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Andy916




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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:39 pm    Post subject: Outlaw half Holkham 2nd July 2017 Reply with quote

Anyone else here doing the half at Holkham Hall in 4 weeks? Looked like around 1900 entries a couple of weeks ago. Here are some comments from last year's inaugural event:

hopper-tri:
Quality of the lake water/ bed is a little questionable!...

As in shallow and much stirred by the number of athletes, or ducky perhaps?

Davem:
Local Hotels are pretty much fully booked- i think OSB are expecting people to camp (big emphasis on this in the race pack)

Extortionate for campervan, we've booked on a small site down the road at a quarter
the price.

hillwall:
Bike course looks good. Fairly main roads (for round here at least) and avoids the main coast road which could get busy. I wouldn't say road surfaces are amazing but not bad. The only bad bit is in/out of Holkham grounds itself which has a few speed bump and cattle grids. But it's the same bit as used on the Norwich 100 every year and it's not really an issue.

I recced the course a few weeks ago and liked it except for the busy A148. Looking forward to getting back there on TT bike.

TriSam
It's quite exposed in parts, and when I did the bike course it was 25-30mph winds coming from the South. Let's hope for something different on race day, as it made some stretches incredibly challenging!

Yup, I had an unusual northerly on my recce, making the final stretch tough.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i am down for this again, don't know why, its a club thing.

i have to agree with your comments & add that the A148 is a pain in the butt.
buses would not over take cyclists which caused a back log of very slow moving traffic which is difficult to pass resulting in slow bike times.
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Cheggers




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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As long as all goes to plan I'll be there. (Minor technical hitch with having to be in two places at once at the moment - but should sort something).

We've got a motorhome and echo what you say about camping prices. We're a bit down the road - for a lot less money - as well.

I've cycled in Norfolk quite a lot in the past (3 or 4 Norwich 100's amongst other things) and am well aware it can be breezy and isn't as flat as people tend to think.

Other than that I've done both Nottingham Outlaw races and they've been excellent - so I'm hoping this will be the same.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in again, in the "elite" wave Cool

In the race last year, the A148 wasn't an issue at all, but I found the small detour around Burnham Market was on slightly dodgy roads. A bit gravelly and holey, but as we've come to expect from Outlaw it was well marked and those roads were actually closed to cars.

Weather last year was ideal, low winds and sunshine! Fingers crossed for the same again.

Where'll you be coming from Andy?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to hear a few others are racing.
On the start-list I did see one other listed as tritalk, Douglas Steel.

I'll be coming from just south of Cambridge on the Saturday afternoon, taking campervan to the small simple Blueskies campsite https://www.blueskiescampsite.co.uk/. At the recce weekend we also looked at Pinewoods site but didn't fancy it much.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll be there.

Parents live near swaffham so will be staying with them and driving over in the morning.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone staying at YHA in Sheringham? I am staying there with wife and kids, but I don't think that they want a 6am start, so looking for a lift
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chunkytfg wrote:

Parents live near swaffham so will be staying with them and driving over in


Did they meet Alan Partridge? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll be in Snettisham, totally the other direction otherwise I'd have offered a lift! Sorry
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

weather's looking good http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2646759
bit windy but no rain
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will be at the final briefing on Saturday, from 3:30 if anybody wants to meet up. I will head down to the lake afterwards to scout out some sighting points.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TriSam wrote:
I will be at the final briefing on Saturday, from 3:30 if anybody wants to meet up. I will head down to the lake afterwards to scout out some sighting points.


I'll be there for 3:30 briefing too, perhaps rack before briefing so can look at the lake with you and get some tips from your experience last year Smile

5'7", balding, shorts and, umm, black IM Lanza polo shirt.

Looking forward to it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy916 wrote:
TriSam wrote:
I will be at the final briefing on Saturday, from 3:30 if anybody wants to meet up. I will head down to the lake afterwards to scout out some sighting points.


I'll be there for 3:30 briefing too, perhaps rack before briefing so can look at the lake with you and get some tips from your experience last year Smile

5'7", balding, shorts and, umm, black IM Lanza polo shirt.

Looking forward to it.


start on the right handside for the swim then when round the 1st island keep left.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy916 wrote:
TriSam wrote:
I will be at the final briefing on Saturday, from 3:30 if anybody wants to meet up. I will head down to the lake afterwards to scout out some sighting points.


I'll be there for 3:30 briefing too, perhaps rack before briefing so can look at the lake with you and get some tips from your experience last year Smile

5'7", balding, shorts and, umm, black IM Lanza polo shirt.

Looking forward to it.


Had no internet signal at the place I was staying, so I didn't see this! Sorry.

How did you get on? My legs hurt
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TriSam wrote:
Andy916 wrote:
TriSam wrote:
I will be at the final briefing on Saturday, from 3:30 if anybody wants to meet up. I will head down to the lake afterwards to scout out some sighting points.


I'll be there for 3:30 briefing too, perhaps rack before briefing so can look at the lake with you and get some tips from your experience last year Smile

5'7", balding, shorts and, umm, black IM Lanza polo shirt.

Looking forward to it.


Had no internet signal at the place I was staying, so I didn't see this! Sorry.

How did you get on? My legs hurt


I was there, for a change I was sensible and pulled out before the run due to my knee injury. It was a real shame as I think that I was 2nd or 3rd in my AG after my fastest ever swim and 2h30m ride.... however, it really goes to show how much you can improve your other disciplines if you are injured in one.

Another 1 - 2 weeks and I think I would have attempted the run
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