Slateman adds Half Iron option

New middle-distance route included in the 2019 Slateman menu

The Llyn Padarn swim leg at the Slateman. Image: Henry Iddon

It’s beautiful, atmospheric and up there as one of our favourite races. But now the Slateman Triathlon has got even tougher for next year with the edition of a middle-distance option on 19 May 2019. And entries are now open for the new 70.1 Legend Distance here.


The new Legend distance consists of a 1.9km swim in the chilly waters of Llyn Padarn, a 90km bike route through the heart of the Snowdonia National Park and the unique 21km run on Llanberis’ slate quarry trails and Padarn Country Park.

The 2019 edition of the Slateman is expected to draw over 1,500 triathletes to Snowdonia in May, with over 5,000 spectators likely to descend on the event village and surrounding routes.

The Slateman Sprint and Duathlon will take place on the Saturday, with the Classic Slateman and Legend on the Sunday. There’s also the Slateman Savage option of doing the Sprint on the Saturday and the Classic on the Sunday.

The Slateman will kick off the Always Aim High 2019 Adventure Triathlon Series 2019, followed by the HIGH5 Snowman from 27-28 July, and the Superfeet Sandman from 14-15 September.


Entries for the 2019 Slateman Sprint, Classic, Savage, and Legend distances are now open. More info on booking your place are here.