Ironman Wales may have been cancelled, but for some the show went on regardless.

Hundreds of athletes, some of whom had paid up to £1000 in advance to stay in Tenby, still travelled down on the weekend to take on either the 2.4 mile swim, 112-mile bike ride or 26.2 mile marathon run - or in some cases all three.

Others tackled lesser routes, perhaps to get a feel of the surroundings for their deferred 2021 entry or to ensure months of planning and preparation didn’t go totally to waste.

No major incidents were reported but with no road closures or safety measures in place, the influx of athletes was an unwelcome one for some.

Former international judo player Kyle Davies, who took part at Ironman Wales in both 2017 and 2019, was one of the most-high profile critics.

“Tenby is full of triathletes causing carnage for locals, why?,” he wrote on social media.

“Ironman is cancelled just let it go.”

Prior to the weekend, Dyfed-Powys Police had issued warnings to those planning on heading out, prompting Declan Byrne, regional director for Ironman UK and Ireland, to say: "We are disappointed not to be hosting Ironman Wales in Tenby for our 10th anniversary this year and appreciate the support and positivity the Tenby and Pembrokeshire community has shown towards the event.

"We urge athletes who have decided to travel to Tenby as visitors this weekend, to act with respect and consideration and with the safety of the community in mind."

The 2021 event is scheduled for Sunday, September 12.