Probably best to go to the website (link above) first then take a look at some of the videos - make sure you view the 2011 ones - "Ironman Wales 2011 Montage" is pretty good, gives the atmosphere. The 7.00 am swim was awesome in the rising sunlight. We went to Wiseman's Bridge to watch the cyclists going by (there were over 1500 entries, so they were cycling past most of the day. After their 2.5 mile swim and 100 mile cycle ride, they then had to run a full 26 mile marathon as well! The whole day was fantastic.
Did anyone you know enter? If so, I hope they had a wonderful time.
We all had bells and plastic 'clappers' to add to the cheering as every contestant went past.
First of all my youngest sister arrived for a stay ...
I am the oldest of four -
Mary 2nd sister, Myself 1st, Cath 3rd and Maggie Youngest
Our Dear Dad groaned when he thought of all the weddings!!! But they are other stories ...
We took Maggie to Anna's Welsh Zoo . This is run by Anna Ryder Richardson who used to do house and room makeovers - can't remember the name of her programme. She now does a lot of work in trying to save endangered species and also periodically has a programme on ITV.
Spot the new baby gibbon. (If you click on the pic it is enlarged and you get a better view.)
Managed to get my own shot of a nuthatch!
These are wallabies, the smaller version of the kangaroo.
We spent a most enjoyable day and Maggie enjoyed every minute, especially the lemurs.
A lot of very good work is being done here for endangered species.
Loads of information to be found on their website.