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Waddy-UK




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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:49 pm    Post subject: Anyone Done The Sundowner Middle Distance York Reply with quote

Hi all, hope the training is going well. Has anyone ever done the Sundowner in York in September, the middle distance event? If so how did you find it?

Thanks

Mark
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JeffB




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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always been on my to-do list but not actually done it.

But people I know who have say it was a good race, I don't think you'll get much flatter in the country.

In general the roads round there are reasonably quiet traffic wise, although that might be a bit different on a Saturday afternoon. But I think a lot of them use that slow coarse tarmac but it is still reasonably quick.

Jeff
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Mungo




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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did the last one.... my A race this year.

Swim is four laps and not too congested.
Well not if your slow like me.
Easy to sight and canoeists on stand by without getting in the road.

Bike is flat but open, it was windy, so a lot of expected bike times weren't quite as fast as some hoped.
Only had to put my foot down for a car once, well marshalled and two laps. Road surface is crap but we're isn't in the UK apart from Oulton Park?!

Run again is three laps, you know we're you are all the time.
My first 70.3 were I knew I would do ok, did the Deva with an injury earlier in the year.
Drinks and gels every 3 k s or so.

Great organisation. Free bird ? Events.
Good atmosphere
No elitism. Saw Phil Graves at the start, but don't think he raced.
Lots of shifters and some guys looking to get round.
A large cafe type building, were the loved ones waited for the loons to come back home.
Good parking and cheap... 90 ish.
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Ade




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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Camping, hog roast, bar and band for the evening. Very Happy
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Doca




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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superb event of the weather is good.
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Pedro Peru




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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a good event by a good organisation. I have done a few at Allerthorpe, from the sprint to sundowner and all have been well run. I have only done the Sundowner once and it chucked it down but obviously, it's in the UK in September. I will likely do it again this year but just depends when we get back from Holiday.
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