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The ironman-uk will take place in Sherborne. Race-day is August 20, 2006 and the race begins at 6 a.m. As of mid-January, there were still spots available. 1500 athletes are expected for the race.

As with all Ironman races the you can expect a mass swim start. The course consists of two loops of Sherborne Lake and the cut-off time is 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Some notes about the ironman-uk swim….

Wetsuits are mandatory. Prepare for the possibility of a delayed start.(extra food/water might be wise if you desire). Also due to events beyond organisers control there could be a last-minute course change. As with all Ironman swim starts be sure to seed yourself according you your ability as the swim start will be congested.

The bike course is a looping course and as a result there are only 6 aid stations, but you will pass them more than once.

The ironman-uk run course is out and back and there will be 12 aid stations available.

All entries must be made online @ After January 31st, there will be a late fee of $40.

For the camping enthusiast, ironman-uk is in an excellent location with some very well equipped campsite areas. A major campsite borders the actual race-course.

There are also hotel accomodations and rooms available at a local girls boarding school. Accomodation information is available on the ironman-uk website.

The ironman-uk office can be reached at:

tel-08700 11 28 11

fax-08700 12 28 11

My name is Ray and I’m a veteran of 14 Ironman triathlons.

The name of my site is “Ironstruck”

The address is

You can also contact me with any questions @


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