The Slateman Triathlon in the epic setting of Snowdonia National Park attracted a sell-out crowd once again, with nearly 1,300 athletes taking part in the two events over the weekend.
In the women’s race, Becky Schofield overcame a fast swim by Alice Jenkins to take over the lead on the bike course, recording a bike split of 1:34:13 and a 58:29min run to hold on for the victory in a time of 2:52:54. Olivia Matthews also pulled back the deficit over the bike and run to finish second in a time of 2:53:54, with Jenkins crossing the line in 2:54:18.
Athletes could also opt to race the ‘Slateman Savage’, a combination of the sprint event on Saturday and then the full-distance on Sunday. It was Paul Hawkins to came out on top, finishing second in the sprint and third in the full-distance race for a combined time of 3:42:55. The second and third male finishers overall were Richard Straughan and the appropriately-named Paul Savage, while Alice Jenkins, Rebecca Lodge and Helen Talbot were the first three females.
Entries are open for Slateman 2018 already, with pricing staying the same as the 2017 race until May 31st.