The SportPursuit Slateman10 Triathlon & Duathlon

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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.
Savage Triathlon, Standard Triathlon, Sprint Triathlon, and 8 more
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Sat, 11 Jun 2022 - Sun, 12 Jun 2022
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Llanberis, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Surgery, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55 4TA, UK
Start times
Sat, 11 Jun 2022
Savage Triathlon:
9:30am |
Sprint Triathlon:
9:30am |
Sprint Duathlon:
9:30am |
1k Swim:
11:15am |
2k Swim:
11:15am |
2.4 Mile Swim:
12:00pm |
Super Sprint Triathlon:
9:30am |
Sprint Duathlon - European Qualifier:
Sun, 12 Jun 2022
Standard Triathlon:
9:30am |
Legend Triathlon:
8:00am |
Standard Duathlon:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The SportPursuit Slateman10 Triathlon & Duathlon
1 / 3
Super Sprint Triathlon
£70.99 - £76.99
Savage Triathlon
£145.00 - £158.99
Sprint Triathlon
£85.00 - £95.99
1k Swim
£26.00 - £33.99
Route information
Slateman Swim
Llyn Padarn is a magnificent glacially formed lake nestled admist some of Snowdonia's most spectacular scenery. The lake is approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) long and covers about 240 acres making it one of the largest natural lakes in Wales. On the southern bank sits the busy village of Llanberis whilst on the opposite side the Llanberis Lake Railway runs through the spectacular woodland of the Padarn Country Park.
The whole of Llyn Padarn is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and home to a rare type of fish called Arctic Charr. Legend has it that is was brought here from Rome by the early Christians while scientists believe it has survived in the lake since the ice age; either way it's a pretty robust fish that's been around for some time. It inhabits the depths of the lake which at a deepest point of 29m means they're not going to interfere with your swim.
With its crystal clear waters and incredible views Llyn Padarn has become infamous as one of the best Open Water Swimming spots in the UK.
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.
Sprint European Qualifier
Always Aim High and British Triathlon have confirmed that the Europe Triathlon Sprint Distance Duathlon European Championship Qualifiers will carry over to 2022.
This will be your chance to prove yourself in the heart of Snowdonia and claim a place on the start line for the 2023 Europe Triathlon Sprint Distance Duathlon European Championship. This race entry is open to all British Triathlon Members. You will need to have a valid membership by 5pm, three working days before (Wednesday 8th June). To be eligible for qualification, athletes must have registered their intent to qualify with British Triathlon by 5pm on the Friday before (Friday 10th June).
*Drafting is illegal at this event.
Super Sprint Triathlon Course Maps
Sprint Triathlon Course Maps
Standard Triathlon
Savage Triathlon
Legend Triathlon
Standard Duathlon
Sprint Duathlon
What's included
  • 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
  • Slate Finisher's Memento
How to get there
Surgery, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55 4TA, UK
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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 information will be available in the final raceday instruction pack sent out before the event.
By Sea
There are ferry services which run regularly from Holyhead to Dublin. Please make your own arrangements if you plan to travel by ferry.
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.
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
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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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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.
What to bring
Wearing of wetsuits for the swim discipline will be mandatory.
Competitors must provide their own bike, in good working order. Helmets are mandatory.
Am I eligible to enter the European Qualifying event?
This race entry is open to all British Triathlon Members. You will need to have a valid membership by 5pm, three working days before (Wednesday 8th June). To be eligible for qualification, athletes must have registered their intent to qualify with British Triathlon by 5pm on the Friday before (Friday 10th June).
Do I need to be a BTF affiliated member?
No, you do not need to be a member, however all non-members will have to pay £6 fee on the day at registration. If you are a BTF member, please bring your license with you.
How will I know my finishing time?
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.
When will I receive information on final instructions, what kit I require to participate etc. for an event I've entered?
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.
What is the age limit?
The age requirements to enter each event are detailed in the raceday tab of this event page.
Recent Questions
Melanie Cox
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
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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