Tommorrow will be the 28th edition of the famous triathlon Ironman organised by Club La Santa
The course will be as follows
Swim (cut off 2h 20min after race start).The 3.8 km swim is a 2 lap rectangular course taking place in the Atlantic Ocean just outside Puerto del Carmen. The water is around 18-19 degrees, and wetsuits are mandatory.
Bike (cut off 11h 30min after race start)
The 180.2 km bike course challenges participants to a hilly and typically windy ride that brings you through the Fire Mountains and up to the northern part of the island with testing switchback turns and a steep climb up to the most northern point of the island with beautiful views of the neighboring island of La Graciosa.
Run (cut off 17h 00min after race start)
The run is typically hot and sunny with 2 laps keeping athletes close to the spectators in Puerto del Carmen.
A 7 kilometre time trial for hand bikers took place in Playa Blanca over the weekend. The challenge was enhanced by weather conditions with exceptional winds and a downpour of rain on Friday afternoon. This is the 10th anniversary for this event which incorporates athletes from 10 different countries favoring Lanzarote for training. The maximum speeds of the course were in the centre of Playa Blanca between the church and Anchor roundabout which finishes with a very risky curve to the road. The trophies at the end of the race were presented by Seine Snippe who is the president of the (EHF) European Handling Federation. A total of 8000 Euros was distributed amongst the winners as prize money during the award ceremony. More information regarding handbike events can be found by clicking here
The Council has opened this week for the registration to participate in the eleventh edition of the Wine Run Lanzarote, to be held on Sunday June 16. Those interested in participating can formalize through the link http://www.lanzarotewinerun.com/en/inscriptions/ their request to participate in any of the three races (23 km long race, short race and 12 km long walk).
As in previous years, the event will have a strong solidarity theme, by allocating part of the money collected by subscription and sale of drinks to the Save La Geria project. The La Geria project promotes the economic, cultural, environmental and touristic sustainability of the landscape of La Geria through the enhancement of vineyard cultivation, the promotion of wine tourism and hiking and the recovery of traditional trails and degraded spaces.
The third edition of the Atlantic Ocean Surfski was held on Saturday on the east coast of the island. Starting in the north in the village of Arrieta 180 participants made their way south to the beach of Las Cucharas in Costa Teguise where they stopped for a short break. The next leg of the competition continued south to the finishing line in Puerto del Carmen at Playa Grande with the closing ceremony being held at the Fariones Sports Centre in the Old Town. Participants were from all over the world covering 16 different countries. Sean Rice was the winner of the men’s category, while in the women’s the winner was Haeley Nixon. whole party where this sport was promoted among the young Canaries. The runners up were as follows
The German Gordon Harbrecht got the second place, while the canarian Esteban Medina achieved third in the mens section. In the women’s category, the second position fell on the Spanish Judit Verges, while the French Angie Le Roux classified third.
In a couple of weeks Lanzarote will be holding its 38th national marathon. A good time of year for this sporting event as the temperature are expected to be around 19 degrees Celsius. The route follows the coast and passes through Costa Teguise, Arrecife, San Bartolome and Puerto del Carmen. If you are feeling energetic and want to participate, you do not have to enter into the full race as there are 3 distances offered so that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy this race. The distances offered are 42k, 21k and 10k.
On th 08/12/18 the 42km will start at 8am from Costa Teguise, the 21km will start at 10.30 from Puerto del Carmen and the 10km will start from Arrecife at 12.00pm
Awards will be given for different categories based on age and gender.
Yesterday 607 atheletes took part in the 26th edition of the swim between Lanzarote and La Graciosa known as El Rio (the river). This year a new route was organised between the islands from previous years for safetey reasons and begun beneath the Famara mountains at Playa Playa de Bajo Risco and finishing at Caleta de Sebo. The youngest participants were just 15 years old and residents of the island. At the start, all the swimmers received commemorative medals for this edition which was dedicated to a past participant Alejandro Candela. The event finished just one hour after the first oerson to arrive in Graciosa. The distance covered was 2.6km
The second Swimrun Lanzarote event will be held on the 24th November 2018. The event is said to have been born in Stockholm and the idea is to cross a distance by land and by sea.
There are 3 categories in the race;
Starter – 8km (25% swim)
Sprint – 17km (23% swim)
Marathon – 40km (28% swim)
Kids- Between 1.2 and 3.1kmm (28% swim)
For anyone wishing to participate you also have the opportunity to sign up to some practise sessions to get to know the route. The next training will be on Wednesday 26th September where everyone will set off at 18.00 from the school parking area in Playa Honda.
Its quite easy and cheap to keep fit in Lanzarote. You dont need to find a gym to burn off those extra calories. If you want to incorporate a bit of exercise in to your day you can always hire a bike from the many shops that are dotted around the resorts. You can spend a day sight seeing whilst stoping off at a local bar for a smoothy or fresh fish lunch. If you have a fitness regime that you dont want to miss then you have plenty of good places to run or walk. There are plenty of people in the morning and evenings running along the seafronts of all the resorts and if you want to step it up then you can run across country or on the beach whilst breathing in that fresh sea air!. A great tip for some exercise is to locate your nearest exercise machines. These are free and every zone has them. They are not hi tech machines but help you work against your own body weight. There are also some step machines and cross trainers. The local councils have installed these in certain areas to help the public do some exercise, so there’s no excuse
Based in Famara on the north west coast of Lanzarote, Lanzasurf offer surf lessons from beginner to advanced. Safety and teaching quality are very important to them ; their surf instructors have a wealth of experience and are all qualified by national and international surfing associations.
There main event of the Lanzarote sport calender is the Ironman. Around 1800 athletes are competing this year to take on the challenge of this intense triathlon which consists of the following Swim
2 laps which is approximately 3.8km in the sea at Playa Grande in Puerto del Carmen with a short running passage in between. Bike course This takes the athletes around the island covering 182.2km and includes climbs over 2508m Run 3 laps from Puerto del Carmen through Playa Honda towards Arrecife along the seafront. The distance is 42.2km.
The cut off time is 17 hours after the race start
If you are thinking of visiting to spectate or participate we have a selection of apartments and villas in Puerto del Carmen which is where the race starts and ends.