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Ironman UK 70.3 2012 nearly full

Ironman UK 70.3 2012 nearly full

Organisers World Endurance UK announce that the race is close to capacity

Organisers of IRONMAN 70.3 UK, World Endurance UK, announced today that the race is close to capacity with only a few hundred places left in this iconic event.

The Ironman 70.3 UK Triathlon is one of the most popular events in the calendar with places filling before December over the last few years so there isn’t much time left to secure your place in the 2012 event.

Taking place in and around Exmoor at Wimbleball Lake IRONMAN 70.3 UK promises to test even the toughest of athletes, with former Ironman World Champion Chris McCormack claiming it to be the most challenging course in the 70.3 series. The 1.2 mile swim in Wimbleball Lake is followed by a scenic 56 mile bike course through the Exmoor National Park before the half-marathon takes them back around Wimbleball Lake.

Now in its seventh year at Wimbleball Lake, IRONMAN 70.3 UK attracts a field of international athletes chasing the prize money and ranking points hopefully taking them towards Las Vegas qualification. Age group athletes also have an eye on the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship as they look to pick up one of the 35 qualifying slots available at Ironman 70.3 UK.

Many athletes combine the challenge of IRONMAN 70.3 UK 2012 with raising money for good causes and the two official charities Rotary and Scope can still provide access to places in return for raising money on their behalf.

If you are not racing this year but still want to be part of the IRONMAN experience, why not become part of the IRONMAN 70.3 UK RACE CREW? Volunteers provide a huge amount of support to the race with a range of jobs on offer, taking into account your skills and availability during IRONMAN week. More details can be found at www.ironmanuk.com.

Profile image of Matt Baird Matt Baird Editor of Cycling Plus magazine


Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.