Anyone NOT going to IM Regensburg next year?

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05/07/2010 at 13:38

KK, yeah London is def your thing for mext year.

Doozer, why Austria?

I think I'm heading to Regensburg. Arggh credit card, was going down, now going back up. A few non pirate friends are signing up for Regensburg too, if they had opted for austria, I would've gone that way. 

Hope    pirate
05/07/2010 at 13:46
It's going to be fun
Doozer.    pirate
05/07/2010 at 13:48
arctic lady wrote (see)

Doozer, why Austria?

I think I'm heading to Regensburg. Arggh credit card, was going down, now going back up. A few non pirate friends are signing up for Regensburg too, if they had opted for austria, I would've gone that way. 

I have a few non pirate friends shooting for Kona slots and are going there.  It was my first IM 3 years ago and I really enjoyed it, it has a fantastic fast bike course which suits my style of biking.  Be nice to see how much I have improved in 4 years!
05/07/2010 at 16:29
I think you should beat that target Dooz, and well done at the weekend.
Doozer.    pirate
05/07/2010 at 17:07
Cheers Rosey, I dont want to make too wild a prediction based on my previous attempts at the distance, but I know my biking and running will put me in a position to get under sub 10 if my running can improve over the longer distance
05/07/2010 at 19:10
as they say its all about the bike but only in so much that you need to get off fresh enough to run so its all about the run really lol !! I am sure you will be great value for sub 10
Doozer.    pirate
05/07/2010 at 19:50

better start running then hadnt I.

Dubai Dave    pirate
05/07/2010 at 23:04

its 0200 in Dubai and god help me cos I just got up and entered IM Austria, I have only ever done a super sprint Tri (last week!). Thus I now have 1 year to learn how to swim properly.

06/07/2010 at 06:37

I was going to Regensberg untile the wife threatened divorce, this nearly made me sign up there and then, however i relented and agreed i will continue training for my first IM but will look for one in the uk

Any reccomendations?

i am very dissapointed on missing out so if you know the entry dates that would be real helpful as i want to get booked in and know i have something to look forward to

06/07/2010 at 09:17
JD - there is only one UK branded IM - Ironman UK which this year is 1st August so likely to be a similar date next year. IMUK don't open for entries early - well they haven't done so far - so you have time. Of all the European IM this is recognised as probably the worst for location and organisation - tough course but let down by many other factors - and is amongst the reasons why most from here do European ones as they are much better set up.

If the IM branding is not key to you then there are other long distance events - including a new one in Nottingham in August called Outlaw that has great potential. organisers have a good pedigree and it should be a fast course. there are a few of us (me included) doing this year's inaugural event. perhaps wait and see the reports on that before deciding??

others include Forestman (New Forest), Big Woody (Forest of Dean), KernowMan (Cornwall) and a bit further afield, Eireman in Ireland
Edited: 06/07/2010 at 09:18
06/07/2010 at 09:30

Thanks FB. I looked at Outlaw via the other threads on here and it seems like this could be the one.

IM branding isnt importanmt to me the challange of the distance is. Location wise Nottingham would be great as im only about 40 mile away and it means i havent got to spend to much time away from the family like i would if doing Regensberg.

This will be my first IM so a flat course would definatly be prefferable

06/07/2010 at 09:48
Outlaw bike isn't flat - I recced it the other weekend and although it's not hilly as in some other IM distance events it has a few little testers that will hurt on the 3rd loop. but it could be fast with the right conditions - wind could be an intangible as it's exposed in parts

06/07/2010 at 10:06

i have just had a look at course map and know the area reasonably well, i dont mind a few hills, better get some serious bike training in, get some miles in my legs

gingerfurball    pirate
06/07/2010 at 10:17
I think MrGFB and I are the only ones here doing IMLZ....(trying to finish the bloody thing this time)
06/07/2010 at 10:20
there are no tough hills on Outlaw, just a few short little testers at various places and a deceptive long slow upflat on the A617. the rise from Lowdham after crossing the Trent will hurt after a 100 miles as well.

I'd wait and see how this year's event goes before committing though just in case there are issues and there is no guarantee yet that there will be one in 2011!

many people think that this could become a future IMUK if the current franchisees keep fecking up.
Edited: 06/07/2010 at 10:20
06/07/2010 at 10:28

i will eagerly await the report FB

i might come down and view the event for myself  and give you all a cheer

PSC    pirate
06/07/2010 at 10:40
is it safe to come out yet... is it full?
06/07/2010 at 10:44
you going to give Challenge Copenhagen another crack next year PSC??
06/07/2010 at 11:01



Just thought I would shout that from the rooftops
06/07/2010 at 11:04
read the Forestman reports on Tri-talk is sounds brutal. I've done teh Spet 1/2 distance version. I reckon I might make the Forestman that one my first Iron distance next year - BUT it looks like its 26th June and thats one of my nippers b'days so it'll get veto'd by the SPO anyway.
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