Every September, Tenby welcomes the Wales installment of the global Ironman triathlon series, an epic all-day (and evening!) 140.6-mile event starting with a swim at the famous North Beach before a bike ride around scenic Pembrokeshire before a marathon through the streets of the town, before the midnight cut-off time.
The event attracts tens of thousands of spectators, two and a half thousand competitors and is a spectacle from start to finish. The day starts at sunrise with the famous blasting of the national anthem at the start of the two-loop 2.4 mile course on the famous North Beach. Crazy crowds along the long run up the "zig zag" stairs and into transition make it a once in a lifetime experience for any athlete! The two-loop 112 mile bike course then takes athletes through the scenic countryside of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, including numerous castles and iconic landmarks – home to one of Harry Potter's movies! The race concludes with a 26.2 mile marathon through the medieval town walls and picturesque beach front, lined with tens of thousands of spectators giving participants the push they need to get to the finish line. It really is an amazing day out whether you are watching or taking part - it's all one big party and has to be seen to be believed!
We have three members of Team Belle taking part this year: Sarah, Ben and Seb. You can read a little more about them below and read how to donate to their efforts.
Thank you in advance for your support! Hope to see you at the beach!
In September, I am taking on the challenge of my life – Ironman Wales! Never in my wildest dreams had I ever imagined being part of such an event. However, one special little lady gave me the inspiration and determination to give it a go. I’m raising funds for Belle’s Story and competing in memory of an extraordinary little girl, Belle Curran.
Please support me in my fundraising effort and donate as much as you can to help support Belle’s Story - Making dreams come true for precious children. Diolch o galon.
Find out more about where your donations go and the work we are doing at Belle's Story, by clicking here.
All donations are hugely appreciated! Thank you! :)