The Ironman brands flagship UK event was held at Bolton over the weekend. The tough long distance course was a challenge even for seasoned athletes. Steffan Lestyn Ford was first for Freedom 182nd in 11:18:20 followed by Paul Sowter 451st in 12:28:13 and in his first ever Ironman event Mark Bullivant 1227th in 15:11:02.
Robert Clarke headed to Roth in Germany for their Challenge event completing the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run in 14hours and 33minutes.
Bournemouth was the setting for Pier to Pier 1.4 mile charity swim in aid of the British Heart Foundation. Matt Cotter battled the tides to complete the event in an impressive 35:56. Finally Weymouth Middle Distance Triathlon organised by Bustinskin Events saw Chris Clark come 31st in 5:17:44 and Dean Heuer 68th in 5:53:39.