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  1. Bayou

    Great job on accomplishing your goal. Definitely something to be tremendously proud of! However…being an Ironman is reserved for completing a full 140.6m Ironman triathlon, not a 70.3 half Ironman. Doesn’t take away at all from what you’ve done, but don’t go telling you people you’re an Ironman unless you actually are.

  2. Yet Another Blogging Mummy!!!

    Wow. Well done. Sounds an amazing achievement. I did a blog post a recently about the Balance Bike Championship Series. So maybe in a year or two’s time, your son could be starting to follow in your footsteps

  3. A Real Ironman

    You’re a finisher, not an Ironman.

  4. Tim

    Congratulations Al, that really is one hell of an achievement. Just goes to show what can be achieved if you set your mind to something! There is *no* way I’m following in your footsteps, though …

  5. Rob

    Amazing accomplishment. I mentioned it on the Facebook Group but as a guy who has ran a few half marathons and one full, the Ironman stuff is just a whole different kettle of fish. Great job. #bigfatlinky

  6. Musing Mumma

    That is awesome! Well done. You’re making me think I really need to get back into running and achieving my goal of doing a marathon. And I totally agree about the gear – great gear somehow makes you think you can do anything!

  7. John Adams

    Very impressive Al. I fear an old ankle injury stops me from doing anything like this (ie long distance running) but I would have loved to have given it a go. I can but imagine what that cycling must have been like. Good work. #BigFatLinky

  8. Luke Strickland

    Well done! I’ve felt the call of the Ironman, but Olympic Distance triathlon was enough for me. When are you doing the full ironman?! #bigfatlinky

  9. Michelle Reeves (The Essex Barn)

    Woo hoo – go you! Don’t listen to anyone who says you’re not an Ironman because it wasn’t the full distance – you’re amazing for even attempting this! I’m doing my first half marathon this Autumn and frankly, it seems like a walk in the park now after reading this so that you for that too :) #BigFatLinky

  10. Chloe

    Well done. What an incredible accomplishment. You must be really proud. I could never imagine doing something like this. I struggle to push the pram up a steep hill let alone complete something like this. Well done! :-D x #bigfatlinky

  11. Laura Bovington

    Wow, what an achievement. I would have stumbled at the 4.30am start let alone the rest of everything you went through. You must be so proud of yourself. Well done. #bigfatlinky

  12. Mummy Fever

    Congratulations! A great achievement – triathlons are not for me but my 8 year old daughter has just started, came 3rd in her first one! I’m sticking to the marathons instead :) #bigfatlinky

  13. Elizabeth (Wander Mum)

    Brilliant achievement Al. Well done. Amazing. A really tough challenge. Question is, what’s next? Have you got the bug now? #bigfatlinky

  14. Alexandra Hurton

    What an achievement and inspiration for your boy. I am not surprised you ached the next day. I wouldn’t be able to complete one of those tasks so it really is amazing and huge congratulations! #BigFatLinky

  15. Kelly Edwards

    Oh my goodness… I struggle to run up the stairs, let alone swimming, cycling and running for 8 solid hours! Way to go! #BigFatLinky

  16. Becky, Cuddle Fairy

    Congratulations on your achievement! That sounds like such a tough race. Well done beating your best time swimming – it’s amazing what adrenaline can do! #bigfatlinky

  17. Ali @ Mum in a nutshell

    well done and are you completely bonkers? I watch The Grizzly endurance run which goes through my village every years and for a split second think I may like to do it next year, then I gather my senses and forget about it. Seriously, though, congratulations. #bigfatlinky

  18. Sarah Howe

    Amazing Al I am so impressed! This sounded so hard core – not just the distance but the weather and the terrain. I bet you are really proud of yourself as you should be!! What’s next? xx #bigfatlinky

  19. Hayleigh Tague

    Wow, well done! I really struggle with fitness so I’m very impressed!! Keep up the good work! #bigfatlinky

  20. Sarah Norris

    Enjoy your sense of achievement…..you surely deserve it !!
    I know what you mean about equipment. I am a horse rider and, whilst some equipment is actually better than others, the biggest difference comes from the sense of security or feeling of empowerment that particular piece of equipment gives you….in other words an element of placebo effect. I loved my ‘magic hat’ and rode much better in my ‘special boots’ !! Well done, and hope the stiffness ends soon
    #Bigfatlinky x

  21. Jade Munro

    I read this while eating cheesecake. Who feels like they can’t touch their toes now?!

    Congratulations! What an amazing achievement. It must be incredible knowing that you, and you alone, were able to push your physicality to those extremes.

    Inspiring stuff!

    Thanks for hosting a great linky!

  22. Fola Lewis

    Wow! What an accomplishment. Hope you keep it up and go again next year and beef your record. :-)

  23. Annie Robinson

    Wow! Am seriously impressed. Great achievement! #bigfatlinky

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