MORE than 850 triathletes descended on Newborough Forest last weekend to take part in the third ever Sandman Triathlon.
The sell-out event, which is organised by local sports events company Always Aim High Events, was covered in glorious sunshine and thoroughly enjoyed by all who took part including over 150 juniors.
The 2013 Sandman will also be remembered for its incredible racing, with new course records being set in every discipline.
The fastest finisher in the female sprint event was Claire Antrobus with a superb time of 1 hour 13 minutes and 46 seconds, well ahead of second-placed Jane Morris, with third going to Rachel Massey. The male sprint event was also won convincingly by Huw Brassington in a new record time of 1.01.11.
In the full distance triathlon, Jane Hansom overtook 2013 Slateman Triathlon champion Rhian Roxburgh on the run to take the winners medal in a record-breaking 2.45.23, 15 minutes faster than the previous course best, with Rhian finishing second.
In the men’s event, Oliver Simon claimed a brilliant win with an incredible time of 2.26.27.
The Tenby athlete led from start to finish, beating 2012 winner Peter Brook into second place, with Ewan Brown taking the final podium position.
Event planner and Always Aim High Events Director, Nigel Kendrick, said: “This is the best Sandman triathlon we have held so far.
“The quality of the racing was fantastic and the fact that so many people came down to support is unbelievable.
"It was great to see so many local residents down on beach and in the event village cheering the competitors on.”