Triathlon| Adventure Championships 2022

Adventure Championships 2022 Triathlon Slateman Standard

What a start! 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!


12 Jun 2022


Llanberis, Plas y Brenin, Newborough Forest


Route Description

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.


Standard Price - Adventure Championships Standard (Slateman/Snowman/Sandman)

Ends: 01/06/2022

  • £236.99

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