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Info for locals

Always Aim High Events is an independent Welsh company created to showcase the beautiful surroundings of our home country to athletes from across the globe. We work closely with the communities that live in the places our events are hosted to minimise any disruption and maximise opportunities for local businesses to benefit.

We work with local authorities and safety advisory groups and have all of our events permitted by the relevant National Governing Bodies; this ensures that they meet the highest standards of safety and are professionally run with minimum impact on the local area.

As members of the Snowdonia Society, we actively volunteer to maintain environmental standards as well as being part of and supporting local community groups and charities through donations, made possible by our event entry fees. We respect our culture and language, all of our event signage and website are available in Welsh. Our products and services are all locally sourced.

The information below provides specific information for local people on how this event will run.

Timings

It usually takes two days to set up the event. Athletes will start arriving at approximately 07:00 on Saturday and 05:00 on Sunday, and staff arrive on site approximately 1 hour before them. During unsociable hours all noise will be kept to an absolute minimum.

On Saturday there will be:

  • 4 distances of open water swims

On Sunday there will be:

  • Super Sprint Triathlon
  • Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon
  • Sprint distance - World Triathlon Age Group Qualifier, British Age Group Championship, Welsh Triathlon Championship.
  • Olympic Triathlon
  • Legend Triathlon

The event village is likely to close at approximately 18:00 on both days.

Event-specific timings will be detailed in the Final Instructions available on the website 10 days prior to the race.

Traffic Management & Road closures

In order to minimise disruption and to ensure competitors and spectators the best and safest experience, we will be requesting permission to temporarily close roads and put in place alternative diversions as detailed below:

Saturday

No road closures

Sunday

Between 05:15 and 10:30:

  • International Drive to its junction with Olympian Drive
  • Olympian Drive, Watkiss Way and left onto Dunleavy Drive from its junction with Watkiss Way to its junction with Dunleavy Drive Retail Park

Between 05:15 and 13:30

  • East Tyndall Street from its junction with Schooner Way to its junction with Herbert Street and Lloyd George Avenue
  • Lloyd George Avenue from its junction with Herbert Street to its junction with Bute Place - Access out of Lloyd George Avenue properties will be maintained by Road Closure Stewards on the day of the event.
  • Bute Place from its junction with Lloyd George Avenue to its junction with Pierhead Street.
  • James Street, Clarence Road, Avondale Road and Ferry Road to its junction with Clive Street.

We will be conducting a letter drop to all affected residents six weeks prior to the event date. A copy of that letter will then also be available here.

We encourage residents of the Channel View and the Clive Street areas who need to get their cars out before the road re-opens to park in the IKEA car park overnight on Saturday. We are very grateful to IKEA, please note that cars are left at owners' risk.

Provisions for residents of Clarence Embankment, Pomeroy Street, Hamadryad Road, Clarence Place, Hunter Street, Burt Street, Burt Place, Harrowby Place, Harrowby Lane, Harrowby Street to get in and out of the closed area throughout the day will be put in place. You must follow the stewards’ instructions.

Please expect delays if traveling in the area. Stewards will be on hand to guide and assist and, in the event of an emergency, will be able to escort vehicles in and out as and when appropriate.

As a Welsh company, we are working closely with the local community to ensure as little disruption and inconvenience as possible, and we thank you in advance for your patience and understanding in helping to bring a capital city triathlon to Wales. Please come out to support the cyclists and runners as they pass and give them a huge Welsh welcome. If you have any other queries concerning the race, please contact us.

Car Parking

We signpost our athletes to the pay and display car parks located around Cardiff.

Spectating

Spectators are welcome at our events, to cheer on everyone taking part! We pride ourselves on an exciting and positive atmosphere at all of our events, and we would love you to come along to add to the warm Welsh welcome that our local communities offer.

The best place to watch all the action is going to be in Cardiff Bay, you will be able to see the swim, Transition area, bike route as well as the run and finish area.

You are welcome to enter the event village, enjoy the atmosphere and visit our trade stands.

Getting Involved

We are always on the lookout for people to join our awesome team of Marshals and Volunteers and it is a great way to raise funds for your local community group or charity. If you are a local business and have offers over the event weekend please contact us so we can include you in our communications with our athletes. There are also opportunities for stands in our Event Village.

Signage and Litter

Always Aim High Events have always had a zero-tolerance to litter policy; any athlete found to have intentionally littered will be disqualified and could face a lifetime ban from our events. All our signage is removed immediately after the event and we conduct a full litter pick as stated in our environmental policy. We will respond to any reports of left signage or litter immediately so in the unlikely event of this please contact us.