Ironman Mallorca – An accidental race report

Penny the pirate we are all so proud of you.
I’ll never forget the “Stop the clock” & “Come on Penny” shouts down the finish line for you. You really are Oarsum.

Also Nicky captured the day perfectly in this blog nothing more for me to add – except I sorry about the lost in translation of peanuts to peach snappes !!  But we got the salty snacks one way or another. 

The ponderings of a girl who tri's


Ironman is a wonderful beast. An oxymoron of ferocious simplicity. On paper, it is the easiest thing in the world to execute. You just swim, then cycle then run. The difficulty comes from maintaining momentum. To keep going when everything hurts and the will to stop can feel so momentous.
Even the best in the world recognised it. Chrissie Wellington, Ironman World Champion times oft quoted her favourite poem, Rudyard Kiplings ‘If’…

“And so hold on when there is nothing in you

Except the will which says to them: ‘Hold on!'”

There’s a reason why people describe it as life changing; Pivotal; mesmerising, addictive; humbling. It’s addictive to be around whether you are there as supporter or participant. And just one week ago we arrived at our final Ironman destination of 2016. The official pirate champs in Mallorca.
I’ve had three Ironman entries for this year and started none of…

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