The Pontypridd Aquathlon 2017

30 Sep 17

Taff Ely Triathlon Club is delighted to announce that it is organising The Pontypridd Aquathlon 2017 event in the grounds of Ynysangharad War Memorial Park in the historic Lido. Following on from its highly succesful inauguration, the Pontypridd Aqulthlon will take place for the second time on Saturday, September 30th 2017. It is open to Children aged from 8 upwards and Adults, providing an exciting non-stop swim and run challenge over achievable distances. The whole event will consists of a number of races for adults and children with the Adult/Youth (15-16 year olds) race in the morning and Tristars (up to 14 years of age) race in the afternoon.  Ages are as at 31st December 2017. 

General Race Information:

Each race will be a Swim in the open-air Lido which progresses to a traffic-free Run in the park. Please note the Lido is open air and is slightly heated, normally having a temperature of 26-28 degrees Celsius. 

You can only enter online at Entry Central. There will be no entries on the day. Entries close on Sunday 18th September, if not full before. By entering the race through Entry Central, you are giving your consent to photographs being taken for the purposes of celebrating the event and marketing it in future years.

Adult/Youth Race

The Adult/Youth race is open to experienced triathletes but the distances are especially suited for novices who are new to multi-sport events, and is also an excellent step towards a triathlon event. Starting at 11a.m. and will consist of a number of wave starts in the eight lane Open-air Lido over a distance of 400m or 16 lengths of the 25 metre pool, a short transition section, then a Run consisting of two circuits of the park to a finish close to the Lido for a total of 5 km. The age category definitions (as at 31st December) for the Adult/Youth race and distances are as follows:

Age Category

Born between:

and:

Swim

Run

Youth

1st January 2001

31st December 2002

400m

5000m

Senior

1st January 1978

31st December 2000

400m

5000m

Veteran

1st January 1968

31st December 1977

400m

5000m

Super Veteran

1st January 1958

31st December 1967

400m

5000m

Vintage Veteran

1st January 1918

31st December 1957

400m

5000m

The Adult/Youth Race entry fee is: £21.50 (with a £3 reduction for holders of a valid Home Nation's membership card/race licence - which will have to be shown at Registration Desk on the day).

Click Here for the Adult/Youth Run course (opens in new window - subject to change).

Each finisher in the Adult/Youth race will receive a medal and a commemorative item. 

Once entries close, you will be allocated a swim wave on the basis of your projected swim time, and you may not change swim wave on the day of the event. Please note there are no child care facilities and it is not the responsibility of the organizers to look after children whilst parents are participating.

Children  - Tristars Races

The Tristars races are open to any child who can safely complete the required distances for their age group.  The races will consist of waves per age group, which may have girls and boys in the same wave depending on number. The Tristar races will start at 3 p.m. with the oldest competitors (Tristar 3) and progress through to the Tristar 2 races, Tristar 1 races and then the youngest Tristart races.  The youngest competitors then get a chance to see how it is done. All finishers in the children's races will receive a medal and a drink's bottle. Category winners and runners up will receive prizes. 

The Tristars Race entry fee: is £13.50 (with a £1 reduction for holders of a valid Home Nation's membership card/race licence - which will have to be shown at Registration Desk on the day).

 

Age Category

Born between:

and:

Swim

Run

Tristar 3

1st January 2003

31st December 2004

400m

2400m

Tristar 2

1st January 2005

31st December 2006

200m

2000m

Tristar 1

1st January 2007

31st December 2008

150m

1550m

TriStart

1st January 2009

31st December 2009

50m

600m

These age categories are in accordance with the rules as laid down by The British Triathlon Federation (age at 31st December).

Click Here for the Tristar 3 run course (opens in new window - subject to change).

Click Here for the Tristar 2 run course (opens in new window - subject to change).

Click Here for the Tristar 1 run course (opens in new window - subject to change).

Click Here for the Tristart run course (opens in new window - subject to change).

We are introducing chip timing for this event.

We are also introducing a wave for relay teams only.  

Please note the later start.

 

Organiser
Anouska Beaumont

07814498875

Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
The Pontypridd Aquathlon (Adult/Youth) Relay team30/09/2017??/8Open22/09/2017
The Pontypridd Aquathlon (Adult/Youth)30/09/2017??/168Open22/09/2017
The Pontypridd Aquathlon (Tristar 3)30/09/2017??/24Open22/09/2017
The Pontypridd Aquathlon (Tristar 2)30/09/2017??/40Open22/09/2017
The Pontypridd Aquathlon (Tristar 1)30/09/2017??/56Open22/09/2017
The Pontypridd Aquathlon (Tristart)30/09/2017??/24Open22/09/2017
Prices
UntilDiscounted*Standard
07/05/2017£17.00£20.00
06/08/2017£18.50£21.50
22/09/2017£20.00£23.00

*Discounted for members of any of TE WT TS

UntilDiscounted*Standard
07/05/2017£11.00£12.00
06/08/2017£12.50£13.50
22/09/2017£14.00£15.00

*Discounted for members of any of TE WT TS

UntilDiscounted*Standard
07/05/2017£11.00£12.00
06/08/2017£12.50£13.50
22/09/2017£14.00£15.00

*Discounted for members of any of TE WT TS

UntilDiscounted*Standard
07/05/2017£11.00£12.00
06/08/2017£12.50£13.50
22/09/2017£14.00£15.00

*Discounted for members of any of TE WT TS

To sign-up for this event on EntryCentral, the Service Fee is 2.5% (min 30p) for each sign-up. The organiser also pays 2.5% (min 30p)

Event Address
Ynysangharad War Memorial Pontypridd