cotswold 113

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Dustboy    pirate
17/10/2012 at 23:35

OK, so event makes it to stage II of the DB annihilation process. Website not THAT informative but it's not open yet, so forgiven...old fart questions for Mr Hardie

1. How much?
2. Register on day?
3. Is transition hard or soft? (sensible or swamp?) 
4. Start time?
5. Adequate pre race loos/showers/changing afterwards?
6. Parking available within 400 yards of transition?
7. Nutrition type/make provided on course if any?
8. Post race cheeseburgers available? (decent ones, not crap)
9. What are the road surfaces like? Smooth as a babys bum/OK/mostly OK/ Bits of mank/juddery ridges and the odd pothole/fillings deposited on road/full suss MTB with low pressure tyres needed
10. Is there a bangin' goody bag?

 

 

 

Stoatally Different    pirate
18/10/2012 at 05:37
1) Was ??75
2) no - i don't think so
3) soft but fine
4) 6am
5) not really but theyre working on it apparently . the campsite is dead close and obviously has all the facilities iu need
6) not far off
7) High5
8) there was a burger van . looked pretty good but i didnt actually try one
9) as smooth as most british roads. Certainly mostly ok
10) no , bit disappointing except the insulated mug
Dustboy    pirate
18/10/2012 at 10:58

Mwah! Thanks dear!

Rafiki    pirate
18/10/2012 at 11:22

 cant believe he didn't try the burger van!!!

18/10/2012 at 11:29

This was recommended to me as I'm fairly local, the course is flat and I can do my OW swim practice here. Although without knowledge on the quality of the burgers I'm wavering...

18/10/2012 at 12:33
The burgers are delish and courtesy of Dave's Burger van, although there is talk of potentially more food being available

Mrs Digger - I am local too. Let me know if you want company on a swim and/or bike
Dustboy    pirate
18/10/2012 at 14:04

Burger endorsements! Now this could be getting serious. How are the chips? Is there brown sauce and maybe english mustard for the burgers? How is Dave's tea?

18/10/2012 at 14:13

I'm planning on doing this.  You up for it too DB?  Could be a good social occasion by the sounds. 

18/10/2012 at 14:57
DB - the chips are awesome. As for the condiments, if you sign up I will make sure you have whatever sauce and mustard you want
Rafiki    pirate
18/10/2012 at 15:26

I might just come for the burger and chips - sodd the race

Blisters    pirate
18/10/2012 at 15:46

Oh, there's a cafe at one of the other nearby lakes as well. Total Heart Attack Breakfast served all day, and cakes that are good enough that cycle clubs make a detour. Tea served in mugs.

'scuse me, I'd like a table for 40!

Blisters    pirate
18/10/2012 at 15:49

Schmunks
ref the open water swim

As I have yet to Christen my wetsuit I'd be interested in joining anyone at Lake 32, or indeed elsewhere. Apparently, if a water is navigable, then it's free to open water swimming. So the Gloucester to Sharpness canal is in theory an option.

 

18/10/2012 at 18:13

Blisters - are you talking this year or 2013?  Although swim training is not on my agenda for 2013 I am more than happy to join you.  I also extend this invitation to anyone who would like to come along to Lake 32 too as you can come along as my guest.  Maybe we could tag on a bike ride after to make more of a day of it

Also, I believe the last two years they have done an 'open day' and lead a group of competitors on a reccie of the bike route.  They may well do the same for 2013.  Maybe if Graeme pops in again he can let us know what he is planning on that score

18/10/2012 at 19:32

I'm up for a swim and bike recce. But not till its warmer. 

Stoatally Different    pirate
18/10/2012 at 21:41

I'll go for a bike recce, but skip teh swim until its warmer. I'm trying to persuade the wife to do the 113, if she does i may volunteer, or just cheer everyone on. In fact, it was that good I may just go down for the weekend to cheer. I *may* be tempted with the August event, just depends how close to the bank holiday.

I apologise for not trying the burger, but we were legging it off to fins a pub with a sunday lunch

Dustboy    pirate
19/10/2012 at 00:20

This might even make DB's "A" race for 2013. Spesherly if the flying lizard that consumeth broth will race as well!

19/10/2012 at 08:11

Sounds like a popular race and lots of fun

seren nos    pirate
19/10/2012 at 08:15

blisters.if ever you want an open water swim i will meet up with you.............bradley stoke lake opensall year around and is at the M4, M5 junction.i swam there in december last year.......

also the river taff at cardiff is free I swam there most weeks last winter.......

i believe in spring the dive centre at Chepstow opens to swimmers as well.......

let me know if you discover any more.....

i love OPen water swimming

19/10/2012 at 10:17

aJust to avoid confusion - there are 2 races in June and August. I'm planning the August one. Is that what we are talking about here or is it the June date? 

19/10/2012 at 10:21

.double post

Edited: 19/10/2012 at 10:21
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