The beautiful Llyn Trawsfynydd is the home for our Fisherman Ultra on 1st October. This is truly one of North Wales’ most beautiful lakes, yet has easy road access from the A470 trunk road.
The Fisherman Ultra is the first Ultra in the Up Hill Down Dale 2017 calendar and can be completed as a solo competitor or a team relay of 2 or 4. There is a mix of trail and road making up this picturesque 13km loop. Four loops make up the total 52km.
Trawsfynydd Lake, long with four other centres, makes up the Snowdonia Centre of Excellence.
The lake is man made and was constructed in 1922 to store water for the, Maentwrog Hydro Electric power station. In the 1960’s the Nuclear Power Station was opened on the shores of the lake and since it’s decommissioning commenced in 1990 the lake has become a popular centre for fishing, bird watching, cycling, walking and running.
With a surface area of around 1200 acres and a total length of 5 miles there is plenty of space for rest and relaxation!
The café at Trawsfynydd Lake is always a winner with fantastic meals and amazing cakes.
As with all Up Hill Down Dale events, not only do you experience beautiful scenery and routes, you also receive a unique technical t-shirt and bespoke die cast medal.
At the event centre (and transition) based at the visitors centre alongside the lake, there will be live race commentary, children’s activities and plenty of cheerers to see you off on your next lap.