Sheairs takes on world’s best

PUBLISHED: 16:06 22 November 2007 | UPDATED: 21:52 29 May 2010

James Sheairs

James Sheairs

Walden triathlete James Sheairs took on the best in the world at the Ironman World Championships in Clearwater, Florida, on Saturday November 10. He put in an impressive performance finishing in a time of 5hr 15min to take 1075th place. James had a tough

Walden triathlete James Sheairs took on the best in the world at the Ironman World Championships in Clearwater, Florida, on Saturday November 10.

He put in an impressive performance finishing in a time of 5hr 15min to take 1075th place.

James had a tough race as he managed to acquire a cold accompanied by a cough just two days before the race in which he had to swim 1.2 miles, cycle 56 miles and finish with a 13.1-mile run.

James who has taken part in four Iron Man events this year said: "I would like to thank all my family and friends at Walden Tri for their support during training for these Iron Man competitions.

"I would highly recommend anyone that is interested in these competitions to do so as the World Triathlon Corporation who own the Iron Man name do put on a great race series."

If you would like to find out more or join Walden Triathletes visit www.waldentri.co.ok or contact them at info@waldentri.co.uk

- It was lucky 13 for Walden Triahlete Nicki Davies on Sunday at the Stortford 10k Run.

There was 353 runners out on the course, which was set out on a lovely scenic route taking in most of the local hills and made for a hard run home as the last part of the race was heading home into a strong head wind.

Nicki came home in an impressive time of 1hr 17min 04sec which gave her 13th place out of 112 women.

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