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Triathlons are a great way to challenge yourself across the 3 disciplines of swimming, cycling, and running! They test your mental resilience and physical abilities, helping you to lead a more active lifestyle. There are a range of distances and events to get involved in, so take the leap and give one a go!
Tri Active Cymru (TAC) is a fun and local introductory session to get involved with multi-sport. Sessions range from being held after school, in holidays or by clubs as social gatherings; it’s our aim to have TAC in every town in wales, making Triathlon activity accessible to everyone in Wales!
Paratriathlon is excellent way to get a little more active and is accessible to anyone with a physical disability. The sport is gaining momentum with a range of events and classifications to participate in.
Coaches are vital to the success of all participants at every level, it can be an incredibly rewarding role to help others achieve their triathlon goals. We offer a range of courses and qualifications to kick start your coaching career.
S.A.F.E Cymru is an accreditation aiming to promote the safety and enjoyment of open water swimming. Wild swimming has rose in popularity and has incredible benefits, but it is essential know how to enjoy it safely.
The swim will take place in a swimming pool or open water, such as a lake or the sea, and if you’re taking part in an open water event you will need a wetsuit. Many local triathlon clubs have access to a lake where you can practise.
The cycle route is most likely to be on open roads, so a serviced and roadworthy bike is essential. Some events may also take place off road or at a velodrome. The route for a race will be clearly signposted with officials on hand to direct you, however it is always useful to familiarise yourself with the route beforehand.
It’s important to note that helmets are compulsory for all races.
Running after the bike can be a little different, but it will get easier as you get used to the transition. Well-fitting and comfortable running trainers are important to help improve this. There are usually drink stations on the run route, and again the route will be signposted and have officials to help you on your way.
This is often called the fourth discipline in triathlon for those at the top of the sport. However, for many people, transition is simply where all your swim-to-bike and bike-to-run kit is kept during the race. You'll be given a race number which you'll need to wear on the bike and run, and sometimes a timing chip to time you from start to finish.
You'll need to rack your bike and layout your kit before the race starts.Your helmet must be fastened before you move your bike and cannot be removed until the bike is racked again.
Run - Bike - Run
Swim - Run
Swim - Bike
Swim - Bike - Run (Offroad)