With the recent publication of the British Triathlon Major events calendar, the majority of Welsh National Championship events and other major age group events across the UK have been published. There was however one gap in the Welsh Calendar, which has now been filled by the Pembrokeshire Duathlon which will be held in Neyland on March 3rd. This announcement now completes the Welsh National Calendar for 2018, which is outlined below.
|Welsh National Duathlon Championship||Pembrokeshire Duathlon Neyland||Sunday March 3rd 2019||Enter Here|
|Welsh National Standard Triathlon Championship||TATA Steelman, Margam||Sunday 19th May 2019||Enter Here|
|Welsh National Sprint Triathlon Championship||SWYD Barry Sprint Triathlon, Barry Island||Sunday 26th May 2019||Enter Here|
|Welsh National Aquathlon Championship||Aberavon Aquathlon, Aberavon Beach||Saturday 20th July 2019||Enter Here|
|Welsh National Middle Distance Triathlon Championship||Sospan Sizzler, Burry Port||Sunday 21st July 2019||Enter Here|
|Welsh National Cross Duathlon Championship||Coed Y Brenin Cross Duathlon||Sunday 3rd November 2019||Enter Here|
This, along with the new Welsh Super Series and an increase in Age Group qualifiers held in Wales means that the Welsh calendar for 2019 is at a substantial capacity, and as always, there are a number of quality events going on elsewhere across the country.
Welsh Triathlon Events officer Gareth Evans stated “With the introduction of the Welsh Super Series last year, it’s been an important focus that we attempt to re-invigorate the National Championship programme. A great deal of work and negotiations have taken place within the Home Nations and we are working towards a format which will see each Home Nation Championship completed in time, to feed into a British Championship, putting greater focus on our championship events and allowing the best in Wales (and other Home Nations) to go head to head”.
It is hoped that these developments will see Welsh Age Groupers have the opportunity to showcase their skills at British Level and also result in an increased percentage of Welsh representation within Team GB Age Group Racing. Evans continued that “discussions within the Home Nations has been positive thus far, and that all parties agreed that there were opportunities to explore and rejuvenate the domestic age group scene. It is hoped that we can pilot a number of disciplines in 2019”.
Further details on what this entails will be released as soon as a final agreement is in place.
With the Welsh Super Series and National Championship events for 2019 now published, be sure to plan your events calendar before the spaces fill.
For more information on the 2019 Welsh Super Series, click here.