DCSIMG

Alan Cardwell helped beat his own Ironman record!

Lanark Triathlon Club Scott Marriot, Shiona McLafferty, Nicole Stirrat, Hannah Keenan, Jim McLafferty, Sophie Marriot, Eve Cardwell and Alan Cardwell

Lanark Triathlon Club Scott Marriot, Shiona McLafferty, Nicole Stirrat, Hannah Keenan, Jim McLafferty, Sophie Marriot, Eve Cardwell and Alan Cardwell

LANARK Triathlon Club head coach Alan Cardwell has revealed that he had a major hand in his Ironman club record being smashed by a mammoth 24 minutes – because he coached the man who broke it!

Alan (46), watched in amazement as Coalburn man Derek Burnside (also 46), completed a 3800m swim, 160km bike ride and 42km marathon in just 10hrs 22mins at the gruelling Barcelona Challenge.

Alan said: “Derek knocked an hour off his previous personal best, which was absolutely incredible.

“I think he was able to do that because he got himself a new coach – me!”

Team-mate Richard ‘Titch’ Frame also merited a mention as he went under 11 hours in Barcelona for a personal best in just his second Ironman event.

For more information on the club and its success stories, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette which is in the shops now.

 

Comments

 
 

Back to the top of the page