Postponement of the Cardiff Triathlon
After much deliberation and with a very heavy heart we are announcing the postponement of the Cardiff 2021 Triathlon.
Following England’s roadmap to recovery which was published a few weeks ago, there has been a natural optimism in Wales. However, it is clear that the Welsh Government will continue with their current approach of unlocking the country with caution, so that in the long run, sectors can reopen with a higher degree of confidence. What this means in practice is the continuation of reviewing covid measures every 3 weeks using scientific data, with alert levels decreasing one level at a time.
Unfortunately for those of us in the event sector it does mean that we currently have no clear indication of when restrictions will be eased enough for outdoor sporting events such as ours to return. Given that our events are usually many months in the making, it has become extremely difficult for us to prepare within the current timeframes. Whilst we completely support the views of the Welsh Government on the safe return of events, it does put us in an impossible situation in terms of preparing for the next few months. We are also very aware of the uncertainties this creates for our amazing participants as well as the communities who welcome us year after year.
After recent discussions with Cardiff council, who are supportive in our decision making, we have no other choice but to postpone the Cardiff Triathlon, Duathlon & Swims until 2022.
The postponement of all of these events will be a huge disappointment to everyone who has entered. This is equally shared by the team here at Always Aim High as well as everyone else who is involved in our events, from our charity partner- Velindre Cancer Care, sponsors and volunteers, to the local community in Cardiff whose livelihoods depend on a vibrant visitor economy.
Over the past 12 months, writing postponement messages has become all too familiar for us, rest assured it never gets any easier. We feel extremely lucky for the support we have had throughout this pandemic and the love for our events has been proven through the kindness of our participants, who have stayed with us since our first deferrals back in 2020. For what we’re hoping will be the final time, we need to ask for that support to continue whilst we try to find our way through this event season.
An email has been sent out to all of our participants which includes the proposed new date for 2022. If you haven’t received an email you can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
We cant wait to bring back the Cardiff Triathlon in 2022, bigger and better than ever!