Melin Consultants, providers of sustainable building and construction solutions, have to announced that they will be the main sponsor of this year’s Melin Sospan Sizzler Middle Distance Triathlon.
Held in Burry Port on Sunday June 11, the event is organised by non-profit organisation Healthy Life Activities.
This is the only middle distance triathlon to be held in Carmarthenshire and the challenging hilly bike course attracts athletes from across the UK.
The Melin Sospan Sizzler Middle Distance Triathlon will start with a 1,900m early morning sea swim, encompassing two loops from Burry Port Harbour.
The bike leg will then take competitors on a two-loop 90km course around the Gwendraeth Valley, taking in the legendary Meinciau climb, not once, but twice.
The final stage will be a fast and flat 21km run along the stunning scenery of the coastal path.
While most competitors will be looking to complete the event in under nine hours, the winning time for the inaugural year in 2016 was an impressive 4hrs 53min.
As part of the event sponsorship, Melin will be looking to attract a number of corporate relay teams from Carmarthenshire and further afield.
As well as the opportunity for the winning team to lift the Melin Sospan Sizzler Challenge Cup, Melin will also be donating £100 to the nominated charity of the winning corporate relay team.
This will be doubled for a winning team that beats the current course relay record of 4hrs 49min.
Jamie Best, Director of Melin Consultants, said:“We’re proud to be involved in such a worthwhile event.
“I’m an active participant in triathlon events so I’m particularly pleased to be able to provide sponsorship.
“By helping Healthy Life Activities encourage attendance to the Melin Sospan Sizzler middle distance triathlon, we can ensure that people not only enjoy the challenge but also have the satisfaction that they’ve given back to the local community.”