Ironman Wales is a Great Success
Published: Monday 24th Sep 2012
Written by: Powells Holiday Team
This past Sunday saw crowds of athletes flock to Tenby’s North Bay to compete in one of the UK’s hardest sporting events.
The beach was packed with over 1,300 athletes from around 40 countries taking place. As you would expect with an event of this size, the competition drew in thousands of spectators to the area, some of which were visiting during Pembrokeshire cottage holidays.
The Ironman this year involved a 2.4km swim off North Beach and a 112mile bike ride through the Pembrokeshire National Park, before finishing with a 26.2 marathon around the Tenby area. The contestants got some great views, but if you want to enjoy them yourself we recommend a more relaxed pace.
The Tenby-based course is regarded as one of the hardest Ironmans in the world and first place went to France’s Sylvanian Rota, who completed the course in 08:52:43. The female winner this year was Regula Rohrbach from Switzerland; it also happened to be her first Ironman win.
Image credit: AberCJ (flickr.com)