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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 4:38 pm    Post subject: Weekend Warriors - Blenheim & London, 25% MayBH Discount Reply with quote

Looking for something different to ironman?

This is it. Continuous Sw1m, Bike, Run format on both Sat & Sun. Piggybacking off two of the largest triathlons in the world, and with loads of atmos and buzz from all that entails of a big event.

In the previous 4 years it's just been 20 odd lucky competitors and an instant sell out. I've been lucky enough to win it once, and come 3rd and 4th.

Well now entry numbers have been expanded, and there's currently a May Day bank holiday weekend bonus of 25% off , ENTER DISCOUNT CODE: MAYDAY18, of unspecified end date so don't dally.

This format really is recommended, tremendous fun, and a whole new amazing endurance Tri experience, with it's own unique set of strategy and techniques to master.

It's fab value at full price of £200 (especially compared to £100 ish for solo sprint entries, which sell out anyway!) so at a discounted £150 it's a snip.

Only two atherleets have ever managed 9 Sprints in the weekend, and that's with the (easier current) rolling format. The tough target for most is 8, which was really tough when you were forced to catch the specific start waves like in the first 3 years.

It's a magic format, has to be experienced.
And at Blenheim, what a venue and course.
It's a tough course (which is good!), and whereas a regular Sprint may take you an hour if your lucky, this would be equiv of ~1h10 at Blenheim.

Point to point sw1m.
Lairy entertaining bike course, quite thrilling in sections tbh, especially when it's full of newbies (who theoretically keep to the left... Exclamation Wink )
An up and down run, with plenty of opportunity to run on the grass if you prefer, like me (better for avoiding harsh impact and consequent sore muscles for the whole 2 days.)

Blenheim: June 2nd & 3rd 2018
Enter here: https://endurancecui.active.com/new/events/47282251/select-race

I've only seen London on telly so can't comment, but I'm entered as WW for both. 4-5th August 2018
Enter here: https://endurancecui.active.com/new/events/47422151/select-race
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://endurancecui.active.com/new/events/47282251/select-race

25% Discount on again until midnight of 25/5/18! Code "LAST48"
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Struggling to fill the WW places? I wonder, if that's the case, whether they'll reduce the number of spaces next year? I'm thinking of doing WW at both next year. A discount is always welcome, but I'll have to consider whether I need to get in early to avoid missing out, or if it will be safe to hang on for any potential discount.
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Similar. It's something I've always wanted to do, and if the dates worked out a little differently I'd jump on this offer. But as it is, I'm already racing on the date of Blenheim, and the London one is too close to my first full IM
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Offer now applies to London WW (and all other categories) too, same code.
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toyota_Crown wrote:
Offer now applies to London WW (and all other categories) too, same code.


Has anyone done the London WW and what was it like? Ive done every Blenheim WW up to now but can't do it this year and am thinking about doing London instead. I'm just not sure that two days racing in London has the same appeal as two days in the beautiful grounds at Blenheim.
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cant be as good as Blenheim, can it? But still bound to be good as the format is great, so I'm giving London a go to see what it's like, as it doesn't clash for me for once.
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this might appeal. Great value for two days training!n3weeks after IMUK in preparation for Kona.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds fun but itís my daughters first birthday the weekend of the Aug 4th, and Iím racing on July 7th
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code still works - last48

See you in August
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Start list and wave times for London are out.

54 competitors

Looking at the wave starts, it looks like two olys and a super sprint are
possible on Saturday.

Sunday looks trickier to get max distance.
If you do the Oly plus then you might not be able to get out again before the elites, but you could in theory do two olys

Got any advice TC?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

funkster wrote:

Got any advice TC?
nope, not done London before.
bugger! is that all we can do Shocked Sad
Not half as good as Blenheim then, and that was emasculated to only 7x Sprints feasibly possible this year
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saturday

3 Weekend Warriors (Olympic Distance) 10:30
4 Female Olympic 10:40
5 Male Olympic 11:00
6 Male Olympic 11:20
7 Team Ramsay Sprint 11:40
8 Corporate Olympic (inc Teams) & Mixed 12:00
9 Corporate Sprint (inc Teams) 12:20
10 Olympic Team Relay (M+F)/Sprint Relay 12:40
11 AJ BELL INVEST SMART Sprint/Olympic 13:00
12 Female Sprint 13:40
13 Mixed Sprint 14:50
14 Male Sprint 14:00
15 TSB (Olympic Distance) 14:20
16 Male Sprint 14:40
17 TSB Mixed Wave (Sprint & Super Sprint) 15:00
18 Female Super Sprint 15:20
19 Male Super Sprint 15:40
20 Weekend Warriors Super Sprint ONLY 15:50
Mixed Team Relay 18:15



Sunday

1 Mixed Olympic Priority Wave & 06:40
Weekend Warriors
2 Olympic Plus 07:00
3 Female Olympic 07:20
4 Mixed Olympic 07:45
5 Mixed Olympic 08:05
6 Male Olympic 08:25
7 Male Olympic 08:50
8 Male Olympic 09:10
9 Male Olympic Sub 2:30 09:45
10 Female Olympic Sub 2:40 09:50
11 Mixed Sprint 10:00
12 Female Elite - Olympic 12:00
13 Male Elite - Olympic 12:30
14 Male Junior Elite Sprint 13:45
15 Female Junior Elite Sprint 14:00
16 Female Sprint (Hold Times) 15:20
17 Male Sprint (Hold Times) 15:40

All morning competitors must have passed the Leamouth
Road Roundabout (Saturday & Sunday afternoon Turn Point
on map) on their second lap of the bike leg by 11:40. Failure
to do so will result in them being directed back to Transition.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ta. if you aren't sh1t, how long do you guesstimate an Oly takes on this course? (At Blenheim the Sprint is long and hilly thus 1h25-30 is quite normal for me etc.)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Problem with London is the massive trasnsition

From memory, you have to put your wetsuit in a bag and then up a couple of fights of stairs first.
Then it's getting out onto the course.

The Leamouth route has dead turns so that will slow you down quite and bit

I think sub 2:30 is doable but I think to keep ticking over you might wanna go a bit more 2:40

https://results.sporthive.com/events/6281038105853832448/races/414983

The Westminster route is faster as it's a pretty much straight from Billingsgate to Tower Bridge, a couple of turn and then straight to Westminster

https://results.sporthive.com/events/6281038105853832448/races/414982

However, if you're trying for distance, then it's whether you do the Olympic plus

https://results.sporthive.com/events/6281038105853832448/races/414979

Winner from last year did that, but looking at his time, you can tell he was ~#*$

http://www.raceahead.net/London%20Triathlon%202017%20Weekend%20Warrior%20Results.pdf

Format looks different this year as it seems we're starting with an Oly.
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