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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 13 umekes* in 9 years.

For 2019, we’re also targeting the Ironman 70.3 World Championships as they are being held in Nice – another iconic triathlon venue.

*umeke – the carved wooden fruit bowl awarded to the top 5 in age group at the race.

UMEKE WINNERS

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

TEAM ATHLETES

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.

Declan Doyle
Ireland

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.

Alison Rowatt
Scotland

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.

Charlie Pennington
England

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.

Stuart Anderson
England

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.

Jenny Melik
New Zealand

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