Triathlon | Cardiff 2022
Cardiff 2022 Triathlon World Triathlon Age group qualifier
We have confirmed with British Triathlon that the British Age Group Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships which is also a World Triathlon Age Group Qualifier will carry over to 2022. This event is also the 2022 Welsh Triathlon Sprint Championships.
This will be your chance to prove yourself in the shadow of the Wales Millennium Centre and claim a place on the start line for the 2023 World Triathlon Sprint Distance Triathlon World Championship. This race entry is open to all British Triathlon Members. You will need to have a valid membership by 5pm, three working days before (Wednesday 22nd June). To be eligible for qualification, athletes must have registered their intent to qualify with British Triathlon by 5pm on the Friday before (Friday 24th June). Find out more here
This race is draft legal.
Welsh Triathlon or British Triathlon Members who wish to compete in the British Championships / Tim Tri Cymru / Welsh Championships please enter this race.
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. You will start and finish your swim at the bottom of transition.
Your bike route consists of 4 laps of a 5km course on entirely closed roads. Heading out of transition under the shadow of the Wales Millenium Centre you will head along James Street turning around at the roundabout with Avondale Road, going back the way you have come. You will then fly 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 speed down the avenue once again. The lap ends at the entrance to the Oval Basin where once again you’ll be under the watchful eye of the Wales Millenium Centre.
The run is 2 laps of a flat and fast out and back route, which shows 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 first 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 that place on the podium and at the World Championships. Head out on your second lap and when you get to the Senedd a second time, its time for your sprint finish; along Bute Place, around the corner and into the finish line in front of the Wales Millenium Centre.
Early Bird Price
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 Saturday afternoon and also before the race on Sunday morning - we will confirm specific times in your Final Instructions, which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.
Registration is usually located on the Plass outside the Wales Millennium Centre CF10 5AL.
Wave Start Times
Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to your 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.
Transition opens early on the morning of the event and will close approximately 30 minutes before the first wave starts. You may not enter transition for any reason after the allocated time. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to your race.
Transition will only be open for racking on the day of the event. It is not possible to leave your bike overnight.
Equipment left in Transition after it closes will be removed and its security cannot be guaranteed.
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. A confirmation of specific cut off times will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to your race.
You have a total of 30 minutes to complete your swim.
You have a total of 1 hour to complete your bike - you must be clear of the bike course no later than 2 hours after the first wave starts.
You have a total of 1 hour to complete your run.
We hold a prize giving ceremony after the racing, 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 sent out prizes after the event, so make sure you attend the ceremony and receive your big Welsh cheer!
Prize Categories for the World Triathlon Age-Group Qualifier are (for both men and women):
- Medals are awarded to the first three eligible male and female competitors in each five-year age category. To be eligible for a British Championship medal you must conform to the criteria in Section 24 of the British Triathlon Competition Rules: www.britishtriathlon.org/competitionrules You must hold a valid British Triathlon Home Nation race licence (Core or Ultimate membership) that is recognised by British Triathlon AND be a legal resident or citizen of the United Kingdom at the time of the event. This race licence must be validated no later than 5pm, three working days before the Championship race. You must also present your valid British Triathlon Home Nation race licence at the event registration, failure to do so may result in you not being eligible to be awarded a British Championship medal.”
This Age-Group Major Event will be draft legal. More information regarding the World Triathlon Age Group Qualifiers can be found on their website.
Please see our Covid-19 updates for information on how we are delivering Covid safe events.
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