This morning entries went live for the race, which will take place at Wimbleball Lake, Exmoor, on 20th June 2010 . I've done this race twice in the last 3 years, and had no doubts about signing up for 2010. The race comprises of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile cycle and 13.1 mile run - making up the 70.3 miles. Roughly 1250 athletes will take part in the race.
The race is often referred to as 'The Toughest Half Ironman in the World', due to the severity and frequency of the hills on both the bike and run course. 52 hills in 56 miles of cycling says it all. It's an honest course, which pushes all the athletes to their limits.
This year I was unlucky to get 2 punctures in the race, which ultimately proved costly. With a solid winter's training behind me (and a bit of luck) I'll hope to improve on last year's time, flying the Seychelles flag down the finishing chute. The race is an official qualifier for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Florida, USA, with 2 slots up for grabs in the 18-24 Age-Group.