Banbridge girl proves that she’s an iron woman

Jenna Henning shows her medal that proves she's a real life superhero.
Jenna Henning shows her medal that proves she's a real life superhero.

Banbridge girl Jenna Henning is an iron woman.

She proved her credentials on Sunday by completing a gruelling challenge at the Ironman UK Bolton 2016 event.

The course covered a gruelling total of 140.6 miles, split up in a 2.4 mile swim followed by a 112 mile cycle and just for good measure, a 26.2mile run to finish it off.

Just reading that is enough tire most of us out but Jenna has put in the hard work at FIT Banbridge and all of that paid off when she completed the whole course in only 11 hours, 28 minutes and 50 seconds.

She powered through the swim in one hour, 11 minutes and 8 seconds before completing the cycle in a time of 06:08:43.

She then embarked on the marathon run and dashed through it in a time of 03:58:33. Add in transition times between the stages and you get a very, very impressive total.

It was enough to ensure Jenna was the top female athlete in the 25-29 age group.

In doing so, she completed a goal she had penned at FIT Banbridge and did everybody watching closely from back at home very, very proud.