Written 17th July 2015 by Olliers Solicitors

Olliers’ Tim McArdle is to  participate in  the Ironman triathlon on Sunday of this week.  

Ironman UK

Ironman is a triathlon where participants have to swim 2.4 miles, cycle 112 miles and then run 26.2 miles. The UK event is on the 19th July 2015 and commences at Pennington Flash in Leigh with  the swimming event. Cyclists then  embark on a 112-mile, two-loop journey from Pennington Flash and onto the Lancashire countryside. The bike course now includes the infamous Sheep House Lane climb where spectators have an amazing viewing area. The run commences at the Macron Stadium in Bolton and athletes then  head into Bolton town centre, where they complete three loops of a circuit before finishing in Victoria Square in the shadow of the Albert Hall.

 Ironman is considered to be one of the most grueling of all  triathlon events and one of the most difficult one day sports events in the world. Most Ironman events have a strict time limit of 17 hours to complete the race. The race typically starts in the early morning with a mandatory time cut off for the 2.4-mile  swim of 2 hours 20 minutes, the mandatory bike cut off time is 8 hours 10 minutes and the mandatory marathon cut off is midnight. Any participant who manages to complete the triathlon within these timings becomes an Ironman.

Tim McArdle – Sporting Superstar

Tim is no stranger to pushing himself in sporting events having previously  entered a number of triathlon events, marathons,  half marathons, outdoor swimming events and numerous other events.

However, the Ironman is a new challenge for Tim and  we anticipate his most  daunting challenge yet.

Tim McArdle – Specialist Criminal Advocate.

Tim is a highly experienced criminal solicitor who regularly appears in the North West Magistrates Courts  conducting trials. Tim has a phenomenal trial success rate and as a result of this  is highly sought after by clients who require extensive preparation ,robust cross-examination  and a fierce courtroom advocate. Tim specialises in representing those for whom a conviction  would have disastrous effects. Accordingly, he is highly sought after by professionals, such as doctors, accountants and company directors,  for whom a conviction could spell the end of their career.  Such is Tim’s reputation that he has also developed a practice in representing medical professionals before the General Medical Council and other professional bodies.


Tim is raising sponsorship for The Royal British Legion through his participation in the event on Sunday. Tim has  previously served Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and understands  the support such charity offer to those who have served their country in the past.

Should you wish to support Tim he can be sponsored at https://www.justgiving.com/Tim-McArdle2/

Good Luck

Everyone at Olliers would like to wish Tim well for Sunday. We all know how hard you have been training and are all extremely proud of you. We look forward to seeing the photos and hearing the stories and hope you enjoy your holiday afterwards.


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