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Record number of participants at 8th Formentera Triathlon

foto 2021 formen triatloConsell de Formentera President Alejandra Ferrer and Councillor of Sport Paula Ferrer presented details today about the eighth Formentera Triathlon, including the categories of Sprint and Olympic, set to take place this Saturday in Es Pujols. The race additionally doubles as the Balearic Olympic Triathlon Championship. Participants in the Sprint (750 m swim, 20 km bike and 5 km run) will start at 2.15pm, while Olympic contenders (1,500 m swim, 40 km bike and 10 km run) will start at 4.00pm. There will be individual and team events in both modalities. Also on hand at the presentation were Xisco Mateu, manager of the Tourism Strategy Agency of the Balearic Islands (AETIB); Manuel Hernández, the director of organising entity Unisport Consulting, and Alex Marí, the commercial director of Trasmapi, the event’s main sponsor.

President Ferrer expressed satisfaction at being able to celebrate the Formentera Triathlon again after last year’s event was called off on account of the pandemic. “We’re thrilled to bring back a trial which, in eight years, has put down deep roots on the island”, said the president, adding, “May participants and accompanying friends and families enjoy Formentera in October, with all the programming it comes with”.

Nearly 340 registered participants, a record turnout

The chief of the Formentera Office of Sport highlighted a current participant count of 340 — “a record number of participants”, said Councillor Ferrer, who indicated registrations remained open at www.triatlonformentera.com. “The figures serve to motivate us to continue working to organise events and, above all, to spread the spirit and feeling of sport throughout the island”. Finally, the councillor praised “all the groups that have played a hand in the race’s evolution” and apologised for any inconveniences caused by traffic restrictions during the hours of the event.

And lastly, Manuel Hernández of Unisport Consulting underscored “Formentera’s commitment to sport and events like this and the Half-Marathon” —scheduled for 9 October— “which put the island on the map in terms of major fitness fixtures”. He also highlighted this year’s record turnout and pointed out that aspiring participants could continue to register until 30 September.

Road closures

For this Saturday’s race, from 1.30pm to 6.00pm, road closures will impact PM-820 from the cemetery turn-off to the Sant Ferran roundabout, as well as PM-820-2 from the Sant Ferran roundabout to the Es Pujols roundabout. Likewise, parking will be prohibited on Carrers S'Espalmador, S'Aigua Dolça and Punta Prima on Saturday 2 October between 8.00am and 8.00pm.

29 September 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Call for volunteers at Formentera Half Marathon

cartell 2021 voluntaries mitja maratoThe Formentera Office of Sport encourages islanders to come help out at the Formentera Half Marathon on 9 October. The race will be held Saturday afternoon and volunteers will man aid stations, hand out medals and provide assistance at the finish line. Interested parties can sign up at the Antoni Blanc Sports Centre between 8.00am and 9.30pm.

24 September 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Formentera Office of Sport brings back handbook of sports camps and clubs

cartell 2021 activatThis 2021/22, the second edition of the Formentera Office of Sport-produced “Activa't” not only offers islanders a round-up of camps focused on everything from archery and swimming to athletics, tennis and sailing, it functions as a one-stop source of information about Formentera’s 14 sports clubs and how to contact them. A thousand paper copies have been printed and are available at municipal sports facilities, while a digital version of the document can be found on the Consell de Formentera website and at Esports Formentera on Facebook.

13 September 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Formentera residents have till 20 Sept. to register for half-marathon

Athletes who reside on the island and wish to take part in the twelfth Formentera Half Marathon or ninth Sant Ferran-to-La Savina Fun Run have until midnight on Monday 20 September to sign up. The events will take place 9 October and are organised by the Consell de Formentera and Unisport Consulting.

Interested parties should send an email to info@unisportconsulting.com and include their given/family name, a copy of government-issued ID and proof of residence on Formentera. Runners should also note whether they intend to take part in the 21K or 8K race.


7 September 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Municipal sports camps 2021-22

foto 2021 piscinaThe Formentera Office of Sports is pleased to announce a host of camps in areas like swimming, athletics, tennis, archery and sailing that will take place this October in municipal buildings. Designed to accompany young ones as they discover the world of sport or enhance their technical prowess, the camps exist thanks to partnership agreements between the Consell de Formentera and various hometown sports clubs.

Tennis camp:
Ages: 4 and up
Signups: From 16 August
Payment: Antoni Blanc Sports Centre (Poliesportiu Antoni Blanc)
Start: Monday 4 October
Days/times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
Level: beginners, advanced and competition

Swim camp:
Ages: 3 to 16
Signups: Early signups from 13 September via OVAC and OAC; confirmation call from Antoni Blanc Sports Centre
Payment: Antoni Blanc Sports Centre
Placement tests: From 1 September
Start (all categories): Monday 4 October
Days/times: Monday/Wednesday | Tuesday/Thursday | Friday — 4.00pm, 5.15pm and 6.30pm

Sailing camp:
Ages: 5 and up / summer courses [sailing]
Ages: 7 and up / summer courses [windsurfing]
Signups: From Thursday 2 September at Formentera Nautical Sports Center (Centre d’Esports Nàutics de Formentera)
Days/times vary based on group/level and summer instruction

Archery camp:
Ages: 7 and up
Signups: From Monday 16 August at Antoni Blanc Sports Centre
Start (all categories): 5 October
Days/times: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3.45pm to 6.00pm

Athletics camp:
Ages: 5 and up
Signups: Athletics track
Payment: Antoni Blanc Sports Centre
Start: 4 October (for participants born 2009, start is 1 September)
Days/times:
- Birth year 2009: 5.00pm to 6.30pm (Mon./Wed./Fri.)
- Birth year 2010-2013: 5.00pm to 6.30pm (Mon./Tue./Wed.)
- Birth year 2014-2016: 4.30pm to 5.30pm, Mon./Tue./Wed.

For more information about camps and fitness options on the island, call the Antoni Blanc Sports Centre at 971.32.12.40 or send them an email at poliesportiu@conselldeformentera.cat.

1 September 2021
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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