As with all races, we highly recommend racing as you train – this ensures you are comfortable with your ability and know your limits. For example if you’ve never used cleats before, you may be surprised to find muscle fatigue in new places; previously unused muscles when cycling. Try open water swimming before competing; and don’t buy brand new equipment for the race without trying it out first.
Make sure to check the weather on race day so you can prepare correctly and ensure you have necessary waterproof layers/breathable layers & sun cream. It may be worth bringing a bin bag to keep muscles warm pre-race.
– this must cover the torso and thighs and is mandatory for all of our events. It must NOT cover the hands or feet. BTF rules state that the wetsuit must at no position be thicker than 5mm (Including where a patch-repair has been made). Non-triathlon wetsuits are not designed to be flexible around the shoulders and arms and will take on extra water so it is recommended you race in a triathlon wetsuit. You can purchase one now from our official swim partner, Zone3
– goggles are necessary in all open water swims. Polarised goggles are recommended to reduce glare and increase visual acuity. It may be worth bringing a clear-lensed pair if conditions are less than ideal.
– the swim hat issued by Activity Wales Events must be worn. If you wish to wear two swim hats, the issued swim hate MUST be worn on top.
– Timing chip must be worn on the OUTSIDE of the wetsuit on the left ankle.
Gloves & Boots CANNOT BE WORN
without a doctor’s note. Webbed gloves are not permitted.
Race Number MUST be worn on the REAR
MUST be worn. Approved cycling safety helmets of ANSI Z90.4, SNELL B90, EN 1078 or an equivalent national standard must be worn by competitors. A CE mark is not an approval mark and should not be treated as approval. (ii) Helmet must be used in all activities when the competitor rides the bike: competition, familiarization and training sessions. full details of helmet requirements
The torso MUST be covered at all times.
are highly recommended.
Race Number MUST be worn on the FRONT
Torso MUST be covered at all times.
We highly recommend wearing proper running shoes
that have been correctly fitted to avoid discomfort during the run. We also recommend not wearing brand new trainers on race day as they will need to be worn-in to maximise comfort.
Elastic laces will help reduce time spent in transition.
will reduce rub and aid both shock absorption & blood circulation. They are generally fast drying and odour repellent. We recommend merino wool or polyamide socks.
Of course if you want to look funky fresh after your race you should definitely purchase one of our T-shirts or hoodies available at the expo & finish line.
It is recommended you keep warm after your race to prevent illness & injury, so we suggest having some tracksuit pants and a warm AWE Hoodie ready for you at the finish line. A slow warm-down ensures heart rate slows gradually and dizziness from blood pooling in the legs is avoided.
We highly recommend compression clothing
to aid with circulation, reducing muscle fatigue, and speeding up recovery. You can purchase compression clothing now from our official partner, Zone3