Carmarthen Sprint Triathlon
We attracted 250 athletes in 2016 and had to close Entries weeks before the event. A 400m swim in the eight lane Carmarthen pool followed by a 23km bike ride down to Llansteffan. On returning from Llansteffan you will then take on 5km run along the Tywi river. This is an out and back run course with a grand stand finish back at Carmarthen Leisure Centre.
SWIM – 400m
This is fantastic swimming pool made for swimmers! We’ll have use of 8 lanes which will allow up to 3 swimmers per lane. You will start at the far end of the pool as you look at the photos and after completing the 16 lengths you will exit through the Fire Exit door which is located to the left hand side of the pool as you view the photo.
We will have a counter per lane and they will make it clear to you when you have two lengths to go.
Bike – 23km
The bike course takes you down to Llanstephan . You will mount your bike at the designated Mount Line ( please see Transition map ). You will turn left out of QE High School and head down to Llanstephan. As you cycle into Lanstephan you will turn left towards the Car Park. There will be a dead turn around a traffic bollard before you take the narrow road down to the Car Park. This will be clearly sign posted and marshaled. You will then re-trace your steps back towards the Leisure Centre. You will turn right back into QE High School car park – we hope to have a police officer present to assist but you have to abide by the Highway Code at all times.
Run – 5km
New Run Course : This is one lap run. When heading out onto the run course you must make sure you race number is facing forwards. You will be directed out through the top of Transition and onto the path which will take you down the Tywi riverside path. You will follow this path alongside the river and towards Carmarthen Town. Once you get to the Quayside in Carmarthen you will move from the path and up towards Tywi Works where you will take a right turn across the old Town’s river bridge and right again towards the railway station. You will then be directed over the new Tywi bridge and back towards the Leisure Ctr.
When you get back into the leisure Centre grounds you will be directed onto the Town’s running track before a Grand Stand FINISH in front of the Leisure Centre.
Event Location: Carmarthen Leisure Centre Llansteffan Rd, Johnstown, Carmarthen, SA31 3NQ