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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:43 pm    Post subject: Bearman Xtreme Triathlon 2018 (France, 22/09) Reply with quote

I came across the Bearman Xtreme Triathlon by some random chance (can't even remember where) and tried hard not to think about it. But it stuck, gah, and I've now entered for 2018.

It looks a stunner with 18-22C swim and beautiful views all day long. It's like a sunny, warm Triathlon X with more height on the bike. Worship

Anyone got any info on this race? Anyone want to join me in sunny southern France? Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was tempted for this year, but scaled back my plans to UK-only and shorter distance.

More running in the dark than TriX due to time of year, although it's road rather than fell. Overall time similar to TriX, looking at Chris Eggar's timings this year, the chap with whom I did Chamonix Evergreen last year. Like Chamonix it'll be long steady climbs on the bike rather than the short extreme climbs of TriX (I included 1-hour time trials in my training, in the absence of comparable hills locally). With Chamonix I found 5000m of Alpine climbing tougher than the same elevation of Lakeland climbs, and running in the dark after that, on rocky trails, was mentally tough.

Will be great to hear how you get on Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not saying 'no' but you would have to ask my missus for a pass away. Go down together and make long weekend of it? Unlikely that I will go but it has got me interested.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1890816743

Thoughts for 2019?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wasdale121 wrote:
http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1890816743

Thoughts for 2019?

"Less appealing" was my first thinking, but you might have built up enough momentum to get 250 signed up anyway. What's your reason for looking at alternate routes? Simpler event management?

Saying you "swim twice across Windermere, ride the Fred Whitton, and do a marathon up Scafell Pike" are big words when explaining what the hell the X is (more so for those who know the Fred). They impress and make a good show off, which we all like to do. Wink And while "swim, ride two loops and then Hardknott, and then run Fairfield plus a bit" might be technically harder it's only for the geeks like TC to appreciate.

I appreciate the current course is a lot harder to manage since it's so spread out geographically, but it's epic in joining 3 big known UK names (Windermere/Fred Whitton/Scafell Pike) in a single event. Deepest is gone, and this removes highest. Your marketing might get hampered...?

However, I do appreciate that this would make it a tad more sociable although I am a loner who likes that desolate solitude when crossing Cold Fell all alone.

(Oh, and turning at the bottom of Kirkstone? I generally cruise at 70kph+ around there!)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not to replace the X, that's staying the same, this is an alternative harder race we are looking at for 2019. still early doors, but we are looking to create a 7000m + elevation route in the the UK to match the those on the continent.

It's a good point about the turn around on the far side of Kirkstone re speed etc, may have to move the turn around to a natural slower location, maybe hartsop.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two weeks to go, I'm screwed. Smile

I'll see if I can do a writeup when I get back. This one is gonna be iffy.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chrace wrote:
Two weeks to go, I'm screwed. Smile

I'll see if I can do a writeup when I get back. This one is gonna be iffy.

How are you getting down there, fly to Toulouse?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WhittleFit wrote:
Chrace wrote:
Two weeks to go, I'm screwed. Smile

I'll see if I can do a writeup when I get back. This one is gonna be iffy.

How are you getting down there, fly to Toulouse?

Flying Stansted - Toulouse, hire car, drive about 2 hours, share a hotel room with Chopsy. Smile

He's going through Barca though. It's pretty much same thing for distance to the place but I've chosen not to cross a border with a hire car (not sure it makes any difference at all).
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chrace wrote:
Flying Stansted - Toulouse, hire car, drive about 2 hours, share a hotel room with Chopsy. Smile

He's going through Barca though. It's pretty much same thing for distance to the place but I've chosen not to cross a border with a hire car (not sure it makes any difference at all).

Cheers! And good luck! Cool
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