IRONMAN UK 2017

Ironman UK was my second branded Ironman event (after Ironman Wales last year) and my second shot at the long-term goal of making it to the World Championship in Kona Hawaii. The course is one of the slowest on the Ironman circuit (although not as tough as Wales) with lumpy bike and run courses. I was racing with my Windmilers club friend Lee, who had agreed to take part after a few pints in the pub one evening. Continue reading “IRONMAN UK 2017”

KONA QUALIFICATION

When I got into triathlon 5 years ago, I read about Ironman and the Kona qualification system. Pretty soon, it became a long-term ambition of mine to qualify for Kona. With a little background research on the typical race times required to qualify and with a ┬álarge dose of optimistic thinking, I was sure that it would be possible if I worked hard enough for it. Continue reading “KONA QUALIFICATION”