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JamieMcP




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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Nice 70.3 (2019) WC Reply with quote

JeffB wrote:
It's a good race, but the roads are rough in places, there's a few cobbles in the last 5 miles, I'd say it was similar to Wimbleball.

Anyway, hopefully a few more of you will either qualify by being good or lucky for next year Smile

Jeff


What did you think of the run? It doesn't look that inspiring to me. But I live next to the park and run up that hill at least 3 times a week at the moment.

I'm still thinking might entre next year, but paying 220 or what ever seems a lot for a race.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a bit weird they still havent even announced the number of slots Weymouth has on offer yet, whilst other 70.3 events listed for next summer already have their number of slots publicised.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They decided to offer Nice places as well quite late, about May I think, it's possible they were trying to drum up interest and entries in the race as I think there was only about 950 including a few relay teams, and about 20 pro's.

They probably left this a bit late, a lot of people had probably committed to other races at that point, particuly with Roth, Austria on the same day and Frankfurt next week.

A lot of the age groups didn't roll, but as I said we got more than I expected, I think partly because the oldest age group was M60 I think, so there weren't single slots going AG's with 1 or 2 people.

From what I gather TRO, the bike basically is 8 miles flat, 20 miles uphill, 20 miles downhill then flat to T2.

I've got little chance of qualifying for Kona, I did think about the legacy, but I suspect you'll need to do 15 or more to get that route now, and frankly I've lost a bit of interest in it, not to mention the 5k or so it would probably cost.

Weymouth might have a big field, think it was ~2000 last year so it should be tougher, not sure about Dublin, or Staffs\Ed next year. Other option is trying to get a spot outside of Europe, but a few US races were only advertising 30 slots as I was going to do one when I'm over there for Chicago marathon.

For the race on Sunday, the M45 winner won the AG race overall, beat all the FPro's and a lot of the males, so it was a strong category on the day, 2nd and 3rd would have been in the top 20 overall probably.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Nice 70.3 (2019) WC Reply with quote

JamieMcP wrote:


What did you think of the run? It doesn't look that inspiring to me. But I live next to the park and run up that hill at least 3 times a week at the moment.

I'm still thinking might entre next year, but paying 220 or what ever seems a lot for a race.


I didn't mind the run, but it was new to me so I know where you are coming from, it would give you an advantage, anyone who is strong on hills will make up a lot of places on the run.

Lap courses help a bit for me, as you can tick off the laps to break it down, and you knew most of the last mile was downhill.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good one Jeff, I had a similar experience at Exmoor the other year. I was 11th with 6 or 7 slots on offer I think. The relief when it got past 9th with 2 slots remaining was great. I know it is only 70.3 but I was pretty pleased with myself.

After a couple of years off I am now considering whether a punt Kona is worth it the year I age up to 45...
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