Local athletes prepare for World Ironman Championships

Physical Literacy is a journey throughout life, Wales Institute for Physical Literacy supports athletes of all ages in the development of this journey as was seen recently in work with two triathletes from Tenby Aces.

Following outstanding performances in last years Ironman Wales and Ironman UK events, Nigel Merrony and Aled Smith came to the Physiology Lab at the Wales Institute for Physical Literacy to with their help preparations for the World Ironman event in Kona.

Aled went through a time trial in similar conditions to those he will experience in Kona to assess the impact on his heart rate and hydration in the heat and humidity.

Nigel was keen to discuss the findings from Dr. Peter Herbert’s recent research which had identified the importance of rest and recovery time between training sessions for older athletes.


Aled is out now in Kona acclimatising on the route

Aled in Kona

The IRONMAN website contains information on what Nigel and Aled will be doing.

Ironman Kona

Ironman Wales

Ironman UK