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Colwyn Bay gets Eirias

The new Watersports Hub in Colwyn Bay plays host to a middle-distance tri in July

The Eirias, old Welsh for blazing hot, is the newest middle-distance race to hit the UK triathlon scene.

Organised by the people behind the 220 Award-winning Llandudno Sea Triathlon, the course for the Saturday 21 July race features a 1.9km sea swim based at the brand new Watersports Hub in Colwyn Bay, with its new beach and fantastic spectating facilities, and a two-lap 106km bike route around the stunning Welsh countryside on wide spacious roads.

The 21km run is a flat out-and-back route along a coastal path before returning to the Parc Eirias stadium for a finish on the running track in front of the 2,000-seat grandstand.

Head to www.xtramileevents.com for more info.

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.