This Festival is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

The Pontypridd Aquathlon 2016

25 Sep 16

Taff Ely Triathlon Club is delighted to announce that it is organising The Pontypridd Aquathlon 2016 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 Sunday, September 25th 2016. 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 2016. 

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 8:30 a.m., it 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 2000

31st December 2001

400m

5000m

Senior

1st January 1977

31st December 1999

400m

5000m

Veteran

1st January 1967

31st December 1976

400m

5000m

Super Veteran

1st January 1957

31st December 1966

400m

5000m

Vintage Veteran

1st January 1917

31st December 1956

400m

5000m

The Adult/Youth Race entry fee is: £20 (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).

There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes for the overall male and female races, as well as age category winner prizes. Each finisher in the Adult/Youth race will receive a medal and a commemorative technical T-shirt. 

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 12.30 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 £12 (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 2002

31st December 2003

400m

2400m

Tristar 2

1st January 2004

31st December 2005

200m

2000m

Tristar 1

1st January 2006

31st December 2007

150m

1550m

TriStart

1st January 2008

31st December 2008

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).

Click Here for the Tristar 2 run course (opens in new window).

Click Here for the Tristar 1 run course (opens in new window).

Click Here for the Tristart run course (opens in new window).

Acknowledgements and Sponsorship

This event is kindly supported by Sport RCT, The Lido, Pontypridd Town Council and Rhondda Triathlon Club to whom we are very grateful.

Organiser
Anouska Beaumont

07814498875

Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
The Pontypridd Aquathlon (Tristart)25/09/2016??/32Closed18/09/2016
The Pontypridd Aquathlon (Tristar 1)25/09/2016??/32Closed18/09/2016
The Pontypridd Aquathlon (Tristar 2)25/09/2016??/32Closed18/09/2016
The Pontypridd Aquathlon (Tristar 3)25/09/2016??/32Closed18/09/2016
The Pontypridd Aquathlon (Adult/Youth)25/09/2016??/192Closed18/09/2016
Prices
UntilDiscounted*Standard
18/09/2016£11.00£12.00

*Discounted for members of any of TE WT TS

UntilDiscounted*Standard
18/09/2016£11.00£12.00

*Discounted for members of any of TE WT TS

UntilDiscounted*Standard
18/09/2016£11.00£12.00

*Discounted for members of any of TE WT TS

UntilDiscounted*Standard
18/09/2016£11.00£12.00

*Discounted for members of any of TE WT TS

UntilDiscounted*Standard
18/09/2016£17.00£20.00

*Discounted for members of any of TE WT TS

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 5% (min 60p). You pay no surcharge

Event Address
Ynysangharad War Memorial Pontypridd