The Cardiff Triathlon, organised by Always Aim High Events, has been named as a 2018 and 2019 ITU Sprint Distance Triathlon Age Group Qualifier race by British Triathlon – and entries for next year’s event are open now.
The draft legal sprint race gives age group athletes the chance to compete for a place in the 2018 ITU Triathlon World Championships on the Gold Coast, Australia, or closer to home for UK athletes in 2019, in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Tim Lloyd, Director at Always Aim High Events, said “The recent news from British Triathlon about the 2018 Cardiff Triathlon is very exciting for us and demonstrates that Wales’ capital city event has all the ingredients for delivering triathlon racing at the highest level.”
He continued, “It is especially pleasing for us as we have worked hard alongside our committed supporters at Cardiff Council, the Welsh Government and Welsh Triathlon to build a world class event in this most iconic of venues.
“2018 in Cardiff will be awesome for everyone, and a fantastic showcase for the growth of triathlon in Wales.”
Now in its fourth year, the Cardiff Triathlon has become an increasingly popular city race, ‘with a transition to rival some of the most stunning in world triathlon’. Situated on the waterfront in Cardiff, the race features a swim in the secluded, warm waters of Cardiff Bay, a fast, closed road cycle route around the surrounding streets. It is rounded off with a lapped run along the Cardiff Bay barrage and back to the finish line outside the Wales Millennium Centre.
Entries for the 2018/19 ITU Sprint Distance Age Group Qualifier are now open, alongside general Super Sprint, Sprint and Olympic distance entries.