About The Wales Triathlon
The Inaugural Ocean Lava Middle distance will take place on August 2nd in Fishguard Pembrokeshire. Winner of the 220 triathlon awards for best triathlon, the weekend is ideal for newbies and experienced athletes.
If you are looking for a race with an enclosed stunning sea swim; sea views, Cathedral and village support, topped off with one of the most breathtaking closed road town centre runs on the circuit... read on!
Ocean Lava is a middle distance race - 1.2 mile swim / 56 miles bike and a 13.1 mile run. The top 18 athletes will qualify for a free place at this years ocean Lava final in lanzarote on November 1st. In addition, there are 6 LUCKY DIP places to be handed out, all finishers being eligible.
The swim takes place in Fishguard bay which is protected by a breakwater on both sides. The two lapped swim enables swimmers to exit the water to large crowds before entering the water for a second and final lap.
The Bike course begins with a steady 3 mile ascent allowing you to fuel, before a fast section all the way to St.Davids, the Country's smallest city. Here you will have a huge reception and cycle through the grounds of the famous Cathedral. On leaving st Davids you will again enter another quick section offering stunning sea views of the atlantic, before climbing into Trefin and Mathry. Here you turn for St Davids once again to experience the great atmosphere and then head back to T2.
The run course is simply breathtaking! A stunning paved coastal run, before dropping into lower town Fishguard allows you to marvel at the National Park in all its Glory. Then its time for a bit of work, Climbing slade hill before entering the noise and support of Fishguard town centre. From here it is downhill to the finish area where you will loop 3 times, before entering the famous Activity Wales Events red carpet Finish!
The evening will start at 6pm with pre awards drinks and go into the evening with a post race party. It is advised if you would like to camp to call the office and book early.
The Wales Triathlon Sprint Distance
The day will also see Pembrokeshire's first sprint triathlon take place at 12pm, merging into the Ocean lava middle distance race. Athletes are to expect a stunning sea swim of 750m, followed be a 13 mile bike, before entering the closed and supporter lined streets of Fishguard for a 4 mile run.
The swim is a shortened but same shape swim as the Ocean Lava middle distance. The bike course will turn at Mathry and head back to T2.
Athletes will then complete 1 lap before entering the famous award winning Activity Wales Events Finish line!
Please note - photographic identification will be required at registration. Athletes without this may not be registered by the start time of the event.
Saturday 2nd August
Pembrokeshire – Fishguard
Number of Competitors
Maximum of 500 entrants for this years event – mixed gender race.
Field of Play
The Ocean Lava Wales course is a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile cycle & 13.1 mile run.
The Wales Triathlon Sprint course is a 750m swim, 13 mile cycle followed by a 4 mile run.
The Wales Triathlon & Ocean Lava Wales can be entered by anyone who feels they are capable of competing. Men and women will compete for first place in their respective categories. There will be 9 Lanzarote final places up for grabs for male athletes, and 9 Lanzarote final places for female athletes. There will also be 9 places drawn at random from finishing athletes.
Officials are assigned at various points along the course, helping to guide traffic flow as well as manning feed and water stations. Most members of the crew are volunteers – if you wish to volunteer to help during the course of the weekend, click here.