Cardiff Triathletes was formed in 1984 by a small group of people interested in the, then, new sport of triathlon.
The objectives of the club are to encourage and promote the sport of triathlon in the Cardiff and the surrounding area.
The club is affiliated to the British Triathlon Federation via Welsh Triathlon and individual members are encouraged to join these organisations.
Fancy a go at a 25 mile cycle time trial with a partner?
Every year we enter a few teams for the event at Port Talbot/Neath which this year is on Sunday 17th March. Basically its 25 mile against the clock in pairs. You are racing against the clock so it doesn't matter if you are Wiggo like as you won’t get left behind! Course is pretty much flat. You don’t need a TT bike, just a racing bike is fine. Male/female/mixed categories so no excuse!
Obviously you are free to sort out your own entry, however it would be good to coordinate in a single submission. Cost is £9 each person. See me at a Tues swim, Wed turbo, or message me if you need to chat/find out more.
This could be a logistical nightmare so I’m going to do this in 2 passes.
1. If you are interested, check your diaries and if keen then post interest here or on club facebook page. This will give me a chance to see how we are shaping up. Only do this if you can commit. Contact me outside of this link if you have a query/need to find out more before responding. This is one of those things that, because it’s a team, if you commit you MUST turn up on the day otherwise you let the Club and your partner down. If it were me I’d expect you to stump up the rest of the entry fee too! You need to respond by 6th Feb to show interest/availability. That will give me a couple of weeks to sort pairs out so you can get out and practice!
2. I will confirm pairs and sort out forms etc by 26th Feb and submit by end Feb as entry closes 5th March. Therefore you will need to have paid by the Tues 26th swim (give cash to me or Chairman Deans). No payment – no entry.
Sorry if this sounds a bit official but am trying to avoid a last minute panic! Ideally club shirts should be worn as it’s an official event – not vital, but it’s your chance to look like a pro for the day! No doubt we could borrow some if you don’t have one yet.
With the size of the club it will be difficult for me to get pairing right as I don’t know everyone. I can talk to you about your level etc, but chat amongst yourselves and feel free to nominate your own pairs when registering interest. To get the best of the race you must be evenly matched in terms of ability, and be happy with the backside you’ll be looking at for an hour or so!
As an indication – last year the winners did 53 mins, last place 1hr 21 mins (@19mph). Club did between 1.03 and 1.06 for mid-pack placings.