From desk dweller to Iron Man!
Having done no sporting events since P.E at school 1996 our Director took it upon himself to train and enter the Staffordshire Ironman 70.3 race!
On Sunday 10th June he literally took the plunge (into Chasewater) and 70.3 miles later he made it over the finish line!
6 months of solid training (with no prior experience) and 4 stone lighter David crossed the line in 6 hours 20 minutes. Well under the average “7 hour” time for first timers. Placing 1193 our of 2400 entrants and just 1871 entrants that managed to finish the race.
David completed the 1.2 mile swim across Chasewater in 00.43.27 / 56 mile bike ride in 02:55:52 and the run in 02.27.28
We now have a shiny Iron Man medal hanging in the office and a considerably lighter Director.
You can also take a look at David’s personal blog here if you want to read and watch how he did it from start to finish.
So the question is now.. what next? David would like to maintain his newly found level of fitness but at the same time try something a bit different! He his now on a 4 week training plan for the Spartan event in July. After that he would like to do Man vs Mountain (a marathon over Mount Snowden + swim & obstacles).
Watch this space!