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.
Participants
Half Brutal, Full Brutal and Double Brutal
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Calendar
Sat, 10 Sept 2022
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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Llyn Padarn, Llyn Padarn, Caernarfon LL55, UK
Start times
Sat, 10 Sept 2022
Half Brutal:
7:00am |
Full Brutal:
7:00am |
Double Brutal:
7:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Brutal Extreme Triathlons
Half Brutal
Swim
1.2mi
Bike
58mi
Running
14.7mi
Full Brutal
Swim
2.4mi
Bike
116mi
Running
25.1mi
Double Brutal
Swim
4.8mi
Bike
232mi
Running
51.1mi
Route information
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).
What's included
  • Brutal t-shirt for all entrants and medal for all finishers
  • Aid stations
  • Portable toilets
Train
How to get there
Llyn Padarn, Llyn Padarn, Caernarfon LL55, UK
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Event day logistics
Friday
16:00 - 20:00 Registration
19:00 Half / Full Brutal briefing
20:00 Double / Triple (plus crew) briefing
Saturday
05:00 Transition opens
07:00 Race starts
Cut-off times
  • Half Cut off: 6 hours
  • Full Cut off: 12 hours
  • Double Cut off: 26 hours
  • Triple Cut off: 64 hours
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Brutal Run
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.
View more Brutal Run eventsExternalLink
Backpack
Kit List
Mandatory Kit List
  • Issued map (waterproof pouch / bag needed)
  • Compass
  • Whistle
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Extra warm clothes
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Nutrition
  • A fully charged working mobile phone (water proofed) with emergency number in
  • Glow sticks or red tail light (Full / double / Triple only)
  • Survival foil blanket
  • Head torch (Full / double / Triple only)
  • More than 400ml of water or other drink
  • Blister kit
Support crew kit
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Extra warm clothes
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Nutrition
  • Head torch (Full / double / Triple only)
  • More than 400ml of water or other drink
FAQs
Do I rack my bike on Friday in The Brutal Extreme Triathlons?
There is NO bike racking available on Friday night. This is because of security / staffing issues
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What time is transition open on race day for The Brutal Extreme Triathlons?
Transition opens from 5:00am
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What time/day does The Brutal Extreme Triathlons start?
All races start at 07:00am.
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Reviews
5.0
1 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
BicepFlexChallenging course
Dean C
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5.0
Did the race 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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