GCS Mumbles Duathlon 21 March 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about the Mumbles Duathlon? No problem – simply look through our frequently asked questions below, and hopefully you’ll find the info you need.

General FAQs

How can I register for the event?

Simply go to the registration page by clicking here and entering online via Active. We do not accept paper entries.

Are there age restrictions for race entry?

Yes there are -

Sprint and Super Sprint - 14+ Years and Over

Can someone else register me?

No, you MUST register yourself, either the night before or the morning of the race, with ID.

When is the Closing Date for registration?

We close all events 2 weeks prior to the event.  If the event reaches capacity then the event will sell out earlier.

How do I know if my entry has been successful?

You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of entering the duathlon.  If you don’t receive a confirmation email, please firstly check your junk mail folder.  If you have any concerns regarding your entry please email us at

When do I get my race number and timing chip?

These must be collected at the time of registration upon showing photo ID.

Do you have to be a member of a club?

No you don’t need to be a member of a club.

Can i Transfer, Defer or Refund My Entry?

Please see for all answers regarding transfer, deferrals and refunds.

Are there official photographers?

Yes, Charles Whitton will be on site to take athlete photos.

What time does registration open?

Please see the Itinerary for registration opening times

Can I enter in a team?

Yes you can enter a relay team of between 2-3 people. You can enter a relay team the same was as and individual on the enter page.

Will there be any Road Closures for the Event?

No all roads will be open for the event.

Bike FAQ

Can I use Tri Bars (aerobars)?

Yes Tri Bars are allowed.

Do I need a specific type of bike?

You can use any bike that is roadworthy, however you MUST not use electric bikes or tandems.

Do I need a specific helmet?

Your helmet MUST meet the British Triathlon specifications and have the ‘CE’, ‘SNELL, or ‘ANSI’ trademark inside it.  The helmet must not have any cracks in it and the strap must be in good working order.

Where do I wear my timing chip?

You must wear your timing chip on your left ankle.

Where do I have to apply the bike and helmet stickers?

You must apply one sticker on your bike seat post and one on the front of your helmet.

Will my bike be safe in transition?

All racking will be done the day of the event. Your bike will be safe in transition.  You must show the security staff your bike with sticker, helmet with sticker and matching race number before entering or leaving with a bike.

Will there be drink/feed stations on route?

There are no drink or feed stations on the course, but you are welcome to bring your own bottles and nutrition.

Is drafting permitted during the race?

No - drafting is not permitted.


Can I wear headphones?

No, we discourage anyone wearing headphones during the race.

Is there a cut off?

Yes, there is an overall cut-off of 11am.

Will there be drink/feed stations on route?

There are no drink or feed stations on the course, but you are welcome to bring your own bottles and nutrition.

Is the run mainly on roads or is it multi-terrain?

The Route is down the mumbles mile so is all tarmaced pavement

  • Gower College Swansea
  • Lets Do This
  • Welsh Triathlon Cymru
  • Torq