IronMan UK


The long hours of training paid off when Jenna Macgregor crossed the finish line for the first time at Ironman UK in Bolton at the weekend.

With only 3 women competing in her age group she had only to finish to gain a podium.

At the end of the Bike Jenna was only 8 minutes behind the eventual winner. Her  other competitor did not finish the bike leg guaranteeing a second place . Her previous worries over cut off time were put behind her when she finished the bike with an hour in hand, and the event with an hour and a half in hand. Well done Jenna!



Swim 1:19:33, Bike 8:02:36, Run 5:42:38   with transitions  15:24:33   2nd  18-24




There was one place available for Kona in Jenna’s age group at the awards presentation and it was not taken by the winner. She was then faced with a dilemma. Having initially been worried about cut off times she had a Kona slot in her grasp by roll back. For anyone not familiar with the routine it is a decision that has to be made on the spot with entry fee in hand. As it was never in her wildest dreams a possibility and the huge cost involved she also declined.