Feb 1, 2016

CIRENCESTER - Following a sell-out series in 2015, Mitsubishi Motors UK is delighted to announce its title sponsorship of the #supbikerun 2016 UK Series. The fun event has flipped the traditional triathlon format on its head where swimming has been replaced with stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), and the bike and run elements are set off-road across challenging tracks and trails. A perfect match and backdrop for Mitsubishi’s go anywhere, all-new L200 Series 5.  

The L200 will support #supbikerun at three new venues which will take place during the spring, summer and autumn of 2015 at mountain and lake courses around the UK.  The new two day format means that participants can enjoy each venue over a long weekend with excellent facilities, food, music and on-site camping. In addition to the main #supbikerun events, each participant will be awarded a free SUP session or workshop of their choice to enjoy on the Saturday before the main event. Entrants can select a free SUP taster session, SUP yoga class or SUP master class.

Each event venue will present a different challenge and new for 2016, participants can select their course distances by choosing the mighty Warrior route or the intense Barbarian course.  The Warrior route represents a 3k SUP, a 15k mountain trail and a 5k running trail. The Barbarian route is exactly double the distance. Each event will be limited to 250 places.

Another new feature for 2016 is the chance for team entries and registering 4-8 people will mean that each team qualifies for free Fanatic XL sup board hire.

Sam Lutman-Pauc, Event Director at #supbikerun said: “Mitsubishi Motors is without doubt the perfect automotive partner for this project. We require vehicles that can transport our team efficiently and in style across the UK but most importantly a vehicle that wasn’t afraid to roll up its sleeves, get dirty and head off-road. The Mitsubishi L200 Series 5 Warrior and Barbarian both provide us with everything we need all in one stylish and versatile package. Efficiency, safety and excellent off-road handling make the L200 the ultimate exploration and event marshalling vehicle”.

Stewart McKee, General Manager of Public Affairs, Press and Events at Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, said: “We are delighted to continue our relationship and become the title sponsor of supbikerun this year by supporting the triathlon series with the all-new L200 Series 5. As the new L200 campaign suggests, practicality and versatility are key to the appeal of the L200 and our slogan ‘showing the world how it’s done’ is perfectly in-keeping with spirit of #supbikerun.”


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#supbikerun- Launched in 2014 by Sam Lutman –Pauc the event is the first of its kind in Europe, combining Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) with mountain biking and a trail run it flips the traditional triathlon format on its head. #supbikerun is not only the three events, there are numerous taster sessions, coaching and training sessions held throughout the country designed to get people active and involved in stand up paddle boarding, mountain biking and running

Event #05 – Llandegfedd Reservoir, South Wales

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd May

Llandegfedd (Llandegveth) Reservoir and Country Park set in the beautiful rolling landscape of South Wales, near Pontypool. This beautiful 400-acre reservoir includes a state-of-the-art water sports and visitor centre opened Easter 2015.

Event #06 – Alton Water, Suffolk

Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st July

Located just 1hr 45 minutes from central London, Alton Water set within 400-acres of beautiful countryside and is the largest reservoir in the picturesque county of Suffolk.

Event #07 – Bassenthwaite Lake, The Lake District

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th September

The three ‘B’s’… big, beautiful and brutal! Bass delivers on all fronts and takes the #supbikerun event series tour to its most Northerly and challenging destination in the stunning Lake District.

Pre-Event Fun and Free SUP Sessions

All events in 2016 will be staged over 2-days with the Saturday dedicated to everything SUP. All participants will be awarded a free SUP class or workshop on the Saturday and large group taster sessions will be opened up free of charge to the general public. The objective is simple, to introduce and get as many people out on the water experiencing and loving SUP!

Each venue will house a SUP village with all the major SUP brands, music, entertainment, delicious food and on-site camping… a true festival of a weekend that welcomes spectators and the general public.