Event Details

one of the uk's toughest triathlons - are you up for the challenge? 

Now called the Conwy Middle Distance Triathlon

Based at the brand new Porth Eirias watersports complex, the conwy middle distance+ triathlon is a great new event in the triathlon calendar. Following on from the success of the Llandudno sea triathlon, Xtra Mile Events have again teamed up with Conwy County Council to bring you a sea based middle distance triathlon to rival the best in the UK.

Triathletes will start in the sea at Porth Eirias and embark on a 1900m, 2 lap swim, then exit via the new slipway and run straight into the transition area before setting off on the 106km, 2 lap cycle route around the beautiful countryside south of Colwyn Bay.
The run will be along the coastal path which is fast and flat (with a couple of little rises) affording beautiful views of the North Welsh coast. There is a new finish line on the promenade next to Porth Eirias.

There will be a free bus tour of the cycle route on Friday evening starting from Porth Eirias at 16:00.

Start time: Middle - 08:00  Standard - 09:00

Race registration will be in Porth Eirias on Friday 15th July from 16:00 to 18:30 and Saturday 16th July between 06:00 and 07:30. No registrations will be accepted after this time. Absolutely no late registrations will be accepted as this will delay the start. On the day entries may be accepted if space is available.

Registering relay teams Only one team member needs to come to registration, but they must have photographic ID for all members.

Wetsuits Compulsory.

Neoprene gloves and booties for the swim These are not ‘legal’ equipment for a triathlon.  However, if you wish to wear them you can, but you will be disqualified (you can still continue the race and you will get a time).

Please note the event booklet on this page is from 2015. The event will follow a similar format in 2016.

Event Details in Full

Porth Eirias, The Promenade, Colwyn Bay LL29 8HH  
Event Date
Event Closing Date
Event Type
Open Water Triathlon 
Event Cost
Team Event Cost
Event Type
Open Water Triathlon 
Suitable For Novices
Suitable For Elites
Open To Ages
Open to 18yrs+ on the date of the event 
Max no. of competitors
Swim Distance
Cycle Distance
Run Distance
Start Time
Post-race massage
Spectators Welcome
Market Place Stalls
Prize Categories
Overall winners (male and female). Male and female age groups. Relay team prize. Club prize (first 3 athletes from the same club). 
Website Results
Dogs Allowed