THE ROC Summer Championships
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Experience the ultimate Welsh triathlon on the golden sands of Abersoch beach and all the way up Snowdon's summit. Great for endurance-sports lovers, this event is packed with extraordinary challenges. This 5 stage course of swim, bike, mountain, bike, run is bound to create unforgettable memories.
Sat, 3 Sept 2022
Abersoch, United Kingdom
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Abersoch, Pwllheli LL53 7EF, UK
Sat, 3 Sept 2022
Covering 115k and climbing a total of 5,825ft, the ROC is a challenge to be contended with for any budding endurance athlete. Find out more about this once-in-a-lifetime race that tracks from sea level to the peak of Wales highest mountain, and back again.
This epic challenge begins at Abersoch Beach where athletes will swim out toward Tudwal's West Island, round a buoy and then swim parallel to the beach to SCYC. From here, you will round two more buoys before heading back to the beach.
The transition will be a 50m run up the beach.
Cycle 50k (out)
Get ready for your first cycle stage - this 50k route out toward Snowdon will take you along scenic, quick open road sections as well as formidable technical sections.
Snowdon Run (6k each way)
The Watkin Path is arguably the most scenic route to climb Snowdon and boasts an immense history. The ascent is nicely progressive and will culminate in a steep scree section close to the summit.
Once at the summit, take in the epic panoramic views before a rapid descent of the course.
Cycle 50k (back)
A final 50k cycle will take you back to Abersoch, with plenty of open roads and epic views along the way.
Beach Run 1k
You've made it, this final 1k run will be the glory lap along Abersoch Beach and you will cross the finish line in style.
Organizer route images
- Bespoke ROC finisher's medal
- Water stations
- Snacks (chocolate and bananas)
- Refreshment stations
- Chip-timed results
How to get there
Abersoch, Pwllheli LL53 7EF, UKGet full directions
Abersoch is located at the western edge of North Wales, on the Llyn Peninsula.
The best route from the South or the Midlands is to head toward Birmingham and then take the A458/A470/A487 to the Llyn peninsula and finally the A497 to Abersoch.
From the North, it is best to enter Wales via Chester and then take the A55/A487 to the Llyn Peninsula and then the A499/A497 until Abersoch.
The closest railway station is Pwllheli, which is around a 15 minute drive to Abersoch. Trains run from London and take around 7 hours, however it'll be well worth it as you take in some of Wales' best scenery.
Event day logistics
08:00 The ROC starts
12:00 Snowdon 4k cut-off
*Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the race start time.
Registration is on the evening prior to the race. If for some reason you won’t be able to arrive until race morning then you will need to book in an emergency registration slot.
All entrants must be 18 and over in order to take part.
Registered participants will receive a Pre-Race Pack 4 weeks in advance of the race, and then the main Race Pack 1 week before the race.
These packs are only sent out via email and will contain all the information and instructions you need in preparation for race day. It includes details of where to register and to collect your race bibs, timing tags, transitions etc.
What to bring
- Full waterproof body cover of hooded jacket and trousers (we recommend with taped seams)
- Water bottle/carrier
- High energy snacks
- Foil blanket
- High-factor sun cream
- Appropriate running/trail shoes
- Change of clothes (optional)
What do I receive at registration for The ROC Wales?
You will receive a bag at registration that your mountain kit goes into. This is taken to T2/T3 at the foot of Snowdon ready for when you arrive there during the race.
Is there a cut-off time for the The ROC Wales?
All competitors must be at least 4k up Snowdon by 12 noon. If you have not made it to this stage, you will be instructed to turn around and complete the course from here.
Is there an age requirement to enter The ROC Wales?
All competitors of The ROC must be at least 18 years old on race day.
Are wetsuits mandatory for The ROC Wales?
Yes, wetsuits must be worn for the swim discipline.
Where can I find results for The ROC Wales?
Results will be uploaded soon after the race ends. They can be found here: http://www.abersochtriplecrown.com/the-roc-results/
What does the team entry for The ROC Wales entail?
Teams can be made up of either 2 or 3 competitors. With either all three members completing one section of the the race (swim, cycle or run) or one member completing two. Please ensure you provide sufficient team details at checkout.
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