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Tickets £25–£129, Charity places available

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This scenic triathlon won the 220 triathlon awards for best triathlon. The stunning Pembrokeshire coast is a great location to get started in triathlon or continue your triathlon journey. This is a fantastic day out, with incredible support from the local village.

How to enter the Wales Triathlon

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  1. 70.3 (Half Ironman)

    Triathlon: Swim 1.2mi, Bike 56mi, Run 13.1mi
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  2. Sprint

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 13mi, Run 3mi
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Wales Triathlon routes

Middle Distance Course:

  • Swim: the swim, in Fishguard Bay, is a sheltered out and back route, with a breakwater on both flanks. Swimmers do 2 laps, with an 'Australian exit', where you get out of the water before starting your second lap.
  • Bike: the beginning of the route follows a steady incline for 3 miles, before speeding up until you get to St Davids, which is Wales' smallest city and where you will receive great support. Out of St Davids, there is another fast section as you get incredible atlantic views, and then the route climbs into Trefin and Mathry. The course then loops back into St Davids, before you head to Transition 2.
  • Run: the run consists of 4 laps with one major incline on each lap. The course sticks close to the coast, including running out along the breakwater and back, for some breathtaking views. Finish on the famous red carpet!

Sprint Distance Course:

  • Swim: the swim for the Sprint also includes two laps, but is a shorter route than in the Middle Distance triathlon.
  • Bike: there is a gentle incline for the first 3 miles, as the course heads towards Mathry. Here, you will turn back towards Fishguard for Transition 2.
  • Run: the course is the same as in the Middle Distance Triathlon, but you are only required to complete 1 lap.

Event Details

What’s Included

You must be 14 years old by the day of the race to compete in the Sprint Distance and 18 to compete in the Middle Distance.

Toilet Facilities: on the Harbour Front and at the entrance of the Phoenix Centre, Goodwick

Food and Drink: several local eateries will open early on Saturday morning for spectators and athletes to have breakfast and drinks.

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

Raceday Logistics

Friday 12th June:

  • 4:30-8:00pm: Registration Open Phoenix Centre
  • 4:30-8:00pm: Massage Phoenix Centre

Middle Distance – Saturday 8th June 2019:

  • 8:30am - 10:20am: Registration Open @ Phoenix Centre
  • 9:15am - 10:30am: Transition Open @ The Parrog
  • 10:45am: at the Start Line there will be a Mandatory Race Briefing
  • 11:00am: Middle Distance Start
  • 12:00pm: Last Middle Distance Swimmer is expected to be Out Of Water
  • 2:00pm: Bike Second Lap Cut Off @ Mathry
  • 2:15pm – 3:15pm: Most Bikes Come Back Into Goodwick
  • 4:15pm: Last Bike Into Transition
  • 4:30pm: Presentation for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Finish Line
  • 5:30pm: Last Run Lap Cut-Off
  • 6:30pm: Last Athlete Cut-Off

Sprint Distance Start – SATURDAY 8TH JUNE 2019

  • 8:30am – 10:20am: Registration Open @ Phoenix Centre
  • 9:15am – 10:30am: Transition Open @ The Parrog
  • 11:30am: there will be Mandatory Race Briefing for the Sprint Distance @ Start Line
  • 11:45am: Sprint Distance Start
  • 1pm: First Sprint Athlete Finish
  • 1:30pm: Prize Giving @ Finish Line for top 3 male and female finishers
  • 3pm: All Athletes Finished

The course will be lined with fencing to separate spectators and competitors, but there are plenty of opportunities to support and create an exciting atmosphere.


Volunteers and marshals are integral to the success of these events. There are plenty of roles involved, and your enthusiasm and energy will be invaluable to competitors and the event team! In return, you will receive a FREE volunteer event t-shirt and FREE packed lunch and drink.

To volunteer, click here: or email [email protected] for more information.


General FAQs:

When do I get my race number and timing chip?

When you register the night before or on the morning of the race, you will collect your race number and timing chip if you are able to provide photo ID and a signed copy of the disclaimer.

 Are there official photographers?

Yes! Charles Whitton is the event's official photographer, and will be on course to take photos of athletes as they compete.


 Do I have to wear a wetsuit?

Yes, it is compulsory to wear a wetsuit that covers your torso and thighs, but must NOT cover your hands and feet.

 Can I wear my own swim cap?

You are allowed to wear two swim caps if you wish, but the swim cap given to you at registration MUST be worn on the outside.

 What stroke can I use?

You are NOT allowed to do backstroke, even though BTF now permits it. You are only allowed to use front face strokes


 Can I use Tri Bars (aerobars)?

Yes Tri Bars are permitted.


 Can I wear headphones?

No, it is not encouraged to wear headphones on the course as this will distract you from important announcements, emergency vehicles, and your fellow competitors.

 Is there a cut off?

Yes. The cut-off times are:

  • 2:00pm: Bike Second Lap cut-off
  • 5:30pm: Last Run Lap cut-off
  • 6:30pm: Last Athlete cut-off

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