The Course

The Course

The course descriptions below should make the course clear for those that want to ‘check it out’ beforehand, and convey important information that, if you do not read thoroughly, may lead you to be penalised or disqualified.

General

Please note that all main junctions will be marshalled but please be aware that marshals cannot stop traffic and the race is run on open roads so it is your responsibility to cycle safely. Anything deemed to be unsafe will be recorded by marshals and the race referee will impose a time penalty or disqualification, as appropriate (see above).

SWIM – 1500m

This will be a beach start at 9:45am – you will swim out straight to the 1st buoy and keep the first two buoys to your left side. You will then swim between the last two buoys. A quick  dash on the beach and round the bollard and then out for the 2nd loop. After the 2nd loop you will head up the ramp and run 250m towards Transition which will be located by the harbour on grass.

CYCLE – 40Km

This is now a two lap bike course that also includes a stretch at the start which takes you out through Pembrey to join up with the main road from Llanelli to Carmarthen. This stretch will only be covered once. When you exit transition you will head towards the Roundabout. Turn left here and take 1st left at the next roundabout. You will then follow this road through Pembrey – please take care of the parked cars. At the junction you will then Turn left and follow the road out towards Kidwelly.  You will turn at the 1st Roundabout in Kidwelly and head back on the road to Llanelli. You then take the 2nd exit on the next Roundabout and straight through the following rounbabouts as you head back towards Burry Port Harbour. At the roundabout to the Burry Bort entrance you will go all the way round and head back out towards the Kidwelly Roundabout before retracing your steps back to Transiition. It’s a straight forward course that will be clearly signposted and marshalled.

You can zoom in on the bike course map – the light blue section through 1 – 2km is only covered once.

The bike course has the potential of being a fast one – the highest point is only 40m above sea level. The wind of course could have something to say about a fast time though!!

RUN – 10Km

You will exit from Transition and follow the Coastal Path back towards Pwll – at the 2.5km point there will be a drinks station and turnaround point. You will then return to Burry Port harbour and just before the slipway to the beach you will turn and head back out for the 2nd loop.

The Finish will be along the Harbour front.

 

 

You can Zoom in on the run course :

Transition Area