Invictus take on the worlds biggest half Ironman

Invictus take on the worlds biggest half Ironman

Published in News
on 11/05/2018 by Fit Asylum

FitAsylum would like to wish all the Invictus Athletes taking part in this years Mallorca 70.3 Ironman the very best of luck in this weekends race. Mallorca is the worlds biggest half Ironman event and 9 athletes from Invictus Triathlon Club (Wigan) will be taking on the 113km course.

The event starts with a 1.9km open swim in the Mediterranean Sea in the harbour area of the city of Alcúdia, before progressing onto 90km bike course.

Invictus Athletes leaving the water after a training swim in Alcudia

Invictus Athletes leaving the water after a training swim in Alcudia

The anti-clockwise loop, starts and ends in Alcudia. The first 15km are flat as the route heads north to Puerto Pollensa before turning west towards the town of Pollensa. The next 20km section from Pollensa to Lluc through to Serra de Tramuntana, is the hardest part of the Ironman bike course with a 14% climb at the beginning of the climb. It starts with the main climb, Coll de Femenia, followed by a quick descent and more climbing on the undulating road. The last section is the 1.5km Lluc Monestary ascent, which has an average gradient of around 5%. At around the 36km mark starts the descent, the descent itself is quite technical with a number of beautiful, but sometimes dangerous hairpin turns. The 2nd half of the route is quite flat as the rides head back to Alcudia and transition 2.

Some of the Invictus Athletes on a recce of the Ironman route.

Invictus at Coll de Femenia on a recce of the Ironman cycle leg

The final element is a 21.1km 2.5 lap loop run along the beach of Alcúdia with the finish line on the beach.

FitAsylum sponsored race suits the athletes will be wearing

The race starts on Saturday 12th May at 7:55 am Central European Summer Time and you can follow all the action live here and track the athletes via the race numbers here 

Invictus Athletes & Race Numbers

A Benn - 2938

K Benn - 3751

D Chesney - 2552

C Shannon - 3751

S Mason - 888

J Atkins - 684

L Atkins - 1326

R Parrish - 3338

M Beard - 3751

We'll be updating the page next week once the race results are in, once again from all the staff at FitAsylum, good luck guys!!

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