It's fair to say the RMIC was born out of the ashes of the Covid pandemic. Early during lockdown #1 I tempted Monty with a crazy suggestion: "As soon as restrictions lift let's do a 'Lockdown IronMan'!! I'll follow you by kayak during the swim, by motorbike as you ride and by MTB as you run, and will film the whole thing for my YouTube channel..." Monty hesitated before answering, for at least a whole ten milliseconds: .... "You're ON!".... And the rest is history!
As soon as legally allowed to meet outdoors we put Monty on a revised training programme, giving us just 72 days of training between that first swim and his original IM date of July 26th. We announced the event as a fundraiser for the RMA on this day! (BTW it's really really NOT recommended to train just 72 days for a 226km race like this! It simply proves that Royal Marines - retired or serving - are truly special!)
In early June Monty put the shout out to aspiring film-makers who would like to offer their expertise and work pro bono to make a trailer for the Pilot event of the RMIC 2020. Step up Lewis Jeffries and Felix Northover, talented young filmmakers, who under Monty's experienced hand as a producer and a writer/director, came up with this absolute gem of a trailer.
Amazing results all round! Serving Royal Marine winner Will Tyrrell-Moore finished ina glorious 11h:32min whilst Monty and Andrew had a ding-dong battle all the way to the finish!