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Hard as Nails

It’s confirmed. Our Managing Director is as hard as nails. Colin is now officially an Ironman.

Shugborough Estate and Chase Water in Staffordshire set the scene for the latest Ironman 70.3 – one of a global series of long distance triathlon races organised by the World Training Corporation.

The field of 2700 competitors included professional athletes, from as far afield as Australia and New Zealand, led by reigning world champion Spain’s Javier Gomez. Plus crazy amateurs heroes such as TV Chef Gordon Ramsay and Blumilk’s own Colin Robertson.

Colin completed the 1.2 mile swim, followed immediately by a 55 miles bike ride and then straight after that a half marathon run, in little over 5 hours. Amazing!

The popularity of this crazy sport is growing fast. The Staffordshire event sold out in a world record-breaking time of 10 minutes when entries opened towards the end of 2014.

June 17, 2015