What a great event ‘The Eirias’ middle distance triathlon was yesterday. A long, gruelling day for all involved with a deceptively calm tidal sea swim, a 106km cycle route around the gorgeous hills of Colwyn Bay, and than a half marathon along the sea front to finish off. Oh yes, and a steep climb to complete that run followed by a lap around the new stadium track. The final competitor came in after 9 hours – just a small indication of how challenging this event was. But to a person, the athletes actually seemed to enjoy themselves. Madness. Sheer madness!