“A superb, informal and very informative weekend”
“I’m feeling more confident about getting to both the start and finish line”
“I Learnt so much on a really chilled out weekend my confidence has increased so much”
These are just a few of the comments from participants following our third successful Ironman UK Training weekend. This year we welcomed 18 Ironman Wannabes from across the UK.
The fun kicked off on Friday evening with a pool based open water swim session at Turton Sports Centre. We took out all the lane ropes and worked on drafting, sighting, turns and a blind swimming challenge!
The programme for Saturday was filled with a combinations of informal workshops covering all things IM UK including: logistic, registration and equipment choices.
The weather Gods smiled on us and it wasn’t long before we were leaving the conference room to head into Bolton to look at the new Transition area and to run a loop of the new run course. This year the race takes in four loops of Queens Park. Scenic and a bit hilly!
Following lunch and a free bike check we hosted a Q&A session, covering topics as diverse as: secret bike wee stops, race day clothing choice and the dark art of tapering.
The final activity of the day was a trip over to Pennington to take a look at T2 and a swim in the Flash
By the end of such a full day we were all both hungry and thirsty so headed out for a well earned sociable meal.
Sunday was all about the bike. So with the help of Peak XV volunteers and our friends at Evolving Tri Training we rode one loop of the course taking in Sheep House Lane and Hunters hill. Much discussion was held as to which everyone felt was the more challenging. The jury is still out!
Once everyone was home safe it was time for our goodbyes until race day on July 15th….