A pirate outing to Northern France in 2013, August Bank Holiday

this looks good for something different

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Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
09/09/2012 at 12:42

Think I might be interested in this one (the half not the long) but it's a long way off yet - still, I've marked the date on my calendar.

19/11/2012 at 15:30

the date has changed on this event again - back to the Bank Holiday weekend - hoorah!!  it's now on Sunday 25th.    reason being is so it doesn't clash with Challenge Vichy which has been moved to 1st September due to heat issues having it earlier.

and entries are now open - https://www.njuko.com/chtriman-gravelines/register.

we had a quick look at the venue as we drove past on the autoroute last week - looks good and very easy to get to from Calais.   the rowing lake has a huge bank on the western side to reduce prevailing winds causing havoc for rowers

so - who's in??? 



19/11/2012 at 15:51

I have questions....

"Permission slip"  - is this a med cert (hooky doctor's letter)?

"license FFTRI or ITU" - I need this even if I'm doing only one leg, not a whole triathlon?

"How many people are going to move this wek-end?" 



19/11/2012 at 16:03

you'll only need a medcert (permission slip) if you don't have BTF registration. and seeing as BTF membership is probably less than paying for a "proper" medcert (although most people forge them for nowt), then get registered.  and yes - if you're doing a relay leg the same applies.

as for "how many people are moving this wek-end" - probably means how many are in your party for the weekend (supporters)



19/11/2012 at 16:12

I have a genuine doctor's letter.  It's only the date on it that isn't genuine

19/11/2012 at 16:16

so have I - a genuine RW doctor at that.  I keep it as back up in case I do a running event in France...  

M...eldy    pirate
19/11/2012 at 16:27

Arse ... I changed my leave when the dates changed

19/11/2012 at 16:45

LOL!  you'll have to change back then.....

19/11/2012 at 16:50

It's the damn' French Meldy - they just want to keep you out!

M...eldy    pirate
19/11/2012 at 17:54

FB I suspect someone has jumped on the BH weekend as soon as I cancelled it

M...eldy    pirate
19/11/2012 at 17:55

Them damn French eh Wilkie!!

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
19/11/2012 at 18:07

I already entered Vichy, so that's that.

Trogs    pirate
19/11/2012 at 18:26

H'mm, half maybe 

Mr StOat    pirate
19/11/2012 at 19:32
Unfortunately ill be starting the Amiens to Paris leg of our London Paris cycle trip.

I did fancy this and hadn't realised they moved the dates. Good job or I'd be miffed.
20/11/2012 at 23:50

Has anyone actually entered this?  Am I the only one?

24/06/2013 at 17:52


was talking to Dermot at Dambuster about this and it's about time people committed as entries are still open

we are going to do the sprint now, not the middle as Petal has qualified for The GB squad for the World Champs in Hyde Park on 15/9 and we think a middle for her leaves too short a recovery time and I can't be arsed.....  seriously, I will be helping P train for the Worlds so I won't be "match fit" for a middle distance event (and I don't like blagging these things) so will do the sprint as well.

who else is in??

IronCat5    pirate
24/06/2013 at 20:19

Well done to Petal. How did you fare?

Is the sprint 12€? I wonder if I could do a day trip from my parents in Kent? We're on a spending crackdown, so it really depends on whether I can blag a crossing, and whether I'm run fit by then. Swim fit will never happen.

Dustboy    pirate
24/06/2013 at 20:34

Love to but will be out of commission for a while. Look forward to race report though including travel/accommodation arrangements.

Trogs    pirate
24/06/2013 at 22:00

Cat, the sprint is $18; the $12 is the supersprint on the saturday. Sprint goes up to $20 after 30/6

I am nowhere near fit enough to do the middle but might just manage the sprint

25/06/2013 at 09:02

I think you mean € not $ Trogs...  

but even then €18 for a sprint is a bargain compared to the prices you pay in the UK

Cat - I went OK but found the ride tougher than expected due to the wind and had little left in the legs for the run.  10th in a/g - within 115% of winner - shame that there were 9 buggers between me and him so no GB place (which I wasn't expecting anyway so no deal).  and run fit for a sprint?  for you a 5k is a piece of piss mate

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