Author Archives: Matt Pillinger

Ironman Wales 2018 – The day I faced the Dragon

I had originally planned to take on my first full IM in 2016, but a knee injury in April put an early end to that ambition. Fast forward to September 2017 and a very wet weekend in Brecon where I had an awakening to once again think Ironman, but more specifically IM Wales. As a member of the OS Explorer team taking on the Dell Corporate Challenge we were lucky enough to meet IM legend Chrissie Wellington, and her insight into what drove her to win three IM world championships struck a chord. That weekend we took on all that the Welsh weather could throw at us, and although it took a team from the British Army to push us into second, I came away believing that Wales could be tamed, or so I thought…. Continue reading