Welsh Triathlon CEO welcomes the Welsh Governments decision to reduce the restrictions on organised event.
It is with enormous pleasure we can announce that as from Monday 7th June Welsh Triathlon will be able to permit events of up to 4000 people (including spectators) at Triathlon events. This will open the domestic event calendar in Wales, and I look forward to seeing everyone enjoying swim, bike and run as a collective activity once more.
I would like to thank everyone for their patience and support of triathlon in Wales through the last year. Our communities have worked together to support each other whether that’s online forums or virtual events. Clubs Committees you have been wonderful in your constant adaptation and working with facilities and members to keep activity going. We have heard so many stories of individuals supporting each other, encouraged to start running, cycling, or open water swimming, or just online messaging and motivation. Thank You!
The Welsh Government has stated Test and Trace remains essential alongside 2m social distancing and our race rules will be enforcing this for participants and any spectators who may be allowed at venues. It is imperative that we support the Welsh Government in their continued efforts to keep Wales safe so please remain patient with our Event Organisers as they will be required to follow strict governing body guidance on running events in Wales.
The very last thing we wish is for our sport to be suspended again and I know you will all understand our request for strict adherence to Event Organisers rules, marshal directions, and spectator conditions. Triathletes are great at helmet rules, drafting rules, water safety rules, bike spec rules…… and many more so please just add hygiene and infection control rules to your list.
Let us ease back into what we love best, support each other as we know how and get back to enjoying swim bike run whether that a GoTri, novice tri, Welsh Super Series, or longer distance.
Welsh Triathlon will publish event-related guidance in due course once the full details of the latest update to the alert levels changes and Welsh Government guidance for the sport has been published. In the meantime, you can find updated club and coaching guidance HERE.