Triathlon


Welsh Triathlon Association

Ms Bridget Heath
Secretary
Welsh Triathlon Association
26 Pennard Drive
Southgate
Swansea SA3 2BL
Tel:
Email:
Web: www.welshtriathlon.com

Date established: 1987
Disciplines: Multi-discipline endurance events, usually combining swimming, cycling and running.

Committee Structure: Executive Committee.

Regional Structure: N/A

Relationship to National Bodies: Affiliated to the British Triathlon Association (BTA).
International Relations:

Publications:
N/A

Membership Figures:

1991

1996

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

Clubs

n/a

n/a

n/a

6

6

6

7

Club Members


120 (1991/92)

n/a

n/a

179

195

195

203

Individual Members

n/a

n/a

25

31

28

16



Additional Information

Triathlon Participation

Unfortunately, survey information on triathlon participation in Wales is not currently available. However anecdotal information and the governing body’s membership figures suggest that participation is increasing.

Provision for Triathlon

Triathlons take place over various distances, but the standard distance comprises a 1500m open water swim, a 40km cycle ride and a 10k run. Shorter distance events sometimes use swimming pools rather than open water. Swansea has established itself as a major venue for triathlon, having both the required natural features for top level events and excellent training facilities.