The Ironman Lanzarote Bike Route reviewed by Dani and Michi Herlbauer

The Ironman Lanzarote Bike Route is probably one of the toughest in the world. Besides the challenging hurdles you also have to take the wind into account. You are facing Ironman on the Devil’s Island and that is more than just a normal challenge. Even Faris Al Sultan assured us in our last talk that this is one of the truest Ironman he has mastered.

But there is no need for panic, since it is not impossible to master this challenge. If you have decided to join the starting line of Ironman Lanzarote 2015, you are ready to become one of the handful heroes who have finished the Ironman: FINISHER#IMLANZAROTE

To make sure that you enter well prepared, Dani and Michi Herlbauer from Sands Beach Active reviewed the bike route for you.

Watch the following video and listen to the tips these two professional athletes have for you!

I Sailfish Lanzarote Openwater – nothing is impossible

After months of hard work, we finally met on the 16th of May at the Playa Grande in Puerto del Carmen, to launch the first edition of the Sailfish Lanzarote Open Water.

With almost perfect weather conditions, since there was nearly no wind and therefore a very calm sea, swimmers and triathletes from all over the world gathered at the beachfront, ready to jump into the water.

  • Raul Santiago Betancor and Alice Franco, the winners of the I Sailfish Lanzarote Open Water.

The international representation of the swimmers put the bar very high, but in the end a Canarian citizen won the race. The young swimmer Raul Santiago Betancor from Gran Canaria showed of his talent during the two lapse circuit. He was the first to cross the finish line at the time of 00:45:39. The Argentine Damián Blaum ranked the second place (00:46:58) and the third position on the podium went to the Brazilian Samir Botelho (00:48:08).

In the women category the Italian champion swimmer Alice Franco completed the 3.8km as the first in 00:48:10. Followed by the two Spanish competitors Esther Nuñez Morera (00:48:28) and Luisa Mar Morales (00:49:02).

Sailfish Lanzarote Open Water Results 2015

  • Sailfish Lanzarote Open Water, the prior open water event to the Ironman Lanzarote.

The first edition of the Sailfish Lanzarote Open Water is a great swimming test before the International Ironman Lanzarote event. It is the perfect opportunity to bring swimmers and triathletes from all over the world together and to prepare for the Ironman circuit.

The date for the second edition is already set: May 14, 2016. We are looking forward to seeing you again!

Are you ready for the Sailfish Lanzarote Open Water?

Photo by Bert Stephani


As we have previously announced, May 16th will be the Sailfish Lanzarote Open Water in Playa Grande, Puerto del Carmen.

The two biggest categories will be 1.9km (1 turn) and 3.8km (2 turns). Both modalities will have cash prizes for the thirst three male and female positions.

This event has been planned while taking into consideration not only local and international swimmers, but also triathletes. The competition will be taking place a week before Ironman Lanzarote and is set in the same waters. It will be a perfect opportunity to familiarize oneself with the circuit and experience the sensations.

  • Gear up for the occasion.

In our Sailfish Shop Test Centre we offer you a wide range of sailfish wetsuits. You can try them before the event and rent them for the day of the competition. Everything is ready for an unforgettable journey. We will wait for you.

Ironman Lanzarote 2015: Horst Reichel gives us some tips to deal with the cycling sector.

For many, Ironman Lanzarote is seen as one of the toughest triathlons in the world. The conditions of wind and sun that the island offers, make the Ironman an even more demanding challenge.

To make the big day more bearable, Horst Reichel, professional triathlete, gives us a few tips to deal with the cycling sector. Among the tips he states that the key is to stay calm, do not rush to give everything you have from the start because it will be a long day, therefore you must concentrate on starting with a comfortable pace and reserving your energy. Remember nutrition and do not forget to drink.

Keeping a steady pace should be your main goal. Be consistent in both uphills and downhills and flat parts, with a comfortable pace without going neither too slow nor too fast.

The first edition of Sailfish Lanzarote Open Water is coming.

May 16th holds an exciting new event in the sports calendar: the first Sailfish Lanzarote Open Water

Sailfish Lanzarote Open Water is designed of all types of swimmers, both professional and amateur, and tests for all ages. The competition accommodates 5-modes and 4 circuits, all located in the clear waters of Playa Grande, Puerto Del Carmen.

The biggest categories consist of 3.8km and 1.9km, where the top 3 finishers in both distances will be presented with prizes.

The deadline for registration is already open, you can view all information on

Evert Scheltinga and Michaela Herlbauer, the winners of the 2015 edition of the Tri 122.

It was a festive day for triathletes this weekend in Costa Teguise, which held the 4th edition of tri122 middle distance triathlon.

One hundred triathletes gathered at 8:00h in Playa de Las Cucharas where it was a perfect sunny day with no wind.

After a calm swim, cycling in the Northern part of the island with rain and a long run under the strong sun, Evert Scheltinga was the overall winner (7:04:32) after leading the competition at all times. The second place went to the Austrian Daniel Herlbauer (4:25:21), who had prepared for the competition in Sands Beach Resort, while third place was occupied by the Lanzarote triathlete Daniel Armas (4:36:28).

The winner in the female category was the Austrian Michaela Herlbabuer, stopping the clock at 4:38:51. She had trained in Sands Beach Resort for the event and there were no rivals for her, she lead the competition for the women throughout the entire race. Second place went to the local triathlete Eneko Llanos wife, Ruth Brito (5:02:12) followed by Roos Tji (5:34:54).

It was a very good day for the Lanzarote Triathlon, and a good start to the season for many.

Tabayesco – a port of irresistible mountains

Tabayesco is one of the most popular and ambitious ports of Lanzarote.

The sloping curves of Tabayesco are one of the busiest areas for cycling and the majority of triathletes situated in Lanzarote know that it is the perfect place to train and compete. We must not forget that this port is a part of the circuit for the Ironman 70.3 and other competitions of long distance such as the Tri122.

We accompanied the triathletes in their climb to Tabayesco to see who would be the quickest and would win a prize. Finally the winner was announced as Jorge San Martín who completed the course in 28:40m.

There is no doubt that the boys enjoyed a both intense and fun day.

The first Sands Beach Active aquathlon

On Saturday the 7th of February, Sands Beach Resort celebrated the first Sands Beach Active aquathlon. Fortunately, we have had good participation and an even better atmosphere.

During the winter season, many triathletes escape to Lanzarote for the beautiful sun that the island offers at this time of year. These excellent weather conditions allow them to do their best during their workouts. We took advantage of the large influx of triathletes at Sands Beach Resort during these months and organized the first Sands Beach Active Aquathlon.

We had a wide range of athletes of different nationalities and from different places of training. Some of them were professionals but of course we made room for the small ones.

Some of the guests at Sands Beach Resort did not want to miss this sporting event and did not hesitate to encourage the athletes which brought such a great atmosphere. Among those who went to see the triathlete professionals were Marino Vanhoenacker , Víctor Del Corral, Stephen Bayliss and Helle Frederiksen.

Finally the first three positions were conquered by Daniel Hofer, followed by Alessandro Terranova and Peru Alfaro, in the men’s category. While in the women’s category, it was Gaia Perón who crossed the finish line first, followed by Paola Saitta and Silvia Saitta.

Lanzarote International Marathon 2015 gets underway

The date is set for the Lanzarote International Marathon – it will be celebrated on the 12th of December and registrations are officially open.

It is one of the most important running events of the Canary Islands as Sands Beach Active, the organizer of the race, puts plenty of effort and enthusiasm into the race each year. This is more than just an event – this is a huge and unique experience for the runners that take part.

The peculiar race course is set along the sea on the south coast of the island which makes the race different to anything else.

Registration for the race is open now – we hope to see you there!


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British ParaTriathlon Squad prepare for the 2015 season.

The British Triathlon Paratriathlon team returns to their repeat training destination again; Lanzarote and Sands Beach Resort is their choice of where to prepare for their 2015 preseason.

James Mitchell Photography

During these weeks we have been able to observe the concentration level of the team by watching them train hard and carry out sessions of biking and racing. They have also been swimming in both the swimming pool and open water as well as training in the fitness centre. The objective is clear: be at the highest level and make the cut in the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

James Mitchell Photography

They have made good use of their stay and done some photo sessions with James Mitchell, using the exotic landscapes that the island has to offer as backdrops.

James Mitchell Photography


Not only has there been time to train but also time for endless amounts of fun with lots of laughter where we were able to notice the strong unison of the team.

James Mitchell Photography


We have pleasant memories of your stay and we hope that you achieve all the challenges that are put in your way. Good luck team!