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The Brutal Extreme Triathlons

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This is 'The World's Toughest Triathlon' (as voted for by 220 Triathlon in 2017) but it is renowned for it's low-key and friendly vibe. Every athlete, whether it's your first triathlon or 21st, will feel the massive support from not only the event crew, but the other competitors too.

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Brutal Events are passionate about helping people reach their goals and truly believe that anything is possible. Our events are set in the mountains, lakes and along rugged coastlines. We run the renowned Brutal Extreme Triathlons in North Wales, the stupidly hard ONER Ultra Trail Run along the Jurassic Coast Path, a night mountain marathon in Brecon, the UK's toughest Ultra Duathlon and many more awesome, arduous events.

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What's included:

  • Brutal t-shirt for all entrants and medal for all finishers
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Swim

The swim is held in Llyn Padarn which is based in Parc Padarn in Llanberis. The lake is a short walk from race HQ and there is a place for you to leave your shoes.

The water temperature is likely to be between 16-18 degrees, but does vary due the different depths. You will complete laps, the amount depends on the event you have entered.

You will exit the lake every two laps and re-enter to complete the laps required. There is a basic aid station with cold and hot drinks available and Torq nutrition, bananas and other snack food. You can also leave personal items.

Bike

The 28 mile Brutal bike lap will certainly warm you up after the chilly swim with a steep, sharp hill. You can then enjoy the stunning views and undulating course until you reach the well known beast of a climb over Pen y Pass and super fast descent back to HQ.

The famous Snowdonia weather will test you with wind and rain on one side of the valley and sun on the other. You will need to be prepared for anything.

Run

The lap around the lake comes as a shock to first timers. Don’t be fooled by the description, there are plenty of hills, trails, rocks and even a waterfall to test you.

Snowdon is Wales’s highest mountain and for this event you follow the Llanberis Path, which is a clear, well defined path. And if you are very lucky, you may get to experience some amazing views from the summit.

If you have entered either the half or full event you will complete your lap/s around the lake and then take on Snowdon. If you are taking part in the Double, Triple or Quin, you will complete the mountain section before the Lake Laps (for safety reasons).

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Did the Full Brutal in 2019
Low key, friendly atmosphere in some of the most stunning scenery in the UK. A tough but doable course coupled with the encouraging and awesome crew makes this an event you don't want to miss
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15 Capel-Coch Rd, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55 4SH, UK

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Half Brutal
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Sat 11th Sep 2021
Double Brutal
Sat 11th Sep 2021
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