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.
In line with British Triathlon Federation rules you must be at least 17 years old to take part in this race.
Registration for the Standard Triathlon will take place on Saturday afternoon and before the race on Sunday 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 and locations 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 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 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.
*timings subject to change.
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.
We hold a prize giving ceremony after racing finishes, approximate timings will be detailed in the Final Instructions however it is a good idea to listen out for 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 Standard Triathlon are:
Individual (for both men and women)
Open - Top 3
Vet 40 - Top 3
Vet 50 - Top 3
Vet 60 - Top 1
Vet 70 - Top 1
U23 - Top 1
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We are proud that all our events are bi-lingual. Signage, registration and commentary is available in both English and Welsh.