Brecon Half Ironman distance event

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26/10/2013 at 19:04


I am new to the forum but have been an active runner for a few years. After running in the London Marathon this year I have turned my attention to all things triathlon. I am never going to be a speed merchant but would like to take part in a long course event such as an Ironman because I like the mind over matter aspect of an event when you can really challenge yourself.

Although I am a regular runner and road cyclist I am let down by my swimming which I am working hard to improve. I am aiming to compete in an Ironman distance race in 2015 but would like to enter a 70.3 distance next year to test the water. I have been told that there might possibly be a new event next summer in Brecon but can't find any info on it at all. Can anybody help?


seren nos    pirate
27/10/2013 at 14:53

Hi macuk.....

there was a tweet the other week about this race but no follow up yet..

they mentioned the 7th June and it will be based at Bryn bach parc near tredegar on the south edge of the Brecon beacons.......

no other information realised....but i am waiting for more information as well as i fancy it

28/10/2013 at 05:47

That would be great if it comes off as it's only a few miles away 

failing that can anybody else recommend a similar event as my first half ironman 

SaintB    pirate
28/10/2013 at 05:52
What about the Little Woody near Chepstow in August. Only 60 quid for a half.
seren nos    pirate
28/10/2013 at 10:14

bala is good 8th June a bit hilly 

there is also a good one in the cotsworld water park the cotswold 113 I think in june.... flat 

i am waiting until the info come sfor the beacons one 


28/10/2013 at 12:31

Will have to give it some serious thought if it does happen as my parents live in Merthyr so it would almost be on their doorstep.


28/10/2013 at 13:07

Every time I see the title for this I read it as Bacon HIM and think yup that's a tri I could get on board for - finish and you get bacon

28/10/2013 at 14:14

It seems we are easily influenced by the thought of a good feed after a race, I only did the Wild Boar cus I was promised Ice cream

I'd be well up for the Bacon HIM, even if its all up a mountain, the smell of sizzling bacon would keep me going, sorry veggies

28/10/2013 at 18:47

Just had a look at the little woody ( cant think of a better way to put that ) and it looks perfect. The dates match up with my leave and 60 quid looks like a bargain. 

28/10/2013 at 22:15

Woody entered 

It's the inspiration I need to keep working hard at my swim training through the winter,


MTri    pirate
29/10/2013 at 06:49
The Little Woody is a great low key event, and was my first half ironman race. Still hover over the entry button for next year, but not too sure how it'll fit in with other plans.
seren nos    pirate
29/10/2013 at 10:09

its one I want to do but never seems to fit into my schedule 

seren nos    pirate
29/10/2013 at 10:23

I ahve wanted to do the woody but never seems to fit into my schedule 

seren nos    pirate
29/10/2013 at 10:24

just in the beacons middle has got a new date after consultation with welsh triathlon.......

it will be the 5th july

29/10/2013 at 19:01

I still like the idea of going for the Brecon event although the 5th July might be a little too close to the woody 

seren nos    pirate
29/10/2013 at 19:14

they are weeks apart.......i'm doing ironman races closer together than will be fine...


29/10/2013 at 19:30

for how long do yu run such a race?


29/10/2013 at 19:30

5th July is making this sound even more enticing as I'd have been in the area around then anyway.

29/10/2013 at 19:55

Can I hold you to that seren, everything takes it's tole these days 

seren nos    pirate
29/10/2013 at 20:03


I believe you are just a bit younger than me so no excuses

i have swam in bryn bach a few times should be warm in july


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