This brutal 'extreme triathlon' has quickly built up a reputation over the years and is one tough race and not just because of the distance (3k swim, 200k bike and a marathon)... imagine that M&S advert that was on the TV a while ago and now we'll put a Celtman spin on it.
It's not just any loch swim, it's a freezing cold 3 kilometre loch swim with jelly fish infested waters!
It's not just any cycle, it's a 200 kilometre hilly cycle with endless head winds and body numbing temperatures (despite being summer).
It's not just any run, it's a marathon that goes over two munros and this year was accompanied by driving, horizontal rain.
But, for those who do choose to take on the challenge, they are richly rewarded with a huge sense of camaraderie as you certainly don't get through this race alone. The support from your own support crew, friends, family and the Celtman family is invaluable and certainly makes this race something quite special and unique. For those that don't meet the strict cut off times and are forced out of the race, there's often a fierce determination to go back and try to tame the wild west coast again in the future.
Well done to all those who took part who are either members of the club directly or are local to Inverness including: Jimmy, Ewan, Barry, Ken, Cat, Pete, Tony, Callum and Ryan. You all get super kudos!
Special mention goes to Jimmy who just can't get enough of this race and this year was no exception. He returned for his 5th year and is now the proud owner of a red finishers t-shirt marking 5 race completions - there are only 4 people in the whole world who have got one of those!
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