70.3 Staffordshire

On my doorstep.

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TheEngineer    pirate
30/06/2014 at 10:27
Edited: 30/06/2014 at 10:28
MTri    pirate
30/06/2014 at 10:34

Preregistered as well, be good to do a 'flat' 70.3, seems the date will clash with Wimbleball through, June 14th (Fathers Day?), and also Cotswold 113.

The Silent Assassin    pirate
30/06/2014 at 10:51

Both myself and Mrs SA have pre registered

 

The Silent Assassin    pirate
30/06/2014 at 10:52

isn't this in place of Wimbleball?

 

TheEngineer    pirate
30/06/2014 at 10:56

No, same day I think.

Presents a tough decision for me as I would be able to ride Staffs every weekend I'm 'home' but think the Wimbleball course favours me more...

cougie    pirate
30/06/2014 at 11:48
From the council website : "Staffordshire have won a bid to host the 70.3 mile Ironman competition for three years starting June 2015."

Does that mean that they are replacing Wimbleball ?

Wimbleball hasnt got a date yet - but there's no way that IM will put on two IM in the same country on the same date. I guess they'll move Wimbleball.
Edited: 30/06/2014 at 11:49
30/06/2014 at 11:57

IM site says it's an additional 70.3 so I'm hoping that's true. With the location of this one I'm very tempted but already have a holiday booked that weekend next year so it looks like a fun one for 2016

TheEngineer    pirate
30/06/2014 at 12:00
cougie wrote (see)
From the council website : "Staffordshire have won a bid to host the 70.3 mile Ironman competition for three years starting June 2015."

Does that mean that they are replacing Wimbleball ?

Wimbleball hasnt got a date yet - but there's no way that IM will put on two IM in the same country on the same date. I guess they'll move Wimbleball.

"2014 IRONMAN 70.3 Exmoor Champion Will Clarke said, “It’s great news to have another race on home soil as I’m currently only racing in the UK once a year.""

Suggests it will be in addition to, but it's currently on the same date....


cougie    pirate
30/06/2014 at 12:03
Oh yes - thats a good point.

On the IM site I saw- Wimbleball date was a TBA ?

http://eu.ironman.com/events/triathlon-races.aspx?l=europe#axzz367P7SpFf
MTri    pirate
30/06/2014 at 12:26

Quote from Kevin Stewart, Managing Director IRONMAN UK & Ireland,  “We are extremely excited to be expanding our IRONMAN® 70.3 events" calendar(http://www.tri247.com/article_12967_70.3+Staffordshire+announced.html?region_id=&category=)

It's going to be a draft fest though, Staffordshire website (http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/leisure/Ironman/Ironman.aspx) says 200,000 competitors

 

The Silent Assassin    pirate
30/06/2014 at 12:32

wow 200,000 that's going to have to be a wave start

 

MTri    pirate
30/06/2014 at 12:45

No, keep it a mass start, would certainly make good TV

30/06/2014 at 12:52

Definitely keen for this one. Only an hour from home and I dont like hills! Pre - registered!

cougie    pirate
30/06/2014 at 13:29
Cool. With 200k - theres a faint possibility I won't be last on the swim !
30/06/2014 at 13:31
Oh, I don't know. There might be.
TheEngineer    pirate
30/06/2014 at 13:33

With a net boost to the economy of £2.7m, that suggests the total cost to me is going to be £13.50.

 

Bargain.

30/06/2014 at 13:33

I've pre-registered - only an hour away from me!

seren nos    pirate
30/06/2014 at 13:34

am I reading it right.split transitions.......I really don't like the idea of split transitions...

cougie    pirate
30/06/2014 at 13:41
I hate you Mousey....
cougie    pirate
30/06/2014 at 13:44
Might be simples Seren ? Maybe they'll take our wetbags from the reservoir to the finish ? They should !
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