ironmanBudgeironman runironmanwaterIf you are anything like me you would have guessed that the title IRONMAN was the latest Hollywood movie about super hero`s. Until my youngest daughter Susannah (Budge) began competing in the ironman races I had no idea what an ironman was. Knowing what it is just makes me more certain I would never attempt such a demanding event. Susannah has completed three and in this latest, the Dartmouth Epic she was the overall champion in the female category. She improved her time by over two hours, finishing in 12hrs 31mins. The race consists of a 4 klm swim followed by a 180 klm bike ride and finishing with a marathon (26.2 miles). So if I didn`t think my daughter was crazy before I do now lol. Actually I`m extremely impressed that she can not only complete such a grueling race but be the most outstanding female competitor.   For Budge the weather conditions was good, it was cool and wet, for us spectators it was not so good, cold and very wet. Nevertheless, it was very exciting to watch her race by and knowing she was way out in front. Mind you! she is not so mobile today!!! just a wee bit stiff and sore. Proud of you Susannah, way to go.

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About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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