The Cardiff Triathlon has won ‘Commercial Event of the Year’ at the Welsh Triathlon awards. Organised by North Wales events specialist Always Aim High Events, the award has added further impetus to the Cardiff Triathlon, which, for 2018, has secured ITU Sprint Distance Age Group Qualifier status.
Home nation governing body Welsh Triathlon opened its Volunteer Award Nominations for 2017 back in August. This was open to all Welsh Triathlon members and promoted via newsletters and social media. This year there were 8 categories to vote for and 10 awards in total.
The chosen winners were selected based on a combination of the nomination form sent in and awards being judged by a panel consisting of both internal and external parties.
Of the Cardiff Triathlon, Welsh Triathlon said: “[The Cardiff Triathlon has] a beautiful location on closed roads, with a distance for all abilities. Transition is in Roald Dahl Plass and is like a huge amphitheatre; and as you exit the swim and run to get your bike you feel like a gladiator entering the arena ready for battle.”
The Cardiff Triathlon in Wales’ capital 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.
2018’s Cardiff Triathlon is shaping up to be the biggest yet. Joining the ITU Qualifier are the popular Super Sprint, Sprint and Olympic races, ‘plus a few more exciting additions to be announced shortly’.