On 14th July Derek Sommerville is taking on Ironman UK for Common Wheel. The event starts and finishes in Bolton with the course winding its way through the hilly Lancashire countryside.
So what is Ironman racing? Here’s the description from Wikipedia:
“An Ironman Triathlon is one of a series of long-distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), consisting of a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride and a marathon 26.22-mile (42.20 km) run, raced in that order and without a break. It is widely considered one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world.”
You can find out more about the Ironman UK course by clicking on this link: http://eu.ironman.com/triathlon/events/emea/ironman/uk/athletes/course.aspx You can follow Derek’s progress on the day by downloading the Ironman Tracker app.