Gallery: IRONMAN Wales 2018 in pictures

A look back at IRONMAN Wales 2018…

…through the lens of Ross Grieve

The eighth edition of IRONMAN Wales on Sunday 9th September was arguably the best yet, with a sold-out entry of 2,800 and fantastic feedback from athletes regarding the course, organisation and in particular, the incredible support of the people of Tenby and the Pembrokeshire region. The date for next year has been set – Saturday 15th September 2019 – and general entries are available now.

Wales-based photographer Ross Grieve (www.rossgrieve.com) knows the event and course well – and recently provided these great images from the Long Course Weekend – and was back in Tenby this year. Big thanks to Ross for providing all of the images below. You can follow Ross on Twitter via @RossGrievePhoto.

Additional TRI247 coverage from IRONMAN Wales 2018:

IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
Ready to go?
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
Stretch…
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
The rolling swim start in progress
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
Someone is excited to get started
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
Recording the moment
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
View of the course
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
Matt Leeman lead the way in the swim
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
The 2014 champion Matt Trautman (RSA)
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
Camilla Pedersen (DEN) set the pace in the water for the women
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
Smiles from Lucy Gossage – content with her swim, even if she was over eight minutes down on Pedersen
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
Trautman quickly joined Philip Graves at the front of the Men’s Pro race
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
Lucy Gossage and Nikki Bartlett were chasing down Pedersen and Heather Wurtele (CAN)
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
Local favourite Oliver Simon
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
Heather Wurtele finding it tough after a season focussed on the IRONMAN 70.3 distance
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
Quality advice…
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
Gossage and Bartlett on the IRONMAN Wales hills
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
Jo Gundle (Bicester Tri Club) – F55-59 winner and Kona qualifier
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
Andrew Rees was looking smart all day!
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
Age-Group athletes in action
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
Lucy Gossage cycled her way to the front of the race
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
It’s not only the IRONMAN Wales bike course that isn’t flat…
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
On the way to a third victory in Tenby
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
Oliver Simon on the run course
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
Strong sock game
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
Matt Trautman – for the second time – wins IRONMAN Wales
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
Thanking the crowd for their support
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
And finally time for a rest…
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
A strong race from Philip Graves for a third consecutive second place finish in Tenby
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
The men’s Pro podium
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
An emotional Lucy Gossage
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
A dancing Lucy Gossage
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
Nikki Bartlett thanks the crowd after her third place finish
IRONMAN Wales 2018 - Photo: Ross Grieve (www.rossgrievephotography.com)
A smiling Gareth Petts with the IRONMAN Wales finishers medal

All images are courtesy and copyright of Ross Grieve (www.rossgrieve.com) / @RossGrievePhoto.