“The Brutal Triple Iron distance triathlon is a continuous triathlon race that is three times the distance of a typical iron distance race. This adds up to a 7.1 mile swim, 348 mile cycle and a 75 mile run. Just to add that extra spice to the event ‘evil’ Claire (the Race Director) hosts the race in the the beautiful area of Snowdonia in North Wales and with this comes hills and lots of them! The cycle section was 12 laps of a 29 mile loop accumulating approximately 30000ft of climbing. The run requires you to run up and down Snowdon once (3500ft) then 13 laps of the lake, each lake loop is about 500ft of climbing which if my brain is still functioning is around 10000ft of climbing. So not a ‘normal’ weekend away then……” — Mark Dodgson
Take a few minutes out and read the original article (doddi76.blogspot.co.uk) on what it takes to train, and complete a Triple Iron – much kudos.