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Dates

31 Jul 2022

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Route Description

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 into transition.

The Snowman Legend bike route is famous for being one of the best triathlon cycle routes in the World. It takes in most of North Wales most iconic climbs and routes and is a challenge in it's own right. Starting close to the base of Snowdon, flow down the Nant Gwynant Pass and towards Beddgelert. Here you will meet the Glaslyn river whilst you cycle alongside the whitewater rapids. Heading over to Maentwrog along the narrow, winding ascents and descents, you will then start your climb to Tan y Grisiau, Blaenau Ffestiniog and on up the Crimea pass. The equally steep descent flows down through Dolwyddelan and along the Lledr Valley to Betws Y Coed. Past Betws y Coed and onto Capel Curig. Here you pass just a hairs breadth from the finish point, but you must first head towards Llyn Ogwen and Bethesda, a town that grew around the slate quarry industry. After negotiating some quick winding bends down towards Bethesda you’ll turn left and start making your way back up the valley on a road known locally as the Roman road, a road which runs along the steep sided glacial Nant Ffrancon valley. You’ll tackle a steep climb at the end before re-joining the main road at Llyn Ogwen once more. From here it’s a nice gentle open road all the way back to Plas y Brenin and transition. This is an exceptionally stunning route, dwarfed in its entirety by two of Snowdonia’s mountain ranges; the Carneddau and the Glyderau.

There is a reason that the Snowman Triathlon regularly gets called the toughest multi-terrain triathlon in the UK. That’s because to complete this race you must first summit a mountain - but not before you have run 12km out and back down the stunning Nant Ffrancon Valley with the formidable rocky ridge of Tryfan looking down on you. Don't let this relatively flat section lull you into a false sense of security, Moel Siabod, the highest peak in the Moelwynion mountain range is waiting for you. Legend athletes must ascend up beautiful, but grueling rocky paths for 3.5km before reaching the summit at 872m above sea level. Here you will turn around and run back down again. To get to the finish you must turn right and run through the forest, then back along the fire road towards the lake. The finish line framing Wales' most famous peak Snowdon awaits.

Pricing

Early Bird Price - Individual

Ends: 11/09/2021

  • 165.00

Standard Price - Individual

Ends: 27/07/2022

  • 173.99

Early Bird Price - Team

Ends: 11/09/2021

  • 190.00

Standard Price - Team

Ends: 27/07/2022

  • 199.99

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