Mallorca Ironman 70.3 Thomas Cook Alcudia
Duva Sports Hotel in Puerto Pollensa welcomes the Alcudia Half Ironman
Sports events, triathlons and now the Alcudia Ironman 70.3, Mallorca's top sporting event in May
The Thomas Cook Mallorca Iron Man 70.3 takes place every May, in Alcudia, a fascinating medieval town with 30 km of sandy beaches on Mallorca's northeastern coast. Alcudia's vast safe bay is the venue for the swim, followed by the cycle up into the Serra de Tramuntana mountains to the north of Alcudia and finally the run, which takes place along and around Alcudia town and beach.
The BIG SWIM-CYCLE-RUN
The 1.2 mile (1.9 Km) swim course is located in the port area of Alcudia, where the water temperature is about 19ºC (66ºF) in May and the sea is fairly shallow and completely safe.
The 56 mile (90 Km) bike course goes from Alcudia to Pollensa and up into the mountains to the Lluc monastery in a challenging up and downhill one loop course with long flats.
The 13.1 mile (21.1 Km) run is a flat 3 loop course along the wonderful beach of Alcudia. The finish line is located in the harbour area, about 500 meters from the swim start.
2018 results for the Alcudia Ironman 70.3
For the full list of all participants and split times go to the official website. Here are the overall and first female times, just to get you into the spirit.
The first overall winner for last year's race came in at 04:09:53 (swim: 00:21:55, bike: 02:19:05, run: 01:23:46).
The first woman winner for last year's race came in at 04:53:38 (swim: 00:28:49, bike: 02:41:28, run: 01:36:44) in 224th place overall.
How to train for an Ironman in Mallorca
Undertaking an ironman is no small feat and getting your training right from the start is key to any self respecting endurance training regime and to successfully completing the race.
If you are thinking of taking part in the Mallorca Half Ironman next year have a look at the link below.
For optimum athletic performance we have compiled a list of 10 simple yet fundamental guidelines every Ironman training regime should incorporate:
Iron kids Mallorca - Getting your children involved
While you are getting ready for the race, why not give the kids a taster of what mummy and daddy are up to by enrolling them into the ironman kids race on the Friday before? It will keep them busy and you never know, it may inspire them to follow in your footsteps in the future!
The Iron Kids race is aimed at children between 3 and 16 years old and takes place on the Puerto Alcudia beach every year between 6-7 pm on the Friday before the Alcudia Ironman. The finish line is the same as the real Ironman, which makes it even more fun and exciting! You can register online or onsite and for safety reasons there are entries for a maximum of 500 athletes.
Starting times and race distances are as follows:
- 18:00h (2003-2008) 1.000m.
- 18:15h (2009-2010) 750m.
- 18:30h (2011-2012) 500m.
- 18:45h (2013-2016) 250m
More on Iron kids Mallorca
Ironman training camps in Puerto Pollensa
DuVA Sport hotel in Puerto Pollensa is a great starting point and base camp for a serious training holiday on the island. Ideally located in Puerto Pollensa, near the Bay of Pollensa, on route to the Lluc road and cycle routes in the Tramuntana Mountains and only 6 km from Alcudia where the race takes place, you can train in-situ and get a taster of the terrain before you do the real thing.
The hotel offers sport and cycling accommodation to clubs and training camps, and all cycling enthusiasts, from amateur to pro, wishing to kick start their training regimes early in the season and late in the summer.
Mallorca's temperate climate and fabulously varied terrain lends itself well to the task, with mountain ranges, good roads, extreme climbs, coastal paths, excellent sport hotels and great little cafes along the best cycling routes.