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The Cardiff Triathlon 2017: What to Expect & Road Closure Information

The fantastic Cardiff Triathlon returns for it’s third year on Sunday 25th June, and the sell out race is going to be bigger than ever before with over 1,400 competitors racing it’s closed road run and cycle.

As well as the hugely popular Super Sprint, Sprint and Olympic distance races, there’s going to be a whole lot more to the 2017 race day!

Here’s what to expect from the Cardiff Triathlon 2017…

Cardiff Triathlon - Olympic race

Time: from 7:00am

Swim: 1,500m, Bike: 40km, Run:10 km

The Olympic distance is the highlight of the Cardiff Triathlon race day, with over 800 people taking on the 1,500m swim in Cardiff Bay, a lapped, closed road cycle through the nearby streets and rounded off with a run along the barrage. 

Cardiff Triathlon - Sprint race

Time: from 8:30am

Swim: 750m, Bike: 20km, Run: 5km

A very fast and competitive distance, the sprint race always has an incident packed cycle leg and a closely fought run. Be sure to get to the finish line for this one.

Cardiff Triathlon - Super Sprint race

Time: 09:10am

Swim: 400m, Bike: 10km, Run: 2.5km

The entry level distance of the Cardiff Triathlon, the distances are designed to perfectly showcase the triathlon to people who want to give it a go as a first triathlon, or if they’re returning from injury. 

Cardiff Triathlon - British Triathlon Elite Sprint race

Times: Men: 11:15am, Women: 12:00am

Swim: 750m, Bike: 20km, Run: 10km

The top five male and female competitors in this race will receive a prize money from a prize purse totally £10,000 - there’s going to be some fast racing in this one!

Cardiff Triathlon - Welsh Triathlon Junior Olympic race

Times: Part of the overall Olympic distance race.

Any competitors that have a Welsh Triathlon membership will be automatically eligible for this race, with prize money allocated at the end of the series for the winners.

Live Television Coverage

For the first time, the Cardiff Triathlon will be broadcast live on S4C AND via a massive screen at the event village outside the Wales Millennium Centre. If you’re in the city over the race day, be sure to come down and soak up the action.

A Packed Event Village

Looking to pick up a sports bargain? The event village around Roald Dahl Plass will include stalls from the likes of Pedalcover Insurance, HIGH5 Sports Nutrition, KitBrix, Superfeet and SUUNTO. As well as all this, there’ll also be a food market showcasing the best produce South Wales has to offer.

Racing will be underway from 7:00am on Sunday 25th June, the best place to watch the action will be at the event village at the Wales Millennium Centre, but you can also watch the swimmers from the Doctor Who Experience around the Senedd.


There are a number of road closures in place for the race, these will be:

  • East Tyndall Street - 6:30am - 1:30pm (from Schooner Way to Lloyd George Avenue)

  • Lloyd George Avenue - 6:30am - 1:30pm (from Herbert Street to Bute Place)

  • Bute Place - 6:30am - 1:30pm (from Lloyd George Avenue to Pierhead Street)

  • James Street, Clarence Road, Avondale and Ferry Road - 6:30am to 11:00am

  • International Drive - 6:30am to 11:00am (to Olympian Way)

  • Olympian Way and Watkiss Drive - 6:30am to 11:00am (to Dunleavy Drive Retail Park)