After months of training and fundraising Playdale’s Regional Manager in the North of the UK, Paul Battye, completed the famous UK IRONMAN event on Sunday in the fantastic time of 12 hours and 29 minutes, finishing a superb 94th place in his age category.
The gruelling triathlon event is designed to push you to your limits with a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile cycle and a marathon 24.2 mile run.
Here’s a summary of Paul’s epic day:
– Wake up at 3.15am for breakfast of 3 porridge pots and a banana
– Taxi at 4am
– Race started 6am
– Paul completed the swim in 1 hour 15 minutes (it was like street fighting in a lake at times!)
– The cycle took 6 hours 30 minutes and the weather remained kind (overcast and cool)
– The marathon started at 2.30pm but by this time it was very hot and sunny (bad sunburn the next day!)
Paul is delighted with his achievement, saying:
“The run was hard towards the end but the fantastic crowds helped all the 2000 athletes to keep on going. My family and friends were out in huge numbers which I can’t thank them enough for.
“Running down the finishing straight was surreal as I never thought I would complete an Ironman. Don’t ask me to do it again though!!!”
Congratulations from everyone at Playdale.
#Team Playdale recently hosted a remarkable charity night to raise awareness and funds for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). The event, held at The Anglers Arms in Haverthwaite on Friday 13th October brought together community members and Playdale employees for a night of quiz, standup bingo and lots of […]
From Playground Testers to Work Experience Stars Welcoming new members to the Playdale family is always a joy, but it’s especially exciting when they have a history with us. We’re thrilled to introduce Holly and Reuben, two bright young people who have been a part of our #team since they can remember! Holly’s Mum, Sarah […]
Enhancing the Adventure Farmyard Experience This video showcases how Playdale collaborated with Cannon Hall Farm, an award-winning attraction in South Yorkshire, to create a unique adventure farmyard village playground. The project aimed to attract more grandparents and parents with young children by revitalising the existing junior area and creating a dedicated play area for children […]