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Sporting Event, Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jun 2019

LL23 7AD


This is your one-stop-shop for what’s going on at Llyn Tegid, Y Bala over the Big Bala Bash Weekend, being held on the 29th and 30th June 2019. Welsh Triathlon will be working alongside Swim Wales, Urdd, Welsh Rowing, Snowdonia National Park, various departments of Gwynedd County Council, The National Assembly, as well as numerous local partners to deliver a multi-sport festival which has an event for the whole family.

Saturday 29 June - Bala Junior Triathlon.
The weekend’s multisport festivities is kicked off by the Bala Junior Triathlon. This is an Open Water event and will double up as the Urdd’s Gemau Cymru event for 2019, as well as the second of three Welsh Triathlon Qualifying events for the 2019 IRC championships at Mallory. In a change from 2018, the TS1 event will now be an Aquathlon, whilst T2 and T3’s remains as an Open Water Triathlon, swimming in Llyn Tegid, before cycling and running along the lake side on the closed A494. The first wave of the race commences at approximately 1:45pm and the race will be completed by approximately 4:30pm.

Saturday 29 June - The Bala Team Relays.
The fast and furious club relay event provides a platform for our many clubs to go head to head, as well as new participants to the sport to have a go with groups of friends. Here, teams of 4 will all complete a super sprint triathlon, with each member completing one discipline at a time before moving on to the next. The event will consist of a 300m swim, 8.5km bike and a 2km run. The event will start at approximately 4:00pm.

Sunday 30 June - Bala Sprint Triathlon.
A new wave within the event for 2019, the Bala Sprint will provide opportunities for those competing in the Welsh Triathlon Super Series to go head to head, as well as an opportunity for those who feel the Olympic Distance isn’t quite within reach to be part of the Bala Big Bash. The Sprint event will be a 750m swim within Llyn Tegid, before heading out 10KM out on the A494 towards Dolgellau, turning back at Pont Rhyd-Sarn to complete the 20Km bike leg, and join the run course along Llyn Tegid. The race will commence at 8:15am.

Sunday 30 June - Bala Standard Triathlon.
A favourite within the Welsh Triathlon calendar returns for 2019. A refreshing 1500m swim in Llyn Tegid, followed by 40km on fast closed roads, before the final 10km run following the banks of Llyn Tegid, before returning and finishing at the Northern bank of the lake. This event will also be the inaugural Welsh Universities Championship, which will see students from all of Wales’ universities go head to head. The race is scheduled to start at 8:45am.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jun 2019


LL23 7AD

Location and nearby places


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Map reference: SH 926359  Lat: 52.91033 Long: -3.59841

A5 west from Llangollen, then A494.

By Bus: T3 Bus Service: Barmouth-Dolgellau-Llanycil-Bala-Wrexham

Public Transport Information Service:

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 21 miles from Blaenau Ffestiniog station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
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