BRAUNSTON’S Greg Ashley competed in the UK half Ironman at Wimbleball Lake on Exmoor.
The event went well and he completed the 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13-mile run in a time of five hrs 46 mins.
It is recognised as the hardest half ironman in the world and Greg came in 20th Vet and as a result qualified for the World Half Ironman Champs in America in September.
A week later he competed in the Northampton Triathlon and recorded a P.B of two hr 16 mins for the 1500m swim, 40km bike and 10km run, coming in sixth vet.
But his best result came when he competed in his first Ultra Marathon – the 43-mile Exmoor Ultra. It runs from Minehead to Lynmouth and back along the South West coastal path dropping to the coast before climbing back up to the moor for the checkpoints.
Greg said: “I had a great race and came in third place overall and was first novice in a time of nine hours 16mins.
“I beat plenty of experienced ultra runners and was very pleased.
“I now ache in places I never knew I could ache!”