Slateman Duathlon

Caernarfon, Gwynedd

Llanberis, United Kingdom

Sat 11th June 2022 - Sun 12th June 2022

3 races

£65.99 - £75.99

Organiser's Description

The Slateman Duathlon is the perfect option for competitors who want to experience the thrill of the legendary Slateman weekend combing running and cycling.

Run, bike, and run again on a combination of trail and road through the historic slate quarries and over mountain passes; all in the shadow of Wales’ highest peak, Snowdon.

We have confirmed with British Triathlon that the Europe Triathlon Duathlon Qualifier will be carried over to 2022.

Races

  • Slateman Duathlon

    £65.99

    Run: 2.4 Km, Bike: 20 Km, Run: 6 Km

  • Slateman Duathlon Team

    £75.99

    Run: 2.4 Km, Bike: 20 Km, Run: 6 Km

  • Sprint - Europe Triathlon Duathlon Qualifier

    £65.99

Book

  • Slateman Duathlon

    £65.99

    Run: 2.4 Km, Bike: 20 Km, Run: 6 Km

  • Slateman Duathlon Team

    £75.99

    Run: 2.4 Km, Bike: 20 Km, Run: 6 Km

  • Sprint - Europe Triathlon Duathlon Qualifier

    £65.99

What's Included

Lively Event village
Family friendly vibes
On course support
Unique finisher memento
Spectacular scenery
Professional Timing

FAQs

  • Minimum Age

    In line with British Triathlon Federation rules you must be at least 15 years old to take part in this race.

registration

Registration for the Sprint Duathlon 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.

SPRINT

THE ROUTE
Starting under the Finish Arch you’ll blast up past the Slate museum and through the beautiful Lagoons in Llanberis. You then have to tackle the steps up to the Quarry hospital before returning past Vivian quarry, back the way you’ve come and diverting towards transition.

Next on to the bike; cycle alongside Snowdon, climbing up the famous Llanberis mountain pass. You’ll first cycle past the historic Dinorwic Slate Quarry and on through Nant Peris; as the climb really starts to burn you’ll be able to distract your mind with the incredible mountains that surround you. 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.

With so much history the final tough 5.8 km run will have loads to keep you motivated as your legs complain. 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, past the Quarry Hospital and back along the home straight through the fields and to the finish line where a warm Always Aim High welcome will greet you.

WAVE TIMES
The first wave usually start at 09.35. 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.

Waves are allocated using the estimated finish time on your entry.

You'll be able to find out which wave you're in by logging onto the Live Tracker app ahead of the race. Details of this will be emailed to you along with the Final Instructions.

TRANSITION
Transition opens early on the morning of the event and closes no later than 30 minutes before the first wave starts.

Transition will only be open for racking on the day of the event. It is not possible to leave your bike overnight. You may not enter transition for any reason after the allocated time.

Saturday: 07:00 - 09:00*

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

CUT OFF TIMES
In the interest of athlete safety and the safety of our volunteers on the course there will be strict cut off times in place.

You must leave T1 (run 1/bike) no later than 10:10*

You must leave T2 (bike/run 2) no later than 11:50*

*Timings are subject to change, 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.

STANDARD

ROUTE
With so much history your first tough 5.8 km run will have loads to keep you motivated as your legs complain. Starting under the Finish Arch to run 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, past the Quarry Hospital and back the way you’ve come and diverting towards transition.

The cycle route takes in some of the most iconic views in North Wales. Begin by climbing up the famous Llanberis Pass to Pen y Pass alongside Snowdon, before turning left and heading towards Capel Curig, the home of the Plas y Brenin Mountain Centre. With views of Llyn Mymbyr and Moel Siabod the views on this section are not to be missed! At Capel Curig you’ll turn left again and cycle towards Bethesda going through the mountainous paradise of the Ogwen Valley. You pass many of Wales' most famous and iconic peaks; Tryfan, Glyder Fach and Fawr and the start of the Carneddau mountain range. Before getting into Bethesda proper, you’ll turn left towards Tregarth and make your way along the less hilly, but still challenging lower flanks back towards Llanberis.

The final run starts off relatively easy but no less beautiful than the rest of the route taking in the historic Dolbadarn Castle, but as you run past Llyn Peris at the foot of the Dinorwic Slate Quarry, don’t lose your nerve when you see what is to come. A 2km climb up the zig zags through the quarry takes your legs and your breath away. Carrying on through this most awesome man made landscape for another 1.5km you then come to the descent into the forest. Head towards Fachwen and a short section of road, followed by a steep descent once more into the trees. You will then make your way along the beautiful trails of Parc Padarn and past the Old Quarry Hospital as you make your final descent down to the field and the final straight to the finish line, you may, by now, have some idea of what it was like to be a real Slateman.

WAVE START TIMES
The first wave usually start at 09.20. 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.

Waves are allocated using the estimated finish time on your entry.

You'll be able to find out which wave you're in by logging onto the Live Tracker app ahead of the race. Details of this will be emailed to you along with the Final Instructions.

TRANSITION
Transition opens early on the morning of the event and closes no later than 30 minutes before the first wave starts.

Sunday: 06:30 - 08:45*

Transition will only be open for racking on the day of the event. It is not possible to leave your bike overnight. You may not enter transition for any reason after the allocated time.

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

CUT OFF TIMES
In the interest of athlete safety and the safety of our volunteers on the course there will be strict cut off times in place.

You must leave T1 (run 1/bike) no later than 10:40*

You must leave T2 (bike/run 2) no later than 13:50*

*Timings are subject to change, 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.

EUROPEAN QUALIFIER

We have confirmed with British Triathlon 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).

ROUTE
Starting under the Finish Arch you’ll blast up past the Slate museum and through the beautiful Lagoons in Llanberis. You then have to tackle the steps up to the Quarry hospital before returning past Vivian quarry, back the way you’ve come and diverting towards transition.

Next on to the bike; cycle alongside Snowdon, climbing up the famous Llanberis mountain pass. You’ll first cycle past the historic Dinorwic Slate Quarry and on through Nant Peris; as the climb really starts to burn you’ll be able to distract your mind with the incredible mountains that surround you. 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.

With so much history the final tough 5.8 km run will have loads to keep you motivated as your legs complain. 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, past the Quarry Hospital and back along the home straight through the fields and to the finish line where a warm Always Aim High welcome will greet you.

WAVE START TIMES
The first wave usually start at 09.35. 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.

Waves are allocated using the estimated finish time on your entry.

You'll be able to find out which wave you're in by logging onto the Live Tracker app ahead of the race. Details of this will be emailed to you along with the Final Instructions.

TRANSITION
Transition opens early on the morning of the event and closes no later than 30 minutes before the first wave starts.

Transition will only be open for racking on the day of the event. It is not possible to leave your bike overnight. You may not enter transition for any reason after the allocated time.

Saturday: 07:00 - 09:00*

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

CUT OFF TIMES
In the interest of athlete safety and the safety of our volunteers on the course there will be strict cut off times in place.

You must leave T1 (run 1/bike) no later than 10:10*

You must leave T2 (bike/run 2) no later than 11:50*

*Timings are subject to change, 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.

PRIZES

We hold a prize giving ceremony after the racing, approximate timings will be detailed in the Final Instructions however it is a good idea to listen out for information on any updates that come in over the tannoy. Sometimes the ceremony may be delayed and we wouldn't want you to miss out. We don't send out prizes after the event, so make sure you attend the ceremony and receive your big Welsh cheer!

Prize Categories for the Sprint Duathlon are:

INDIVIDUAL (FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN)

Open - Top 3

DRAFT ILLEGAL
British Triathlon has announced that due to Covid-19 all Age-Group Major Events will be draft illegal. More information regarding the World Triathlon Age Group Qualifiers can be found on their website.

  • FINAL INSTRUCTIONS - Will be sent out and available to download 1 week before the event.

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Location

Caernarfon, Gwynedd

11 Jun 2022

£65.99 - £75.99