With the Olympic spirit still very much in the air we are excited to fill you in on our very own Chris Wood’s latest sporting achievements.

Chris completed another successful challenge last month, the Ironman 70.3 in Antwerp.

Yes it is as hard as it sounds; Chris endured a 1.2 mile swim and 56 mile bike, finishing off with a 13.1 mile run.

The target was sub 4 hrs 30 minutes. Chris finished with an impressive time of 4 hrs 27 beating his previous best of 4 hrs 37. His swim time was 29 minutes, bike ride 2 hrs 18 (he even beat a few pros in the process!) and his run was an impressive 1 hour 33 minutes, putting him in 85th place out of an incredible 1100 entries.

With this impressive result Chris qualified for the World Ironman Championship in Las Vegas due to take place in early September. However, as one who can never sit still Chris has regrettably had to turn down the Vegas championship in order to compete in another competition for which he had previously been booked: the World Duathlon Championships 2 weeks later in September.

Chris’ racing plans for the next couple of years are to concentrate on qualifying for the Ironman 70.3 and the Long distance World Championships.

He is also focusing on the full Ironman; this event is a grueling 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and a marathon of 26.2 miles to top it off. His aim is to qualify for the World Championship held in Kona, Hawaii; I propose an a451 support team should accompany him on this trip!



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