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Dates

12 Jun 2022

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Route Description

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 has changed for 2022, to avoid disruption by some major roadworks. The route will begin with an untimed neutral zone following the banks of Llyn Padarn, north towards Cwm y Glo. Once clear of the roadworks, timing will begin and you will head north initially, through the village of Llanrug before curving leftwards, skirting Caeathro and onwards to Y Waunfawr. As you flow around the course towards Rhyd Ddu, 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 your descent all the way back to Llanberis and transition.

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.

Pricing

Standard Price - Individual

Ends: 01/06/2022

  • £70.99

Standard Price - Team

Ends: 01/06/2022

  • £80.99

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