We attracted 250 athletes in 2016 and had to close Entries weeks before the event.
A 400m swim in the eight lane Carmarthen pool followed by a 23km bike ride down to Llansteffan. On returning from Llansteffan you will then take on 5km run along the Tywi river. This is an out and back run course with a grand stand finish back at Carmarthen Leisure Centre.
Driving to Carmarthen in the dark with the weather forecast looking worse than awful I told myself I won't sign up for this next year!
I knew where the Leisure Centre start was but signposts were handy anyway. Plenty of parking when I arrived. Very friendly and helpful Marshals. Registration was on the Sunday morning (the Saturday had been cancelled). Racked up in the dark and rain had started (this is October in Wales after all).
If I'd been a spectator I'd have loved the pool viewing area! Nice clean facilities, pool looked inviting which helped to calm the nerves a bit!
Bike course to Llansteffan was easy to follow (felt uphill all the way there to me and all the way back but as a newbie that's just my fitness and forgetting to check my tyres didn't help
Posted on 12.10.17