promises to deliver another memorable day in the North Wales sporting calendar, and the chance for some to literally take the plunge and see why triathlon is the fastest growing sport in the UK. 

Entries close on 31st July 2013or when sold out. Go to www.xtramileevents.com for further details and to secure your place now, like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/TriathlonUK and follow Xtra Mile Events on Twitter @GreatTriathlons .  Other races in North Wales organised by Xtra Mile Events include the Rhyl Triathlon on 9th June and the award winning Llandudno Sea Triathlon on 29th June 2013.