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Andy916




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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:40 pm    Post subject: Wensleydale 2017 Reply with quote

I know this was always one of those underrated-quiet-but-must-do events, but I can't see any discussion on here after 2013, ffs! Wanted to do this for a while and it's looking likely this year; is anyone else in? My plan for this year was to do 'just' halfs, mostly characterful events I've wanted to do for a while. So, I'm doing the big cheese in 3 weeks, Helvellyn 2 weeks later, then TriX half 3 weeks after that. Come October I'll try to make it back up north for Helwith Bridge duathlon. Will be up and down from Cambridge like a yoyo!
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JeffB




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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was toying with doing the half but after struggling round a sprint today it might be a bit too soon.

Also think I've got to cover at work as well Sad

I'll see how the next couple of weeks go, I suspect you can enter quite late.

Jeff
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Clive




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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey up Andy916

I'm doing exactly the same in terms of those 3 tris that you mention, after not being bothered to wake up early enough for a wet Horwich, yikes.

I love Wensleydale, it's such a friendly low key event, did it last year and it was my first tri in 2007, although surprisingly, I haven't really improved since then, too many pies, beer, biscuits and chocolate, oh and the odd injury here and there.

The fun bit is before the race, cycling from T2 to T1 with wetsuit in bag hanging over your shoulder, a good warm up! Mind you, there is always the other option of working out transport to/from T1/T2.

Great bike this one, and the run is awesome, 6 miles up, 6 miles down, simples.

Views to die for, deffo recommend, but don't tell everyone, shhhhhh....

Clive
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy - just PM T_C - he has done most (if not all Tri's middle distance and upwards in the UK)
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clive wrote:
Hey up Andy916

I'm doing exactly the same in terms of those 3 tris that you mention, after not being bothered to wake up early enough for a wet Horwich, yikes.

I love Wensleydale, it's such a friendly low key event, did it last year and it was my first tri in 2007, although surprisingly, I haven't really improved since then, too many pies, beer, biscuits and chocolate, oh and the odd injury here and there.

The fun bit is before the race, cycling from T2 to T1 with wetsuit in bag hanging over your shoulder, a good warm up! Mind you, there is always the other option of working out transport to/from T1/T2.

Great bike this one, and the run is awesome, 6 miles up, 6 miles down, simples.

Views to die for, deffo recommend, but don't tell everyone, shhhhhh....

Clive


Ok, I'll keep it quiet Wink

Hoping/planning to move back near the hills in next couple of years. Am from just down the road from you, Mytholmroyd, and do the odd race back there when I can. Fell race from Heptonstall was good craic a few years ago, in aid of church roof and the vicar gave a quick speech just before starting the race, promising it wouldn't be a sermon. There was talk of him running the next year, cassock an all...
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Andy916




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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clive, was that you in the tritalk top? I was in white long-sleeved Fusion top, plus blue gilet on the bike, finishing just a couple of places up from the Clive in the Full Cheese results.

Loved the bike ride and run, and the camaraderie of absolutely everyone there. The initial ride to Semerwater T1 was fun, up and down those hills with swim kit backpack, chatting to others.

At the time I couldn't figure out why my swim was so slow. Quite a bit of chop to the first buoy, plus some goggle fogging, but still slow even after that. Only just recovered from a stomach bug, and perhaps somehow that affected my swim more than bike/run. I overheard 14C which sounds about right, I'm skinny and am not the best at keeping warm in the water. Despite neoprene hat and socks I had numb toes for the first half of the bike!

Must get some more cold water practice in the fortnight before Helvellyn; see you there.

Clive wrote:
Hey up Andy916

I'm doing exactly the same in terms of those 3 tris that you mention, after not being bothered to wake up early enough for a wet Horwich, yikes.

I love Wensleydale, it's such a friendly low key event, did it last year and it was my first tri in 2007, although surprisingly, I haven't really improved since then, too many pies, beer, biscuits and chocolate, oh and the odd injury here and there.

The fun bit is before the race, cycling from T2 to T1 with wetsuit in bag hanging over your shoulder, a good warm up! Mind you, there is always the other option of working out transport to/from T1/T2.

Great bike this one, and the run is awesome, 6 miles up, 6 miles down, simples.

Views to die for, deffo recommend, but don't tell everyone, shhhhhh....

Clive

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2015: Wasdale X, IM Wales, Rimini half, Ely half, Strathpuffer 24hr
Previous: IM Lanza, IM UK, Forestman, Outlaw, Mallorca half, XTERRA, IoM e2e, Dart 10k, 3PYR
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