Begin with a swim in the freshwaters of Llyn Mymbyr under the watchful eye of Snowdon. Exit the water and cross the wooden foot bridge for the first time in to transition.
Turning left out of Plas y Brenin, the Super Sprint bike section climbs steadily up the Nant-y-Gwryd valley to reach the turn around point outside the famous Pen y Gwryd Hotel, where Hilary and Tenzing trained to take on Mount Everest. Taking in the spectacular views of Moel Siabod and the Glyders is well worth it on the way up, for as soon as you make that turning point it’ll be one quick ride back down to transition.
Running shoes on, head back over the bridge. There is a reason that the Snowman Triathlon regularly gets called the toughest multi terrain triathlon in the UK and that’s because the run includes a mountain, Moel Siabod which at 872 metres, is the highest peak in the Moelwynion mountain range. Super Sprint athletes don't need to reach the summit but rather keep to the forest on it’s lower slopes. A short, sharp, yet tough climb up through the trees before you can start to stride out on the fire road to bring you round towards the lake. The finish line framing Wales' most famous peak Snowdon awaits.
In line with British Triathlon Federation rules you must be at least 15 years old to take part in this race.
Registration for the Super Sprint Triathlon will take place on Friday evening and also before the race on Saturday morning. It is usually located in the Lecture Room (next to the bar) in Plas Y Brenin - LL24 0ET
On the morning of the race, registration closes no later than 30 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 Start 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.
Transition opens early on the morning of the event and closes no later than 15 minutes before the first wave starts.
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.
Saturday: 06:00 - 07:45*
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 08.35*
You must leave T2 (bike/run) no later than 10.15*
*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.
Compulsory kit is not required for the Super Sprint Triathlon distance.
We hold a prize giving ceremony after the racing, approximate timings will be detailed in the Final Instructions however it is a good idea to listen out for information on any 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 Super Sprint Triathlon are:
Individual (for both men and women)
Open - Top 3
Please see our Covid-19 updates for information on how we are delivering Covid safe events.
We are proud that all our events are bilingual. Signs, registration and commentary are available in English and Welsh.