The 2019 SWYD Triathlon at Barry Island is not only the Welsh National Sprint Championships and an ITU Age Group Qualifier for Edmonton, but it also sees the launch of a new pilot scheme, a ‘Welsh National Championship’ representative team known as ‘Tim Tri-Cymru’.
In what will bring a new dimension to the domestic National Championships. Welsh Triathlon will be sending a team to the British Championship event at Nottingham on Saturday 15th June. The highest placed Welsh Triathlon Member within each gender/category will be invited to attend, and a roll down list will be devised for those who are unable to take their spot.
With the Welsh Championships taking place on the 26th May and the Nottingham event on the 15th June, the three week turn-around is a tight affair, especially with personalised tri-kit and other garments needing finalising. Every participant to the event will obtain an email from race organiser, All or Nothing Events, a month prior detailing the process in the build up to Barry, as well as on the day post-event. Non-members will also have an opportunity to sign up to Welsh Triathlon if they wish to compete for a ‘Tim Tri-Cymru’ slot.
Tim Tri-Cymru Manager, Amy Jenner, says “I’m thoroughly looking forward to assisting the Tim tri-Cymru representatives at Nottingham this year. This is a great opportunity to lead the way and for us to showcase how passionate Welsh Triathletes are on a British stage”.
Events Officer, Gareth Evans, stated “This is an exciting opportunity for Welsh Triathlon and its members to show what can be achieved within domestic age group racing. We’re a passionate bunch at the best of times, so the opportunity to go to a British Championship as one team, wear the Dragon and represent Tim Tri-Cymru against our English and Scottish counterparts is one we hope captures the imagination and grows in 2020”.
If the pilot this year becomes a success, it is hoped that Welsh Triathlon can negotiate similar opportunities across the other disciplines in 2020. Having a representative side for Sprint, Standard, Duathlon and Aquathlon would be a great driver for our members. It would also be a fantastic stepping stone to the Great Britain Age Group team that goes and competes at ITU events across the World.
Welsh Triathlon are looking for commercial support with the sponsorship of this new team, so if you know of anybody, please get in touch.
For any further information on ‘Tim Tri-Cymru’ prior to the email drop from the event organiser, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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