Lakeland Slateman Threee Peaks Duathlon
Lakeland Slateman 3 Peaks Duathlon
Starting from 07.00 from Keswick, Cumbria

Helvellyn - Sca Fell Pike - Skiddaw

100km Mountain Bike and Fell Run Challenge via England's three highest peaks

58KM Bike - 42KM Run

A challenging combined cycle and run in team pairs throughout.....

Bike 9k - Run 10k - Bike 24k - Run 22k- Bike 18k - Run 10kBike 6k

The Challenge is to complete the course within 12 hours...

Between the hours of: Sunrise 07.00 and Sunset: 19.00

Via: Helvellyn 950m - Scafell Pike 954m - Skiddaw 931m

Event News Latest:

17/10/2018 - Event web details being prepared for 2019 - Entry will be available soon via Book It Zone!

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Lakeland Slateman EventsThe 'Lakeland Slateman' Event is back ...after a 20-year break! The first successful Lakeland Slateman triathlons took place from 1993 to 1995. This was followed by the very popular 'Lakeland Slateman Three Peaks' team run 1997 and 1998.

20 years or so on.....Have you still got what it takes to endure a Slatemen event?....if so, then read on......

Lakeland Slate is tough and hard wearing and has definitely passed the test of time - so it is appropriate therefore that this event should take its name from this timeless mineral. All competitors will have to endure this gruelling 100km course via England's three highest mountain peaks... within the day - between sunrise to sunset!


The event starts and finishes at Burns Farm near Keswick. The race HQ provides a campsite for all competitors wishing to camp before and after the event. The site has facilities and a local pub close by. The event will include a complementary welcome pre-race pasta meal and a complementary post race presentation buffet.

The ChallengeThere are Seven Duathlon Legs...

Leg 1 - Cycle
- START - Burns Farm to Thirlspot - 9km
Leg 2 - Run - Thirlspot - Helvellyn Summit and back - 10km
Leg 3 - Cycle - Thirlspot - Honister Pass - 24km
Leg 4 - Run - Honister Pass - Scafell Pike Summit and back - 22km
Leg 5 - Cycle - Honister Pass Summit - Lonscale Fell Car Park - 18km
Leg 6 - Run - Lonscale Fell Car Park - Skiddaw Summit and back - 10km
Leg 7 - Cycle - Lonscale Fell Car Park - Burns Farm - 6km FINISH

58K Mountain Bike

The four cycle legs comprise a variety of terrain ranging from tarmac road, bridlepaths to open grassy fells....

Leg 1 - The first Leg from the start is nice and easy on tarmac roads and some bridlepaths
Leg 3 - Some further tarmac before entering the toughest cycle section over open fells to Watendlath. Some steep and rugged climbs before decending to the beutiful Borrowdale Valley and then ascending Honister Pass to the road summit.
Leg 5 - You descend Honister pass before cycling along some challenging bridal paths right  the way up the Borrowdale Valley into keswick before climbing up to Lonscale Fell Car Park.
Leg 7 - Steep decent to the old Keswick - Penrith rail track before crossing the A66 to Burns Farm and the well earned Finish!
42K Fell Run

The three fell runs up and down each of the three highest Lakeland Paeks offer a variety of testing and rugged mountain terrain.

Leg 2 - Helvellyn - 10k loop course starting with a fairly flat woodland trail before ascending the steep side of Helvellyn to the summit before retunding the short route back to Thirlspot.

Leg 4 - Sca Felll Pike - 15km out and back course over some of the most rugged terrian in the Lakes. Starting from Honister Pass Slate Mine.

Leg 6 - Skiddaw -  A final 10km sprint run up and down Skiddaw in the most direct route.
Team Pairs

The Lakeland Slateman Three Peaks Duathlon is a dual team event. You must start and finish as a two-man, two woman or mixed team-pair and be together at all times. The concept of team pairs is to embrace:
  • Great team cameraderie
  • Both provide team support
  • Ensure team safety
Along the way you will both provide support for each other - Encourage one and other and provide support when needed. Your combined skills should get you around the whole course and thus include a combination of navigation, cycling and running skills. A great opportunitity to share your skills with each other for this and future events!

Team Buddies?

If you don't know anyone crazy like you to take on this challenge then do not worry! You may enter as and individual and we will pair you up with another competitor of similar ability. Just book your place and request a 'buddy pair up'! We will hopefully find you a compatable partner to endure this great event experience together as a pair.

Team Trios

Though this event is primarily a duo event, to allow a degree of flexibility, we will accept three man, women or mixed teams - All three team mates will run together as a trio throughout. All three of you need to enter individually and declare your team.

Team Trio - Emergency Hook-up!

Hopefully not, but it is quite possible that a team mate may drop out during the race with injury, a broken bike or for another reason. If this happens then we would be happy for the other competitor to hook-up with another team and complete the Challenge as a trio. This would have to be mutually agreed with the other team during the race.

Route MapRoute Map

A more detailed OS map is being prepared - However, this one is an advance map course and gives you an idea of the approximate route..

We will ask that you carry a copy of the official hard copy OS map that will contain sufficient detail to navigate this couse safely.

Tip: We recommend you plot your course together well in advance. We have no objection to teams recce sections of the course beforehand.

There may well be a checkpoint between Honister and Keswick to ensure all competitors take the same off-road route. This will be advertised nearer the date.
Experience and Kit RequirementThe bike and running routes are over some tough and testing terrian. This said, the fell terrain and bike routes are not overly technical and can be attempted by intermediate mountain bikers and fell-runners.

The whole route will be way-marked. Junction arrow turns on the bike route and yellow flags on the fells.

The terrain should not be taken lightly. All competitors should be competent a mountain biker and have some fell running experience along with road and fell navigational skills.

The whole route will have some way-marking to assist you on the run and bike sections. These markers should not be relied upon as over a 100km course they could go missing or be obscure in bad weather. We therefore stress that every team should be prepared to navige themselves betwwn the given checkpoints using an OS map throughout.

Mountain Run Kit Requirement for each competitor:
  1. Rucsac
  2. Suitable shoes for fell running
  3. OS Map (One per team)
  4. Compass and whistle
  5. Waterproof jacket and trousers
  6. Hat and gloves
  7. Thermal top and leg cover
  8. Water Bottle
  9. Survival bag
  10. First aid kit containing basic first aid accessories
Bike Kit Required to be carried on the bike but not on the fells:

1. Suitable MTB Bicycle
2. Tools and puncture repair kit
3. Addituonal water bottles
4. Additional emergency food
5. Additional clothing or bike kit

Compulsory Pre-Start Bike and Kit Checks

All teams will have their bile and kit checked before they start.

Kit Checks: Done at registration from 4pm Friday afternoon/evening
Bike Checks: Done at the start

The organiser has the right to refuse a team to start the race if they do not satisfy the above requirements.


To be decided - There will be two hand carved slate Challenge Trophthies to be contested for the first Male Team and Mixed Team as well as 1st, 2nd and 3rd team prizes in a variety of age categories
Entry Fee

Entry Fee is 45 per person (90 per team pair)

Don't know anyone crazy enough to complete the challenge? We can arrange a team partner to pair you with. Contact the organiser to be paired with another competitor of similar ability
What's Included

Your race entry includes:
  • A well organised and mashalled 100km cycle and run course throughout
  • Camp site area for tent, caravan or motorhome for two nights (Additional Fee if required)
  • Pre-Race complementary pasta meal Friday evening
  • Drinks and food at all three change-over points
  • Drinks and food at finish
  • Post-Race complimentary presentation buffet
  • Event 'T' Shirt, 
  • Event mementos
  • Event goody bag
  • Prizes for placed teams in various catagories
EntryA secure, on-line booking process is available through 'Book It Zone'

Book It Zone Link

Booking fees are included in your entry fee.

Click here to go to: 'Book It Zone'

Event Sponsors
  • Lancashire Constabulary Athletic Club

Event OrganiserEvent organiser:

Steven Broadbent - Secretary of the Lancashire Constabulary Sports Club.

Address: Police HQ, Sauders Lane, Hutton, Preston.PR4 5SB
Mobile: 07974 795466

Event History:

Lakeland Slateman Triathlon - 1993, 1994, 1995

Lakeland Slateman Three Peaks Fell Race - 1997, 1998

1996 - Current - Organiser of various Police Sport UK and British Police 10 mile and Fell Race Events and the Northern Police Cross Country League