Snowdonia Slateman Triathlon
Are you looking to keep up your good work with your New Year’s resolution and want to keep fit? Or maybe you’re just after a challenging event in an idyllic location? Then the Snowdonia Slateman Triathlon, just a short drive away from superb holiday parks in Snowdonia, could be right up your street.
A hotly-contested and equally challenging occasion, many endurance athletes attempt the Slateman each year with the gorgeous scenery always providing quite the allure to all. As part of the organisers’ plans for expansion in 2014, the always popular event has now been stretched into a two-day occasion.
For the 17th of May, a gentle introduction to this gruelling test can be had during the Slateman Sprint. Gentle in the way that a 400m open water swim, 20k road cycle over the tempestuous hills of Llanberis and a 6k trail run are slightly less difficult than the Full Slateman on the 18th of May. It’s still not to be sniffed at and will offer a challenge to all.
The Full Slatesman is an altogether different test of your endurance and will no doubt leave you panting over the finish line. It speaks for the immense popularity of the contest that it is already fully booked with many people attempting the trail which is more than twice as long as the Sprint. As the status of the competition continues in status (it made many award shortlists for 2013), the allure of the two day event also grows.
As with any endurance event, there are a few simple guidelines before participation. You must be over the age of 17 and wearing a wetsuit is necessary for the water leg as the waters of Snowdonia are known for being a little icy even during Spring time.
A family-friendly event in the heart of Snowdonia, the Slateman Triathlon will be a challenging but enjoyable two days spread over the 17th and 18th of May. Be sure to snap up a place in the Slateman Sprint as they’re only going to go fast!