On May 11, 2013, the Thomas Cook Ironman 70.3 Mallorca will take place on the island of Mallorca. To be exact it is taking place within minutes of where I live!
Mallorca is a training paradise to many cyclists and triathletes with its flat land, mountainous areas and beautiful beaches.
Tomorrow starts the warm ups and the walk rounds with more on Friday. I believe the first swimming event starts off the day on Saturday at about 8 am.
It has no doubt brought much needed tourists to this area and the local bars are busy already.
But anyone wanting to go anywhere on Saturday should leave early in the morning and not expect to get anywhere near the beach until after 18:00
At one point the weather was showing a risk of light rain but that seems to have disappeared now.
Good luck to all.