Ironman Wales 2013 – what a fantastic day in Tenby!

Written by Sarah at Celtic Haven September 12th, 2013


Photo courtesy of Gareth Davies Photography, Tenby:

For the last two years Ironman Wales has been an absolutely fantastic weekend in Tenby and Pembrokeshire – September 8th 2013 certainly didn’t disappoint! With a 2.4 mile swim off Tenby’s North Beach, a 112 mile cycle ride around the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and finally a 26.2 mile marathon around Tenby Town, it really is no mean feat.

Captain Wales Ironman Tenby

‘Captain’ Wales aka Matthew Evans gives us a smile on his first lap of the marathon. Matthew is the son of Philip Evans, our chairman at Celtic Haven, so well done Matthew!

More than 1500 athletes took part in the amazing challenge and Pembrokeshire even broke a record! With more than 90 local athletes taking part, this is the highest number of local athletes ever to have taken part in any Ironman event in the world.

The overall winner was Scottish Scott Neyedli with British Lucy Gossage coming in first for the women – a fantastic result for the UK!

Well done to all you fantastic people of Pembrokeshire, and a huge shout out to every single person who volunteered and supported on the day.

Click here for full Ironman Wales 2013 results

The other great news is Tenby has secured Ironman Wales for at least another year so we have even more fantastic Ironman action to look forward to in September 2014!

If you’re taking part in Ironman Wales 2014 or coming to support friends and family, feel free to check out our self-catering cottages near Tenby – we’re located right on the cycle route just 5 minutes from Tenby and our cottages offer perfect accommodation for Ironman Wales athletes.

Find out why Celtic Haven is the accommodation of choice for Ironman Wales 2014 athletes

We take our hats off to all you fantastic athletes and we look forward to seeing you again in September 2014!


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