The Triathlon is an endurance event covering 27 miles in a day
• Cycling 12½ miles from Newtown SY16 2NH to Whitehouse Bridge, Coed y Dinas SY21 8RP
• Canoeing 5 miles from Whitehouse Bridge to Crowther Hall Lock, Pool Quay SY21 9JU
• Walking 9½ miles from Crowther Hall Lock to Schoolhouse Bridge, Crickheath SY10 8BT
You can enter for one or two sections or attempt all three – as a team or on your own! Entry fees are:
• Full triathlon: adults £33; juniors (incl. anyone in full time education) £16.50.
• One or two sections only: adults £13 per section; juniors £6.50 per section
Registrants of individual or team entries must agree to acceptance of risk for the entrants. Entries for unaccompanied under-16s must be made by an adult who takes full responsibility for them.
Back Lane pay & display car park is next to the START in Newtown. Cyclists can park their cars there – for the day if necessary. Free car parking is available all day at the Pool Quay canoeing/walking transition area.
Free supervised storage is available for bikes at the end of the Cycling section at Whitehouse and for canoes/kayaks at the end of the Canoeing section at Pool Quay.
After the event, free transport is available for entrants from the FINISH back to the START in Newtown, via the Pool Quay and Whitehouse transition areas (although entrants will have to transport their own bikes and canoes after the event). Transport to the START in the morning is not provided this year.
Bike helmets must be worn by all cyclists and buoyancy aids must be worn by all those on the water (canoeists etc). Helmets are recommended for all those on the water and must be worn by children aged under 11.
Entrants who bring their own canoe, kayak or paddleboard can drop them off at the cycling/canoeing transition area at Whitehouse on the morning of the event.
A limited number of open canoes and paddleboards plus kit are available to hire directly from hireacanoe.com subject to their terms and conditions – but secure your place on the Triathlon first (see below). Canoes are not available from the Friends of the Montgomery Canal this year.
The Triathlon follows the route of the Montgomery Canal
The cycling section is along cycleway-standard towpath, with a short section beside the river Severn and over a bridge; the canoeing section is generally rural (there are reeds and nesting water birds) but passes through Welshpool and past or through two locks (where volunteers will be available to help); the walking section is generally flat but some lengths are unsuitable for wheelchairs (there are several stiles, tree roots and possible livestock en route). There are five road crossings for cyclists and four for walkers – all controlled by marshals.
First Aiders will be available throughout the event. Toilets will be available at the Start in Newtown, Whitehouse, Pool Quay, Llanymynech Wharf Visitor Centre and at Crickheath.
Entrants are recommended to bring their own refreshments but water is provided at the end of the cycling and canoeing sections; and warm drinks and energy bars at the Finish. Refreshments can also be bought at Llanymynech Wharf Visitor Centre.
The organisers aim to ensure it is safe and enjoyable for everyone by allowing faster cyclists to set off first at the start.
The Triathlon is organised by the Friends of the Montgomery Canal and is supported by the Canal & River Trust in aid of the restoration of the Montgomery Canal. Donations are welcome – you can add a donation of £1, £5, £15 or £25 to your Triathlon payment if you wish – remember to tick the box on the Entry Form.
All entrants who complete a section will receive a commemorative medallion made from local slate
Book your place now! Archebwch eich lle nawr!
Please use the drop down boxes below to book the number of places you want. If you choose Full Triathlon, you do not need to book the individual sections.
Please enter the name of each entrant, where prompted. Then add your contact details*, agree to the acceptance of risk and click on the PayPal button. You do not need to have a PayPal account and, if not, just click pay by Debit or Credit Card.
If you are booking for a team, please book for all team members at once, wherever possible. If any team members book separately, please ask them to use the same team name. If you are an individual entrant and haven’t chosen a ‘team’ name please use your own name as the ‘team’.
If you could add an optional donation, that would help the important restoration work on the Montgomery Canal. After all, there wouldn’t be any canoeing without a canal in water.
Once booked, we will be in touch with more details.
Thank you! Diolch!
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