Set the amidst spectacular Pembrokeshire scenery the inauguaral Ironman Wales took place on the sandy beaches of Tenby, with over 1650 entrants signing up to complete a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run. Phew………..

With a huge amount of training, determination and some might say a touch of madness, James completed the Ironman in just 11.48.47 hours and in doing so raised a substantial sum for The British Red Cross Society.

Feel free make a donation by visiting 2 donation pages which have more gruelling details about the event and the training:  or

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