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triguypro




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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Guys

I have just posted details of the second Bolton Training weekend in the training forum. However if you missed it full details can be found at

http://peakxvtricoaching.co.uk/long-distant-training-weekend/

Thanks
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Murph333




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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a question about race check in on Saturday

Just wondering the previous Ironman race I did in Canada had no athlete registration on Saturday. Looking at the Bolton schedule it appears that wont be an issue.

Just wondering if it would be a bad idea to arrive into Bolton Saturday morning, register get everything set up and only be in town for Sat-Mon.

Or is that expecting to do too much on one day.


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will turbo




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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I registered on the Saturday at T2 dropped my run kit bag in T2', then headed over to T1 and dropped my bike off. The traffic going from Pennington flash to T2 was bumper to bumper!! I don't know why everyone does that, advise use the motorway and east lanc
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TRO Saracen




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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It'll be a hectic day and you won't be rested, although to be fair it's almost as mush hassle doing the racking etc without the registration. There's no extra journey as you have to go to the reebok to drop your run bag off anyway. Just be very organised before you arrive, so it's just slap the stickers on and go. You'll do T2, then head off to the flash to drop bike bag and bike off, so the reverse direction of most people.

When I do this, I came with last year's IM bags already packed, then just swap to the new ones, stickers on bike/helmet then drop off.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I"ll be supporting!

Live and train on the bike course, its stop start, quite hilly and with a road surface that could be used for testing 4x4"s.

I am going to end up doing this..........
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TRO Saracen




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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just about to start ramping things up after a long base build block.

Will be my third IM UK, and I'm in a new AG: M50.

Had filthy weather for my last 2 so hoping the weather gods will play ball this year, looking forward to it.

Hoping for sub 11, 10:45 possible if everything goes perfectly between now and crossing the line in July.

Let's get it on...*taps nose*
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TRO Saracen wrote:

Had filthy weather for my last 2 so hoping the weather gods will play ball this year


I basically chose this race based on the the (bad) weather I saw in the youtube-videos. Love myself some cooler temps and don't mind the rain.
Had plenty of 30+ IMs recently and could do without the overheating...
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Tin Pot




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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

flogazo wrote:
TRO Saracen wrote:

Had filthy weather for my last 2 so hoping the weather gods will play ball this year


I basically chose this race based on the the (bad) weather I saw in the youtube-videos. Love myself some cooler temps and don't mind the rain.
Had plenty of 30+ IMs recently and could do without the overheating...


Same here, cooler the better IMO. Too hot last year.
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TRO Saracen




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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nuts to that! I'd like a hot one, just for a change.

Last one I did it rained from the moment I got up at 3:30 am, to about an hour into the bike. Was steady rain, except it went beserk for the second lap of the swim - couldn't see the next buoy due to the droplets smashing off the lake surface.

Floodwater was gushing into the change tent, rain was so hard you couldn't hear the usual T1 noise due to the drumming on the tent. There were floods across the road coming out of Leigh, felt like doing that thing you did as a kid where you'd ride into a giant puddle then lift your feet up as you crossed it...

Once the rain stopped, a raw, cold wind set in. Think that max temp reached over the day was 12 deg. Top of Sheephouse was like Mordor.

Think I had a hissy fit at one point and vowed never to race in the UK again;-). Of the 6 Iron distance races I have done in the UK, 5 have been in nasty weather of some sort - rain, wind, cold or all of the above. But this was by far the worst; my wife has barely forgiven me for the soaking she got watching the swim....

Having written that, and enjoyed lovely conditions IM Barcelona last year I';m now wondering what the $%^k I am doing going back......Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm with Saracen on this, assuming I enter, nice and warm, or at the least dry is what I want. In fact the weather is the main reason I'm holding back really. Cotswold 113 & the Vitruvian last year were no fun, and I couldn't imagine doubling that distance in those conditions.

Barcelona was nice, a bit warm on the run until it clouded over but preferable to 12c and heavy rain.

Have been toying with Maastricht again but it is the ferry and general cost, not to mention a few days off work as I've got a trip to Chicago to fund in October.

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mash180




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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TRO Saracen wrote:


Think I had a hissy fit at one point and vowed never to race in the UK Again


I said the same thing after IMUK 2005 and have raced abroad ever since. You can normally guarantee good weather and even if it rains it's not normally cold.
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funkster




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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm the opposite.

Two heatwaves at Frankfurt, torrential rain at Barcelona.....

As long as transition is the quagmire it was last year, I'll be happy
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TRO Saracen




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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL, I did a heatwave Frankfurt in 2010. My first ever IM; non wetsuit swim and a 36 deg run.

Think the more recent Frankfurt was even worse, though wasn;t last year cold/wet?

Barcelona on the rain., that's unlucky,,,,
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