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The SportPursuit Slateman Triathlon

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Take part in this unique triathlon 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 finisher's medal and the bragging rights.

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How to enter the The SportPursuit Slateman Triathlon

  1. Slateman Savage Triathlon (NB. 2 day event, Sat.-Sprint, Sun.-Classic)

    Triathlon: Swim 2.25km, Bike 71km, Run 17km
    £144.95
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  2. Slateman Standard Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 51km, Run 11km
    £89.95–£99.95
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  3. Slateman Sprint Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 20km, Run 6km
    £84.95–£94.95
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  4. Slateman Legend Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 1.9km, Bike 91km, Run 21km
    £165–£190
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  5. Slateman Sprint Duathlon

    Duathlon: Run 2.5km, Bike 20.2km, Run 5.7km
    £61.95–£71.95
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  6. Slateman Standard Duathlon

    Duathlon: Run 6km, Bike 51km, Run 11km
    £66.95–£76.25
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  7. Slateman Swim 1000

    Swim 1km
    £26
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  8. Slateman Swim 2000

    Swim 2km
    £33
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  9. Slateman Swim 2.4 miles

    Swim 2.4mi
    £36
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COURSE

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 it's crystal clear waters and incredible views Llyn Padarn has become infamous as one of the best Open Water Swimming spots in the UK and we're really excited to bring these Open Water Swimming events to the Slateman Triathlon weekend.

Slateman Duathlon

The Slateman Duathlon is the perfect option for competitors who want to experience the thrill of the legendary Slateman without having to face the iconic swim in Llyn Padarn.

The Sprint Duathlon created a buzz amongst duathletes in it's first year and we've since had huge demand for a Standard Duathlon so in 2020 we will be running both distance events. 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. These races are set to become a highlight of the Duathlon season.

Slateman Triathlon

Starting in Llanberis; the heart of Snowdonia’s industrial history the Triathlon and Duathlon combine 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.

COURSE DISTANCES

Slateman Legend Triathlon

Swim: 1,900m, Bike: 91km, Run: 21km

Slateman Savage Triathlon

Swim:1,400m, Bike: 71km, Run: 17km

Slateman Classic Triathlon

Swim: 1000m, Bike: 51km, Run: 11km

Slateman Sprint Triathlon

Swim: 400m, Bike: 20km, Run: 6km

Slateman Spring Duathlon

Run 2.4km, Bike: 20km, Run: 6km

Slateman Swim 1000

1000 meters

Slateman Swim 2000

2000 meters

Slateman Swim 2.4 miles

2.4 miles

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Access to the Event Village with food and drink, family activities, entertainment, shopping, massage tent and toilets
  • The world’s friendliest marshals
  • Full route marking
  • Water and feed stations on course
  • Electronic chip timing
  • Web results service
  • Pick-up wagons
  • Event photography
  • Emergency support
  • Bespoke medal for all finishers
  • Live bilingual commentary
  • A feast of food at the finish line
  • Goody bag at registration
  • Free 10 year Slateman t-shirt
  • Hoodies that can be purchased at registration and collected on the day
Raceday Logistics

RACE-SCHEDULE

Saturday & Sunday
Slateman Savage Triathlon (NB. 2 day event, Sat.-Sprint, Sun.-Classic)

Saturday
Slateman Sprint Triathlon

Slateman Sprint Duathlon

Slateman Swim 1000

Slateman Swim 2000

Slateman Swim 2.4 miles

Sunday
Slateman Standard Triathlon

Slateman Legend Triathlon

Slateman Standard Duathlon

Transition Times

Transition will only be open for racking on the day of the event. It is not possible to leave your bike overnight.

Saturday- TBC

Sunday- TBC

Equipment left in Transition after it closes will be removed an its security cannot be guaranteed.

Cut Off Times

Sprint and Duathlon:

Swimmers will be removed from the water after 30 minutes submersion

There is a cycle leg cut off of TBC at BIKE IN

Finish Line Timing will be shut down at TBC

Classic:

Swimmers will be removed from the water after 50 minutes submersion

There is a cycle leg cut off of TBC at BIKE IN

Finish Line Timing will be shut down at TBC

Kit List

Event T-shirts and Hoodies

At Always Aim High, we're keen on sourcing the very finest technical T-Shirts and Hoodies available! Order yours when registering - only a few will be available to purchase at the event!

Wetsuits

Wearing of wetsuits for the swim discipline will be mandatory.

Spectators

EVENT VILLAGE

The event village will feature plenty to see and do throughout the day - from hot and cold food and drinks, partner stalls and our very own Always Aim High Store, there'll be something for everyone - whether you're taking part or spectating.

FAQs
When will I receive my race number?

You will be asked to collect your race number from the event expo and registration unless stated otherwise.

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 informartion 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.

For the triathlons and cycle events, can I use a mountain bike?

Yes you can.

For the triathlons, do I have to wear a wetsuit?

Yes, you are asked to wear a wetsuit unless we advice otherwise.

What is the age limit?

Competitors must be 17 or over to enter and take part in the full tri and 15 or over for the sprint tri

Are dogs allowed?

We cannot allow any accompanying dogs, unless for reasons of registered disability

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The SportPursuit Slateman Triathlon weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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IconModerate breeze possible, up to 12mph

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The SportPursuit Slateman Triathlon reviews

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  • Did the Slateman Sprint Triathlon 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.