Early 2014 70.3 Races

Warm up for Nice?

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Golden Boots    pirate
19/09/2013 at 06:34

Just wondering what half IM races people know of that are earlier in the year, late april/may... as a warm up for IM France in June?

Haven't been able to find much that early in the year unfortunately

Darkness    pirate
19/09/2013 at 06:50

Mallorca 70.3 would be perfect but clearly much more expensive than a UK race. Sea swim, big hill on the bike and sea front run, all probably in hot conditions. 

 

 

M...eldy    pirate
19/09/2013 at 07:25

Bala is on the cards I believe although that is early June ...

Dubai Dave    pirate
19/09/2013 at 07:33

Marshman 13.05.14

Golden Boots    pirate
19/09/2013 at 07:39

Yeah with already an international marathon and an international Ironman, I think I need to stay in the UK for anything else. Marshman sounds very tempting!!

Darkness    pirate
19/09/2013 at 08:20

What marathion are you doing GB?

19/09/2013 at 08:34

The trouble is that it's too early for a half in the UK, Boots, the water will be too cold. I think Marshman, or possibly Swashbuckler, are the earliest ones. Certainly that I'm aware of. 

It's not ideal time wise but I'm most likely to be up for the pirates retaking Bala. That's an awesome race. 

seren nos    pirate
19/09/2013 at 08:35

the enduroman is the first weekend  in June.so a week wearlier than bala but still in June

seren nos    pirate
19/09/2013 at 08:40
seren nos    pirate
19/09/2013 at 08:45

http://www.tempusleisure.org.uk/default.aspx?page=737

 

one in cornwall in may although like many the swim was cut this year

 

Golden Boots    pirate
19/09/2013 at 08:57

I'm doing Rome towards end of March... looks buuuutiful!


It's a bit of a bummer really... I forget how cold it can be during the winter over there... not looking forward to coming back

 

19/09/2013 at 09:31

We've entered Marshman.  Just hoping they remember to turn off the wind machine that day. 

TheEngineer    pirate
19/09/2013 at 09:37
Golden Boots wrote (see)

Yeah with already an international marathon and an international Ironman, I think I need to stay in the UK for anything else. Marshman sounds very tempting!!

This year I did Paris Marathon, Mallorca 70.3 and IM Switzerland. And next month I'm off to Lanza... whatever I can do you can do faster.... 

19/09/2013 at 09:40

It's a lazy question but can anyone give me a ball park cost of 'doing' Mallorca 70.3?  Are flights, long weekend of accomm and other sundry costs reasonable?

TheEngineer    pirate
19/09/2013 at 10:11

PRW - I paid: 

Flight £145

Accomodation (1wk) €680 between 3 (but the place slept 7!)

Car Hire €280 between 3 plus fuel (There may be cheaper ways of getting the bikes across the island??)

Food/Drink £200ish but this could be skimped on - we did a lot of cycling after where we'd stop at a restaurant for an extravagant lunch!!)

Golden Boots    pirate
19/09/2013 at 10:15

Not everything is a competition you know

 

With TdF, Commonwealth games etc... trying to keep the cost of sports/events travelling down and the quantity higher

 

 

I'm going to enter the Beaver... looks a nice race!

M...eldy    pirate
19/09/2013 at 10:33

Will you two just get a room and be done with it  

Darkness    pirate
19/09/2013 at 10:35
Golden Boots wrote (see)

 

I'm going to enter the Beaver... looks a nice race!


Best not to race that one.

Golden Boots    pirate
19/09/2013 at 10:39
Darkness wrote (see)
Golden Boots wrote (see)

 

I'm going to enter the Beaver... looks a nice race!


Best not to race that one.

Howcome?

19/09/2013 at 11:08

Beaver - according to those who've done it, isn't that great an experience - muddy swim, long run to T etc.

Marshman is good - if a bit bleak and weather dependant as the wind can really blow on the marshes.

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