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TRO Saracen




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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check your email junk folder.

My invite to Chattanooga sat in the junk folder for 2 weeks while I fretted about whether I had been missed....
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was a bit longer for me as Edinburgh was the first qualifier and they were still sorting this years race, think it was about 5 weeks.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's great news Jeff, and good luck to TRO and others at Weymouth Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone look at the results from the Nice 70.3 yesterday, the bike course looks tough, even the winner only managed 2:26, not sure about the swim either, I only looked at the top few in M45 which were 34/30 mins which seems quite slow.

At least the mountain should reduce drafting, although I think the first 15 miles or so will have a few big packs.

Assuming they use the same course

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

personally the more hills the better as you say may reduce drafting Wink

seems a long wait and a lot of racing to be done before then

spoke to a few that went SA apparently they put on a good event
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TRO Saracen




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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My issue with the 70.3 WC is the wave starts.

The bike is crowded throughout, so you do not get the thinning out that you would usually with a big hill.

We had the climb of Lookout at Chattanooga, and I was in the third last wave with a stupidly fast - think it was 25-29 - going after. So really there were 3 speeds of riders - the guns coming through from 25-29, catching much slower riders plus your own wave. So even when your own wave is sorted by the hill you still have these riders from other waves to deal with that you either catch or who come piling through.

I was a bit uncomfortable with it to be honest and did not feel safe at times.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JeffB wrote:
Anyone look at the results from the Nice 70.3 yesterday, the bike course looks tough, even the winner only managed 2:26, not sure about the swim either, I only looked at the top few in M45 which were 34/30 mins which seems quite slow.

At least the mountain should reduce drafting, although I think the first 15 miles or so will have a few big packs.

Assuming they use the same course

Jeff


apparently about 2100-2200 long, according to a mate who raced
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chickenboy wrote:

apparently about 2100-2200 long, according to a mate who raced


That would explain it then, even the pro's looked like they were about 3 minutes down on what you'd expect. Hopefully it will be accurate next year, unless you lend me your arms Smile

I'm dreading the descent on the bike, particularly if the roads are busy and twisty. If it's wet I'll probably get off and walk down it.

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