Slateman Triathlon & Duathlon 2023

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£27.33 - £199.00
About
Take part in this unique endurance events festival around Snowdonia National Park. Triathletes new and experienced will relish this challenge and be rewarded by amazing views, trails and a festival atmosphere. Come for the unique finisher's memento or for the epic surroundings.
Participants
Savage Triathlon, Sprint Triathlon, Sprint Duathlon, and 3 more
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Calendar
Sat, 10 Jun 2023 - Sun, 11 Jun 2023
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Llanberis, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Surgery, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55 4TA, UK
Start times
Sat, 10 Jun 2023
Savage Triathlon:
9:30am |
Sprint Triathlon:
9:30am |
Sprint Duathlon:
9:30am
Sun, 11 Jun 2023
Standard Triathlon:
9:30am |
Legend Triathlon:
8:00am |
Standard Duathlon:
9:30am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Slateman Triathlon & Duathlon 2023
Savage Triathlon
Swim
0.75km
Bike
20km
Running
5.8km
£158.99 - £164.99
Standard Triathlon
Swim
1.5km
Bike
49.6km
Running
11.9km
£32.30 - £105.00
Sprint Triathlon
Swim
0.75km
Bike
20km
Running
5.8km
£27.33 - £89.99
Legend Triathlon
Swim
1.9km
Bike
92.6km
Running
23.1km
£68.66 - £199.00
Route information
Slateman Triathlon
Starting in Llanberis; the heart of Snowdonia’s industrial history the Triathlon combines stunning scenery with epic challenges. Swim in the fresh water of Llyn Padarn, run on a combination of trail and road through the historic slate quarries and cycle over the mountain passes; all in the shadow of Wales’ highest peak, Snowdon. The sprint distance bike course is entirely on fully closed roads making it a perfect introduction to cycling Snowdonia’s famous mountain passes.
Slateman Duathlon
Starting under the Finish Arch you’ll blast up past the Slate museum and through the beautiful Lagoons in Llanberis. Wtih stunning views at Vivians Quarry next comes to bike section.
Cycle alongside Snowdon, climbing up the famous Llanberis mountain pass. Your turning point is the famous Pen y Gwryd Hotel where Hilary and Tenzing trained to take on Mount Everest. There's one final uphill struggle back to the top of Pen y Pass then it's down down down all the way back to Llanberis and transition with views all the way to Anglesey. The section from Nant Peris to Pen y Gwryd and back again is all on closed roads offering a unique opportunity to cycle on the famous pass without traffic passing.
Running on some of the best trails around, you’ll go past Vivian Quarry, and head towards Dinorwic, before taking a short section of road in the direction of Fachwen. You’ll then turn steeply downhill through beautiful forests, with glimpses of Snowdon, along to the finish line where a warm Always Aim High welcome will greet you.
The Savage Triathlon will be over the two days - on day 1 you will complete the Sprint distances and on day 2 you will complete the Standard distances.
Super Sprint Triathlon Course Maps
Sprint Triathlon Course Maps
Standard Triathlon
Savage Triathlon
Legend Triathlon
Standard Duathlon
Sprint Duathlon
What's included
  • Slate Finisher's Memento
  • Access to the Event Village
  • The world’s friendliest marshals
  • Full route marking
  • Water and feed stations on course
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Web results service
  • Pick-up wagons
  • Official Event photography
  • On-site first aid
  • Post-race food
Train
How to get there
Surgery, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55 4TA, UK
Get full directionsExternalLink
By Train
Direct services (including Virgin Trains from London to Bangor) take you to the popular North Wales coastal destinations from most parts of Britain. Make inland connections via the Conwy Valley Line which runs through the Snowdonia National Park to Betws-y-Coed and Blaenau Ffestiniog. Services from the Midlands through Shrewsbury and Machynlleth link up with the Cambrian Line.
The closest station to Llanberis is Bangor, which is just under 10 miles away. A taxi from here will cost approximately £20 or the number 85 bus will take you from the station and cost between £3-£5. It is possible to cycle.
The Bangor to Llanberis bus timetable can be viewed hereExternalLink.
By Car
There's easy access from the North West along the M65 and A55. Motorway links with the Midlands are good too, and the same roads – the M6, M5 and M1 – also bring Snowdonia within easy reach of the South of England.
Parking
Parking information will be available in the final raceday instruction pack sent out before the event.
By Plane
Transfers from the international airports of Manchester, Liverpool, and Birmingham take less than 2 hours. Please make your own arrangements when travelling this way.
Accommodation
There are a number of accommodation options in the area surrounding the event. Always Aim High recommend The Royal Victoria HotelExternalLink which is within easy walking distance of the event site.
The Padarn HotelExternalLink is also a short walk from the event and is just 100m from the lakefront.
It is recommended that entrants book their accommodation early and mention the Snowdonia Trail Marathon when booking their stay.
Event day logistics
Sprint & Super Sprint Triathlons
07:00 - 09:00 Transition opens
09:30 First Wave Starts
10:10 Triathletes must leave T1 no later than this time
11:50 Triathletes must leave T2 no later than this time
Standard Triathlon
06:30 - 08:45 Transition opens
09:30 First Wave Starts
10:40 Triathletes must leave T1 no later than this time
13:50 Triathletes must leave T2 no later than this time
Savage Triathlon
Saturday
07:00 - 09:00
09:30 First Wave Starts
10:10 Triathletes must leave T1 no later than this time
11:50 Triathletes must leave T2 no later than this time
Sunday
06:30 - 08:45 Transition opens
09:30 First Wave Starts
10:40 Triathletes must leave T1 no later than this time
13:50 Triathletes must leave T2 no later than this time
Legend Triathlon
06:30 - 07:45 Transition opens
08:00 Savage Triathlon Starts
09:05 Triathletes must leave T1 no later than this time
14:20 Triathletes must leave T2 no later than this time
18:20 Final Cut-off time
Standard Duathlon
06:30 - 08:45 Transition opens
09:20 First Wave Starts
10:40 Athletes must leave T1 no later than this time
13:50 Athletes must leave T2 no later than this time
Sprint Duathlon - European Qualifier
07:00 - 09:00 Transition opens
09:30 First Wave Starts
10:10 Athletes must leave T1 no later than this time
11:50 Athletes must leave T2 no later than this time
Mandatory Kit List
Wetsuits
Wearing of wetsuits for the swim discipline will be mandatory.
Bicycle
Competitors must provide their own bike, in good working order. Helmets are mandatory.
Registration
Registration will take place on Friday evening and also before the race on Saturday morning. It is usually located on the event field in Llanberis situated next to the Community Centre - LL55 4UR
On the morning of the race, registration closes no later than 15 minutes before the closure of transition.
Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions which will be available on the website and via email 10 days prior to the race.
Please note that registration has set times for specific distances.
Transition Times
Transition will only be open for racking on the day of the event. It is not possible to leave your bike overnight.
Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of your race to ensure there is plenty of time for transition and the registration process.
Age Requirements
Age requirements for each event are as follows:
  • 15 and older to enter the Sprint Triathlon and the Sprint Duathlon
  • 18 and older to enter the Standard, Savage & Legend Triathlon and the Standard Duathlon
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Always Aim High Events
Always Aim High Events was founded in 2010 by Tim Lloyd and Nigel 'Kenny' Kendrick. The first event was the now iconic Slateman Triathlon 2011 attracting just over 400 competitors (it now regularly exceeds 1,000), with a vision that included the Snowman and Sandman - the three events which now make up the Adventure Triathlon Series. From that one event we now host 34 all inclusive events over 9 weekends, with many more planned for 2019 and beyond. In 2015 Always Aim High Community Events was set up as a not for profit organisation to help with engaging with and hosting local community events. At Always Aim High we are extremely proud about delivering the UK's ultimate triathlon, cycling, running and swimming challenges in the most beautiful and iconic locations that we can find. From epic mountain, coastal and city triathlons, to breathtaking cycle sportives which cover the length and bredth of Snowdonia, there's something for everyone at Always Aim High Events!
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Crowds
Spectator Info
This is a truly fantastic weekend to be part of and spectators are an integral part of creating an epic race day atmosphere.
The event village provides the perfect base for all spectators.
Backpack
Kit List
Wetsuits
Wearing of wetsuits for the swim discipline will be mandatory.
Bicycle
Competitors must provide their own bike, in good working order. Helmets are mandatory.
FAQs
Do I need to be a BTF affiliated member to enter the Slateman Triathlon & Duathlon 2023?
No, you do not need to be a member, however there is a £6 discount for affiliated entrants. If you are a BTF member, please bring your license with you.
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How will I know my finishing time at the Slateman Triathlon & Duathlon 2023?
During and straight after the event, you will be able to check your time via the live tracker on the official event website. Alternatively, all official results will be available on the website after the event.
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When will I receive information on final instructions for the Slateman Triathlon & Duathlon 2023?
You will receive a final instructions email approximately 10 days before race day. The email will give you all the information you require i.e. where registration is, safety instructions, clothing requirements etc.
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What is the age limit at the Slateman Triathlon & Duathlon 2023?
Participants must be 15 and older to enter the Sprint Triathlon and the Sprint Duathlon and 18 and older to enter the Standard, Savage & Legend Triathlon and the Standard Duathlon
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Reviews
4.9
4 reviews
Star
4.7
Did the race in 2022
Amazing experience - just do it!
laura
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
Amazing! Great organisation.
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2019
Fantastic event in breath taking scenery. It is hard so you do feel you have earned your medal when you cross the line! Hope to return for the Classic.
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Recent Questions
Melanie Cox
08/10/2021
Do you need to own a racer bike or is a hybrid or mountain bike ok for the super sprint? New to triathlons 😄
Mike Lloyd
08/10/2021
Hi Melanie, a hybrid or mountain bike will be fine for the event. The course is all on road, but you are welcome to ride any safe bike. There are rules around helmets (must be approved for cycling use and have a well-fitting strap that runs under your chin). Keep an eye out for some useful intro to triathlon videos coming soon on the Always Aim High Events social media channels!
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