Denbigh Sprint Triathlon

FRIDAY 10 JULY 2015 1200hrs

Two members of the Welsh Guards 100 team, Capt. Paul Robinson and Sgt. Robert Wadsworth, took part in the Denbigh Sprint Marathon on 20th June and declared it to be the hardest route either had experienced.

The Triathlon consisted of a 400m swim in the Denbigh Leisure Centre pool, the a 26k bike ride through the rolling Welsh hills, or mountains as they are more commonly known, and a 5 km run over a steep course which tested stamina and endurance to the limit.

Their training and hard work was rewarded with 31st and 77th position respectively in a very competitive race. The marathon distance was covered in 1.29.04hrs by Captain Robinson, with Sgt Wadsworth close behind.

The cycling practice will come in useful for Sgt. Wadsworth as he is also taking part in Ex Cycle Hard, which is a 4

This was the final training before Captain Robinson departed to compete in Iron Man France in Nice, which consisted of a 3.9k swim, 180k bike ride and a full marathon completed in one day and without a break. It is widely considered one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world. 2,783 athletes from all over the world took part in this and the winner was a superhuman German, Boris Stein, in 8.27.32hrs. Paul achieved a time of 13.04.48hrs which placed him on the middle of the field at 1,453rd. An extraordinary challenge and a very creditable position. Many congratulations and huge admiration for his achievement.