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A Day of Athletic Excellence at SWYD Sprint Triathlon

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Sunday, 26th May, saw an exhilarating SWYD Sprint Triathlon in Barry featuring the Welsh National Sprint Championships, Stage 2 of the Welsh Triathlon Super Series, the 2025 Tim Tri Cymru Qualifier, and the British Triathlon Age Group European Qualifier. Athletes from across the country gathered to test their endurance, skill, and determination in a race that promised excitement, competition and fun!

The event began early with a 300m swim, shortened from 750m due to low water temperatures, making for a brisk start to the day. Participants then transitioned to a 20km bike ride through the scenic routes surrounding Barry, followed by a 5km run through picturesque areas. The weather was excellent and stayed dry until the race finished, providing ideal conditions.

Simon Webb (race director), supported by the dedicated volunteer team at All or Nothing Events, ensured a fantastic race was had by all in attendance, including a great finish-line party atmosphere! Clare Donovan, who served as the Chief Technical Official and her team ensured a smooth race with no penalties throughout the event, showcasing exceptional organisation commitment and great racing spirit by all those involved.

Top Performers

In the open race, Dafyd Jay from Torfaen Triathlon Club took the lead with an outstanding finish of 00:56:24. Hot on his heels was Ifan Bowen from Carmarthen Triathlon Club, crossing the line at 00:56:26. Will Austin from Exeter Triathlon Club secured the third spot, completing the race in 00:57:21.

The women's race was equally thrilling. Lucy Marland from Rhondda Tri emerged victorious, finishing in 01:03:01. Rhian Roxburgh from GOG Triathlon Club claimed second place with a time of 01:03:17, closely followed by Hana Blake, who completed the race in 01:03:47.

The National Championship results are available to view here. The Super Series results are available to view here. 

The Barry Sprint Triathlon was not just about competition but also about community and the celebration of the spirit of our sport. Families, friends, and supporters were to be found across the course, cheering for every athlete and adding to the vibrant atmosphere of the event.

 

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