Brian Fogarty went over to Lanzarote in confident mood and good form for the Lanzarote Ironman on Saturday May 25th. The conditions – described by the Race Website as ‘Extraordinarily tough conditions made this year’s edition of IRONMAN Lanzarote a bigger challenge than usual’ – but that didn’t stop Brian from performing at the top of his game, finishing 18th overall and taking 3rd place in his Age Group Category. What a performance and just reward for the work that he puts in at training.
Full Results HERE
The Club asked Brian for his thoughts about the event and the conditions he encountered and this is what he said:
“Going in to the race I have never been as confident of a good performance, I knew I had done the hard work over the cold wet winter months and I was ready to put it together on what is the toughest Ironman in the world. The conditions on the day meant it would be even tougher than usual but I felt this would work in my favour.
My main aim was to qualify for the World Championships again in Kona and I believed if things went to plan I could get a top 20. So to come 18th, qualify and get a PB marathon of 3:14 in those conditions I am over the moon. This definitely is my best result to date and I still know there is so much more to come. I just need to be patient, keep listening, learning and training hard, with the right people.
I can now go into the UK Ironman Championships with no pressure and confidence of an even better performance”.