Felixstowe Rotary's Ironman
Although not normally known for athletic prowess Felixstowe Rotary Club now has its own Ironman. Shaun Good completes the Copenhagen Triathlon in 13 hours 52 minutes.thumbnail view
Armbands to Ironman (Fast track!)
Felixstowe Rotarian Shaun Good has just completed his first full Ironman triathlon. That’s a 3.8 km open water swim, 180 km bike ride and a 42.2 km marathon.
Shaun’s achievement is all the more amazing since, although a seasoned runner, he was until recently a non-swimmer. Some fifty years ago, a childhood experience of near drowning left him with a fear of water and it was only last year that he started to take lessons. So, it was as a novice swimmer that he signed up for the Copenhagen Ironman. As Shaun puts it, the only thing he could think of doing to motivate his swimming was to enter a long distance Ironman event.
So there was no going back and he was into training: typically 9-13hrs per week, consisting of 2-3hrs of swimming, 4-6hrs of biking and 3-4hrs of running, along with strength conditioning and a weekly Pilates class.
Shaun completed the Copenhagen Ironman on 18th August and crossed the finish line in 13hrs 52mins.