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Cardiff Triathlon

4 races scheduled · 2000 participants · 2021-06-27 · Cardiff
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Event postponed from Sun Jun 27 2021 until TBD
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About this event

Compete in the shadow of the Wales Millennium Centre with this Triathlon & Duathlon. Perfect for athletes of all stripes, the swim takes you out into the Bay and the cycle along traffic-free roads before culminating with an epic run along the Bay Barrage. Come 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 Tue Mar 30 2021

What's included:

  • Event Village facilities including toilets
  • Unique and iconic transition area (Roald Dahl Plass)
  • Full route marking
  • Water stations around course
  • Free pre-event bike check
  • Mechanical support
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Family entertainment
  • Web results service
  • Pick-up wagons
  • Event photography
  • Emergency support
  • Event massage
  • Bespoke medal for all finishers
  • Fully closed roads (for both bike & run)
  • LIVE TV coverage on S4C and our jumbo screen at the event village!
  • Unique swim experience
  • Live bilingual commentary
  • Exclusive discounts (at the AAH Store)
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5.0
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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 … read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Is there an age limit?
All 10KM and Half Marathon runners must be 17+ on 11/07/2021 and Marathon/Ultra runners must be 18+.… read more
FAQ
When is registration?
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?
Race times will be posted live as well as uploaded online after the event.… read more
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The Cardiff Triathlon takes place in the city's scenic bay and is one of the most hotly anticipated events of the year.

Each swim section will take place in the Bay itself, before a quick transition and out onto completely closed, traffic-free roads. Finally, the race will end with a stunning run along the Cardiff Bay Barrage.

There a five separate events:

Olympic Triathlon: Swim 1500m, Bike 37KM, Run 9KM
Sprint Triathlon: Swim 750m, Bike 18.5KM, Run 4.7KM
Super Sprint Triathlon: Swim 400m, Bike 9.3KM, Run 2.5KM
Age Group ITU Qualifier: Swim 750m, Bike 20.5KM, Run 5.2KM

This year's event will also host the British Age Group Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships (Draft Legal) which doubles up as an Age Group ITU Qualifier.

This race gives the opportunity for elite athletes to qualify for the ITU Sprint Distance Triathlon World Championship's in Bermuda, 2022. All entrants must be British Triathlon Members to register.

Cut Off Times

Swim immersion times

Olympic - 50 mins

Sprint - 30 mins

Super Sprint - 20 mins

ITU Qualifier - 30 mins

All mass participation cyclists must be clear of the course by 10.00 am

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

Schedule:

0630: Olympic Triathlon (Wave 1)

0800: Sprint Triathlon (Wave 2)

0900: Super Sprint

1000: ITU Qualifiers

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

Spectators

This is a fantastic event for spectators and there are a variety of great vantage points across the bay.

Supporters are integral to making race days the fantastic event which they are and it would be great to see as many of you along as possible.

Volunteers

If you would like to find out more about volunteering at this event, please get in touch with: [email protected]

How to get there

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

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Address: Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff CF10 5AL

Car:

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.

There are various Pay & Display parking options available within the Bay area. County Hall offers all day parking for £5.

Train:

Cardiff Central is on the main line and can be reached from all over the UK. Trains take about 2 hours from London. Alternatively, you can book your train ticket through to Cardiff Bay, where you must change at Cardiff Central. Cardiff Bay Station is less than half a mile away from the Event Village.

There is a shuttle service (Cardiff Baycar, service No 6) running from Cardiff Central station, 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.

If you are intending on travelling by train please remember to check if a cycle reservation for your journey is required in advance of travel. More information regarding taking bikes on trains can be found on the National Rail website.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Is there an age limit?
All 10KM and Half Marathon runners must be 17+ on 11/07/2021 and Marathon/Ultra runners must be 18+.
FAQ
When is registration?
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?
Race times will be posted live as well as uploaded online after the event.
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Do I need to be a BTF affiliated member to compete?
You do not need to be a member, however, those who are not will have to pay a £5 licensing fee on the day. If you are a BTF member, please bring your license with you to registration. All entrants of the ITU Qualifying event must be a BTF member.
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