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Llyn Padarn Time Trial

PB List

The monthly Llyn Padarn 5km timetrial is held on the 3rd Sunday of each month (Sep to Mar), dates below.

The approx. 5km course runs along the east side of the lake, start and finish by the Slate Museum.
Either meet at the Snowdonia Watersports pontoon at 10:15, for a 10 min warmup paddle across to the start - or park and get on at the end of the Slate Museum car park. First boat starts at 11:00.

It is a handicap race, based on previous times and alleged form! All abilities are welcome. Times vary from about 28 to 40 mins with a variety of boats taking part: sprint K1s, sea kayaks, skis, WWR boats, fast tourers, etc.

This TT is organised by Dyffryn Conwy Paddlers. PSK display the results.
Alternatively you can self-time an 'Open' run and submit your time to PSK.

Snowdonia Watersports

Event Dates for 2022_2023

1 - 18-Sep-222 - 16-Oct-223 - 20-Nov-22
4 - 18-Dec-225 - 22-Jan-236 - 19-Feb-22
7 - 19-Mar-22


Llyn Padarn Time Trial - PB List

PB List - (Race and Open)

PBs: 84

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Pos. K1W Name Cat Club Time Boat Note Date
1Jared HumphriesK1M23:34K1race_12022-09-18
2gdpr reqd.K1M24:182020-01-19gd
3John WillacyK1M_SkiPerformance Sea Kayak25:06Epic V11open2021-08-28
4John Willacy
/Pascale Eichenmuller
K2MxRockpool Kayaks25:36K2open2019-04-06
5gdpr reqd.K225:482017-09-24gd
6gdpr reqd.K226:072018-09-23gd
7gdpr reqd.K1M26:282017-11-19gd
8gdpr reqd.K226:302021-09-19gd
9gdpr reqd.K1M27:182018-10-21gd
101Clare SharpK1WRAFCA27:28K1 Zetaopen2019-08-25
11Alan ColeK1M27:40Skirace_22019-10-20
12gdpr reqd.K1M27:412022-09-18gd
132Pascale EichenmullerK1WRockpool Kayaks27:53K1 Etaopen2021-08-28
14James WingfieldK1MD.C.P.28:00K1race_32016-12-17
15gdpr reqd.K228:152019-09-15gd
16Harry VenessK1M28:21K1race_12022-09-18
17Jeff ParkerK1MTrentham CC28:24Skirace_22018-10-21
18gdpr reqd.K228:282019-09-15gd
18Mark WilliamsK1M_SkiChester C.C.28:28Stellar Searace_12022-09-18
20Jane Parker
/Jeff Parker
K2Trentham CC28:37Sipre Tsunamirace_12017-09-24
21gdpr reqd.K1M28:452019-10-20gd
22gdpr reqd.K1M28:562015-11-21gd
23Petr MajorK1MSKUK29:16Skirace72019-01-20
24Paul GallagherK1M_Ski29:24Stellar SR G2race_12022-09-18
25gdpr reqd.K229:272017-12-17gd
26Kevin ColemanK1MD.C.P.30:33Talonrace_72023-03-19
27gdpr reqd.K1M29:352022-11-20gd
283gdpr reqd.K1W29:402016-11-19gd
29gdpr reqd.K229:472019-09-15gd
30gdpr reqd.K1M29:502016-12-17gd
31gdpr reqd.K1M29:542019-11-04gd
32gdpr reqd.SUP_M30:202017-11-19gd
32gdpr reqd.K1M30:202020-10-18gd
34Chris Gash
/Bryan Dickinson
34Chris GashK1MD.C.P.30:28Trimmerrace_32022-11-20
36gdpr reqd.K1M30:322016-01-16gd
36gdpr reqd.K1M30:322017-11-19gd
38gdpr reqd.K1M30:352023-03-19gd
39gdpr reqd.K1M30:392019-01-20gd
40Bryan DickinsonK1MSnowdonia CC30:47Rockpool Taran 16race_52019-01-20
41gdpr reqd.K1M30:532019-05-23gd
42gdpr reqd.K1M31:002017-11-19gd
43gdpr reqd.K1M31:082016-12-17gd
444gdpr reqd.K1W31:182016-03-19gd
444Penny WingfieldK1WD.C.P.31:18Trimmerrace_72023-03-19
46gdpr reqd.SUP_M31:242019-09-08gd
47gdpr reqd.K1M31:412018-12-16gd
48gdpr reqd.K1M31:562022-11-20gd
49Penny Wingfield
/Kamala Sen
50gdpr reqd.K1M32:062017-01-21gd
51gdpr reqd.K1M32:102017-12-17gd
526gdpr reqd.K1W32:332022-11-20gd
537gdpr reqd.K1WJ32:582016-11-19gd
548Jenny WongK1WSnowdonia C.C.33:05Rockpool Tarantellarace_12021-09-19
55gdpr reqd.K1M33:132021-12-19gd
56gdpr reqd.K1M33:232017-11-19gd
57gdpr reqd.K233:282023-03-19gd
58Kevin Coleman
/Kamala Sen
K2MxD.C.P.33:40Inter. K2race_72019-03-17
599Kamala SenK1WD.C.P.33:46Trimmer?race_52019-01-20
6010Jane ParkerK1WTrentham CC34:07Neumann Spiritrace_32017-11-19
61gdpr reqd.K1M34:402016-11-19gd
62gdpr reqd.K1M34:422022-11-20gd
63Dilwyn Powell-JonesK1M34:58Rockpool GTopen2023-05-18
64gdpr reqd.K1M35:002022-01-02gd
6511gdpr reqd.K1WJ35:112016-11-19gd
6612Kathy WebbK1WSnowdonia C.C.35:37Valley Avocetopen2019-08-06
6713gdpr reqd.K1W35:392017-12-17gd
68gdpr reqd.SUP_M36:012019-01-20gd
69Harry MarshallK1M36:56Sea Kayakrace_22018-10-21
70gdpr reqd.K1M37:002021-09-19gd
7114gdpr reqd.K1W37:252017-11-19gd
71gdpr reqd.K1M37:252019-01-20gd
73Jason PottsK1MD.C.P.38:40Seakayakrace_22022-10-16
74gdpr reqd.SUP_M39:022022-10-16gd
7515gdpr reqd.K1W39:302016-11-19gd
7616gdpr reqd.K1W39:572018-12-16gd
7717gdpr reqd.K1W40:342017-01-21gd
78gdpr reqd.K241:062023-01-23gd
79Kamala Sen
/Jenny Wong
8018gdpr reqd.K1W42:022022-02-27gd
81gdpr reqd.K1M43:092016-03-19gd
82Daniel Van NiekerkK1M_SUP45:58SUPrace_52022-01-16
8319Mali HughesK1W48:13Talismanrace_52022-01-16
8420gdpr reqd.K1W50:302022-01-16gd

Total Runs: 30

Llyn Padarn TT v2 - Course - Information


Start close in the corner by the Slate Museum, paddle down the lake, following the N/E shore to turn around the large rock at the approx 15 min mark, take the same route back following the shore.

  • Start and Finish
    • The start is in the corner by the Slate Museum (SH 583, 603) just to the north of where the river comes in.
    • There is a tiny beach in the trees, 3 boat lengths NW of there, there is a low branch protruding out of the water.
    • That's the start/finish line.
  • Turn Point
    • The turn point is a large rock 15 min down the lake on the N/E shore (SH 565,619).
    • It is a large (car sized) smooth, low-lying rock immediately after the large smooth rock outcrop that slopes into the water (obvious).
    • Turn CCW around the rock.
  • Course:
    • The course is slightly unconventional in that you need to follow the bank out and back (originally a safety measure from the DCP club for the safety of junior paddlers)
    • You have to complete at least 5km for your time to be valid.
    • Follow the shore approx. 50 m out and you should be ok.
    • Cut across the 'bays' too much and you'll go under 5 km - naughty!
    • Finish under 5km and your time won't count.
    • It may take a few runs to get the hang of it...
  • Timing:
    • Clock starts/stops body level with the start-line branch (not at an arbitrary 5km point.)
    • The organised Winter Series races are 3rd Sunday of each month from September to March, run by Dyffryn Conwy Paddlers.
    • There is usually a time-keeper for the winter-series races, though it's always good practice to time yourself.
    • You can run the course any other time and self-time for an 'Open Run'.
    • PSK publish times for both Open Runs and the Winter Series here on the PSK website.
  • Submit a time


    • Kayak, Ski, SUP or Canoe - Any craft you choose must be specifically designed to be suitable for your chosen venue and conditions, it must be in a lake-worthy and safe condition.
    • All paddlers should be capable of paddling their chosen craft safely in all possible conditions for the chosen location.
    • All craft are to be rendered unsinkable, either by manufacturer design (bulkheads etc.) or via extra buoyancy devices (fitted airbags etc.)
    • We do not consider inflatable kayaks/canoes as suitable for this challenge.


    • All paddlers must undertake an assessment of risk - for their chosen route, venue, craft, personal ability and conditions before paddling.
    • Ensure you and your group are capable of handling any conditions or hazards possible on your chosen route.
    • Check the weather forecast.
    • Be aware the conditions on this lake can change quickly and significantly. If in doubt don't go. If you are unhappy on the water, paddle to the side, get off and walk home.
    • The management of any risk is entirely the responsibility of the paddler(s).
    • Paddlers are to wear a PFD (Personal Flotation Device) at all times whilst on the water.
    • PFDs should meet ISO 12402 or be CE approved, and must be in good condition.
    • Safe quick-release leashes should be worn where applicable (Skis and or SUPs) as deemed necessary by the paddler's own risk assessment.
    • All craft are to be rendered unsinkable, either by manufacturer design (bulkheads etc.) or via extra buoyancy devices (fitted airbags etc.)
    • Safety equipment should be carried as deemed appropriate in your risk assesment.
    • If you choose to paddle solo be aware of the significant extra risks involved.
    • If you have any doubts - THEN DO NOT GO!

LlynP TT Course
Llyn Padar TT - The Course

Start Line
The Start

Start Area
Squeezed into the corner, the Start Area

Start Line
The person on the bank in the red jacket is the timekeeper standing on the start/finish line

On the Start Line
On the Start Line (winter) - start line is just ahead of the blue/white boat in the background.

Follow the bank
Follow the bank.

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How To Submit A Time/Paddle.