Congratulations to Sarum’s Neal Jacobs who competed in the recent Ironman France competition in Nice. This all took place on the hottest day on record in France so the cycle and running distances were reduced to take account of the tremendous heat challenge. Neal completed the 3.8k swim in 1:13 before polishing off a 152k bike ride, including some 2000m of climb, in 5:46 to warm up for a reduced marathon of 31k, which he completed in 2:55 for an impressive total time, including transitions between disciplines, of 10h 11min. Fortunately he didn’t have to remember to punch at the start and the finish.
We are getting used to the apparently inexhaustible energy bank of the family Jacobs, Sarum’s Family of the Year, but this was a stand out performance. Well done Neal.