Athletics: Ironman Anna conquers the Trialthlon again!

Athletics / Wed 23rd Aug 2023 at 06:16am

HARLOW Running and Tri Club’s prolific distance runner Laura Prime, completed 5 laps of the 6.55 mile long multi-terrain Suns on the Run race at Bury Saint Edmunds, for a total distance of 33 miles in an exhausting 6hrs 18min 32sec.

Meanwhile, at the Tewinbury Trails 10K Sean Flynn finished in 50th place out of 109 finishers in 56.54.

There were parkrun PBs at Harlow parkrun for Bradley Power finishing in 13th place out of 204 finishers in 21.51, Benison George 19th in 22.30 and Sue Reilly 98th in 29.40.

At Clapham Common parkrun Rachel Lewis finished in 175th place out of 836 finishers in a PB time of 23.57.


LAST but not least, Anna Robyn (above) completed her fourth Ironman at the weekend.

Here is an extract from Anna’a blog. Please click below for the full report.

“This was my fourth iron distance event (2020 – DIY, 2021 –  Outlaw Nottingham, 2022 – IM Copenhagen) and I had trained hard and consistently and was hoping to crack the 13 hour mark.

We stayed in the official Ironman hotel which was adjacent to the finish line (literally staggering distance) and equidistant from the transition area and the swim start. This was a huge advantage and made for easy logistics and a great all-round experience.

Everything had gone smoothly with registering and checking in my bike, and I had just settled down for an early night before race day when I received a text message advising me that I forgotten to collect my race chip and would need to pick one up in the morning in transition. Oops! I added it to my list of morning ‘To Dos’ and went off to sleep.

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