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Maratón Solidario “Correr, Caminar e Integrar”–13 April 2014

Cartel Maraton Costa Teguise 2014

The charity marathon 'Correr, Caminar e Integrar'  takes place on Sunday 13th of April in Costa Teguise, Lanzarote. The event is to raise the profile and funds for the local charity Tinguafaya towards their programme of leisure activities for people with disabilities on the island.

Registration is on race day, in the car park at Playa Bastian in Costa Teguise from 9:00 to 10:45. There are three distances available 500m, 2.5 km or 10 km for the “Run, Walk & Integrate” race which starts at 11:00.

Entry fees are €10 for the 5 km & 10 km distance and €5 for the 500m. Read more »

Volcano Triathlon-26 April 2014

Logo Volcano-H

The classic Olympic distance Volcano Triathlon will be held in Lanzarote on Saturday 26th April.

Registration is open and available online through ActiveEurope, there are already 220 participants entered for this years event. The entry fee is €50 for individuals and €100 for a relay team until the 15th April, late entries subject to availability until the 20th April are priced at €60 & €110 respectively.

The 1.5 km swim takes place in the lagoon (wetsuits recommended), the 40 km bike is a non drafting course of one loop from La Santa, through Soo and Famara before turning at the roundabout by Teguise and back to La Santa along the same route. The 10 km run is three loops from the stadium at Club La Santa to a turn point by the lagoon and back to the stadium.

Volcano Triathlon Programme Read more »

XXII Travesía a Nado “El Río” - 4 October 2014

Registration has opened for the annual swim Travesía a Nado “El Río” from Lanzarote to La Graciosa which will take place on Saturday 4th October.

El Rio swim Lanzarote to La Graciosa

This is a popular open water swim, places are limited to 650 adults and 50 children on a strict first come basis, so early entry is essential if you want to include this race on your event calendar in 2014.

Swimmers depart from the Playa de Bajo Risco underneath the Mirador del Río in Lanzarote at 13:15 to swim the El Río over to the harbour of Caleta de Sebo on the island of La Graciosa, a distance of 2,600m. Participants have a maximum of one hour after the first swimmer has arrived to complete the distance. Read more »

Ironman Lanzarote–Tips From The Experts

We asked several pro and age grouper athletes, who have all raced Ironman Lanzarote, to share their tips for the race with readers:

Bella Bayliss – 16 times Ironman Champion and winner in Lanzarote twice

Bella Bayliss Ironman Lanzarote 2009

“Get as many miles as you can in during your training so you are as fit as you can be in swim, bike and run. While training use the equipment you will use on race day, same wheels, same helmet, same running shoes, then you will be the most comfortable you can be during the day.  Enjoy the challenge!” Read more »

Bayliss Back On The Podium At Ironman Los Cabos

After a winter lay off, Stephen Bayliss returned to long distance racing at Ironman Los Cabos with an impressive 2nd place finish on Saturday.

Bayliss Lanzarote Music Marathon

The four times Ironman champion has meticulously planned 2014 in a bid to qualify for The Kona World Championships, and is hoping to achieve the highest ever finish by a British male there.

Bayliss completed the Los Cabos course in 8:32:19, sandwiched between two Italian athletes, 5 minutes down on winner Daniel Fontana and 2 minutes ahead of Domenico Passuello.

He finished the swim split in first place in an impressive 45:37. Saving some energy for his run, he stayed in touch with most of the leading group on the bike, and delivered his best bike performance for three years. The run started smoothly enough, although keeping pace with Fontana proved impossible – he finished with a marathon time of 2:55:06. Bayliss maintained second place until he suffered from sickness halfway through the run, and was passed by Passuello. Once he’d dealt with the issues, and taken some more energy on board, he had an excellent last lap and re-took 2nd place to get his 2014 campaign off to a great start. Read more »

TRI:122 Results 2014

Strong wind and waves made for tough conditions again at this year’s TRI:122 Lanzarote International Triathlon.

Top 3 men TRI 122

TRI 122 disqualified top 5 men

There was some controversy over the men’s long course podium, the first five men - Stefan Schmid, Daniel Herlbauer, Philipp Mock, Joel Jameson & Rayco MIguel Marrero Avero - were disqualified after missing a turn point, which the organisation confirmed was their fault, but the judges decision was final.

TRI 122 Short Distance Triathlon

TRI 122 short distance triathlon womens podium

Women’s Podium

1st Michaela Herlbauer AUS (18-29) Tri Team Hallein 02:56:54

2nd Verena Walter GER (30-39) Iserlohner Tri Team 02:57:09

3rd Jenny Schulz GER (30-39) Skills 04 Frankfurt 03:02:24

TRI 122 short distance triathlon top 3 men

Men’s Podium

1st Rodrigo Garcia Baquero ESP (18-29) C.T. Trischool Cuenca 02:42:48

2nd Adrian Orinia Vieites ESP (30-39) C.T. Candetlon 02:52:21

3rd Juan Carlos Benasco Guillén ESP (30-39) C.D. Triatlon Tridente Tinajo 02:53:56 Read more »

Ironman Lanzarote – What To Expect – The Bike – Part Three

 

The Lanzarote bike course is legendary, and is regarded by many as the toughest on the IM circuit. It pretty much covers the whole island, and there are over 2,500 metres of climbing involved! The real killer can be the wind, which is usually a northerly and that means almost all of the big climbs are into wind. If the wind isn’t blowing, then the sun WILL be very hot! Most of the roads remain open to traffic during the event, so you’ll need to stay sharp, but you’ll find Police at most junctions, who will stop the traffic to allow you to keep moving.

Ironman Lanzarote bike course profile

Of course, it’s a no draft race, so passing manoeuvres must be made within 30 seconds, and the onus is on the person who has been passed to create a 10 metre gap. There is a notional “Drafting box” for motor vehicles of 35 metres. Your race number must remain clearly visible on your back during the ride.

There are ten aid stations, as well as a special needs aid station where your special needs bags will be waiting. There are judges all over the course and there are two penalty boxes – one at Club La Santa and one at T2.

Let’s have a look at it in some detail:

Start of the bike course in Puerto del Carmen at Lanzarote Ironman

Leaving transition in Puerto del Carmen, you’ll ride along The Strip, before turning back to run parallel and towards Puerto Calero. Now that your legs have started to spin, you’ll face a steady climb inland on a pretty rough surface, before turning towards Yaiza.

At the time of publishing this article, there are road works on the main LZ-2 between the roundabouts of Mácher and  Playa Quemada, hopefully the widening and resurfacing of this section will be complete before race day.

After Yaiza, there’s a fairly flat and very pretty loop around El Golfo and the views of the ocean are stunning and the surface wonderfully smooth.

Ride up from Puerto Calero Ironman Lanzarote 

Ironman Lanzarote sign to the coast road of El Golfo Timanfaya Fire Mountains Ironman Lanzarote

Coming back to Yaiza, you’ll turn towards the famous Fire Mountains (Timanfaya). This is a long, steady climb with absolutely spectacular views of the lava from the most recent eruptions in Lanzarote. You’ll reach around 350 Metres above sea level, before beginning a very fast descent through Tinajo and down to the coast of La Santa.  There’s a short climb up from La Santa to Soo,, before another fast descent to Famara, which marks the start of the climb into Teguise, the old capital of the island. Read more »

San Paddys Beer Running-15 March 2014

San Paddys Beer Running

The I Carrera y Marcha San Paddys Beer Running event will take place at 17:00 in Puerto del Carmen as part of the St. Patrick’s Day Festival. Read more »

Carnival Running-15 March 2014

Carnival Running

Get into the spirit of carnival on Saturday 15th March and participate in the Carnival Running event with Club Santa Rosa in Costa Teguise. Read more »

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