Ironman Wales

Triathlon: Swim 2.4mi, Bike 112mi, Run 26.2mi

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  1. Ironman

    Triathlon: Swim 2.4mi, Bike 112mi, Run 26.2mi

Ironman Wales route

Swim The race starts off at North Beach. A 2 lap swim course is followed by 1K transition. Wetsuits are compulsory, and athletes will be set off in a rolling swim start according to their own expected swim time.

Bike The bike section will take competitors along the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, with plenty more famous landmarks along the route. The course climbs 2100m in total.

Run The antiquated town walls and pretty beachfront set the scene for the marathon section through the town of Tenby itself. The run is a 4 lap course.

Event details

  • Road run
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Closed roads
  • 2000 participants

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Ironman are ranked #33 in the UK out of 505 organizers

Kicking off with one of the most beautiful swim locations on the Ironman circuit and complemented with highly challenging bike and swim legs. Renowned for its phenomenal spectator support, with some of the most raucous and enthusiastic crowds in all of endurance sport, this race is also the first shot at Kona qualification for the following year.

What’s Included
Entry to Award Ceremony
Race day nutrition at the aid stations Backpack
Finisher T-Shirt & Medal
Post-race feed in the Athlete Village
Complimentary post race massages

There will be shuttle buses to transport spectators from Tenby to Saundersfoot in order to watch the bike leg. Heartbreak Hill is a particularly good spot to watch this, as one of the most intense climbs on the course. The atmosphere here is always excellent.

Buses will also run to and from Carew Airfield on race morning - spectators can park here to save time.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a minimum age for the Ironman Wales?
Yes you must be 18 years old to compete.
Does this race count as a qualifying race for Kona.
Yes, Ironman Wales is a Kona qualifying race.
What is the cut-off time for the Ironman Wales?
There are cut-off times for each section of the event (see but the cut-off for the overall course is 17 hours.
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Ironman Wales weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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