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Explore the stunning Pembrokeshire coast in this fantastic event. This is a great event to catch the triathlon bug or add another triathlon notch to your belt. It will be a fantastic day out, with incredible support from the local village.
Middle Distance
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Sun, 11 Jun 2023
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Fishguard, United Kingdom
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Where and when
The Parrog, Fishguard, UK
Start times
Sunday, 11 Jun 2023
Middle Distance:
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Challenge Wales
Middle Distance
£199 - £399
Route information
This middle-distance triathlon consists of a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run in and around the Fishguard Bay and St Davids area.
The swim route will be in Fishguard Bay which is protected on two sides with a breakwater. You'll complete 2 laps of the 1.2-mile swim.
The 56-mile bike course follows an out-and-back route to St Davids, the country's smallest city. On the way back to Fishguard, you'll get some more stunning views of the Atlantic as you ride through Trefin and Mathry. There will be a 3-mile steady ascent as you leave Fishguard, making for a speedy return to base and to transition.
The 13.1-mile run course will be 4 lap route around the Fishguard Bay surroundings including running up the Goodwick Sea Wall. You'll complete 4 laps of this just over a 3-mile course.
What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Swim hat
  • Feed stations
  • First Aid
  • Chip-Timed Results
  • Toilets
  • Race numbers
  • Prizes
How to get there
The Parrog, Fishguard, UK
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Pay & Display parking is available at the following places:
  • Goodwick Moor, The Parrog, Goodwick, Pembrokeshire SA64 0DE
  • Manor Garage, Wern Road, Goodwick, Pembrokeshire, SA64 0AA
By Car
  • Follow A40 to Haverfordwest
  • On arrival to Haverford take the exit reading 'Fishguard' on the roundabout to Goodwick
  • Take the 1st exit on the roundabout towards Goodwick
  • Take the 1st exit on the next roundabout and you will pass the Goodwick Harbour on the right hand side.
Event day logistics
A full itinerary will be published closer to the event.
Start Times
You will be allocated a start wave time closer to the day.
Age Requirements
All entrants must be 18 years or older to compete.
You collect your race number and timing chip from registration either the evening before or the morning of the event. You can only register for yourself and will need to bring your ID and disclaimer in order to register. Registration will be held at the Phoenix Centre
Race Rules
  • You cannot run with headphones.
  • Drafting is strictly prohibited and may result in your disqualification.
  • You may wear your own swim hat but the event swim hat MUST be worn on top.
  • You can only swim with front-facing strokes. Backstroke is not allowed.
Toilet Facilities
There will be toilets located at the Harbour Front. There will also be toilets at the entrance of the Pheonix Centre, Goodwick.
Spectator Info
This is a great event for spectators to come out and support. There will be a number of local cafes and restaurants open early on Saturday morning catering to athletes, spectators and supporters.
Where to eat
The Rose & Crown - Goodwick Square, Goodwick SA64 0BP
  • 01348 873155
Ocean Lab - The Coffee Shop, Ocean Lab, The Parrog, Goodwick
  • 01348 874737
Old Station Cafe - Goodwick Railway Station, Goodwick, Fishguard, Wales
  • 07743 761344
The Royal Oak - Market Square, Main St, Fishguard SA65 9HA
  • 01348 218632
Hooked @31 - 31 West St, Fishguard SA65 9AL
  • 01348 874657
If you would like to volunteer for this event please follow the link to the Activity Wales EventsExternalLink
There are some great benefits for marshalling at these events:
  • Free Volunteer Event T-Shirt
  • Free Bacon roll and hot drink
  • Groups of 10 or more volunteers will get £400 towards their chosen team, club or charity
When do I get my race pack for Challenge Wales?
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.
Do I have to wear a wetsuit for Challenge Wales?
Yes, it is compulsory to wear a wetsuit that covers your torso and thighs, but must NOT cover your hands and feet.
What swim strokes can I use for Challenge Wales?
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 aero bars for Challenge Wales?
Yes,Tri Bars are permitted.
Can I wear headphones for Challenge Wales?
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.
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