31st Blaenafon Triathlon 11 May

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06/01/2014 at 14:04

Glad to say entries are now open for this historic race. Gareth Buffet makes a return as race organiser (so much better than that last chap) along with Y Fenni Tri Club who are taking the race over after my club decided they didn't want to promote the event any more.

Most of the old organising team are still involved this year, and at the moment all arrangements & routes are the same as last year. Lloyd opened the entries last Friday & its already a quarter full, only 114 place so likely to be  a sell out again.

Any Pirates coming to give this course another bash? Seren, Pingu, & Pebble have raced in the past.


seren nos    pirate
06/01/2014 at 15:43

I went to enter and can't find my welsh tri card for my number.will have to have another look


06/01/2014 at 16:06

I'm in!  It's the only race I've ever finished and said never again, so of course I'm doing it again.  Be good to have a good pirate turn out this year.

Iron Pingu    pirate
06/01/2014 at 17:12

I'm in again too.  

Oh, and that last chap wasn't so bad 

seren nos    pirate
06/01/2014 at 17:13

I'm in.......

 anyone else tough enough 

06/01/2014 at 17:19

Ah forgot IronScribe as a past Blaenafon racer, sorry T.  Glad to see you're all on board.


Duda the Mutineer    pirate
07/01/2014 at 19:32

I am thinking of signing up for this as my first Tri.


seren nos    pirate
07/01/2014 at 19:37

go on.you will meet a few of us....

Rafiki    pirate
07/01/2014 at 19:41
seren nos wrote (see)

go on.you will meet a few of us....

is that a threat ??

Duda the Mutineer    pirate
08/01/2014 at 07:19

woooooooh!! Rafiki sounds more like a dare from what I have heard of the course...

Anybody up for meeting up and riding the Llangynidr switchbacks when the weather gets a bit better?  (yes, I know that's a different race but I have already signed up for that one too!)

seren nos    pirate
08/01/2014 at 07:25

yes i am if you don't mind waiting at the top.....I have never tried that route over the mountains.......bad enough in a car

Duda the Mutineer    pirate
08/01/2014 at 07:30

Seren, I think it will be the other way round. I walked up some of it last year on our way to visit the Chartist caves and that was bad enough. I think the only way I am going to make it up on race day is with plenty of prior experience.

Plus it will be fun won't it? In that kind of Oh!! god I am going to die kind of way.


Iron Pingu    pirate
08/01/2014 at 11:16

Where's Broke?  I'm sure he thoroughly enjoyed this race last year.

Raf, you not tempted by a trip to Wales?

Duda, I use the Llangynidr switchbacks for training ... not that I've been on a bike in over a month ... but I have good intentions to when the weather gets better.  Last year that was about May.

Rafiki    pirate
08/01/2014 at 11:49
Iron Pingu wrote (see)

Raf, you not tempted by a trip to Wales?


I was there just before Christmas!! Besides, I'm not sure my Dogtag insurance would cover me!

I did say I wasn't entering too many races this year, but .............

seren nos    pirate
08/01/2014 at 17:31

go on............I can look at your bum as you go past me going up the mountain


Rafiki    pirate
08/01/2014 at 18:28

That honour is normally reserved for Pingu

Can I use a swim bouy?? Don't like pool swims

08/01/2014 at 19:37

Pingu, met you poolside last year (Tim), glad to hear you're racing this year.  Raf, it's a great race.  Don't bring your best wheels, though.

08/01/2014 at 20:12
Thinking of it would suit my plan. Those who have done it what's it like ? Would you recommend it?
08/01/2014 at 22:56

timebikes, it's a great race, very tough.  The bike has two major climbs and road surfaces are bad.  The run is mainly off-road (some of it very hilly and potentially muddy).  Challenging to say the least, but one to tick off your list. 

seren nos    pirate
09/01/2014 at 07:43

Raf....I knew the race director last year and I tried all ways to be allowed a pullbuoy but he still insisted no....

so i just had to go and make a splash in the slowest lane and survived.......just...

this is an awesome race......really is amazing.........

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