Bala Standard Triathlon

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£36.70 - £99.00
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.
Standard Triathlon
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Sun, 4 Sept 2022
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Bala, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Llyn Tegid, Llyn Tegid, Bala LL23, UK
Start times
Sun, 4 Sept 2022
Standard Triathlon:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Bala Standard Triathlon
Standard Triathlon
£36.70 - £99.00
Route information
See hereExternalLink for a video of one of the most spectacular settings in the UK Triathlon calendar.
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
How to get there
Llyn Tegid, Llyn Tegid, Bala LL23, UK
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There will be parking for participants at the Bala Rugby Football Club for a small fee of £5.
Event day logistics
08:00 Triathlon starts
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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What to bring
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.
How fit do I have to be to enter the Bala Standard Triathlon?
All abilities are more than welcome at this event.
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.
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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£36.70 - £99.00
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