Slateman on the Telly
Last year's launch of the Snowdonia Slateman
, by Always Aim High Events, was undoubtedly a great success. Described as an 'instant classic' by Triathletes World magazine, it was one of five races shortlisted for the British Triathlon of the Year Award and sat alongside one from Scotland and three from England.
Such was the impact of the first Slateman, that this year's entry limit has been almost doubled from 400 to 750 places and mainstream TV coverage has been secured for the Llanberis based event.
The nature of the Slateman, set in stunning scenery, has given it a strong appeal to television. Channel 4 will be showing the event on their traditional and highly-popular Saturday morning slot, along with British Eurosport. Numerous international channels in Europe, north America and Asia will also broadcast the event to a potential audience of millions.
Always Aim High Events Director, Tim Lloyd, said: "We have signed a deal with Dream Team Television to televise both the Slateman and Sandman triathlons to a worldwide audience. This is amazing news for us and for Snowdonia and Anglesey. We'll be making a half-hour show for each event. This deal has presented us with a tremendous opportunity to seek a title sponsor for both events."
The Full Slateman
triathlon course involves a kilometre swim in Llyn Padarn, a 51 km road cycle up the Llanberis Pass and back via the Ogwen Valley to finish off with a 11 km trail run through Padarn Country Park. A less demanding but still challenging option is the Slateman Sprint with a 400 km swim, 20 km road cycle and 6km trail run. Team relay categories are also available for both distances.
There are still a few places left before registration closes on May 14th for the 20th May event.
Topic: Slateman Triathlon, Snowdonia Events, Always Aim High Events.
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