2019 Race Report

Perfect conditions at the Snowman Duathlon.

Duathlon returns to the 2019 Odlo Snowman at Plas y Brenin in Capel Curig.

Widely believed to be the toughest in the UK, the Odlo Snowman isn’t for the faint hearted. Consisting of a bike section in the challenging climbs of Snowdonia, and two runs including a final effort up Moel Siabod, it’s hard to argue.

The Odlo Snowman Duathlon is the second part of the ‘2019 SUUNTO Adventure Triathlon Series’. The calibre of athletes across the weekend was incredibly high and the racing followed suit.


Conditions for racing were ideal and the first day of the event consisted of the shorter races of the weekend including the Sprint Duathlon.

The Duathlon was a comprehensive win for Alan Bodden, taking the win a full 3 minutes ahead of Tom Worthington in second place. Matthew Whalley completed the top three. The Women’s duathlon was fought out between Helena Hughes and Lucy Killen. The win was taken by Helena in a time of 01:51:41, with Lucy 12 minutes behind.

Nigel “Kenny” Kendrick, Director of race organisers Always Aim High Events said: “The Snowman is such an amazing event that just gets better every year. We’re so proud that we can stage such an awesome event in Plas y Brenin. It’s such a beautiful place and we love coming here just as much as our athletes”

“We’d like to extend a massive thank you to everyone of our athletes for joining us in addition to their families and friends. We’d also like to thank Plas y Brenin for being such amazing hosts, as well as our race sponsors for their continued support. We’d also like to thank the local community in Capel Curig and all of the local spectators that turned out to support the athletes around the course”

“Lastly, we’d like to thank our amazing marshals and volunteers, without whom we the race just wouldn’t be possible”

Full Snowman race results by TDL Event Services.

Photography courtesy of Sport Pictures Cymru.

Selected 2019 Odlo Snowman Duathlon Results



Alan Bodden 01:29:39

Tom Worthington 01:32:14

Matthew Walley 01:35:57


Helena Hughes 01:51:41

Lucy Killen 02:03:04

Natasha Corn 01:54:29