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Opel Ironman Germany
(10th July 2005)


2.4 miles
112 miles
26.2 miles
Richard Piron 1:10:48 5:46:08 4:12:29 11:19:48
Tony Parello 1:18:20 6:01:07 3:49:24 11:20:12
Kevin Willett 1:11:59 6:02:23 4:07:22 11:39:02
Gary Rudd 1:03:52 5:42:27 4:52:01 11:55:00
Simon Fisher 1:18:44 5:57:23 4:46:30 12:13:14
Mark Pryor 1:22:43 6:12:15 5:02:30 12:48:50
Alistair Fadden 1:14:03 6:33:00 5:35:49 13:38:07

As events go, an Ironman is up there with the toughest. It consists of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a marathon run. Add in a hot July day and it is not an easy way to spend a Sunday.Just to finish is an achievement. After months of training, seven Harriers took part in Sunday's Opel Ironman in Germany.

The 1st Harrier to finish was Richard Piron in a time of 11:19:48. Richard was the 17th MV50 to finish and  in 725th position overall. It was Richard's fastest ever time for the event. The second Harrier was Tony Parello in 11:20:12. It was also a pb for Tony. The third Harrier was Kevin Willett in 11:39:02. Excellent performance by Kevin in his 1st Ironman. Also finishing in under 12 hours (think for the first time) was Gary Rudd in 11:55:00. Next to finish was Simon Fisher in 12:13:14 followed by Mark Pryor in 12:48:50. Finally, very well done to Alistair Fadden, also running his 1st Ironman, who crossed the line in 13:38:07.