More than 1600 triathletes from across the UK headed to Cardiff Bay at the weekend for ‘the biggest Cardiff Triathlon ever’. The organising team at Always Aim High Events noted that the ‘fast, flat course saw some incredible racing from first time novice triathletes all the way to the elites.’
The Sprint race included an ITU World Championships qualifier for age-group athletes, which meant the standard of competition was high.
In addition to the ITU Age Group Qualifiers, the race also hosted the fourth round of the British Triathlon Elite Super Series. This event was invitation only from the British Triathlon Federation and represented the cream of the crop of the UK’s up and coming triathletes.
Tim Lloyd, Director of race organiser Always Aim High Events said “We love coming to Cardiff Bay to stage this incredible triathlon. The athletes are amazing, and it just keeps getting bigger and better with every year. Cardiff is a stunning city, with a huge sporting pedigree. The fact that we have the opportunity to bring such an exciting event to the capital of Wales is a real honour, especially as we are a home-grown Welsh event company. There is still lots of scope to grow and we are always looking for different ways we can improve this event.”
He continued, “We added the Try-A-Tri Swim: Cardiff Bay this year and it has been really popular. It’s been a great way for our athletes to swim the course and steady any race day nerves. We’ve got some other things up our sleeves for next year too; so watch this space.
“We’d like to extend a massive thank you to every one of our athletes for making this such a special event, especially considering the unexpected challenges that were thrown at us this year. We’d also like to thank Cardiff Council for their continued support, as well as the local community in Cardiff Bay and all of the spectators that turned out to support the athletes around the course.
“Lastly, we’d like to thank our amazing marshals and volunteers, without whom we the race just wouldn’t be possible.”