Triathlon | Cardiff 2023
Cardiff 2023 Triathlon Sprint (World Championship Qualifier)
The Cardiff Triathlon has once again been awarded the Sprint Distance Triathlon World Championship Qualifier.
This will be your chance to prove yourself in the shadow of the Wales Millennium Centre and gain your place on the GB Age-Group Team for the 2024 Sprint Distance Triathlon World Championship.
This race is open to all British Triathlon Members. In order to qualify for the Championship race, athletes must register their intent to qualify by 5pm on the Friday before the qualifying race (23rd June 2023). Please click here to register your intent to qualify.
THIS IS A DRAFT LEGAL 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 swim across the bay to the bottom of transition.
Your draft legal bike route consists of 4 laps of a 5.1km 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 which houses the transition area.
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. Head out of transition 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 turnaround 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, it's time for your sprint finish; along Bute Place, around the corner and into the finish line in front of the Wales Millenium Centre.
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.
Information regarding qualification can be found here
This Age-Group Major Event will be draft legal. More information regarding the World Triathlon Age Group Qualifiers can be found on their website.
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