Harlech Triathlon & Duathlon Harlech Triathlon & Duathlon Harlech Triathlon & Duathlon

Harlech Triathlon & Duathlon

Harlech, Gwynedd

Harlech Castle, Harlech, UK

Sun 26th March 2023

4 races

£49.99 - £71.99

Organiser's Description

Under the castle's watchful eye, the Harlech Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon is one of the best loved races on the triathlon calendar.

Fast and fun this event is both a perfect beginner triathlon or duathlon and a chance for the more competitive to grab a Personal Best.

The Sprint Triathlon begins with a 400-metre swim in Harlech swimming pool, followed by a beautiful 21km cycle and an impressive 6km run which finishes with the famous ‘Storm the Castle”.

Featuring the same stunning cycle route as the triathlon, but sandwiched between two great run routes, the Harlech duathlon has proven to be a hugely popular race.

Harlech is a small town with a big heart and these duathlons & triathlons represent it perfectly!

We're very excited to announce this will also be the Welsh National Duathlon Championship

Races

  • Individual Entry Sprint Course

    £60.99

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  • Team Entry - Sprint Course

    £71.99

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  • Individual Entry - SPRINT DUATHLON

    £49.99

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  • Team Entry - SPRINT DUATHLON

    £59.99

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Book

  • Individual Entry Sprint Course

    £60.99

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  • Team Entry - Sprint Course

    £71.99

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  • Individual Entry - SPRINT DUATHLON

    £49.99

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  • Team Entry - SPRINT DUATHLON

    £59.99

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What's Included

Lively Event village
Family friendly vibes
On course support
Unique finisher memento
Spectacular scenery
Professional Timing

Course Details

Triathlon
Your swim takes place in the leisure centre pool, making it exceptionally accessible for beginner triathletes. With three to a lane and marshals counting your lengths, it's head down and get swimming!

Once you have completed your swim it's in to transition and on to the bike. Exiting transition and shooting out towards Ynys on the flat and fast coast road, you turn up towards the Castle and enter the closed road section of this exciting route. Pushing your legs to the max as you climb the hill towards Harlech, you can try and admire the impressive view, or just wait until you reach the turn-around point and watch it all rush by on the way back down. It's a simple out and back route and you will soon be back in transition ready for the run.

In the shadow of the castle, the run takes you across the beautiful dunes and along the Harlech beach. Once off the beach and running through the lower Harlech streets you are now in full view of the piece de resistance; your final challenge is to run up the 108 steps and Storm The Castle

Duathlon
Starting near the beach and running down the side of transition under the shadow of the castle, the first run takes you across the beautiful dunes and along Harlech Beach. Coming off the beach, you head in to transition ready to take on the bike.

Exiting transition on your bike and shooting out towards Ynys on the flat and fast coast road, you turn up towards the Castle and enter the closed road section of this exciting route. Pushing your legs to the max as you climb the hill towards Harlech, you can try and admire the impressive view, or just wait until you reach the turn-around point and watch it all rush by on the way back down. It's a simple out and back route and you will soon be back in transition ready for the final run.

Leaving transition in reverse and heading to the lower streets of Harlech, you have one final challenge left, the piece de resistance; you must now run up the 108 steps, Storm The Castle and receive the glory you deserve for completing this fantastic race.

FAQs

  • Minimum Age

    In line with British Triathlon Federation rules you must be at least 15 years old to take part in this race.

  • Final instructions

    Will be sent out and available to download at least 1 week before the event.

registration

You will need to attend registration to pick up your race pack. Registration will be open on both Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning - we will confirm specific times in your Final Instructions, which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.

Registration for the race will be located on the field next to Harlech & Ardudwy Leisure Centre, Beach Rd, Harlech LL46 2UG.

start times

Swims will take place between 07.30 and 12.30. Your specific swim time will be confirmed by email once all entries close a couple of days prior to the event. Times are allocated based on your predicted swim time on your entry form.

The duathlon usually starts at 09:00 though this is subject to change. The race start time will be confirmed in your Final Instructions which are available to view on the website 10 days prior to the race.

transition

Triathlon
Transition opens early on the morning of the event all bikes must be racked no later than 45 minutes before the final swim. You may not enter transition for any reason after the allocated time unless you have finished and are collecting equipment. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to your race.

Transition will only be open for racking on the day of the event. It is not possible to leave your bike overnight.

Equipment left in Transition after the event closes will be removed and its security cannot be guaranteed.

Duathlon
Transition opens early on the morning of the event. Bikes must be racked no later than 30 minutes before the race start time. You may not enter transition for any reason after the allocated time except to collect equipment once you have finished. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to your race.

Transition will only be open for racking on the day of the event. It is not possible to leave your bike overnight.

Equipment left in Transition after the event closes will be removed and its security cannot be guaranteed.

cut off times

In the interest of athlete safety and the safety of our volunteers on the course there will be a strict finish line cut off time in place.

You should be able to complete the course in under 2:30 hours.

prizes - triathlon

We hold a prize giving ceremony after the racing in the Memorial Hall, approximate timings will be detailed in the Final Instructions however it is a good idea to listen out for any updates that come in over the tannoy. Sometimes the ceremony may be delayed and we wouldn't want you to miss out. We don't send out prizes after the event, so make sure you attend the ceremony and receive your big Welsh cheer!

Prize Categories for the Sprint Triathlon are:

INDIVIDUAL (FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN)

Open - Top 3

Vet 40 - Top 3

Vet 50 - Top 3

Vet 60 - Top 2

Vet 70 - Top 1

U23 - Top 1

TEAMS

1st Mens

1st Womens

1st Mixed

prizes - duathlon

We hold a prize giving ceremony after the race, location and approximate timings will be detailed in the Final Instructions however it is a good idea to listen out for any updates that come in over the tannoy. We don't send out prizes after the event, so make sure you attend the ceremony and receive your big Welsh cheer!

Prize Categories for the Sprint Duathlon are (for both male and female):

INDIVIDUAL

Overall - Top 3

Vet 40 - Top 1

Vet 50 - Top 1

Vet 60 - Top 1

Vet 70 - Top 1

U23 - Top 1

TEAMS

1st Team

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Location

Harlech, Gwynedd

26 Mar 2023

£49.99 - £71.99

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