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Chrace




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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:39 pm    Post subject: Low key long distance in June/July/August? Reply with quote

I can't make the X this year (booo!) so looking at alternatives.

Anyone know a nice low-key long distance event ooop north?

Hilly is good, extremely hilly even better.

Lakesman is same weekend, Outlaw is flat and crowded, City to Summit is now a duathlon, Brutal is the weekend before I head off to France for the Bearman in September, IM Wales is September as well, IMUK is just so m-dot, and Bastion is a helluwa drive from York.

Any small organiser I perhaps don't know of?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm looking at this:

http://www.abersochtriplecrown.com/the-roc/

It's a long way off an Iron distance but an interesting concept and still tough. Running up Snowdon off the bike is never going to be "easy"

And the Out and Back Concept is intriguing to say the least.

Might not be quite the challenge you are looking for but I am trying to avoid IM this year...
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Chrace




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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SGreg wrote:
I'm looking at this:

http://www.abersochtriplecrown.com/the-roc/

It's a long way off an Iron distance but an interesting concept and still tough. Running up Snowdon off the bike is never going to be "easy"

And the Out and Back Concept is intriguing to say the least.

Might not be quite the challenge you are looking for but I am trying to avoid IM this year...

That's pretty good. Do you know more about how it works logistically? Carry a backpack with running shoes or how do they get back to the sea? Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another one with a different twist on the long distance format

http://www.isomantri.com/
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Half distance, but is A Day in the Lakes still going?
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