Last weekend Tenby, a small town in Pembrokeshire, hosted one of the most extreme physical challenges on the planet.

Ironman events is a testing event where participants have to complete three different activities.

It includes a marathon style run, a swim in open water and also a bike ride that can stretch up to 120 miles.

Wales' Ironman included a 2.4 mile swim in Carmarthen Bay, 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile running marathon.

Two competitors attempted the event, representing a club from Thornbury.

Siblings Dylan and Taryn Roberts took on the event as part of Thornbury Running Club, with both posting times under 12 hours.

Taryn had finished 3rd in her age category in 2017 and if she won it this time, she would automatically book her place to the Ironman World Championships on the Island of Hawaii in 2019.

Dylan opened with a 1 hour 5 min swim leg and Taryn followed 2 mins later. Taryn’s bike split of 6 hours 34:20 mins was the quickest in her age category and she started the run ahead of her rivals in the 25-29 age category. Dylan was 35 mins quicker on the bike than the previous year as he completed the 112 miles in an astonishing 6 hours 17:19 mins.

Moving on to the final stage of the event, the marathon run, Taryn absolutely smashed her age group average. She posted a 3 hour 39:02 mins marathon, which was actually the fastest of all 200 age woman group athletes competing.

Her time during her run was only beaten by 5 professional athletes on the day.

Taryn's overall time was 11 hours 36:39 mins as she qualified for the Ironman World Champs in 2019 by comprehensively winning the 25-29 age category by almost 1 hour.

Dylan’s marathon split was 3 hours 46:38 mins and his overall time was 11 hours 22:24 min. Thi saw him beat his time from 2017 by over an hour.

Dylan finished in 22nd in the 25-29 age category and 162nd out of 2,200 male athletes who were competing on the day whilst Taryn finished 13th in the women’s field.