There have been two excellent performances in the Snowdon International Mountain Race. Sophie Whittaker won the under 18s Halfway Bridge race beating several internationals. In the senior race, which includes the international event as well as the Open race, Ben Coop ran brilliantly to take 31st overall. This made him 6th finisher in the open race and he beat a number of international competitors.

In Bolton’s Iron Man event Nigel Brady produced a superb performance to knock an hour off his previous best time. In the 3.8km open water swim at Pennington Flash Nigel recorded a time of 1:31.08, before climbing onto his bike for the 180km course which he completed in 7:17.45. Finally he completed a full marathon in 5:39.08 to give a total time, including transitions, of 14:48.56 which gave him 205th place.

Nigel Brady Ironman

Nigel Brady enjoying the Ironman