Catch up on the action from the weekend...
Taking on the full distance IRONMAN in Malaysia, Thomas Joly de Lotbiniere was the first British athlete to cross the line in Malaysia (09:55:12), finishing 4th in his division.
Other age group athletes from Great Britain to achieve strong finishes include Scott Leadbetter, who completed the swim leg in just over an hour. Leadbetter remained resilient throughout the race to finish 13th in the 30-34 age group.
Dominic Edmondson finished 10th in his division and Ruth Murdie was the first 50-54 age group athlete to cross the line, taking the tape at 11:33:25.
Ali King was the 4th athlete to cross the line in this half IRONMAN (04:38:19). He also placed 2nd in his 35-39 age group. For the 40-44 age group category, Rosanna Bille was the first to finish, completing the 113km race in 05:15:50.
Gwynedd Pritchard took the tape as the first 65-69 age group athlete across the line (05:43:42). Peter Moss defined his race in the final leg, completing the run in 01:43:43. Moss became the 3rd 45-49 age group athlete to cross the line.
IRONMAN British Record achiever Tim Don, finished in 4th place (3:58:20) in Morocco, crossing the line around five minutes after race winner Kevin Maurel (FRA). Don completed the swim in just 00:23:36 and ended the race on a quick run of 1:17:57.
For the age group athletes, Djalil Baiou took 3rd place overall. Racing in the 35-39 age group category, he finished in 04:08:32. Graham Baxter won his age group category after finishing more than ten minutes ahead of Chris Walker, whilst Raymond Kearsey took the top spot of the 65-60s with a total time of 06:05:55.
Three years after leaving hospital unable to walk due to contracting malaria, Charlie Webster’s return to IRONMAN was hard-fought and she crossed the finish line in 07:34:20.
Keely McNiffe finished 4th in the 18-24 age group. Sarah Brown in the 40-45 age group came 3rd whilst Natasha McLaren came 5th in the same category.
Melanie Berry and Wendi Carrington finished in 4th and 5th place respectively in the 50-54 age group, separated by around one minute. Alison Rose-Quirie topped the 55-59 age group, with Jane Newnham comfortably occupying the top-five in 4th place.
Amongst the British athletes that found success in the Philippines, Julia Rees achieved 3rd place in her age group category. Other strong performances from British athletes include Karl Gould in the 45-49 age group, who crossed the line in 5th place and Bryan James Putt (M50-54) who finished 15th in his division.