In September 2013 I became an Ironman for the first time. The challenge was to swim 4.8km, cycle 180km and run 41.2km (a marathon). Having always admired people who were able to complete this event, I trained for it for over a year and came 8th in my age group with a time of 12:56. Undoubtedly one of the most challenging and incredible days of my life.