Weekend of Triathlons: P2 Carmarthen Sprint Triathlon PDF Print E-mail
Written by Nathan Jones   
Friday, 14 September 2018 06:47

The Triathlon season is slowly coming to an end...and there's two events left to go for all ages, both being held locally at Carmarthen Leisure Centre. This news story provides you with part 2 of 2 info: Carmarthen Sprint Triathlon


The Carmarthen Sprint Triathlon will be held at the Carmarthen Leisure Centre on Sunday morning 7th October, starting at 7.30am and is part of a double-header of events at the facility over the weekend. The event is again organised by Noelwyn and Sharon Daniel at Healthy Life Activities.

Bydd Treiathlon Sprint Triathlon yn cael ei chynnal yng Nghanolfan Hamdden Caerfyrddin ar fore Dydd Sul 7fed o Hyfref, yn dechrau am 7.30 y.b. Mae'r digwyddiad sydd yn rhan o benwythnos llawn yn yr un lle yn cael ei threfnu gan Noelwyn a Sharon Daniel yn Gweithgareddau Bywyd Iach.


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Race Venue & HQ: Carmarthen Leisure Centre

Llansteffan Road, Johnstown

SA31 3NQ


A 400m swim in the eight lane Carmarthen pool followed by a 23km bike ride down to Llansteffan. On returning from Llansteffan, it will then be a 5km run along the Tywi river. This is an out and back run course with a grand stand finish back at the Leisure Centre.

It is also open to relay teams. A relay team is a great way of getting into triathlon and experiencing the unique atmosphere of an event. It's also an excellent way of having some team bonding or club bonding as you work for one and another to get the best possible finishing time. Find two friends who will join you with one doing each of the 3 stages.

All competitors who have registered for the event will have received a confirmation email. If you have not received this, or if you are unsure about your entry, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



This will be located at Carmarthen Leisure Centre. Competitor information will also be available here together with course maps. Your race pack will include:

Race Bib Number x2, Bike and Helmet Numbers, Arm Race Tattoo, Security wristband and a triathlon day membership along with timing chip at poolside.

Registration will be open for one hour on Saturday 30th September for competitors to collect if you live locally - 15:00-16:00.

Registration will re-open on Race morning at 06:15 this is when transition will also be open. The first swimmers will begin at 7.30am with prize presentation at approximately 12.30pm. It is advised that athletes register and then check into transition in plenty of time so you don't panic and get to poolside in plenty of time.




You will be given a race briefing sheet once you enter the swimming pool. You will be required to read this prior to entering the water.

The swim start times will be published the week before the event. Your start time will reflect the estimated swim time you provided. Slowest swimmers will go first. You need to be at poolside at least 15 minutes before.


Swim - 400m

This is a fantastic swimming pool made for swimmers. There will be up to 3 swimmers per lane. You will start at the far end of the pool and after completing the 16 lengths, you will exit through the Fire exit door which is located to the left hand side of the pool. There will be a counter per lane and they will make it clear to you when you have two lengths to go.

Bike - 23km

The bikes course takes athletes down to Llansteffan. They will mount your bike at the designated Mount Line (please see Transition map). They will turn left out of QE High School and head down to Llansteffan. As they cycle into Llansteffan cyclists will turn left towards the Car Park. There will be a dead turn around a traffic bollard before they take the narrow road down to the car park. This will be clearly sign posted and marshalled. They will then re-trace their steps back towards the Leisure Centre with a right turn back into QE High school car park.

Run - 5km

For the final leg, runners will be directed onto the Harriers running track through the side gate, running a lap of the track. Then they'll go out through the other side gate  and onto the path which will take them down the Tywi riverside path. They will follow this path alongside the river and towards Carmarthen town centre. Once they get to the Quayside in Carmarthen athletes will move from the path and up towards Tywi Works where they will take a right turn across the old Town's river bridge and right again towards the railway station. Finally, they will then be directed over the new Tywi bridge and back towards the Leisure Centre. When back, to finish off they will be directed onto the Harriers running track before a grand stand finish in front of the Leisure Centre.

The event uses electronic chip timing. Competitors are reminded to return timing chip to the marshals in the finish area at the end of your race. Competitors who fail to return their timing chip will be charged as per the terms and conditions of entry.

Transition Area

There is no allocated space in transition. Please allow sufficient space for your fellow athletes. No-one other than athletes wearing a security wristband will be allowed into transition. Please only enter and exit transition at the designated point.


Finish Line

The finish area will be located near the Leisure Centre and transition area, with plenty of space for friends and family to cheer you over the line.

Upon finishing you will receive your finishers memento, welsh cake, banana and water.


To be made at approximately 12.30pm. Overall Male & Female champion will not be eligible for category prizes. There are 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies for all categories both male and female.

Car Parking

With over 200 athletes expected to enter this year, all athletes are encouraged to share cars if possible. Parking is available for free at the Leisure Centre.


Public Toilets are available in the Leisure Centre together with shower facilities.


RACE Carmarthen Sprint Triathlon 2018 PACK

(including all rules, times and other details)