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The SportPursuit Slateman10 Triathlon & Duathlon

£27.99 - £179.99Free injury protection
Event summary

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 medal or for the epic surroundings.

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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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How to enter

Tickets available until Fri Jun 10 2022

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
  • Finisher's Momentos
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Savage Triathlon
9:00am Sat 11th Jun 2022

Swim 0.75km, Bike 20km, Run 5.8km

£152.99 - £158.99
Standard Triathlon
9:10am Sun 12th Jun 2022

Swim 1.5km, Bike 49.6km, Run 11.9km

£94.99 - £100.99
Sprint Triathlon
9:30am Sat 11th Jun 2022

Swim 0.75km, Bike 20km, Run 5.8km

£89.99 - £95.99
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5.0
1 reviews
Jane
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5.0
Did the 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.… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
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).… read more
FAQ
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. … read more
FAQ
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.… read more
Route description
Route description

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

Jane
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Did the 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.
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Logistics and schedule

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

09:10 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

09:10 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

09:35 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 & Super Sprint Triathlon
  • 15 and older to enter the Sprint Duathlon European Qualifier
  • 15 and older to enter the Sprint Duathlon
  • 15 and older to enter the 1k Swim
  • 17 and older to enter the Standard and Savage Triathlon
  • 17 and older to enter the Standard Duathlon
  • 17 and older to enter the 2k Swaim
  • 18 and older to enter the Legend Triathlon
  • 18 and older to enter the 2.4 Mile Swim
Spectators

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.

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 here.

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 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.

Accommodation

There are a number of accommodation options in the area surrounding the event. Always Aim High recommend The Royal Victoria Hotel which is within easy walking distance of the event site.

The Padarn Hotel 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.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
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).
FAQ
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.
FAQ
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.
FAQ
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.
FAQ
What is the age limit?
The age requirements to enter each event are detailed in the raceday tab of this event page.
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Savage Triathlon
9:00am Sat 11th Jun 2022
£152.99 - £158.99
Standard Triathlon
9:10am Sun 12th Jun 2022
£94.99 - £100.99
Sprint Triathlon
9:30am Sat 11th Jun 2022
£89.99 - £95.99
Legend Triathlon
8:00am Sun 12th Jun 2022
£173.99 - £179.99
Sprint Duathlon
9:35am Sat 11th Jun 2022
£65.99 - £71.99
Standard Duathlon
9:20am Sun 12th Jun 2022
£70.99 - £76.99
1k Swim
11:15am Sat 11th Jun 2022
£27.99 - £33.99
2k Swim
12:00pm Sat 11th Jun 2022
£34.99 - £40.99
2.4 Mile Swim
1:00pm Sat 11th Jun 2022
£37.99 - £43.99
Super Sprint Triathlon
9:30am Sat 11th Jun 2022
£70.99 - £76.99
Sprint Duathlon - European Qualifier
9:35am Sat 11th Jun 2022
£65.99

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