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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:12 pm    Post subject: Bastion (V) ironman, Hever Castle, 8th July 2018 Reply with quote

OK folks here's one for next year. This ironman should be on your CV! Now in it's Fifth Edition (V).

There's nothing not to like, and it's run by those Castles Triathlon people who know what they're doing as their Castles Series is the most popular in the UK! I can only say 'M-Dot like levels of care and organisation' in a fab part of the country (Kent/Sussex border) with a scenic and rewarding course. The bike course in particular is a dream, I love the wooded fast descents through the Forest.

Pre-reg here now for the best price:
http://www.castletriathlonseries.co.uk/news/pre-register-for-the-bastion-2018/

General reg open Fri 15/9/17 (25% discount):
http://www.castletriathlonseries.co.uk/enter-now-2018/

There's decent prize money and prizes if your a Pro or Pointy. I walked off with a trophy and a DryRobe Shocked as V40-49 champ Winner
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heartily second TC's recommendation.

Did it this year and loved it. (Even though I wasn't really long ride fit enough)

Would do it again without hesitation but not booking anything big for next year at moment. (Family requires flexibility next year).

On my repeat list for sure.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought about it this year after my season went south in middle. Was put off by the huge entry fee but the discount on general admission that is live today looks pretty reasonable.

I am eyeing IM Lanza and then a HIM in August so not sure I can sustain a season that long next year
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a pretty good write up in Tri24/7 by MrTriathlon JohnL: Thumbs Up

https://www.tri247.com/triathlon-news/event-news/bastion-2018-registration-open
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just signed up again. Anyone want some guided tours let me know and we can meet up
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the bike course the same as the Gauntlet? I did 2 laps of it (ie 90k) about a month ago and nearly cried after the first lap. It's a real toughie.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pip wrote:
Is the bike course the same as the Gauntlet? I did 2 laps of it (ie 90k) about a month ago and nearly cried after the first lap. It's a real toughie.


Almost. At the Ice cream car park at the top of the forest instead of turning left you descend down the other side turnaround and come back up. adds 10miles on 5mile down , 5mile up! 3 laps instead of 2 then. The swim and run are the same course
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

perhaps there's now another good reason to do the Festival of Endurance next July as the Gauntlet has been chosen as the BTF Middle Distance Champs for next year.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Signed up for the middle distance Smile
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