As you’ll have seen, our Director, Jamie Best, is fond of the odd triathlon! So you probably won’t be too surprised to learn that, in between air tightness tests and SAP calculations, he’s decided to partner with a well-known triathlon event that’s right on our doorstep.
We’re proud to announce that we’ll be the main sponsor of this year’s Melin Sospan Sizzler Middle Distance Triathlon.
Held in Burry Port on Sunday, June 11th, the event is organised by non-profit organisation Healthy Life Activities. This is the only middle distance triathlon to be held in Carmarthenshire and the challenging hilly bike course attracts athletes from across the UK.
What does it involve?
The Melin Sospan Sizzler Middle Distance Triathlon will start with a 1,900m early morning sea swim, encompassing two loops from Burry Port Harbour.
Burry Port lighthouse and harbour
The bike leg will then take competitors on a two-loop 90km course around the Gwendraeth Valley, taking in the legendary Meinciau climb not once but twice.
The final stage will be a fast and flat 21km run along the stunning scenery of the coastal path. This will be an ideal vantage point for any spectators who might want to shout their support during all three stages of the event.
While most competitors are looking to complete the event in under 9 hours, the winning time for the inaugural year in 2016 was an impressive 4hrs 53min.
We need you!
As event sponsors, we’re hoping to attract some corporate relay teams from Carmarthenshire and further afield.
If you need some encouragement, not only will the winning team lift the Melin Sospan Sizzler Challenge Cup but we’ll also be donating a prize fund of £100 to the nominated charity of the winning corporate relay team.
And to really motivate you, this will be doubled for a winning team that beats the current course relay record of 4hrs 49min!
Jamie from Melin had this to add, “We’re proud to be involved in such a worthwhile event. I’m an active participant in triathlon events so I’m particularly pleased to be able to provide sponsorship. By helping Healthy Life Activities encourage attendance to the Melin Sospan Sizzler Middle Distance Triathlon, we can ensure that people not only enjoy the challenge but also have the satisfaction that they’ve given back to the local community.”
When they’re not providing energy performance certificates for clients, a team from Melin will also be putting some energy into training for the event!
If you’re an individual or part of a business that wants to take part alongside us…