Half IM Recommendations

I left my brain in HPP

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09/07/2013 at 20:54

Well, 48 ours after Outlaw looking for a half to keep me focused over the Summer. Anyone say good things or otherwise to help me decide out of these.



Wild Boar

The Brutal


Cheers in advance

M...eldy    pirate
09/07/2013 at 20:57

Vitruvian ..   alwaysa good pirate presence, superbly orgainsed
Bala .... as above (but will have to be next year now

09/07/2013 at 20:58

Good course, can be bit busy with traffic, you will be passing people for fun on the hills. just realised a further five places, otherwise sold out

09/07/2013 at 21:04

Full Boar - well organised, friendly but low key event - entries available quite late on.

09/07/2013 at 21:07

Full Boar

09/07/2013 at 21:12


Cake    pirate
10/07/2013 at 12:24

What is you want out of the race? If you want a big race like outlaw and some bling I'd go Vit.

If you want to have a laugh and be all you can be I would go boar, It's cheaper and nicer for being low key. There are quite a few folks you meet at the weekend down already for a ice cream at the end.

10/07/2013 at 12:36

i am doing the ultimate half in whitchurch on the 18th - think its the first year of it though.

Britrisky    pirate
10/07/2013 at 12:50

Did Rubicon last year - down river swim (but cold and bit of a trek to get to the start) and the bike was flat and the run was lovely - 4 laps around grounds of the estate.

Low key, but well organised and good for spectators.

Free basic camping on estate

10/07/2013 at 13:48

Vit.....I'm in, so is Doner I think

Doner Kebab    pirate
10/07/2013 at 14:02

yea - the Vit is cool - you always get a nice goody bag, last year a cycling gillet, the year before a cycling long sleeve top. the duck shit is a better quality than at outlaw and the locals are more inbred. its a better bike course than the outlaw IMO. be there or be square 

did i just say that


Cake    pirate
10/07/2013 at 14:03
Doner Kebab wrote (see)

yea - the Vit is cool -  the locals are more inbred.  

did i just say that


 I was born about 10 miles away from there if that helps?

10/07/2013 at 15:54

Looks like it will be Vit (no offence Cake ). Hopefully will still be accepting entries once I have booked a family holiday for August this week.

10/07/2013 at 16:03

I'm backing the Vit too.  Did it in 2011, loved it.  Heading there again this year.  I picked up an entry a few weeks ago by following event organiser on Twitter where they announce the rare re-release of cancelled entries.  You have to be quick.

It's about time I sought out and wore a Pirate top for this one...

Cake    pirate
10/07/2013 at 16:09

None taken mate enjoy it.  If you can't get a entry you could always boar it anyway looks like there is going to be a queue for the ice cream van.

10/07/2013 at 16:26

if you can get in the Vit - do it.

I've done it 5x and would do it again if I needed to tick the 1/2 box again.  did it for the 1st time in 2004 (2nd year of it's existence) when there were very few 1/2IM around and it's stayed at the top of most people's choices since.

and if you race in pirate kit, then you will get a very warm welcome from Mark & Sibs, the organisers - they've been supporters of the pirates since the start and we've always given them something back.

one of the joys of finishing the Vit is hearing Sibs croaky voice on the PA welcoming in you in - by the time most finish, she'll have been hammering the PA for a couple of hours!!!

Edited: 10/07/2013 at 16:27
10/07/2013 at 18:16


Doner Kebab    pirate
10/07/2013 at 20:11
Stanners from the Bridge wrote (see)

Looks like it will be Vit (no offence Cake ). Hopefully will still be accepting entries once I have booked a family holiday for August this week.

follow their twitter or web feed or whatever it is and as soon as a place comes up grab it. theres a reason why it sells out almost straight away. i have only done it twice but the first time i got a withdrawal place and the second i was basically waiting for it to open - thats how much i rate this event. No waiting list for the Wild Bore though


10/07/2013 at 20:14

is that a typo Doner? 

Doner Kebab    pirate
10/07/2013 at 20:46



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