Snowdonia Triathlon Training Weekend

A weekend of swim, bike, run on the most iconic courses in the UK.

Triathletes cycling on Snowdonia Triathlon Training Weekend triathlons
Cost:£100 - £225
Event Time:01:00 am
Event Date:01 January 1970
Event Distance: Various


A triathlon is one of the trickiest and most difficult types of event you can try, but the challenge is what makes it great. It comprises of a swimming section, followed by a large bicycle ride, and finally a long stretch of running.

For anyone who has ever done an event involving one sport, such as a 10K run, and found themselves bored by the end, a triathlon might be the exciting fitness challenge you’ve been looking for! Combining three sports – swimming, cycling and running, a triathlon provides a varied and challenging workout that test your fitness and endurance across multiple disciplines.


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What is a triathlon made up of?

The distance of a triathlon can vary, but the race will always begin with a swim start. Depending on the length of the course this could be in a swimming pool or an open water swim such as a lake or sea. 

The swimming section of the triathlon is then followed by a cycling section – beginners don’t need to splash out on an expensive new bike, if you already own a mountain bike you can use that for your first few races! The cycling section is considered by many triathletes to be the most challenging part of the endurance event, with standard triathlon courses incorporating a 40km bike leg.

The final leg of the triathlon is a run. Again, the distance will vary depending on the length of the course, but a 10k run is considered standard for a triathlon. 

Between stages there is also a transition, which is often referred to as the fourth discipline. The transition area is where you change your kit between stages, for example switching from your cycling gear to your running shoes. The time it takes you to do this is counted as part of your total triathlon time, so serious triathletes will have got their transitions down to a fine art.

What are the benefits of taking part in a triathlon?

Triathlons are great for those who are looking to improve their fitness, lose weight but don’t like the idea of doing a regular marathon of running event. The varied stages keep training and competing challenging and interesting, providing a total body workout. Those prone to running injuries may also benefit from the swimming and cycling sections, as the movements are lower impact on joints.

Regardless of sprint length, triathlons are typically divided into age groups. This means that you will be competing alongside other triathletes who fall into the same band for age and sex as you, with the exception of triathletes who fall into the separate elite category.

Top Triathlon Events in 2020

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Ironman UK Wales

This event is well established as having one of the most challenging bike and run courses on the IRONMAN calendar.  It also boasts the most spectacular swim location of any IRONMAN event, and the inspiration gained from one of the most vocal and enthusiastically-supported events with tens of thousands of spectators who turn out for race day on all three disciplines.

Find out more about the Ironman Wales event here

Ironman Wales - Triathlon Event

Whether your racing Always Aim Highs iconic events this season or not this weekend is an opportunity for you to experience the iconic courses of the Snowman Triathlon Festival & Slateman while working with some of the best coaches in our sport.

We make use of every hour you are with us so Friday evening our schedule starts at 6pm with Seminars over dinner. We're then up early Saturday  to begin our activities for the day which include open water swim practice, bike reccie of the Snowdonia course, swim technique analysis and fell running techniques again out on the Snowman course. We finish the day with dinner & more seminars back at the farm house. Sunday follows a similar format out on the Slateman routes wrapping up the weekend at 6pm.

Included in this training weekend:

- 2 Nights Bunk House accommodation in the Moelywn Bunk House ( Female / Male dorms 

- Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, lunches 

- Pre arrival information and communications

- 2 full days of coached sessions out on both courses

- Swim & bike technique analysis

- Evening seminars

- Level 1 service & exclusive use of our Mechanics throughout the event

- A  goody bag with favourite products from our sponsors

Team Race Force will be based with you at Plas Y Brenin where we have the Bunk House  to ourselves. Read below for more info of the accommodation.

Event Location : Rhyl, Plas Y Brenin, Rhuddlan, LL18 5YH

53.291679, -3.46308

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