My 'A' race and only race of 2017 was Ironman Malaysia located on the tropical island of Langkawi, an Island of the north eastern coast of Malaysia. Originally I was targeting Ironman Wales but due to a lack of accommodation and running out of time to train we decided to head overseas and give Ironman Malaysia 2017 in November a go. I'd previously raced the Thailand half … [Read more...]
Swim 2.4 miles! bike 112 miles! run 26.2 miles! Brag for the rest of your life. This is what founder John Collins said before the first race and still rings true to this day. 3 of Hawaii's toughest events were combined to make Ironman. 140.6 miles or 226 km in total that has to be completed within 17 hours.
Who ever finished first, they'll call him the Ironman. So named after the trophy awarded to the winner.
The race has now gone global and is now raced in 5 continents across the globe. Hawaii has now become the world championships and entry is by qualification or the legacy lottery.
You'll need sunglasses for triathlon in nearly every instance. If you're competing in a hot sunny climate then they are a must but even on those colder northern hemisphere races you'll want them for the bike. Having a bug or similar go into your eyes at 35 km per hour 10 km into your 180 km bike ride will ruin your day very quickly. I've tried and tested a few styles and … [Read more...]
You've picked your race, put in the training and now you're ready to head off to the race. While the odds are nothing will happen there is always the risk. Most travel insurances won't cover you for Ironman triathlon races or even half Ironman triathlon races so you need specialist ironman triathlon insurance that won't let you down if you go down. I use World Nomads because it … [Read more...]
Ironman Malaysia training program. 1 month out. You probably know I'm racing Ironman Malaysia in November. I normally try and race at least once a year although last year I was lucky and managed to squeeze in a half Ironman in Phuket, Thailand after my full Ironman race in Wales. For those of you who may not know it Ironman involves a 3.8km open water swim, 180 km bike ride and … [Read more...]
This year I've signed up to race Ironman Malaysia in November. I normally try and race at least once a year although last year I was lucky and managed to squeeze in a half Ironman in Phuket, Thailand after my full Ironman race in Wales. For those of you who may not know it Ironman involves a 3.8km open water swim, 180 km bike ride and a 42.2 km run (marathon) to finish. A half … [Read more...]