Course

Swim Course – 1.9km

The Sospan Sizzler Middle Distance Triathlon will start with a 1.9km open water sea swim at Burry Port. This will be a mass swim beach start and you complete 2 laps of the swim course – you will swim around the Yellow and Orange Buoys. There will be a rectangular buoy near the slipway for you to turn around to start your 2nd lap. The RNLI Burry Triathlon event athletes will only be swimming around the Orange Buoys, They start 30mins after you.

Bike Course – 93Km

This bike course will take you from the picturesque coastal village of Burry Port and into the rural splendour that Carmarthenshire has to offer. The 46.43km bike loop contains just over 3000ft of climbing but does also provide plenty of opportunity to average some high speeds as you return from Idole Carmarthen. At the end of Lap 1 you will cycle back through Burry Port where there will be large crowds gathered to encourage you as you head out on the 2nd lap.

View the Bike Course on an Interactive Map – BIKE COURSE

There will a feed station at 46km which is next to Burry Port Harbour and we recommend you carry two drinks bottles with you and you will be able to collect two drinks bottles at the feed station. Drinks bottles will contain High 5 Energy drink or Water. Please throw your empty drinks bottles on to the grass verge as indicated in diagram below.

Run Course – 21km

The run course is a fast 4 LAPS  although the coastal wind may play it’s part! We have designed a course that will allow you to run through the supporting crowds at Burry Port Harbour on four occasions before a grand stand finish on the Sospan Sizzler carpet which will be by the new RNLI Station. The run will take you out along the Coastal path towards Pwll. Turnaround will be at 2.56km. You will then re-trace your steps back towards the new RNLI Station for the 2nd Turn.Point.  At this point you will collect you Lap band – you will have a band at the end of each Lap. You will therefore collect 3 LAP BANDS and at the end of LAP 4 you head for the Finish Line. You will pass feed stations every 2.56km  and of course there will be plenty of nutrition at the Finish Line.  Feed Stations at  will have Water and High5 Electrolyte Drink, plus flat coke, jelly babies and Jaffa cakes.