Monthly Archives: June 2014

Course Record Smashed at Celtman 2014

Johan Hasselmark - a strong cycle mode him to second place

Johan Hasselmark – a strong cycle mode him to second place

Behind the leaders after the swim, a strong ride saw Johan Hansselmark move in to second place behind Scottish favourite Stuart Macloud.

With only 14km to run, Johan still oohs strong and he passes behind Liatach towards the Glen Torridon road.

With only 14km to run, Johan still looks strong and he passes behind Liatach towards the Glen Torridon road.

However the Edinburgh man could not hold off the strong running of Johan and he powered home in a record time of 11:41:30.

To view all the images from Celtman 2014 please click here.

Celtman – Third Edition

Ten to three in the morning and competitors are beginning to set their bikes up at T1 ready for the third running of Celtman.

It is a ‘simple’ test of extreme physical and mental endurance that consists of :

Swim (Loch Shieldaig)

Fastest swim - Johan Nykvist [2012 Celtman]

Fastest swim – Johan Nykvist [2012 Celtman]

Cycle (Shieldaig to Strath Carron via Gairloch)

Fastest Cycle (Women) - Susanne Buckenlei - 6:51:03 [2012 Celtman]

Fastest Cycle (Women) – Susanne Buckenlei – 6:51:03 [2012 Celtman]

Run (Coulin Pass and Beinn Eighe)

Fastest Run - Johan Hasselmark 4:41:19 [2013 Celtman - 2nd in 2013]

Fastest Run – Johan Hasselmark 4:41:19 [2013 Celtman – 2nd in 2013]

Conditions seem a little better than 2014 but a very long and tough day for all the competitors  who hopefully will enjoy some of Scotland’s finest scenery.  Everyone who completes Celtman is a winner it is just that someone finishes first.

2013 - Graeme Stewart - 12:16:15

2013 – Graeme Stewart – 12:16:15

Good luck today to all Celtman 2014 competitors and support crew.  I hope to see you on the route throughout the day.  Images should be available on line from Monday.

In the words of Robin WIlliams - Oh my God it's early!)

Let battle commence.