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Chrace




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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:39 pm    Post subject: Low key long distance in June/July/August? Reply with quote

I can't make the X this year (booo!) so looking at alternatives.

Anyone know a nice low-key long distance event ooop north?

Hilly is good, extremely hilly even better.

Lakesman is same weekend, Outlaw is flat and crowded, City to Summit is now a duathlon, Brutal is the weekend before I head off to France for the Bearman in September, IM Wales is September as well, IMUK is just so m-dot, and Bastion is a helluwa drive from York.

Any small organiser I perhaps don't know of?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm looking at this:

http://www.abersochtriplecrown.com/the-roc/

It's a long way off an Iron distance but an interesting concept and still tough. Running up Snowdon off the bike is never going to be "easy"

And the Out and Back Concept is intriguing to say the least.

Might not be quite the challenge you are looking for but I am trying to avoid IM this year...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SGreg wrote:
I'm looking at this:

http://www.abersochtriplecrown.com/the-roc/

It's a long way off an Iron distance but an interesting concept and still tough. Running up Snowdon off the bike is never going to be "easy"

And the Out and Back Concept is intriguing to say the least.

Might not be quite the challenge you are looking for but I am trying to avoid IM this year...

That's pretty good. Do you know more about how it works logistically? Carry a backpack with running shoes or how do they get back to the sea? Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another one with a different twist on the long distance format

http://www.isomantri.com/
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Half distance, but is A Day in the Lakes still going?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FatPom wrote:
Half distance, but is A Day in the Lakes still going?

Indeed, popped up on my radar yesterday. As did Wensleydale.

Might have to pick a few half distances instead of aiming for a full.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FatPom wrote:
Half distance, but is A Day in the Lakes still going?


Sort off.

It's still going but they have changed the bike course, not for the better either, two laps and a bit hilly. Just not the same, used to be VERY hilly for those that don't know

Run course is thankfully unaltered.



As for the ROC Logistics, not sure, but you are required to carry "mountain Kit" so There must be another transition where a bag is transported for you. It just can't be done any other way. People wouldn't want to carry they kit on the back of a TT.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SGreg wrote:
FatPom wrote:
Half distance, but is A Day in the Lakes still going?


Sort off.

It's still going but they have changed the bike course, not for the better either, two laps and a bit hilly. Just not the same, used to be VERY hilly for those that don't know

Run course is thankfully unaltered.





That's a shame. ADITL was the first tri I ever did in the UK. Thought I'd signed up for Xterra by mistake! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SGreg wrote:
As for the ROC Logistics, not sure, but you are required to carry "mountain Kit" so There must be another transition where a bag is transported for you. It just can't be done any other way. People wouldn't want to carry they kit on the back of a TT.

I was almost hoping it'd be self-supported. Smile

Get out of swim, grab your bag with all you need for the mountain and haul the whole thing with you. Drop you bike at a marshal somewhere and pick it up on the way down.

If I was to go I might actually consider doing it that way so that I'd have all my kit with me as soon as I finish and can just shoot off afterwards. Only got so many brownie points to play with at home.

Not sure what the entry fee would be for then of course. Wink
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