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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 12:00 am    Post subject: IMUK 2004 is HIMUK 2004 (again). Reply with quote

Bah! Evil or Very Mad

As I put down in the questionnaire they sent me, I'm not doing it if it stays a half ironman. It's too expensive for too little satisfaction. It's a shame though. Unfortunately, Sherborne is more central for the contestants (and a lovely place with lovely people), but the surrounding landscape doesn't allow for a 112 mile bike ride. What price they move the race again? Confused

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah good at least I'm not going to be indecisive about my ironman options next year. Looks like TLD for me - stick me on the list! Very Happy
Be good to see you guys there.

Only one drawback, the Windosr Tr is 5 days before.....shame
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scratch my last comment, I think this virus is affecting my eyes now and I can't tell diff between Jun and Jul!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how much ?
when ?
does entry get filled quickly ?


our surfcontrol software won't let me on their webpage


I need to get my foot working before I can enter ( f*** thing )
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dre, its on 18 july (day after my b-day yay!). 140 and you can enter here: http://www.activeeurope.com/Events/EventDetails.cfm?E=22610

I've heard it doesnt fill out until close to race date. But have a funny feeling it may fill quicker next year with some of the HIMUK people moving up a level...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry Daz meant HIMUK , TLD !! not for a while Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's message that came out from the HIMUK organisors this morning. You have 48hours from now to get a guaranteed entry. They then reckon all places may fill within a week!!! Confused

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Dear Triathlete

Thank you for pre-registering on our new 2004 event mailing list. You are
one of approximately 1800 triathletes who have pre-registered their
interest in the 2004 event. Based on the present interest levels we feel
that the 2004 event will fill within the first week. So if you are wanting
to enter please take advantage of this priority entry opportunity to avoid
finding youself on a waiting list!

The news is as follows......

The 2004 event will be a Half Ironman at Sherborne Castle, Dorset on Sunday
22nd August 2004. The other news is that the 2004 HIMUK will be a qualifier
for the Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Hawaii in October 2004 -
not 2005.

You now have 48 hours to enter on-line prior to the entry form going live to
the rest of the world! So don't delay....enter now and we will see you on
the start line on 22nd August 2004.

The link for your priority access to the on-line entry form is:
https://secure.lazydude.com/raceentry/event.asp?id=129

Regards

The Race Office
Half Ironman UK
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah got my entry in, my first distance race! Can anyone who has done HIM before share any experiences regarding fueling themselves and especially any mistakes they've made? My blood sugar levels are pretty erratic, so need to get this bit right! Cheers.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOpezzz there's a good triathlete I know on another forum who suffered in himuk this year from low blood sugar levels. suggest you equip yourself well. great thing is they started handing out coke this year which is probably best thing you can take to boost your sugar level in race.....shame about the gas though
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darryl wrote:
great thing is they started handing out coke this year


Chance of any ganja to help with pain relief? Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually I have a different problem - not low but erratic. If I had coke I'd high then low. I need to get a good strategy that keeps me constantly fueled without highs and lows!!! I can do it normally with low GI foods, but trying to do that on a bike could be tricky - never done it!!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

erratic bllod sugar levels?? Confused
You're not Captain Caveman are you!!?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOpezzz, the main problem will be in the swim. Diabetics can't load up with carbs on the morning of the race, because the crash would leave them semi-comatose in the water. I'm assuming that you have already done Olympic distances, so the half ironman swim will be nothing new. (Only 400 extra metres). You'll be safe once on dry land.

As for the rest of the race, having not tried it myself, I can only suggest trying the sports drink G-Push. The science behind it is using galactose and not glucose, which apparently has a low glycemic index, and so doesn't result in an insulin spike, which would seem ideal if you suffer a blood sugar yo-yo effect. I don't know if there is a dealer in the UK though. You might have to order it from the US. (Several pros swear by it, most notably Chris McCormack).

If you do try it, let us know how you get on.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2003 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well just done it
sent off my app and paid my money... no matter how expensive.

also put my club down as Tri Talk.. Laughing any one else do the same

so if any one else dose it see you down south Laughing

what have i done......... Twisted Evil Confused Shocked Twisted Evil
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