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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:31 pm    Post subject: Cotswold 113 - *Showdown in Paintown* Reply with quote

I want to do this next year. 5 weeks out from IMUK and not too far from Bristol where my friend lives who has just got into triathlon.

Does it usually sell out quickly? Hours/days/weeks?

Is it a decent event and Is it worth travelling from a Manchester to do when I can do a more local race the week before?

I know Graham? Posts on here sometimes and always seems to have decent feedback.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great event. Has the perfect mix of big race feel with local race level of organisation (in the good way, in terms of attention to detail and personal communication with participants). Not closed roads, but as good as, with all major junctions police marshalled.

The 113 does tend to sell out pretty fast. The Classic stays open a bit longer. I've travelled for a 113events race 3 times and never been disappointed
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stenard wrote:
Great event. Has the perfect mix of big race feel with local race level of organisation (in the good way, in terms of attention to detail and personal communication with participants). Not closed roads, but as good as, with all major junctions police marshalled.

The 113 does tend to sell out pretty fast. The Classic stays open a bit longer. I've travelled for a 113events race 3 times and never been disappointed


Cheers. Looks like I’ll be on the button next Sat morning Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 113 is selling out earlier every year. The 2017 race filled in the January, and this years race was full last Nov iirc. I remember because I always wait until the last moment, and for 2018 is was way earlier than I had planned! Graeme usually puts out a message on FB when entries are getting low.

If you enter early, chances are you'll always be able to transfer the entry & get your money back, it's that popular.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Entered. Looking forward to this Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As much as I love this event, I would ideally like to do something different at some point! I should probably just enter as an Insurance policy, as I will always be able to transfer it - it's almost like a commodity now Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope to do this one, especially as it's flat and us Suffolk folk like flat! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So Poet - are you going to do this? Are we going Mano-a-Mano?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who changed the post title?
Do I know PCP...my memory is hazy.

I honestly need to see how I get on over winter.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poet. wrote:
Who changed the post title?
Do I know PCP...my memory is hazy.

I honestly need to see how I get on over winter.
You shall not goad me into this Wink


I abused my Admin power. Changed it back now you've seen it Wink

I wouldn't leave entry too long; this sold out in Nov last year, and I anticipate earlier still this time around. In fact I'm going to check now...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poet. wrote:
Who changed the post title?
Do I know PCP...my memory is hazy.

I honestly need to see how I get on over winter.
You shall not goad me into this Wink


As Jorgan says, he changed the post title.

We do not know eachother, you've been taking a rest from tri's for as long as I have been started. I do remember seeing your posts in 2013 when I found this place and triathlon.

Welcome back.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PCP wrote:
Poet. wrote:
Who changed the post title?
Do I know PCP...my memory is hazy.

I honestly need to see how I get on over winter.
You shall not goad me into this Wink


As Jorgan says, he changed the post title.

We do not know eachother, you've been taking a rest from tri's for as long as I have been started. I do remember seeing your posts in 2013 when I found this place and triathlon.

Welcome back.


Was he your inspiration? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
PCP wrote:
Poet. wrote:
Who changed the post title?
Do I know PCP...my memory is hazy.

I honestly need to see how I get on over winter.
You shall not goad me into this Wink


As Jorgan says, he changed the post title.

We do not know eachother, you've been taking a rest from tri's for as long as I have been started. I do remember seeing your posts in 2013 when I found this place and triathlon.

Welcome back.


Was he your inspiration? Very Happy


Laughing

My inspiration was watching my mate at IMUK and seeing a Team True Spirit guy take of his prosthetic leg to empty some blood/fluid out, pop it back on and carry on running.

I was bored with running a bit and my mate wanted me to ride a bike with him so I entered the week after. Not the conventional build to long distance you are ‘supposed’ to have.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did wiganer start Team True Spirit?
I seem to recall him raising about £50k a year for them back when I was doing triathlon.

Team True Spirit have also done the 113 (2012?)
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poet. wrote:
Did wiganer start Team True Spirit?
I seem to recall him raising about £50k a year for them back when I was doing triathlon.

Team True Spirit have also done the 113 (2012?)


Possibly, they trained out of the Wigan area and I think did a fair bit with Mark Laithwaite at The Endurance Store. I think. Mark came 2nd AG 45-49 at Wales this weekend.
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