Now we’re into the new year, training is ramping up for my next big event, the Triple Ironman-distance Triathlon organised by Enduroman UK : On 10-12 June 2011. For this event , I’ll be raising funds for The British Heart Foundation. If you would like to Sponsor Me Click Here, any donation you can make would be gratefully received. Thank-you very much for helping us to raise funds for this important charity.
The Triple Enduroman Ultra Triathlon event involves one continuous race of 7.2 Miles Swim, 336 Miles Bike finishing with a Run of 78 Miles (equivalent to a triple-marathon). I hope to complete the event in 50 hours.
My wife Leigh will be supporting crew, along with Bronwyn Elliott. Together the crew will be supporting me and friend Andy Kemp who is taking part in the Quintuple Enduroman event (Ironman distance triathlon each day for 5 days, with rest each night).
The Enduroman Ultra Triathlon Championships are taking place at the Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Centre, Bransgore, Hampshire, England BH23 8EE, which is in a 65 acre private estate in the stunning New Forest.
The event starts at 2pm on Friday 10 June. The first event is the 7.2 miles swim, which will be taking place in open water, in the lake. This is immediately followed by jumping on the bike for 336 miles of cycling. This will of course mean continuing on through the night. The next day, Saturday 11th will be entirely taken up with racing, with the run finishing the triathlon format. The route for the run presents some hazardous terrain including woodland, tree roots, and tough climbs and will include racing in the dark at night so I’ll need to wear a head torch to navigate through the dark woods. The race is scheduled to finally finish on Sunday 12th. This is world of Enduroman, not the normal world of triathlon racing!
Race Website: www.enduroman.com