Pembrokeshire is once again gearing up to host the IRONMAN Wales triathlon on Sunday 11th September.
This will be the 10th year for IRONMAN competitors to swim, bike and run in beautiful Pembrokeshire, making 2022 an extra special occasion to celebrate this incredible sporting event.
IRONKIDS Wales also returns this year with mini athletes hitting the course on Saturday 10th September and crossing the line on the famous IRONMAN finish.
The following day international athletes will again be among those on the starting line while enthusiastic spectators line the route to cheer on and support everyone taking part.
Cllr Rhys Sinnett, Pembrokeshire County Council Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services and Leisure, said: “We are delighted to see the return of IRONMAN Wales after a two-year gap due to Covid restrictions.
“I’m sure the crowds will be eager to once again line the streets and routes and come out to support.
“Please take a moment to look at the road closure details ahead of the event. These road closures are required to ensure the safety of competitors and spectators.
“The event has become iconic on the IRONMAN world circuit and number one in the world for the welcome Pembrokeshire gives to IRONMAN athletes and visitors.
“The crowd make the event and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone once again welcoming IRONMAN and Pembrokeshire once again underlining that this is a county that can host and make a success of major events.”
Rebecca Sutherland, IRONMAN Wales Race Director, said: “We are overjoyed to be back in Pembrokeshire hosting the tenth edition of IRONMAN Wales. This event has become infamous for its spectator support, from its goosebumps-inducing swim start to its Tour de France style crowds, and we know this year will be no different as thousands of athletes descend on the region.
“We would like to thank Pembrokeshire County Council, the communities across the course, and our dedicated staff, suppliers, and volunteers for their efforts in bringing IRONMAN Wales to life again.”
Road Closures & Route Map
- North Beach Car Park – Access via the A478 until 10:00 on Sunday 9th September. The car park will be locked down from 11:00 – 00:30 on Monday the 10th September.
- South Beach Car Park – Access via Marsh Road (A4139) and use the one-way system from Greenhill Road to South Beach. Exit will be using Upper Park Road/Park Road and Heywood Lane (B4318) throughout the day.
- Tenby Multi-storey Car Park – There will be no access to the car park between 07:00 – 10:15 as Park Road is closed. Exit will be via Upper Park Road/ Park Road and Heywood Lane (B4318).
- Salterns Car Park – Please follow the one-way signage in place. CAREW PARK & RIDE – There will be a two-day athlete and spectator Park & Ride available from Carew Airfield on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September into Tenby (Saturday and Sunday) & Saundersfoot (Sunday only).
- The bike course travels Westbound out of Tenby along Marsh Road (A4139) through Kiln Park and Penally. The road is closed Westbound ONLY between 7am and 3.45pm. There will be access for all vehicles to travel Eastbound towards Tenby on Marsh Road (A4139) throughout the day.
Lydstep, Manorbier, Jameston & Hodgeston
- The bike course continues Westbound along Marsh Road (A4139) passing Lydstep, Manorbier, Jameston and Hodgeston. The road is fully closed between 07:00 – 15:45. One-way traffic can flow Eastbound on the A4139 from Lamphey and Northbound from Hodgeston towards Manorbier Newton between 07:00 – 15:45. There are two vehicle crossing points located at both junctions of the B4585 where it crosses the A4139. This allows clear access throughout the day in and out of Manorbier.
Kingsfold, St Petrox, Merrion & Maidenwells
- The bike course continues along the B4319 through Kingsfold, St Petrox and Merrion. The bikes also return from Angle along Clay Lane and through Maidenwells joining back onto the B4319. These sections of road are fully closed between 07:30 and 11:30.
Castlemartin & Angle
- The bike course continues through Castlemartin on the B4319 before joining the B4320 towards Angle. The bikes continue down into Angle village and then cycle back along the B4320 towards Hundleton. The named roads are fully closed from 08:15 – 12:00. There are traffic managed crossing points between Speculation Inn on Redford Hill and the junction of the B4320 and Clay Lane to allow traffic to flow Northbound and Southbound.
- The bikes travel Northbound into Pembroke Town Centre on the B3149/A4139. The bikes the do an out and back loop down Main Street turning outside Rowlies Fish & Chips to head back towards Lamphey. The Main Street is closed to cars from 08:30 – 13:00.
The Ridgeway, Redberth & Sageston
- The bike course follows The Ridgeway and takes a left onto Coal Lane and right onto Locke’s Lane. The course then crosses the B4318 travelling North towards Redberth. The bikes then continue travelling parallel to the A477 to Sageston. The above-named roads will be fully closed from 08:30 – 16:30.
- The bike course follows Bird’s Lane before taking a left onto the A4075 around Carew Methodist Chapel before travelling North through Cresselly up to Templeton and Narberth. The road will be fully closed from 09:00 – 17:00. There will be a traffic managed vehicle crossing point at Cresselly to allow traffic to flow from Cresswell Quay across the course to Lanesend and back.
- The bike and run course utilise the A476 (Narberth Road) throughout the day. The road will be fully closed from Twycross Roundabout into Tenby from 10:00 – 00:30 on Monday the 10th of September. The B3146 will also be closed from 10:00 – 00:30 on Monday the 10th of September for the run course.
Lead image: Gareth Davies Photography
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