Cotswold 113

Any Pirates competing?

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Blisters    pirate
10/06/2014 at 18:17

There will be Pirates marshalling at the Bike feed and at the Run "crossing point".

10/06/2014 at 23:28

I'll hopefully be there to heckle/support 

Hofmeister Bear    pirate
10/06/2014 at 23:34

Hoping to be there bearing jelly babies.

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
11/06/2014 at 05:35
I shall be supporting and potentially at the bike feedstation?

Not had my orders yet
MTri    pirate
11/06/2014 at 06:39
I'm 'racing' this event. Popping along with a couple of mates, and we're all off in the last wave. It'll be my first OW swim of the year, and not really prepped for it

I'll keep an eye out, and an ear open, for the support
seren nos    pirate
11/06/2014 at 07:24

i will be supporting.......I'm cycling over there so hopefully will leave around midnight to get there for the first competitors...

MTri    pirate
11/06/2014 at 08:16

Seren, you are truly nuts.  Nothing more to add 

ChallengeCheggers    pirate
11/06/2014 at 08:44

Me, my wife and kids are marshalling too. We'll be at "entrance to watermark, adjacent to shop / cafe"

Seren, come and say hello!

11/06/2014 at 12:27

Seren that is super dedication, given your abilities perhaps you can help me be able to support whilst I'm also in Wimblball.

Not happy missing this as the support last year really helped me to get through this event and I would have liked to support this year.

Hope everyone who is racing has a great events and excellent to see so many pirates at my local race.

seren nos    pirate
11/06/2014 at 14:57

Unchartered abilities....are you suggesting that I'm so loud that I can support at cotsolds and wimbleball at the same time 

11/06/2014 at 15:20

I kinda didn't think of it like that but it does sounds like with a megaphone and a good wind we might be in luck. Enjoy the 113 have a feeling it is going to be a hot weekend.

MTri    pirate
13/06/2014 at 07:07
Just read that the total elevation gain is 54m per lap, wow, a lot less than the 3500 on Sundays Dragon Ride
Blisters    pirate
13/06/2014 at 11:39

I'm not sure that it's as much as 54m M-tri.

MTri    pirate
13/06/2014 at 11:46
Just gets better. Sounds like the swim could be the lumpiest part.
Blisters    pirate
13/06/2014 at 11:55

From memory, if you try and cut a corner it does get shallow enough to touch the bottom with your fingers. So don't cut the corner! (It's the middle bit, the dimple of the M shape).

The run is as flat as a country hedgehog, with the exception of one tree root. The path can be a bit narrow though, so overtake sensibly.


MTri    pirate
13/06/2014 at 12:06
'Overtake sensibily', made me smile, should have said 'keep to the side to ease being overtaken'
ChallengeCheggers    pirate
13/06/2014 at 12:10

Quite wish I'd done this now but it didn't seem that good an idea as I did Grafman last Sunday. As it turns out I reckon I could've done both. However, I'll enjoy watching others doing it on Sunday. 

It's certainly on my list for next year - or, more likely, the 226 version of it is.

13/06/2014 at 12:34

CC - there is always the Cotswold Classic on 31 August.  Exactly the same course as the 113 but organised as an end of season race

Blisters    pirate
13/06/2014 at 14:43

Check out the water temperature! It's estimated to be 20 and climbing. Discussions with the crew - we'll have to take the water temperature checks from one of the two underwater springs to make sure that it's not 24 degrees.

MTri    pirate
13/06/2014 at 15:37

Good news, on ensuring the temps are kept low, really do need a wetsuit swim this weekend

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