Marc Hemingway


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In May 2012 I watched my father in law Tony complete his first Ironman event for his 50th birthday. The distances were:

Swim: 2.4miles, then Cycle: 112 miles, then Run: a full 26.2 mile marathon, one after the other within a 17 hour time limit.

I couldn't run to the end of our street.

I was inspired, however, to start running. (Well, jogging. Well... Walking fast... ish) Since then I've finished a few 10k runs, along with the Great North Run 1/2 Marathon and also 3 full marathons. Chuffed!

For a triathlon though, you have to swim and cycle before the running part. I didn't own a bike and never learned how to swim... Bit of a problem for a wannabe triathlete! I've since borrowed a bike and have been taking a few swimming lessons, and earlier in the year I finished my first (and only) triathlon. It was a short one, nowhere near Ironman distance.

Which brings me to this:

About The Challenge:

In July I'm going to be doing the Ironman UK event.

It's a chuffing lot of commitment and training to be doing, training 5/6 days a weeks and averaging around 12-15 hours per week of swimming/cycling/running. Won't give me much time for watching WWE or looking out my window. Plus I work full time and have a wife. Oh my wife! I better tell her about all this..!

ANYWAY! This is what's involved:

2.4 mile swim, 112 mile cycle, then 26.2 mile marathon run. One after the other. Within 17 hour time limit. Please feel free to wish me luck, but I'd prefer it if you donate money as well. :)

You can keep track of my progress at and read about all this stuff in more detail if you like.

Thank you!

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18.07.15 Good luck Marc!!!

13.07.15 Good Luck Marc, amazing what you've achieved! From us all. X

13.07.15 Good luck Hemmy!!

10.07.15 Best of luck Marc - look forward to the update on the blog :)

07.07.15 Good Luck...Geezer! May the Power of Warriorism be with you!!

06.07.15 Good Luck

21.06.15 good luck Marc :)

05.06.15 Good luck! Enjoying hearing about the journey - cant wait for the finale!

05.06.15 You've come a long way mate... but you have a bloody long way to Swim, Cycle and Run! Wish we could be there (well technically we could but I'm not doing a 48 hour round trip to spend the day in Bolton) Best of luck and lots of love. Joe & Clare X

04.06.15 Better prepare yourself for the purple suit!

04.06.15 the very best of luck. Now all the training you have done comes into force and the weather is kind to you and all other competitors

04.06.15 We would have been in the pub by now of you'd have picked the half. DESTROY IT HEM

04.06.15 Good luck pal. Ill do ny bit!

03.06.15 Good Luck Marc - time to kick ass!!! We will be there to cheer you on xx Love Tony and Susan

03.06.15 Good luck Marc sorry it couldn't be more but ive got a lot on at the moment...but every little helps (Tesco plug ) lol or is that asda ?? Go for it hope you reach your target ! x

02.06.15 On it but no pressure! We'll be there on the big day too love Karen, Rob & Riley xx

02.06.15 A worthwhile donation for all the bad luck you've had! Thanks for the entertaining blog - good......luck!!


01.06.15 Good luck Marc with a c from Mark with a k

01.06.15 Good luck with the Iron Man and thanks for entertaining us with your blog posts!

20.04.15 In the Spirit of goodwill!!! Good Luck!!

17.03.15 Good luck & keep up with the training

14.03.15 Your commitment to this challenge is inspiring. Well done for all of your hard work so far, keep going!

14.03.15 happy birthday, now back to the training!



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