History will be made on June 22, 2014 with the first half iron distance Ocean Lava triathlon being organized outside Lanzarote.
Organizers of the original Ocean Lava Triathlon in Lanzarote, which has been around since 2010, have decided to branch out and expand their reach past the Canary Islands and start the Ocean Lava Triathlon Series. An independent triathlon circuit, with the philosophy to organize and deliver a traditional triathlon with Expectation, Taste of the local culture, No drafting, Fairness, Excellence, Integrity, Inspiration, Endurance, Safety, Fun, Family, Excitement, Unique experiences.
This new series of middle distance races created by the initiative of Kenneth Gasque will include newly announced triathlon races in Wales and the Netherlands. Additional event locations are being looked into and could be announced soon.
The aim is to have Ocean Lava events in renowned countries to make up the Global circuit and fuel a grand final championship race in Lanzarote .
Stein Triathlon will be part of Ocean Lava circuit
The famous Stein Triathlon will join the family as the Ocean Lava Limburg. The historical event is known for its great organization, beauty, hilly, tough and magic bike course which has been part of 3 UCI World Championships.
Kenneth Gasque says: I am always searching for inspiration from the world around me, and I am inspired by the team from Limburg and together we will write a new story, with the spirit from our triathlon heart. We welcome the adventure triathlete to be part of our dream of today, Ocean Lava Limburg.
Triathlon: Ocean Lava Limburg
When: June 21-22, 2014
Where: Stein, Netherlands
Events: Half, Sprint, Juniors, Relays
Wales Triathlon joins Ocean Lava circuit
Activity Wales, the organization behind Ironman Wales, the Wales Triathlon and other events has also partnered with Ocean Lava. The Wales Triathlon becomes the Ocean Lava Wales triathlons as well as the World Qualifier race for the UK Ocean Lava Middle Distance Championship.
Pembrokeshire has really embraced our races and it gives us all enormous pleasure to bring this new series to North Pembrokeshire. Last year’s Wales Triathlon was the springboard and the welcome we received from the local community, the athlete and supporter experience was incredible and so many athletes have already returned for a break as a result of visiting the area for the first time.
Triathlon: Ocean Lava Wales
When: Saturday, August 2, 2014
Where: Pembrokshire, Wales
Central to the concept of Ocean Lava is the perception of the athlete, not just the athletes get the attention they deserve, there is also ample attention to all the other athletes. To this end, athletes in the Ocean Lava races will not compete in age, but they will compete against opponents of the same age (rather than a classification by age 5 years of age classification will be made each year).In addition, the entry fees to the respective events at the normal level for them will be guaranteed.