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Ironman Wales - Race Report

Ironman Wales is known as being the most brutal race within Europe if not the World. On the 9th September 2018 it saw members past and present of the 1st Battalion the Royal Welsh take part, with Lt Aled Smith and WO2 (retired) Conrad Lawson coming back to the race again and CSgt Terry Francis attempting his first ever Ironman. Race day morning was blustery and chilly; we all knew it would be a tough day out on the bike course! The swim takes place off the North beach in Tenby, Carmarthen Bay. The dramatic scenery makes for the most incredible amphitheatre with crowds of thousands lined on top of the cliffs looking down to the 2,400 hopeful Ironman competitors. As a competitor the emotions a

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