Bala Standard Triathlon

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Open to all levels, this closed-road triathlon takes place at Wales' largest freshwater lake. Enjoy waterfront views and a quick course as you travel along this stunning event. Come for the finisher's goodies and iconic atmosphere.
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Standard Triathlon
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Calendar
Sun, 3 Sept 2023
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Bala, United Kingdom
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4.6
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Where and when
Location
Llyn Tegid, Llyn Tegid, Bala LL23, UK
Start times
Sun, 3 Sept 2023
Standard Triathlon:
8:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Bala Standard Triathlon
Standard Triathlon
Swim
1.5km
Bike
40km
Running
10km
£93.99 - £99.99
Route information
Bala Lake, situated in North Wales and along the shores of Lyn Tegid is the largest freshwater lake in Wales.
Swim Section
Waves will be called to the jetty and counted into the water 10 minutes before their wave is due to commence, where they will enter the jetty on the right-hand side of the lake foreshore. Here, entrants will start in deep water and will be guided to the start.
The swim course will be one lap of the 1500m course, which will be marked by buoys.
Bike Section
For the bike section, entrants will exit transition and head up a short climb before turning left onto the closed A494. Here entrants will follow the circuit and head west through Llanycil, Parc and Llanuwchlyn towards Rhydymain. Theres no worrying about tricky twists and turns as the bike section is a quick out-and-back route.
The A949 road will be closed at Rhydymain, Bala and Llanuwchlyn, and even though the road is closed, riders must adhere to the highway code at all times.
Despite being a closed-road circuit, emergency vehicles and public transport will have access to the road during the event, which will be monitored by staff.
After returning to transition, athletes will cycle past the junction along to the lakeside where they will make a U-turn and turn left into transition.
Run Section
Finally, it's the last section of the race, the run section. Exiting transition from the same gate you entered transition after the swim, entrants will head along the lakeside bank, and towards the A494. Next, you will turn west towards Glanllyn Caravan Park. Dependent on the time following the bike leg, entrants will be allowed to run towards Glanllyn on the left side of the A494.
Don't forget to hydrate at the water station at the entrance by Glanllyn Caravan Park, you'll need it for that last little bit. Finally it's back to transition as you finish along the chute parallel, where a finisher's medal, bottle of water, and plenty of refreshments awaits you.
What's included
  • Event Village facilities including toilets
  • Full route marking
  • Water and fuel stations around the course
  • Electronic chip-timing
  • Pick-up wagons and emergency support
  • Event photography
  • Finishers Medal
  • Fully closed roads (for both bike & run)
  • Prizes for top finishers overall and in age categories
  • An Awesome day out
  • Race day Photography
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How to get there
Llyn Tegid, Llyn Tegid, Bala LL23, UK
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Parking
There will be parking for participants at the Bala Rugby Football Club for a small fee of £5.
Event day logistics
06:00 Registration and transition opens
07:45 Transistion closes
07:50 Mandatory race briefing
08:00 Triathlon starts
10:20 Final bike road access
12:00 Bike road sweep
12:30 Any athletes left on the road moved to pavement
13:00 Road re-opens to public
13:15 Presentations
Age Requirements
All participants must be at least 17 years old to take part.
Kit List
Both helmets and wetsuits are required to compete in the event. All entrants must have both of these things or they will not be allowed to participate.
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Backpack
Kit List
Both helmets and wetsuits are required to compete in the event. All entrants must have both of these things or they will not be allowed to participate.
FAQs
How fit do I have to be to enter the Bala Standard Triathlon?
All abilities are more than welcome at this event.
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Is there a bag drop at the Bala Standard Triathlon?
No, there will not be a bag drop at the event. Please leave all your valuables in your own car.
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Will there be water along the course at the Bala Standard Triathlon?
Yes, there will be water located at the start and finish, but it is advised that entrants bring their own gels and fuel.
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Reviews
4.6
154 reviews
fiona
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4.7
Did the race in 2022
I don’t remember being chucked out of transition so early before the swim before…. Those of us in the later waves were kept hanging around for a long time and the in water wait was longer than ever too. Also the medal giving was dissapointingly late such that most winners had gone home, which was a real shame. Overall great event we’ll run, many thanks
andrew
Star
4.3
Did the race in 2022
A very relaxed atmosphere for my first Olympic distance triathlon.
mia
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
I chose this event as my first triathlon and t didn’t not disappoint! The closed roads and out and back course was great and ideal for the people supporting. The event was well organised and I had super quick replies from the event organisers leading up to the triathlon. Would definitely recommend and I’ll be back next year!
iwan
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Thoroughly enjoyed as always. Only feedback I have is that the path on the run leading out there are pedestrians on there and very narrow especially with prams and dog walkers. No one was stopping those pedestrians which was highly dangerous for them and us athletes especially as the motorbikes were going along. Another feedback point is the results weren’t visible until the next day unlike all other events I attend.Perfect day otherwise and will be back next year
helen
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Always well run, good communication and friendly inclusive event. Thanks
jacek
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
It was spectacular place to do the triathlon there. Very well organised event. I had to travel all the way from Essex (6h) but it was worth it and will definitely do it again.
howard
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3.0
Did the race in 2022
Some of my team mates were on the podium for their age category, however, they did not receive a prize because they weren’t Welsh! I was quite disgusted with this and had I known beforehand I would not have entered. Shame as it’s a great course….
nia
Star
4.3
Did the race in 2022
The event was very well organised and the atmosphere was superb for my first standard triathlon. Even though I didn't complete I will be back next year to do it again
ceri
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
Cracking event, well organised, and to have closed roads for the bike was fabulous!!!Thank you for having us!!NORTH DOCK DREDGERS TRIATHLON CLUB
don
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
Great Triathlon
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