HARDY swimmers and runners are invited to sign up for Barry Island’s first Aquathon event which will see competitors battle the waves before a run.

Competitors will face a 650m swim in the sea off Whitmore Bay, followed by a five kilometre run along the promenade during the event on Sunday, September 28.

100 places are available and deadline for entry is September 19.

Athletes must be a minimum of 18 years of age with parental consent granted for anyone between 16 and 17.

The first man and woman will gain a trophy.

Swimmers take the plunge at 9.15am and wetsuits are compulsory until the transition area on the eastern side of Whitmore Bay.

The swimmers-turned-runners will then head between both headlands.

For details, visit www.entrycentral.com