Distances in this event
- SwimRun: Swim 3.5km, Run 12.5km
- SwimRun: Swim 1.25km, Run 4.25km
From the organizerOrganizer's website
Swim in the deep clear waters of Llyn Padarn and run beneath the majestic summit of Snowdon Love SwimRun Llanberis will take place in Padarn Country Park, home to some of the most spectacular scenery in North Wales!
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Love SwimRun Llanberis will take place in Padarn Country Park, Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales. The multi transition course at Llanberis in North Wales will involve a total of approximately 3.5km of swimming and 12.5km of running.
The running route will take in some of Snowdonia’s most stunning scenery and views on mainly off road terrain, including beautiful woodland, a historic monument and a tough climb up into the old slate quarries that tower above the valley. The swim sections will all take place in Llyn Padarn, entering and exiting the lake at various locations, so by the time you reach the finish line you will have swum the entire length and explored every corner!
Friday 21st June 2019
18.45 to 19.45 Registration at Pete’s Eat’s
Saturday 22nd June 2019
07:30 Registration opens
08.45 Registration closes
09:00 Route and safety brief
09:20 Arrive at start line
09:25 Race start – Wave 1
09:30 Race start – Wave 2
09:35 Race start – Wave 3
09:40 Race start – Wave 4
14:45 Zone3 Prize giving
- 1 First aid pressure bandage in waterproof packaging.
- 1 wetsuit per participant suitable for water temperature of 12 degrees Celsius
- 1 pair goggles per participant
- 1 pair suitable trainers per participant
- 1 whistle per participant
- 1 Tow float for Solo competitors
- A system for carrying the Mandatory Kit during the race
Mandatory equipment that Love SwimRun will supply
- Timing chip* – must be returned to the event organisers at the finish line.
- Race bibs* – must be worn at all times during the race. Bibs must not be modified and must be returned to the event organisers at the finish line.
- Swim caps must be worn during all the swims
* A refundable deposit of £10 will be taken at time of entry. This will be refunded on the race finish line once both bibs and chips have been handed in.
- Water bladder
- Emergency food
- 1 mobile phone per team in waterproof case
Spectators are welcome at Love SwimRun events. Please park considerately and use the parking bays in Y Glyn. Please do not park on the road. There are plenty of good spots from which to support your friends. After seeing the race start at Y Glyn, we recommend that you walk down to the south end of the lake where you’ll be able to see them finishing the first long run and setting off on the second swim. You’ll have plenty of time to walk back to Y Glyn to see the race finishers. If you are feeling energetic you could even walk all the way around the lake! We would advise you to dress warmly and wear suitable footwear for walking on rough ground. If you take any photos or videos we would love to see them! If you are interested in volunteering on the day, please get in touch!
We are always looking for marshals to work with us at our events. Please go to our event page fill out the application form. Thank you!
Is SwimRun only for elite athletes?
There are now a wide range of SwimRun competitions across the globe. ‘Ultra’ SwimRuns have +50 km running and +10 km swimming, ‘Regular’ SwimRuns have a total distance of between 20 – 60 km and ‘Sprint’ SwimRuns which are 20km or less that suit beginners and SwimRunners looking for a fun training event. Each race can have varying elements such as the ratio between swimming and running distance, the type of terrain, the height gain, the number of transitions and even rules!
Is Love SwimRun for me?
Love SwimRun races are aimed at SwimRun beginners or just those wanting to take part in the sport without completely beasting themselves! Love SwimRun is a great ‘taster’ race to take part in before you commit to one of the bigger events or a warmup/training event in the run up to a biggie! Don’t be fooled though, the course may not be that long but it’s still a tough race that will require some committed training. We’ll help you out by providing lots of training, technique and gear advise. We’ll also be holding some social SwimRuns to help you train and to try out the gear.
How good at swimming do you have to be?
You do need to be a strong swimmer to take part in a SwimRun event. If you can do 1500 meters front crawl, then you’re ready for a SwimRun! If you can only do breaststroke you can still take part. The swim training is the most committing factor of taking part in a SwimRun race and you need to be prepared to be aiming for long training swims of at least 3km. You will also need to have experience of swimming in open water which is very different to a pool environment. Water in the lakes can be very cold and deep, with no lines to follow to keep you going in a straight line. The surface can get choppy which makes breathing hard and wind can make swimming very hard going if you are headed into it. Many people are scared by the swim sections, but bear in mind that the wetsuit and the optional floating devices give you an incredible amount buoyancy that will help you out a lot. There will be plenty of kayak support on the day to ensure your safety. If you train for endurance at the pool and get some open water experience in before hand you will have no problems.
I am disabled can I still enter your events?
Yes! Please do. As far as practically realistic we will do our best to make our events as inclusive as possible. Please disclose your disability when you enter. If your disability will require us to give you any special consideration or help please get in touch with us so we can discuss this. Email [email protected] and let us know which event you want to do and how we might be able to help.
When will I receive my race number?
Hats, bibs, timing chips etc) will not be posted out to you. You will be asked to collect these on the day when you register. Your competitor numbers will be posted on our website prior to the event and listed on a board at registration. Please find your competitor number before going to register to help the marshals identify you quickly.
When will I receive my competitors handbook and final instructions for an event I've entered?
You will receive an email with final instructions and a competitors handbook approximately 3 weeks before the event day. The email will give you all the information you require i.e. where registration is, safety instructions, equipment requirements etc.