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Cardiff Triathlon

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Compete in the shadow of the Wales Millennium Centre in this Triathlon. Perfect for athletes of all abilities, this triathlon will be an experience to remember with the Cardiff Bay swim, fantastic closed roads, and a truly wonderful atmosphere. Come along for the experience of a life time.

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Always Aim High Events was founded in 2010 by Tim Lloyd and Nigel 'Kenny' Kendrick. The first event was the now iconic Slateman Triathlon 2011 attracting just over 400 competitors (it now regularly exceeds 1,000), with a vision that included the Snowman and Sandman - the three events which now make up the Adventure Triathlon Series. From that one event we now host 34 all inclusive events over 9 weekends, with many more planned for 2019 and beyond. In 2015 Always Aim High Community Events was set up as a not for profit organisation to help with engaging with and hosting local community events. At Always Aim High we are extremely proud about delivering the UK's ultimate triathlon, cycling, running and swimming challenges in the most beautiful and iconic locations that we can find. From epic mountain, coastal and city triathlons, to breathtaking cycle sportives which cover the length and bredth of Snowdonia, there's something for everyone at Always Aim High Events!

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How to enter

Tickets available until Fri Jun 24 2022

What's included:

  • Event Village facilities including toilets
  • Full route marking
  • Water and fuel stations around course
  • Mechanical support
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Family entertainment
  • Pick-up wagons and emergency support
  • Event photography
  • Bespoke medal for all finishers
  • Fully closed roads (for both bike & run)
  • Live tracking
  • Prizes for top finishers overall and in age categories
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Olympic
6:30am Sun 26th Jun 2022

Swim 1.5km, Bike 37km, Run 9km

£99.99 - £105.99
Sprint
8:00am Sun 26th Jun 2022

Swim 0.75km, Bike 18.5km, Run 4.7km

£89.99 - £95.99
Super Sprint
9:00am Sun 26th Jun 2022

Swim 0.4km, Bike 9.3km, Run 2.5km

£70.99 - £76.99
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5.0
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Harding W
Star
5.0
Did the Sprint in 2019
My daughter was a little annoyed in the swim.in the sprint as the kayak which another swimmer was hanging on and pulling her along kept on going in front of her and slowing her down they should keep their distance thought they were there if people needed to stop not help them in the swim.and getting in the way … read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
When is registration for the Cardiff Triathlon?
The registration process can be completed on either the Saturday afternoon before the event or the Sunday morning of the race.… read more
FAQ
Where can I access results for the Cardiff Triathlon?
Race times will be posted live as well as uploaded online after the event.… read more
FAQ
Do I need to be a BTF affiliated member to compete in the Cardiff Triathlon?
You do not need to be a member, however, those who are not will have to pay a £6 licensing fee on the day. If you are a BTF member, please bring your license with you to registration.… read more
Route description
Route description

The Cardiff Triathlon consists of four separate events:

Olympic Triathlon Swim 1500m, Bike 37k, Run 9k

Sprint Triathlon Swim 750m, Bike 18.5k, Run 4.7k

Super Sprint Triathlon Swim 400m, Bike 9.3k, Run 2.5k

Age Group Qualifier: Swim 750m, Bike 20.5k, Run 5.2k

Olympic Triathlon

This race, along with the other 3, starts with the swim in Cardiff Bay, a freshwater lake around the former dockland area south of the City Centre. The bike will be 3 laps of a 13k course, having set off from transition in the shadow of the Millenium Centre you will take in the sites of the Cardiff International Sports Village and along the side of the Ely. The run leg is an out and back which will be completed twice and takes in the sites of Cardiff's industrial heritage and many notable venues. Before finally sprinting home back to the Millenium Centre.

Sprint Triathlon

After the swim in Cardiff Bay, competitors will ride 2 laps of a 9k course starting out along James Street and down Ferry Road before turning at the Morrisons Supermarket roundabout back towards the Millenium Centre. The run is a fast out and back route, showing off the sights of Cardiff Bay along the way.

Super Sprint Triathlon

Coming out of Cardiff bay, competitors will take on the same speedy 9k bike course as the Sprint Triathlon, with just 1 lap to complete. Before the run leg takes you along a similar route as well, covering cycle paths and enjoying the views of Cardiff Bay.

Age Group Qualifier

Once again starting in the freshwater of Cardiff Bay for the swim. The bike route is 4 laps of a flat and fast 5k course, where you will head along James Street turning around at the roundabout with Avondale Road, and going back the way you have come. The run is 2 laps of an out and back course, taking in similar cycle paths and scenic view of Cardiff Bay as the other events.

Harding W
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5.0
Did the Sprint in 2019
My daughter was a little annoyed in the swim.in the sprint as the kayak which another swimmer was hanging on and pulling her along kept on going in front of her and slowing her down they should keep their distance thought they were there if people needed to stop not help them in the swim.and getting in the way
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Logistics and schedule

06:30 Olympic Triathlon Start Time

08:00 Sprint Triathlon Start Time

09:00 Super Sprint Triathlon Start Time

10:00 World Triathlon Age Group Qualifier Start Time

Registration can be completed either on Saturday evening or Sunday morning (race day). This will take place outside the Wales Millennium Centre.

On the morning of the race Registration closes no later than 15 minutes before the closure of transition.

Confirmed weekend timings and locations will be detailed in your final instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.

Start waves are allocated using the estimated finish time on your entry.

Race Packs

Race packs will be picked up from registration at the event village prior to the race start. This will include all your necessary race numbers and your timing chip.

Age Requirements

Competitors must be at least 17 years old to take part in the Olympic Triathlon, and at least 15 to take part in the Super Sprint, Sprint and Age Group Qualifier.

Event Rules

This event is run under British Triathlon Rules

Compulsory Kit

You must bring a wetsuit to the event, and based on the water temperature the wetsuit may be forbidden, optional or mandatory. The water temperature will be measured on race day and communicated with everyone taking part.

  • Forbidden above 22°C
  • Optional between 22°C and 14°C
  • Mandatory below 14°C

You must bring your own bike and helmet, E-bikes and power assisted bikes are not allowed, but any other bike is, including mountain bikes.

Cut-off Times

  • Olympic: Swim cut-off: 50 minutes, bike course must be clear by 10:00.

  • Sprint: Swim cut-off: 30 minutes, bike course must be clear by 10:00.

  • Super Sprint: Swim cut-off: 20 minutes, bike course must be clear by 10:00.

  • World Triathlon Age Group Qualifier: Swim cut-off: 30 minutes, bike course must be clear by 12:50.

Transition

Transition opens early on the morning of the event and closes no later than 45 minutes before the first wave starts.

Transition will only be open for racking on the day of the event. It is not possible to leave your bike overnight. You may not enter transition for any reason after the allocated time.

BTF Membership

If you are not a member of the British Triathlon Federation, your entry will include the cost of a day membership for £6.

World Triathlon Age Group Qualifier

You will need to have a valid membership by 17:00, three working days before. To be eligible for qualification, athletes must have registered their intent to qualify with British Triathlon by 17:00 on the Friday before.

How to get there

Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Pl, Cardiff, Cardiff Bay CF10 5AL, UK

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By Car

The major road route into Cardiff is the M4 motorway. The Cardiff Triathlon Registration and Event Village are conveniently situated a few hundred meters from the A4232 expressway and less that 30 minutes from the M4.

From the East or West: Visitors travelling along the M4 from the West are advised to leave the M4 at junction 33 and join the A4232. If you remain on the A4232 it will eventually lead you to Cardiff Bay.

From the South West: Visitors travelling from the South West of England should head North along the M5 motorway and then follow signs for South Wales and the M4.

From the Midlands and North: Visitors travelling from the Midlands and the North of England should head for the M50 motorway (junction 8 on the M5 motorway) and then onto the A40 (signposted South Wales, Monmouth). Continue along the A40 until you reach Monmouth when the road becomes the A449. Continue along the A449 until you reach the Coldra roundabout where you should take the 5th exit to join the M4.

By Train

You can reach Cardiff city centre by train from virtually any location within the UK.

For visitors travelling from London, Great Western Railway (GWR) operates an hourly train service from London Paddington and the total journey time is just 2 hours.

From Cardiff Central you can catch another train to Cardiff Bay Station which is less than half a mile away from the Event Village. There is also a shuttle service (Cardiff Baycar, service No 6) which takes just 8 minutes to arrive outside Wales Millennium Centre. The Baycar runs every 10 mins. Taxi and Bus services also operate to and from Cardiff Central and Cardiff Bay station.

Accommodation

The event organiser would recommend The Future Inns in Cardiff Bay which is literally a stones throw from all the action. The Future Inns is a bike friendly hotel, so you can cuddle up to your beloved all night long. They will also offer you an early breakfast on race day so you're guaranteed to be well looked after.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
When is registration for the Cardiff Triathlon?
The registration process can be completed on either the Saturday afternoon before the event or the Sunday morning of the race.
FAQ
Where can I access results for the Cardiff Triathlon?
Race times will be posted live as well as uploaded online after the event.
FAQ
Do I need to be a BTF affiliated member to compete in the Cardiff Triathlon?
You do not need to be a member, however, those who are not will have to pay a £6 licensing fee on the day. If you are a BTF member, please bring your license with you to registration.
FAQ
When can I leave my bike in transition for the Cardiff Triathlon?
Transition opens early on the morning of the event and closes no later than 45 minutes before the first wave starts.
FAQ
Are there age restrictions for the Cardiff Triathlon?
Competitors must be at least 17 years old to take part in the Olympic Triathlon, and at least 15 to take part in the Super Sprint, Sprint and Age Group Qualifier.
FAQ
When will I receive my final instructions for the Cardiff Triathlon?
Final race instructions will be sent out to entrants 10 days before the event.
FAQ
Do I have to wear a wetsuit for the Cardiff Triathlon?
You must bring a wetsuit to the event. It will depend on the water temperature which will be measured on the day of the event. Wearing a wetsuit may be required, optional or not allowed depending on the temperature.
FAQ
What type of bike can I use for the Cardiff Triathlon?
Apart from E-bikes and other power assisted bikes, anything is allowed.
FAQ
Can I wear headphones for the Cardiff Triathlon?
Headphones are strictly prohibited at this event.
Booking related questionsDo you have a question about bookings, cancellations, or refunds?
Olympic
6:30am Sun 26th Jun 2022
£99.99 - £105.99
Sprint
8:00am Sun 26th Jun 2022
£89.99 - £95.99
Super Sprint
9:00am Sun 26th Jun 2022
£70.99 - £76.99
World Triathlon Age Group Qualifier & British Championships
10:00am Sun 26th Jun 2022
£89.99

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