Wales Triathlon

Sat 16th Jun 2018 • by Activity Wales Events
Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, GB

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What you need to know

The Wales Triathlon Middle Distance will take place on June 16th 2018 in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire. Winner of the 220 triathlon awards for best triathlon, the weekend is ideal for new and experienced athletes.

If you are looking for a race with an enclosed stunning sea swim; sea views, fantastic village support, topped off with one of the most breathtaking scenic runs on the circuit... read on!

Distances in this event

  1. 70.3 (Half Ironman)

    Triathlon: Swim 1.2mi, Bike 56mi, Run 13.1mi
    8:45am Sat 16th Jun 2018
    £129–£145
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  2. Sprint

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 13mi, Run 3mi
    9:30am Sat 16th Jun 2018
    £45–£75
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Course Maps
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Course Details

1.2 mile swim, 56 mile cycle, 13.1 mile run
The course will be fairly fast.

The course runs alongside the headland, so is simply stunning as you run along the coastal path.

Swim
The swim course is a very sheltered out and back swim. The swim takes place in Fishguard bay which is protected by a breakwater on both sides. The two lapped swim enables swimmers to exit the water to large crowds before entering the water for a second and final lap.

Bike
The bike course starts with a small incline that is a very fast rolling road into and around St Davids. The course then turns back towards Mathry before heading into St Davids for the final time and then straight back to Fishguard.. The course begins with a steady 3 mile ascent allowing you to fuel, before a fast section all the way to St Davids, the Country’s smallest city. Here you will have a huge reception as you cycle around the square. On leaving St Davids you will again enter another quick section offering stunning sea views of the atlantic, before climbing into Trefin and Mathry. Here you turn for St Davids once again to experience the great atmosphere and then head back to T2.

Run
The run course has two real hills and the rest is very fast and flat. Middle distance athletes will be required to do four laps of the run route.

Raceday Logistics

Friday 15th June
• Registration (Phoenix Centre) | 5:00-8:00pm
• Massage (Phoenix Centre) | 5:00-8:00pm

Saturday 16th June
• Registration Open For All Athletes (Phoenix Centre)| 6:30am – 08:00am
• Transition Open For All Athletes (The Parrog) | 7:00am – 08:15am
• Mandatory Race Briefing Middle Distance (Start Line) | 08:30am
• Middle Distance Start | 08:45am
• Mandatory Race Briefing Sprint Distance (Start Line) | 09:15am
• Last Middle Distance Swimmer Out Of Water | 09:45am
• Sprint Distance Start | 09:30am
• Massage Available (Finish Line) | 8:30am – 5:30pm
• First Sprint Athlete Back | 10:45am
• Bike Second Lap Cut Off (Mathry) | 12:00pm
• Mass Bikes Come Back Into Goodwick | 12:15pm – 1:15pm
• Last Bike Into Transition | 2:15pm
• Presentation for 1st, 2nd, 3rd (Finish Line) | 2:30pm
• Last Run Lap Cut-Off | 3:30pm
• Last Athlete Cut-Off | 4:30pm

Volunteers

We are holding some fantastic events in 2017/2018 which will be a great opportunity not only for the competitors, but for the whole communities surrounding the events. There is a tremendous amount of work that goes into organising these events and volunteers and marshals are a crucial element to the success of the day.

Being part of the volunteer team can involve route marshalling, manning aid stations, pre and post-race set up… and everything in between! In addition to this, your encouragement and enthusiasm to both the athletes and the team is invaluable! It’s a great personal reward for you and makes a huge difference to the athletes on the day.

There’s some great benefits to being a marshal for Activity Wales Events including:

  • FREE volunteer event T-shirt
  • FREE packed lunch & drink (dietary requirements will be catered for)

As extra incentive, groups of 10 or more volunteers will get £200 towards their chosen team, club or charity! If you are supporting an athlete at the event or simply would just love to be involved, please register your details by clicking the button below, and registering your interest for the relevant events.

For more information about volunteering, please call 01437 765777.

FAQs

Please note – photographic identification will be required at registration. Athletes without this may not be registered by the start time of the event.

Q: How can I register for the event?
A: If you go to the registration page and enter online.  We do not accept paper entries.

Q: My details have changed but the online entry system keeps bringing up my old details.
A: Click ‘start a new registration’ at the bottom of the first page and this will allow you to enter new details.

Q: I want to enter different people from the same email address?
A: As above click ‘start a new registration’ at the bottom of the first page and this will allow you to enter new details.

Q: Can I enter a team?
A: Yes relays are a great way to get started in the sport of triathlon and relay teams are welcomed and encouraged.

Q: How do I know that I am in the race?
A: You will receive a confirmation email which you should print off and bring to the event.

Q: Will I receive my race number and timing chip in the post?
A: No all items that you will need for the event will be issued at registration.

Q: Do I need to go to the race briefing even if I am an experienced athlete.
A: Yes, critical information and any last minute changes will be conveyed at the race briefing.

Q: Do I have to wear a wetsuit and does it have to be triathlon specific?
A: Wetsuits are mandatory but you do not have to wear a tri specific one. Most people who are racing for the first time will use a surf wetsuit that they already have.

Q: Do I have to wear a swim hat?
A: Yes you do and for safety reasons you must wear the race issue hat. Failure to do so may result in you being disqualified.

Q: Do I have to use a racing bike for this event?
A: No, any bike can be used but you must make sure that it is in excellent working order. It is also compulsory to wear a helmet and remember to put your helmet on first before taking your bike from the racking and you must place your bike back on the racking before taking your helmet off, when you have finished the bike section of the race.

Q: Is my bike safe in transition and where do I put my bike?
A: As race organisers, we do everything that we can to make your equipment safe during the event but ultimately your equipment is left at your own risk. We do however provide a restricted transition area. You will be issued with a bike number in your goody bag which you must attach to your bike prior to racking it. You can rack your bike in any location, but please ensure that you keep your area neat and tidy to limit the disruption to other athletes. Your bib number and bike number must be shown when collecting your bike at the end of the race.

Q: Can I collect my bike as soon as I have finished?
A: To be fair to all athletes it will only be possible to collect your bike once all the athletes are in off the bike course.

Q: Will I receive lap bands on the run?
A: No it is the athlete’s responsibility to count their own number of laps.

Q: What do I do if I fail to finish in the event?
A: You MUST report to a member of the finish line team so that we know that you are safe and accounted for.  Also it is important that we receive you timing chip back.

Q: Where can I find the results?
A: You can find the results on the event website shortly after the event.

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