Ironman Wales 2014, Tenby


Karen Shimmin and Andy Page both contested Ironman Wales at the weekend. As the first Iron distance race for them both, they did not choose an “easy” one. The event, now in its 4th year, is renowned for its tough bike and run but this year also comprised a choppy swim. 


As expected, Karen, competing in the 18 – 24 year age group, had an excellent swim, exiting the sea in 1:07:32 that would give her fastest in her age group, mixing it with the back end of the lady pros. A bike split of 7:08:58, run of 5:00:09 and finish time of 13:34:11 gave her a superb second in age group and 781 overall with a field size of 1,850.


Andy’s splits were: Swim 1:04:15 , Bike 7:49:09 and Run 4:25:38, Finish 13:46:38, placing him 134th in the 45-49 age group and 861st Overall.


Full results here