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Become a Sandman Legend - Entries Open!

Entries for the 2017 Sandman Triathlon powered by Suunto are now open we’ve introduced a half iron distance to the weekend!

Complementing the incredible triathlon weekend, the Sandman Legend is a true challenge which features a 1.9 km swim in the crystal clear, warm waters off Llanddwyn beach. The swim is then followed by a 93 km cycle on the beautiful, undulating country roads that criss-cross Anglesey. Rounding off the triathlon is a challenging 25 km trail run along the sandy paths of Newborough forest, ending in a sprint to the finish along Llanddwyn beach.

The Sandman is an unmissable sporting event in North Wales, with lots going on across the weekend. The action starts on Saturday with the Sandman Sprint, this will see individuals tackle a 400 metre swim, 25 km road cycle and 5 km trail run.

Also taking place on Saturday is the Junior Triathlon. This event will give young people from far and wide the opportunity to compete and experience the atmosphere of a world class, televised event. The Junior Triathlon is open to anyone between the ages of 8 and 16.

Sunday will see the action shift to the Sandman Full and Legend distances. Full competitors will be joined by the Savage participants and will compete in a 1,000 metre swim, 60 km cycle and 10 km trail run.  

The Sandman Triathlon is the third and final event in the Always Aim High ‘Adventure Triathlon Series 2017’, and the winners of the series will be crowned on the Sunday afternoon of the race weekend. The two other races in the series are the Slateman and Snowman. You can register for the series now, at the snowdoniaslateman.com.

The weekend’s action in full:

Saturday 16th September

Sprint (with Savage)

Junior Triathlon

Sunday 17th September

Full (with Savage)


Alongside all the racing action, the event village will feature live commentary and entertainment, fresh food and drink and stalls from our race partners.

The Sandman will take place on the weekend of the 16th and 17th September 2017 and entries are now open. For more information, or to enter, visit angleseysandman.com.