Wood prepares for Ironman challenge

PUBLISHED: 12:05 14 July 2010 | UPDATED: 16:03 15 July 2010

FANCY being an ironman or woman? Kevin Wood, white shirt, could qualify for an event in Hawaii.

FANCY being an ironman or woman? Kevin Wood, white shirt, could qualify for an event in Hawaii.


EAst Devon tri club welcome newcomers

An Ironman Triathlon is broadly recognised as one of the ultimate tests of fitness, athletic skill and human resolve. Swimming 2.6 miles, cycling for 112 miles and finally running a full 26.2 miles marathon, one after the other, takes dedication and commitment beyond normal comprehension.

Kevin Wood is well known in East Devon as a director of the Devonvale Company, he is also the hugely popular club captain of the N1 Tri Club where he is recognised by all members as the man who sets standards for the club in everything he does.

Kevin has spent the last nine months training hard for the Zurich ‘Iron Man’ triathlon and he will take part in the race on Sunday, July 25.

He will have support from the club as a number of members will be present to cheer him on. If, as expected, Kevin completes the course successfully a number of dilemmas will be presented.

Firstly, it is traditional that all Ironman� athletes, on completion of an event, have a small logo tattoo to signal to those who know that they are part of a very special �club.� Where will Kevin have his tattoo placed?

Secondly, if he completes the course within a certain time, he will qualify for the world championships,� in Hawaii no less. Will Kevin, if successful, take up his place and thirdly, will his supporter�s club make the trip with him?

If there is an iron man or woman in you waiting to get out, or if you like the idea of competing in a shorter race or if indeed you are looking to improve your swimming and achieve a high standard of all round fitness in a friendly supportive atmospherei then visit the club website on www.n1triathlon.co.uk

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