Fraser Cartmell and Bella Bayliss win Ironman 70.3 UK Triathlon

Full race report available at Ironman.com

 

The fifth Ironman 70.3 UK saw record temperatures, record numbers, record crowds and two former champions reclaim both their position as the Ironman 70.3 UK Champions and the king and queen of the hills.

Under clear blue skies, the Ironman 70.3 UK got underway at 7am after a rousing chorus of “God Save the Queen” resounded through the tranquil and serene valley. Moments later the valley erupted as the horn sounded and the toughest 70.3 in the world started and 1,500 athletes faced up to the 52 hills in 56 miles.

The swim was a closer affair than in previous years as the entire lead male group bunched together and powered around the single loop triangular course. Heading into transition, Fraser Cartmell, Stephen Bayliss, Phil Graves and Faris Al- Sultan were all within moments of each other. Rich Allen joined them, looking a serious prospect. Jonas Djurbeck and Paul Ambrose rounded out the group.

Full race report available at Ironman.com

As the sun set, once more the reputation of this already hard race grew that little bit more. With entries opening tomorrow for the 2011 race, athletes are already waiting to test themselves against the ‘toughest 70.3 in the world’. Question is…….will you join them?

Entries for the 2011 UK IRONMAN 70.3 event will open on Wednesday, June 23 at midday (UK time). Entries will be available via the event website at www.ironmanuk.com.

To see the results from Sunday’s race, click here

 

Top 100 Men (Top 100 women below…)

Pos

Name

Cat

Total

Swim

Bike

Run

1 Fraser Cartmell MPRO 4:17:03 0:22:55 2:33:38 1:17:06
2 Philip Graves MPRO 4:20:27 0:22:53 2:30:24 1:22:58
3 Jonas Djurback MPRO 4:24:32 0:22:57 2:38:18 1:19:42
4 Faris Al-Sultan MPRO 4:26:23 0:23:03 2:36:33 1:22:32
5 Rich Allen MPRO 4:26:46 0:22:58 2:41:14 1:19:09
6 Stephen Bayliss MPRO 4:27:07 0:22:56 2:41:08 1:19:31
7 Joel Jameson MPRO 4:29:09 0:26:40 2:40:53 1:17:37
8 Paul Ambrose MPRO 4:32:35 0:22:57 2:39:17 1:27:05
9 Aleksandar Sørensen-Markovic MPRO 4:35:27 0:25:49 2:41:30 1:23:14
10 Tristan Shipsides MPRO 4:39:17 0:26:42 2:48:23 1:20:35
11 Jasper Blake MPRO 4:40:11 0:25:38 2:48:28 1:22:05
12 Dave Woodgate MPRO 4:45:09 0:27:35 2:47:24 1:26:14
13 Terrence Lowe MPRO 4:46:38 0:30:26 2:49:00 1:22:45
14 Sam Lane M25-29 4:50:00 0:30:05 2:46:57 1:27:59
15 James Bowstead MPRO 4:50:16 0:25:19 2:42:02 1:39:02
16 Nick Buis M30-34 4:51:38 0:25:54 2:56:40 1:23:50
17 Peter Wilby M25-29 4:53:03 0:26:33 2:51:47 1:30:22
18 Keith Garbutt M40-44 4:53:30 0:30:23 2:48:07 1:30:24
20 James Doust M30-34 4:54:13 0:30:11 2:49:30 1:29:37
21 Sam Dell M25-29 4:54:48 0:27:33 2:51:28 1:30:41
23 Ben Webeck M30-34 4:55:51 0:27:58 2:51:31 1:32:24
24 Matthew Ford M30-34 4:56:11 0:30:03 2:48:59 1:31:55
26 Brett Hedges M35-39 4:57:28 0:33:29 2:48:08 1:29:20
27 Colin Hill M40-44 4:57:33 0:30:00 2:53:22 1:29:23
28 Ben Ward M30-34 4:58:51 0:28:19 2:52:59 1:32:11
29 Jon Heasman M35-39 5:01:13 0:29:51 2:53:14 1:33:13
30 Michael Dowds M18-24 5:02:14 0:27:46 2:51:37 1:37:48
31 Karl Alexander M30-34 5:02:33 0:28:50 2:51:12 1:37:20
32 Lee Pester M35-39 5:02:49 0:27:24 2:55:43 1:35:32
33 Richard Whitfield M25-29 5:03:21 0:28:14 2:54:36 1:35:08
34 Steve Drayton M35-39 5:03:22 0:38:10 2:51:03 1:26:46
36 James King M35-39 5:05:35 0:30:49 3:01:39 1:28:53
38 Brian Tilley M35-39 5:06:06 0:30:34 2:58:57 1:29:38
39 David Hill M35-39 5:06:22 0:27:31 2:59:14 1:34:48
40 Simon Thornton M25-29 5:07:07 0:31:44 2:57:59 1:31:56
41 Steven Garner M35-39 5:08:46 0:32:41 2:59:54 1:29:51
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Karl Hayes

Head of Rest and Recovery

Karl is a keen age group triathlete who races more than he trains. Good life balance! Karl works in the media industry in Australia and is passionate about the sport of triathlon.