Today, we have seen the Iron Man ||Triathlon return to sunny Weymouth. The event involves over 3,000 competitors, split into the 70.3 “half-marathon” group, full 140.6 mile Triathlon, teams, relay teams, pro, amateur, men’s, women’s and over 31’s groups.

The swimming section started at 7 a.m. from Bowleaze Cove, heading out into the Bay and back to Lodmoor, where racers switched to bikes, for a gruelling tour around Dorset, before returning to Lodmoor for the running stage, among Weymouth Esplanade, around the Harbour and back.

Here, at Aaran Guesthouse, we made ourselves some coffee and, while it was heating up, we strolled across to the finish line for a few photos and back, in time to drink our coffee. Aaran Guesthouse is in the best possible location for all the best views, Beach and Harbour access, near to all the shops, pubs and restaurants and, of course, all the major events.

About Jim Groves

Retired Scientist, Chemist, Engineer, Health, Safety and Environmentalist and Defence Specialist, recently retired from WHGLA as Committee Member and IT Manager.)