The 2013 Celtman race is being televised on BBC2 Adventure Show next Tuesday (8th October) at 7pm. The live broadcast is on BBC2 Scotland, and Sky Channel 990. It will also be on the BBC i-Player for a week after broadcast (search for ‘The Adventure Show’).
The race took place in pretty dramatic weather conditions that made an already tough course into something approaching that much over-used word, epic. It should make for pretty compelling viewing.
In other Celtman news, the ballot for 2014 race slots will open at midnight (UK time) on Saturday 2 November, and will close at midnight (UK time) on Friday 15th November. The link to the ballot entry form will be posted on our website (www.cxtri.com), with the organisers expecting the race to be oversubscribed. The 2014 race date is Saturday 28 June, and starts at 5am.
Celtman was launched in 2012, and is modelled on the famous Norseman race held in Norway. Norseman, Celtman and Swissman are now all informally linked as a network of ‘Extreme’ races – the winners of Celtman receive a guaranteed entry slot to Norseman.
The race is based in the Torridon and Sheildaig area of Wester Ross, Scotland, and takes place over a 3.8km Sea Loch Swim, 202km Road Bike, and 42km Run Course. The run is largely off-road, and the second half comprises two of the Beinn Eighe Munro Mountain tops.
The 2012 Celtman was the winner of the coveted British Triathlon ‘Event of the Year’ Award.
More at www.cxtri.com.
Image: Steve Carter