Sunday, 8 September 2013

Ironman Wales today ..... A big athletic event in Tenby

A few pics from the Ironman Wales Triathlon taking place in Tenby today.
I got up at 5.30 in order to watch the swim section of the event.
Athletes pouring down the road to the North Beach start
 After a heavy shower had passed over, the sun began to rise on a calm sea.
7.00 am - 1800 + entrants rush in to the sea for their 2.5 mile swim
St John were on hand to give help where needed.
Swimmers arriving at the end of the first circuit of the swim course.
A rather disinterested spectator - but he was wearing an Ironman T-shirt!

Swimmers are much more spread out as they come to the end of their 2.5 miles!
He is pleased to have finished the swim -
but now has a 112 mile cycle ride -
and then a 26.2 marathon run!!
Cut off time for last athlete home is midnight tonight.
The locals will still be at the finish to cheer the last man/woman in whatever time it is!
If you are interested there is a live coverage HERE that you can follow.
This is giving regular updates throughout the day.
Have a great Sunday whatever you are doing.
Ann x


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