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The Snowman caps superb year for Always Aim High Events.

From the vistas of the Island Race to the challenge of the Etape Eryri; from the beauty of the Slateman to the serenity of the Island Trail Race – 2012 has been an incredible year for Snowdonia-based outdoor events. Organisers Always Aim High Events have catered for almost 3000 competitors across their growing range of events this year and this weekend sees the final event of that roster and the third in their proclaimed ‘Trail Triathlon Trilogy’.

Almost 250 competitors will prepare themselves for the Snowman Triathlon on Sunday 14 October, and as one of the most challenging races on the UK triathlon calendar the Snowman is also set to be a stunning end to a hugely successful 2012.

Taking place from Plas y Brenin National Mountain Centre in Capel Curig and with unmatched views toward the Snowdon horseshoe, few triathlons in Britiain can boast a more picturesque location. In the previous Slateman and Sandman events the numbers have grown dramatically in 2012, as triathletes looking for that unique challenge head to Snowdonia and Anglesey to pit their abilities against the challenging terrain. This weekend shouldn’t be any different as competitors will undertake a 750m swim in Llyn Mymbyr, a 31km road bike leg and an 8km mountain run to the summit of Moel Siabod and back.

Chain Reaction Cycles will once again be there as the official retail partner of Series, with Triathlon Plus magazine acting as the media partner of the event. Always Aim High Events director Tim Lloyd is expectant a tough event, stating:

“The Snowman is the final piece of our triathlon jigsaw which is to have an awesome and iconic trail triathlon across the three counties of Gwynedd, Ynys Mon and Conwy.  The setting at Plas y Brenin is unbelievable, quite possibly one of the most amazing views in the world.  But this one is tough and will really sort out the men from the boys!

“The run up Moel Siabod is probably the hardest run route on any triathlon in the UK, but the stunning scenery should help to keep the competitors minds off the pain. Actually, the Snowman Triathlon is the rebirth of the original Plas y Brenin triathlon which I competed in myself about 25 years ago as I grew up in the valley, so this event really is very special to me. We are extremely grateful to the help we have received from the Capel Curig community and to the staff at Plas y Brenin in making the event possible.”

With special food offers at Plas y Brenin, commemorative event t-shirts, free car parking, hot shower facilities and on-site sports massage also available, the event promises to be the culmination of another superb year for Always Aim High Events.

Online entries remain open for the Snowman until Wednesday (10 October) at midnight, with those hopeful of competing also able to register on the day before the event at Plas y Brenin (LL24 0ET) between 5pm and 9pm.

Further details on the Snowman Triathlon and the entire AAHE line-up, can be accessed via and the Always Aim High Events Facebook page is the online home of Triathlon Plus. Save time and money by having every issue delivered to your door or digital device by subscribing to the print edition or buying digitally through Zinio or Apple Newsstand.

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