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.
Weather is looking a little better on Saturday and hope it stays that way or improves!!
Thinking of going a little longer but slightly less lumpy. Due to additional distance, leaving at 8.30 instead of the usual 9am.
Change of route from the original proposed due to westerly wind.
Now heading to do the Bwlch the long way from Port Talbot.
Maindy - Llantrisant Road - Talbot Green - Heol Y Ciw - Sarn - Margam - Port Talbot - Afan Valley - Bwlch - Treorcy - Port - Ponty - Taffs Well - Maindy.
About 70 Miles
The results from yesterday's Try-a-Tri are up on the results page.
Photos from yesterday's Try-a-Tri are up on Flickr:
You should be able to download full resolution (6MP) photos from there and use them for almost whatever you like. They're all free. There is a Creative Commons license attached (see here) but that shouldn't affect most things you would like to do with them. A link back or a mention is always nice.
I hope you all enjoyed the race and that the photos reflect that!
Pencoed tri club are running a kids triathlon on Sunday 26th May. It is based at Pencoed swimming pool and rugby football club ground.
The Tristar event is part of the Welsh triathlon with age groups for 9/10, 11/12 and 13-14. TriStar series. The fun2tri events are for children aged 9-14 years old, in a non-competitive and fun format, suitable for all abilities.
Price is £13 BTA/£14 non-BTA for the tristar race and £7 for the fun2tri event.
For more information, go to www.pencoedtri.com
You can download the race pack for this weekend's Try-a-Tri from this link, or from the races page.
Just a little reminder about membership fees, so please read this carefully as, similarly to a drafting warning given at the start of a triathlon event, this is your first warning and it applies to EVERYONE.
As the club is growing in size (>150 members currently!) it is becoming extremely difficult to get to know everyone and recognise what type of member there are. As a reminder, we have 3 options for membership:
1) Annual- pay £25 per year plus £4 for EVERY swim session. It is YOUR responsibility to pay for every swim session you attend, so don’t wait for someone to ask you for your money. In the 2-3 months I have been membership secretary not a single person has paid me to swim, although we have over 30 members in this category. You MUST give your £4 to Andrew Deans, Claire Manson, Lawrie Philips or myself before you get into the pool. If you can’t find one of us, you may give your money to the coach. Annual members are not entitled to subsidised kit.
2) Standing order
This is our preferred membership option. All members paying standing order fees are helping to secure the club’s future and contributing to the development of the coaching, training sessions and the Christmas party! They are entitled to subsidised kit.
a. Once weekly swim- pay £15 per month to swim once a week. We understand that there may be weeks where you can’t make your usual swim session so you might swim twice in the next week, but it is UP TO YOU to amend your membership fees if you find you are attending more swim sessions than you are paying for.
b. Two or three weekly swims- pay £20 per month to swim twice or three times a week.
3) Student/senior citizen rates- available for standing order members only. Student rate is for FULL TIME students who show me a valid student card. Student concessions must be confirmed in October every year, so to continue paying a student membership fee you must show me your valid student ID for that academic year.
If anyone reads this and realises they are not paying the correct membership fee please speak to me or amend it by the end of April. From May, anyone found not paying the correct fees (including annual members on PAYG swimming) will receive one final warning before being asked to leave the club. I’m sorry if this sounds harsh, however this is necessary to ensure fair treatment of all members. Please remember that the committee and many of the coaches are not paid for their work for Cardiff triathletes, but give up time they would otherwise spend with family, relaxing, training or wedding planning (me!) to ensure that the club is as successful, fun and inclusive as it is!
Saturday ride leaving at 9am from Maindy.
On the basis that there is usually a route posted already by now, I figured folks aren't too keen due to weather. However, I still plan to head out but instead of a mountain in 'the grim', I thought about a rolling route.
Llantrissant Rd - Royal Glam Hospital - Tonyrefail - Blackmill - Heol Y Cyw Common - Pencoed - St Mary Hill - Penllyn - Aberthin - Peterstone - Fairwater. About 45 miles.
Suggested route: http://goo.gl/maps/Xl1dQ
I have posted on FB for a show of hands!
Just thinking while some folks are still sunning themselves in Majorca, we might have some sunshine on Saturday, albeit a few degrees cooler I suspect.
Thought I would suggest a route for the morning, leaving Maindy at 9am as usual. The wind is looking to be changeable so no real defined best direction. As such thought out towards Usk might be good as its usually nice inthe sun, plus theres a cafe at the garden centre at about 2/3rds of the way round if folks fancy it.
Propose to head out up Rhiwbina Hill, round Caerphilly, Rudry, Basalleg, Caerleon, Usk, Catsash and back on the flats. About 60 miles with the bulk of the climbs being in the first 20 miles and then pretty rolling and obviously flat at the end.
I have tried to plot it on Google maps so its public but its not as technical as some and it does not show elavation. Whos up for it?
Also, if anyone can post in FB that would be great as I cant do that in work.