Triathlon | Cardiff 2021
Cardiff 2021 Triathlon Super-Sprint
The Cardiff Triathlon will take you on an unforgettable journey through the iconic Cardiff Bay. This beautiful area lends itself perfectly for a spectacular triathlon experience, for both racers and spectators alike. And with the addition of the event being held on entirely closed roads, the opportunity is unique for an event such as this.
Start your race with the exclusive opportunity to swim in Cardiff Bay. Cardiff Bay is supplied by two rivers to form a 500-acre (2.0 km2) freshwater lake around the former dockland area south of the City Centre.
Your bike route is a super fun and speedy 9k course on closed roads. Heading out of transition under the shadow of the Wales Millenium Centre you will head along James Street and down Ferry Road. You will turn around at the Morrisons Supermarket roundabout and fly back up the road the way you came. You will then head along Lloyd George Avenue and thrill at the speed on this section, with another turn around to come at the top so that you get to fly down the avenue once again. The lap ends at the entrance to the Oval Basin and a the Wales Millenium Centre.
The Super Sprint run is a fast and flat out and back route, showing off the sights of Cardiff Bay along the way. Heading out of transition first towards the Norwegian church and along the cycle path, taking in the sites of industrial heritage that Cardiff is so renowned for. You will find your turn around point along the cycle path not far from the Harbour Authority Building, the route back gives you views of the Pierhead Building, the Wales Millenium Centre, the Senedd and so much more that you’ll have plenty to keep you motivated as you go for your PB! Once you get to the Senedd Building its time for your sprint finish; along Bute Place, around the corner and into the finish line in front of the Wales Millenium Centre with a famous Always Aim High welcome.
In line with British Triathlon Federation rules you must be at least 15 years old to take part in this race.
Registration will take place on the Plass outside the Wales Millennium Centre CF10 5AL on the Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning of the event weekend.
Saturday: 12:00 - 16:00*
Sunday: 05:00 - 08:00*
On the morning of the race Registration closes no later than 15 minutes before the closure of transition.
Confirmed timings will be detailed in your final instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.
Please note that registration has set times for specific distances.
*Timings subject to change.
Wave Start Times
The Super-Sprint Triathlon waves will start at 09:00*.
Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.
Waves are allocated using the estimated finish time on your entry.
You'll be able to find out which wave you're in by logging onto the Live Tracker app ahead of the race. Details of this will be emailed to you along with the Final Instructions.
*Timings subject to change
Transition opens early on the morning of the event and closes no later than 45 minutes before the first wave starts as there is a walk to the start line.
Sunday: 05:00 - 08:15*
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.
Equipment left in Transition after it closes will be removed and its security cannot be guaranteed.
*Timings subject to change.
Cut Off Times
In the interest of athlete safety and the safety of our volunteers on the course there will be strict cut off times in place.
You must have completed the swim in 20 minutes.
You must be clear of the bike course no later than 10:00am*
*Timings are subject to change, confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.
We hold a prize giving ceremony after the race, approximate timings will be detailed in the Final Instructions however it is a good idea to listen out for any updates that come in over the tannoy. Sometimes the ceremony may be delayed and we wouldn't want you to miss out. We don't send out prizes after the event, so make sure you attend the ceremony and receive your big Welsh cheer!
Prize Categories for the Cardiff Super-Sprint Triathlon are:
Individual (for both men and women)
Open - Top 3
Vet 40 - Top 1
Vet 50 - Top 1
Vet 60 - Top 1
Vet 70 - Top 1
U23 - Top 1
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We are proud that all our events are bi-lingual. Signage, registration and commentary is available in both English and Welsh.