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SportPursuit Slateman Triathlon

SportPursuit Slateman Triathlon

5.0 · 1 review

Caernarfon, Gwynedd

Llanberis, United Kingdom

Sat 11th June 2022 - Sun 12th June 2022

8 races

£70.99 - £199.99

Organiser's Description

The first part of the Adventure Championships, the Slateman Triathlon is the most Iconic Adventure Triathlon in Wales. Starting in Llanberis; the heart of Snowdonia’s industrial heritage this is an unparalleled race which combines stunning scenery with epic challenges. 220 Tri Magazine has listed the Slateman run course as one of the best in the world!

Due to Covid-19, we weren't able to celebrate our 10th Anniversary in 2020, or again in 2021, so we will be doing so in 2022! It is sure to be the biggest and best Slateman yet. Now being staged in June, the warmer water temperatures, additional events over the weekend, and a party atmosphere all surrounded by stunning scenery will make this an event not to be missed from any athlete's calendar.

Races

  • Individual - Super Sprint

    £70.99

    Swim 400m Bike 10.5km Run 2.6km

    CLOSED
  • Individual - Sprint

    £89.99

    Swim 400m, Bike 20 Km, Run 6 Km

    CLOSED
  • Team Relay - Sprint Course

    £99.99

    Swim 400m, Bike 20 Km, Run 6 Km

    CLOSED
  • Individual - Savage

    £152.99

    Swim 1400m, Bike 71 Km, Run 17 Km

    CLOSED
  • Individual - Standard

    £94.99

    Swim 1000m, Bike 51 Km, Run 11 Km

    CLOSED
  • Team Relay - Standard

    £104.99

    Swim 1000m, Bike 51 Km, Run 11 Km

    CLOSED
  • Slateman Triathlon - Legend

    £173.99

    Swim 1900m, Bike 91 Km, Run 21 Km

    CLOSED
  • Slateman Triathlon - Legend Team Entry

    £199.99

    Swim 1900m, Bike 91 Km, Run 21 Km

    CLOSED

Book

  • Individual - Super Sprint

    £70.99

    Swim 400m Bike 10.5km Run 2.6km

    CLOSED
  • Individual - Sprint

    £89.99

    Swim 400m, Bike 20 Km, Run 6 Km

    CLOSED
  • Team Relay - Sprint Course

    £99.99

    Swim 400m, Bike 20 Km, Run 6 Km

    CLOSED
  • Individual - Savage

    £152.99

    Swim 1400m, Bike 71 Km, Run 17 Km

    CLOSED
  • Individual - Standard

    £94.99

    Swim 1000m, Bike 51 Km, Run 11 Km

    CLOSED
  • Team Relay - Standard

    £104.99

    Swim 1000m, Bike 51 Km, Run 11 Km

    CLOSED
  • Slateman Triathlon - Legend

    £173.99

    Swim 1900m, Bike 91 Km, Run 21 Km

    CLOSED
  • Slateman Triathlon - Legend Team Entry

    £199.99

    Swim 1900m, Bike 91 Km, Run 21 Km

    CLOSED

What's Included

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

Course Details

Swim in Llyn Padarn in the shadow of Snowdon surrounded by the history of Slate Mining in the Welsh hills.

Cycle alongside Snowdon, towards the famous Llanberis mountain pass. You’ll first cycle past the historic Dinorwic Slate Quarry and on through Nant Peris; as the climb just starts to burn you’ll be reaching the turning point and heading back down the valley. The section from Nant Peris up the Llanberis Pass is on closed roads.

Running on some of the best trails around, you’ll go past Vivian Quarry, and head towards Dinorwic, before turning 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.

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 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.

Wave Timings

Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions. 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 10 days prior to the race.

transition

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

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

*timings subject to change.

Legend: Swim 1,900m Bike 92.6km Run 23.1km

THE ROUTE
The Legend cycle route takes in some of the most iconic views in North Wales beginning with a swim in Llyn Padarn in the shadow of Snowdon surrounded by the history of Slate Mining in the Welsh hills.

Begin the cycle 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. At this point the route diverges from the Standard triathlon route and you will turn right towards Caernarfon. As you flow around the course towards Beddgelert make sure you keep an eye out on your left because you’re circumnavigating Snowdon! Once you’re through the beautiful, quaint village of Beddgelert, you’ve got one last challenge to come. You must now cycle up the narrow and winding Nant Gwynant Pass and return to the top of Pen y Pass. Make sure you take in some of the most spectacular views in the country, before you descent all the way back to Llanberis and transition.

The Slateman Legend run is two laps of the Standard distance run. The 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, especially when you look around at where you are. Carrying on through this most awesome man made landscape for another 1.5km you then come to the descent into the forest. Heading then 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 descent down to the lap point to do it all again! Once you get to the final straight to the finish line, you will, by now, have some idea of what it means to call yourself a Slateman Legend.

WAVE TIMES
The first wave usually starts at 08:00. 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 10 days prior to the race.

TRANSITION
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. Transition opens early on the morning of the event and closes no later than 15 minutes before the first wave starts.

Sunday: 06:30 - 07:45*

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 (swim/bike) no later than 09.05*

You must leave T2 (bike/run) no later than 14.20*

There is a final cut off at 18.20*

*Timings are subject to change, Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions.

Savage: DAY 1 - Swim 750m Bike 20km Run 5.8km DAY 2 - Swim 1500m Bike 49.6km Run 11.5km

Looking to really challenge yourself? The Savage is an event that tests the strongest and most committed triathletes, combining two triathlons across two days. On Saturday 'warm up' with the Sprint distance before setting off again on Sunday in the Standard.

SEE STANDARD AND SPRINT FOR ROUTE DETAILS

WAVE START TIMES
The first Sprint wave is at 09.30* on Saturday

The first Standard wave is at 09.10* on Sunday.

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 are 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 will only be open 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. Transition opens early on the morning of the event and closes no later than 30 minutes before the first wave starts.

Saturday: 07.00 - 09.00*

Sunday: 06:30 - 08:45*

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.

Sprint (Saturday)

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

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

Standard (Sunday)

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

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

*Timings subject to change.

Standard: Swim 1500m Bike 49.6km Run 11.9km

ROUTE
Swim in the incredible fresh water of Llyn Padarn in the shadow of Snowdon surrounded by the history of Slate Mining in the Welsh hills.

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 Slateman 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 starts at 09.10, confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions.

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

You'll be able to find out which wave you are 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 10 days prior to the race.

TRANSITION
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. 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*

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 (swim/bike) no later than 10:40*

You must leave T2 (bike/run) 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.

SPRINT: Swim 750m Bike 20km Run 5.8km

ROUTE
Swim in Llyn Padarn in the shadow of Snowdon surrounded by the history of Slate Mining in the Welsh hills.

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. You 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 once in a lifetime opportunity to cycle on the famous pass without traffic passing.

With so much history the 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 starts at 09.30. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions. 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 10 days prior to the race.

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

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 (swim/bike) no later than 10:10*

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

*Timings are subject to change, confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions.

Super sprint: Swim 400m Bike 10.5km Run 2.6km

ROUTE
Swim in Llyn Padarn in the shadow of Snowdon surrounded by the history of Slate Mining in the Welsh hills.

Cycle alongside Snowdon, towards the famous Llanberis mountain pass. You’ll first cycle past the historic Dinorwic Slate Quarry and on through Nant Peris; as the climb just starts to burn you’ll be reaching the turning point and heading back down the valley. The section from Nant Peris up the Llanberis Pass is on closed roads.

Running on some of the best trails around, you’ll go past Vivian Quarry, and head towards Dinorwic, before turning 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 starts at 09.30. Confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions. 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 10 days prior to the race.

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

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 (swim/bike) no later than 10:10*

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

*Timings are subject to change, confirmed timings will be detailed in your Final Instructions.

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A must do. I have done tons of Ironman branded events BUT Slateman and Alwaysaimhigher surpass any IM I have done. Tough but unreal course to properly test you, warm family atmosphere to welcome you and both at a price that won’t put you in hock.
Thank you so much! We work incredibly hard to stage challenging events without sacrificing the family atmosphere that is key to what we do. See you again soon!!
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