TEAM FREESPEED // FOUNDED IN KONA 2010
We are a team of 9 athletes and our focus is the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawai’i.
It is a magical race in a magical place and the team has a proud record on the island winning no less than 15 umekes* in 9 years.
For 2023, we’ll be back in Kona trying to add to the collection.
*umeke – the carved wooden fruit bowl awarded to the top 5 in age group at the race.
2012 : SAM BAXTER : 4th in 25-29
2013 : CATHERINE FAUX : 1st in 25-29
2013 : ALISON ROWATT : 2nd in 30-34
2014 : SAM BAXTER : 4th in 30-34
2015 : ALISON ROWATT : 2nd in 30-34
2015 : CHARLIE PENNINGTON : 2nd in 30-34
2015 : RICHARD HOBSON : 5th in 50-54
2016 : ALISON ROWATT : 2nd in 35-39
2016 : ANDY GREENLEAF : 5th in 30-34
2017 : ALISON ROWATT : 1st in 35-39
2017 : RUTH PURBROOK : 3rd in 25-29
2017 : CHARLIE PENNINGTON : 5th in 35-39
2018 : RUTH PURBROOK : 1st in 25-29
2019 : LAURA ADDIE : 1st in 18-24
2019 : NEIL EDDY : 3rd in 30-34
7 x Kona
A regular on the Queen K in October, Declan has a best time on the island of 9 hrs 21 mins. A strong biker and with the run to back it up, he is most often found in the medical tent at the finish.
3 x Kona
A lawyer from Edinburgh, Ali was overall amateur World 70.3 champion in 2010 and has finished 2nd in her age group 3 times in Kona.
1 x Kona
2nd in his age group in Kona 2015, only 6 seconds behind the winner, Charlie also had the fastest run split of any amateur that year. Ex Royal Marine.
5 x Kona
Stuart has been racing Ironman distance for ten years, his fastest time in Kona was in 2010, 9hr 17mins. He was the fastest British amateur in Kona in 2008 & 2010.
3 x Kona
Norseman winner in 2008, Jenny has raced Kona 3 times but is yet to crack the code to racing at her best on the Big Island. Looking to get back soon and put that record straight.
TEAM SPONSORS 2019
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