Imagine swimming in the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean Sea, riding above the coast looking towards Corsica and Tuscany and, finally, running in a typical Italian village. This is Elbaman!

 

It’s the only full-distance triathlon (3.8km swim - 180km bike - 42.2km run) held in Italy and is organised with passion, consistency and enthusiasm by a strong group led by an experienced and dedicated triathlete. The weekend also includes a half distance called Elbaman73.

 

 

 

Last year saw the 8th edition of the annual race and it proved another great day for the 720 athletes from 20 countries. This year, the organiser aims to have 800 starters.

 

Elba Island is a great place for a holiday in September with perfect weather and not too many tourists. The closest international airport is Pisa, easily reachable with direct flights from most European capitals. 

 

There is a domestic airport in Elba just 2km from the race centre and Elba is also easy to reach by car ferry, with a 60 minute crossing from the mainland.  Elba is the largest island in the Tuscany archipelago

 

 

 

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It’s Back…Britain’s most beautiful marathon: Kielder is the centre piece of a fantastic weekend of sport in Northumberland over the weekend 5th and 6th October 2013.

 

Whether you are a lover of trail running, a fun runner looking for something different, or a triathlete looking to end the season on a high Kielder marathon weekend offers you the opportunity to race in one of the most picturesque areas of Britain with largely off road routes.

 

Whether you enter the Kielder 10k or Kielder Run Bike Run on Saturday or Kielder Marathon or one of our Junior age group races (7 – 15 years) on the Sunday your senses will be alive with the stunning views of Kielder Water and your feet and joints loving the more forgiving ground underfoot.

 

The routes are challenging. They twist and turn through woodland and wind their way over the undulating ground around the lake but nothing can beat the sensation of crossing the finish line in this spectacular setting and we promise you; you will want to be back for more in 2014!

 

Entries are open for all events at www.kieldermarathon.com

 

Without the runners we have no event and the same can be said for the volunteers who support on the day. So if you can’t run this year, we would love to see you there supporting. We are looking for a team of volunteers to make the weekend happen so if you would like to be involved please get in touch at info@kieldermarathon.com.

 

 

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