Anyone doing Mansfield Sprint Tri?

13th June 2004

15 messages
06/05/2004 at 12:15
Anyone else doing it? It's my 3rd year of racing it and it's ok. The bike is short, around 10miles, and similar to Stratford with a hefty hill near the end with a great down hill into the finish.

06/05/2004 at 12:49
no - same day as windsor!

there are no hills in mansfield - just bumps in the landscape!!!!
06/05/2004 at 12:58
We're obviously not talking about the same Mansfield!! Or do you come from Sheffield?
It's definately a hill.

06/05/2004 at 13:03
correct - i'm from north sheffield - where men are men and hills are hills!!!!! we have proper hills up sheffield way!!!! the one's where there is snow on the tops 99.9% off the year.

good luck at mansfield - excellent event and brilliant organisers!!!!
07/05/2004 at 09:32
I'm doing it, and I can confirm it is a hill!!. It may be the only one weve got but it is there, and will hurt the legs just prior to the run!!. The downhill side of it is good though, thats were I get my bike up to warp factor 9!!!.
As I live in Mansfield I just have to do it... First time for this one though so looking forward to it, oh yeah and the pool is only 20mtrs so you do more turns than expected..
07/05/2004 at 19:57
3rd time for me..... had to laugh at last years T-shirt I asked for and got a XL, being a fat bloke, and it was tiny, I gave it to a friend who is smaller than me and it's too small for him.... I asked if any chance of a bigger one as it was ridiculous..... and they said they were 'tight fit XL's'..... hum a fat bloke who asks for an XL is likely to want it to be figure hugging. :0)

Lets hope this years is better.

07/05/2004 at 20:19
What road is this hill on and which pool are they using?
08/05/2004 at 09:59
Muzzy, the hill is on the A60 just as you enter Warsop from the north side, but then you get to fly down the other side as you enter Warsop, once in a quick left turn and into the run. The pool is at the Warsop leisure centre, but as said earlier it is only 20m, not the usual 25!!
The down hill part of the hill, I usaully get to about 39/40mph without really pushing too hard.
When you start the hill, it is straight out from a left turn and your onto the bottom of it, but it is also a very fast road and an area nortoriuos for bad RTA's. Not wanting to put you off but it is usually down to impatient drivers overtaking other vehicles and having a good old head on!!. I cycle it regularly and have had no problems, and it is well policed by both regulars and specials during the event.
10/05/2004 at 21:25
Sorry icedog and Prozac. Having heard where this so called hill is I agree with tryharder.

Do the Rother Valley sprint tri and you will see what I mean.

I used to go out of Warsop towards Cuckney, your downhill, which is much steeper.

I am assuming the bike course loops round through Cuckney and is not a there and back job.
11/05/2004 at 11:10
yes it is a loop, all left hand turns so it makes it safer. the scenery is pretty good too.
11/05/2004 at 21:47
I'm sure that something else is happening on June 13th, just not sure what!

I may yet do this if you can enter on the day, just cannot think why 13th June seem to ring a bell?
12/05/2004 at 12:58
Ok it's not a hill. Hardly a lump. Almost smooth.
My mistake.
12/05/2004 at 13:01
sorry you can't enter on the day!
14/05/2004 at 07:58
Mind you, climbing out of all the potholes in the road could make the course hilly!

15/06/2004 at 10:04
Who did it then???
I finnished in 59.52 which is what I was expecting, although looking at my training partners times I am a little saddened that he beat me by so much. Seems he can run faster than he lets me know!!!
started at 1046hrs s it was getting quite hot by then and for the time on the bike and the run I did get sunburn on my head and shoulders, and for some reason the back of my legs??

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