Event Details

NEW for 2017! Middle distance option. We are now offering a new middle distance race which will consist of a 1900m sea swim, an 87km cycle starting with 1 lap of the Great Orme and continuing around the Conwy hills before finishing with a 20km run along the coast. This will be a truly great middle distance event.

To view the middle distance course map please click the link Llandudno_Middle_Distance_2017_.pdf


Once again, we are working with British Triathlon and the sprint distance event will be an ITU Sprint Distance World Championship qualifier and will be DRAFT LEGAL - draft legal guidelines can be found here.

Each of the middle, standard and sprint triathlons incorporate the thrill of a sea swim, and a challenging cycle section on closed roads around the Great Orme with its glorious vista over the North Wales Coast (the rest of the middle distance cycle leg will be on open roads). The run route goes out along the Victorian Promenade and then over the Little Orme to Penrhyn Bay. Turn around, then run back over the Little Orme and along the promenade with a sea breeze to cool you to the finish! All finishers receive a fantastic medal and free photo to download.

The 2010 Llandudno Sea Triathlon was voted 220Triathlon magazine Race of the Year (entries<500).

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. You can wear them if you wish, but you will be disqualified (you can still continue the race and you will get a time).

Individual sprint distance entry is £65, and relay sprint entry is £75.
Individual standard distance entry is £65, and relay standard entry is £75. 
Individual middle distance entry is £80 and relay middle entry is £90 

Middle distance cut-off times: they are no specific cut off times for the swim and the cycle but all athletes must have started lap 2 of the run (10km) by 17:15 and finished by 18:30.


Macmillan Cancer Support is our official charity partner for the FFIT Conwy Llandudno Sea Triathlon and Middle Distance They are offering 10 free places in this event, in return for a pledge to raise £300 in sponsorship to support people affected by cancer. Free places are offered on a first come first come basis.

Every £100 Macmillan spends on their phone service could lead to their cancer support specialists helping people affected by cancer claim £4,092 in benefits they are entitled to.

“It is an amazing experience. [Macmillan Cancer Support] are very supportive and personally, being affected by cancer, it is such a fantastic feeling being able to give something back.” – Mark Fagan, 2016 Team Macmillan triathlete.

Get your free place and change lives with your finish line. Sign up to your free charity place here.







Event Details in Full

Llandudno Beach, LL30 1BU, with registration at Venue Cymru 
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
Competitors must be 16 yrs+ at the time of competing 
Max no. of competitors
Swim Distance
Middle 1900m; Standard 1500m; Sprint 750m 
Cycle Distance
Middle 87km; Standard 36km; Sprint 19km 
Run Distance
Middle 20km; Standard 10km; Sprint 5km 
Start Time
1st wave at 10:00 
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). 
Course Records
2009 Course Male: James Ratcliffe 2:04:48 Female: Jacqui Slack 2:18:37 
Website Results
Dogs Allowed