Kerry Brown proved she has what it takes to be crowned an Ironwoman this weekend by competing in her first Ironman distance Triathlon.
Taking on the mass start at Tenby’s North Beach in Wales for the 2.4 mile swim followed by the very challenging 112 mile bike route only to then be faced with a full Marathon (26.2 miles) run, this Ironman race is not for the faint hearted. Brown started her journey last year after winning her entry to the race in a competition. A year long training plan and the support of family and friends have helped her secure her goal.
Brown got off to a great start in the swim, coming out of the two lap loop in 1.38.50. Taking her time in transition to prepare for the long ride, Brown’s two wheeled journey began. Completing the 112 miles in a very respectable 7.40.18 and with two disciplines successfully under her race belt Brown halved her transition time to the run and was on her way in under 9 minutes. Trainers on and Brown was running like she hadn’t even taken on the two previous sections, not letting her split time go above 10km/m she was churning up the Tarmac around the Pembrokeshire Coast. Before long she picked up the pace and crossed the infamous finish line hearing the words “You..Are..An..Ironman” in an incredible 14 hours, 51 minutes and 21 seconds. A huge congratulations to Kerry Brown! What a journey!