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PCP




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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much slower is the bike course since the change?
I rode 6:24 in 2013. All things being the same with me, roughly what would that transfer to now?
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TRO Saracen




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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gut feel from doing the old course once and new course once is around 10 mins slower. Not a massive difference, but noticeable.

Worth a recce ride to get a feel for the new bits.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TRO Saracen wrote:
Gut feel from doing the old course once and new course once is around 10 mins slower. Not a massive difference, but noticeable.

Worth a recce ride to get a feel for the new bits.


Cheers. I know it well although I've only done Hunter's Hill going up twice (usually come flying down in at Parbold Duathlon).
I live fairly close so will train on the course every weekend from Spring onwards.

I'm just looking at potential bike times.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to recall it was about 10 minutes slower, but don't think I had as a good a bike leg as the year before but not much different.

Likely to be doing this myself, just looking to tick off another IM towards a legacy slot, maybe Wales or if it goes ahead Weymouth.

Luckily most of them aren't selling out too quickly ATM so I don't need to rush to enter.

Fancied another trip to Europe, but the two this year were expensive and with the exchange rate only going downhill home races work out a fair bit cheaper as I'd only need about 3 nights accommodation for this, two if I get up early on the Saturday.

Jeff
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in, 3rd time lucky.
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Edz




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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anybody know where the special needs is located on the bike? Thanks.
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SwimsLikeAWalrus




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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Edz wrote:
Does anybody know where the special needs is located on the bike? Thanks.


Have you looked on this years athlete guide?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Athlete guide just shows the bike route & feeds not the 'special needs' location. I'm sure it will be the feed @ Buckshaw Village but just wanted to check, it's very fast through there.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Entered today. 8 month injury free will be nice.
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Murph333




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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just signed up.

Can anyone point me in the direction of a good write up? I see that the Travelodge was recommended as a place to stay, any others that are good and on the more cost effective side (rental camper at a campsite?? etc).

Planning this trip from Canada and this will be the start of a month long Europe trip.


Thanks,
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Murph333 wrote:
Just signed up.

Can anyone point me in the direction of a good write up? I see that the Travelodge was recommended as a place to stay, any others that are good and on the more cost effective side (rental camper at a campsite?? etc).

Planning this trip from Canada and this will be the start of a month long Europe trip.


Thanks,


If you search the forum for the race threads for the last few years you'll get some fairly good information.

Jeff
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JeffB wrote:
Murph333 wrote:
Just signed up.

Can anyone point me in the direction of a good write up? I see that the Travelodge was recommended as a place to stay, any others that are good and on the more cost effective side (rental camper at a campsite?? etc).

Planning this trip from Canada and this will be the start of a month long Europe trip.


Thanks,


If you search the forum for the race threads for the last few years you'll get some fairly good information.

Jeff



Great thank you.
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running dad




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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The travelodge in Bolton was best value by far when I did this in 2014. Hotels nr T2 were v expensive in comparison. Wherever you stay there are some logistic faffing to do - Boton wasn't too much of an issue, great for the finish and pick up stuff Monday am.

Best of luck, RD
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Mungo




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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live on the Bike course so will HAVE to do this one day.
Two halfs for me next year, see how they go and make a plan i guess.

Its such a loooonnngggg way.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Id advise calling your accommodation direct. Booking.com added several hundred pounds to my costs.
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