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Stivrunning




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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

considering moving UK slot to Hamburg

BUT tad worried about no swim again Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stivrunning wrote:
considering moving UK slot to Hamburg

BUT tad worried about no swim again Wink


No you should do Bolton, it sounds great, really Very Happy

I think Ironman will be REALLY keen not to canx the swim two years in a row for algae, and will liaise closely with the local authorities, if it looks like the lake needs to be 'treated'.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stivrunning wrote:
considering moving UK slot to Hamburg

BUT tad worried about no swim again Wink


[Project Fear] Brexit concerns result in IM entries moving from UK to Germany [/Project Fear]

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right, that's my bike booked onto the re-arranged flights.

What could go wrong now? Surprised
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bike course for this has changed a bit compared to last year, you don't go as far out of town to the south east by the look of things.

Still flat though apart from one small dig on each lap.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JeffB wrote:
The bike course for this has changed a bit compared to last year, you don't go as far out of town to the south east by the look of things.

Still flat though apart from one small dig on each lap.


Yes, isn't it just the crossing up over that big bridge early on each lap, and the rest is a drag strip? In fact just looking at the PDF, it's now only 400m climbing over 180km! That's almost too flat, no respite! It looks like you're never more than a few hundred metres from water.

Definitely a PB course if you're on form. I wonder what the drafting is going to be like....
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
JeffB wrote:
The bike course for this has changed a bit compared to last year, you don't go as far out of town to the south east by the look of things.

Still flat though apart from one small dig on each lap.


Yes, isn't it just the crossing up over that big bridge early on each lap, and the rest is a drag strip? In fact just looking at the PDF, it's now only 400m climbing over 180km! That's almost too flat, no respite! It looks like you're never more than a few hundred metres from water.

Definitely a PB course if you're on form. I wonder what the drafting is going to be like....


They don't seem to go out into the country as far this time, those roads were really fast. I thought it looked a bit twisty in town but it's hard to tell on such a condensed map. That might be the only break you get from the TT bars.

There was a few corners in the town and rough roads, and a couple of little drags but it's not obvious if they go up there. Some of it could be exposed if it is windy.

I don't think it will be a lot more than 400M climbing though.

I suspect there'll be a bit of drafting on the first lap, or first 30 miles then might split up, but the lack of hills makes that hard.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that the Ironman or the ITU you've done in Hamburg Jeff? Obviously you know you want to do the Ironman this year.... Smile Along with Mattsurf Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
Is that the Ironman or the ITU you've done in Hamburg Jeff? Obviously you know you want to do the Ironman this year.... Smile Along with Mattsurf Smile


I did the ITU last year, but rode last year's IM loop the day before to see what the course is like, typical that they've changed it again. This was on a hired road bike and I had a great big IM backpack on! 166M climbing in 51 miles!

https://www.strava.com/activities/1701827270

The IM run loop looks very similar to the ITU run, there was some tree shade from what I can remember in places.

Still really nervous about entering though, particularly as I keep picking up colds or injuries! And would really want a bash at sub 10 which probably needs more training than I can be bothered with ATM.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, pretty much decision time if you aren't entered, less than 150 places to go.

I'm going to sleep on it!

Always the option to transfer to a 70.3 or Italy up to 45 days before hand if things aren't going well.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a potential PB* course with that bike Jeff.....not sure I can turn the clock back to those speeds, but could very well be an over-40 PB for me.

If I can cajole you and Mattsurf into this, we might actually get an event thread into double pages!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
Looks like a potential PB* course with that bike Jeff.....not sure I can turn the clock back to those speeds, but could very well be an over-40 PB for me.

If I can cajole you and Mattsurf into this, we might actually get an event thread into double pages!

ENTER NOW


This feels like cyberbullying!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JeffB wrote:
Jorgan wrote:
Looks like a potential PB* course with that bike Jeff.....not sure I can turn the clock back to those speeds, but could very well be an over-40 PB for me.

If I can cajole you and Mattsurf into this, we might actually get an event thread into double pages!

ENTER NOW


This feels like cyberbullying!


It's friendly encouragement Jeff. And i wholeheartedly approve!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't live the rest of your life in regret Jeff.

It would be a total M45 smackdown; with Mattsurf we could dominate the Podium.....

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