SportPursuit Slateman Open Water Swim Races

Llanberis, Gwynedd

Organiser's Description

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.

Distances

1000m
2000m
2.4 miles.

Professionally organised triathlon

Electronic chip timing

Event Village facilities including toilets

Drinks station around course

Mechanical support

The world's friendliest marshals

Family entertainment

Web results service

Pick-up wagons

Full route marking

Emergency support

A feast of food at the finish line

Bespoke medal for all finishers

Free goody bag given at registration!!

Llanberis Community Centre, Llanberis, Gwynedd LL55 4UR

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Llanberis, North Wales has superb transport links. It is incredibly easy to find. Use the postcode: LL55 4UR to locate the Event Village.

By Road

Easily accessible from many of the main motorways, the race is located just off junction 11 on the A55 Expressway, and can be reached within a couple of hours if you’re travelling from the North West.

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