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Silver trucker




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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flinthead I will make a bee line for you then at the start will be nice to have someone to follow Smile

Stoo B get back on the entry page close your eyes and press Smile could be a good three way race at the back Flinthead you and me Smile Where bouts you from Stoo B? 49 for what seems like a great race you can talk about for years bit more exciting than a Sprint I reckon :p
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Dragon




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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a plan - me, Silver Trucker and Flinty at a nice steady pace.

I will get my entry in and bring sandwiches for the run/amble.

Silver Trucker I live near just outside the mean streets of Eccles Manchester
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stoo B get enterd then lad, by Eck? You can bring some Eccles cakes too Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bet it's a nice view at the top.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Loosing it on the decent of Kirkstone pass, there's no run off just dry stone walls to stop you!

Falling up on the ridge to Helvellyn that could be nasty.

But apart from that nothing major.


Speaking as a well qualified numpty, I would hope if you cycle and run to the conditions and your ability we should all be fine. Accidents can happen anywhere.

Round here we have to dodge road hogging chelsea tractors, white vans and trucks driven by people who want all the road and couldn't care less about cyclists or runners. It's probably the same for most people.

Bit of dry stone walling doesn't seem any worse, it least it's not deliberately trying to force you off the road and beeping like mad when it gets passed you.

My main worry is "The Struggle", and jelly legs on the run.

So if anyone else is apprehensive, well if you don't tri, you'll never know.

Flinty.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not much point worrying about it beforehand, either get up there for a recce to put your mind at ease, or just start training in the hills.
There are worse descents on a bike, and you could always take it easy.
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Silver trucker




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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flinthead the way I see it is I've paid for the event so I may as well get my monies worth. No point in racing around WinkSmile
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Flinthead




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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant, sure it'll be a great experience.

BTW hope I didn't offend anyone with my comments about Chelsea Tractor, van and truck drivers. They aren't all bad, it's just the bad ones you remember!

Few more weeks of turboing and then look forward to getting out on the bike again. Also looking forward to dusting off the wetsuit, had enough of the pee, snot and dribble soup that is my local swimming pool!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm defo with you with the swimming Flinthead, I'm a crap swimmer but so much better with wet suit on Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For anyone nervous about Helvellyn, just do it Smile

I did it in my first full year of triathlon. I'd only ever done Sprints and half marathons before. You really have to train though by biking up some big, steep hills, and definitely do a bit of fell running in the lead up to get used to it (I had to drive 17miles to suitable terrain to practice fell running).

I walked a bit on The Struggle as there's nothing even close to how savage that is in my part of the world. The run is amazing, and you won't be running it all anyway as it's steep. Enjoy the downhill bits, free speed.
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TriTracy




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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am considering entering this race, another challenge after my 70.3 in July. I'm already well underway with the hilly bike training, it's just the fell running that I've never done. I'm cycling in France in July so great training for Helvellyn.

Are there many women usually racing?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Tracy,

A friend of mine is doing it and there are plenty of other women doing it.

If you check out the Tri Hard website you can see a list of entries so far.

I'm also in France this summer visiting friends, little do they know that it will also be a bit of a boot camp for me. Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TriTracy wrote:

Are there many women usually racing?


Yes quite a few from memory.

The one that stands out was the lass that went flying past me on the way down from the top, Grrr, tried to keep up with her but no chance.
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TriTracy




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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My coach suggested it and one of his other athletes is too, he suggested that we could do it together. I'm wondering how the training would fit in with my 70.3 training. I don't know why I'm umming and arring I know that I'll do it, the idea is in my head now! Let you know when I've entered!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TriTracy wrote:
I'm wondering how the training would fit in with my 70.3 training.


Don't worry about the training for Helvellyn until you have done your half. Once that's out of the way you can get some extra hilly rides and runs in Smile
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