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22/10/2012 at 11:00

nope. its not only you mathschick. im bricking it too.  Im trying to wangle a long diversion so I can take a butchers on my way home one night....

not at all paranoid. but swan poo. errghh!

22/10/2012 at 11:03

SL - I swam there in the club relays and didn't notice any swan poo. THere are swans, and ducks I think, but in the water I was certainly not aware of any poo, so that is the least of your worries. It is a good venue, easy parking, fairly easy to get to

where do you work sgt lard? is it like a 200mile diversion on your way home?

22/10/2012 at 11:20

MC I'm with your on your post about getting to know the venue for the big one, that's why I decided to do the half as well. I'm not a confident person so the more I can find out before hand the better for me.

The swam poo I believe is an issue on the long one and may well be on the half, if not many people have swum in the lake before you it's fine, but if you've had a few hundred triathletes whizzing through and churning it all up before you then it's not pleasant. Since the half is on a tri-festival weekend I suspect it will be equally churned up. Nice hey.

22/10/2012 at 11:27

no, its fighting distance from the offfices I work at - just that ill need to take an afternoon off when I hit those offices so I can detour around the location.

I want to see the 'hill' that doesnt exist on the bike circuit. familiarity and all that jazz.

I anticipate a waitlist conversion to full so Ill be double heading both this year before switching to iron officialdom next and then who knows...


22/10/2012 at 12:08

wait till the bike route is actually up then. I think the 'hill' you are talking about is Oxton - now, it isn't particularly bad. OK, I haven't cycled up it, but I have driven up it loads and it isn't bad or long. A little steep bit, but not enough to matter much

Cortina5    pirate
22/10/2012 at 17:17

I've driven up loads of hills. None were any problem whatsoever!

Running Postie    pirate
22/10/2012 at 17:33
Oxten bank is a blip, I had to ask a supporter this year that was stood at the top, if that was it and I live in flat Lincolnshire! As for duck poo, I would be more worried about suddenly swimming in warmer water!
Running Postie    pirate
22/10/2012 at 18:32
23/10/2012 at 11:06

what doesnt kill you ..... (probably wasnt hard enough)

seren nos    pirate
23/10/2012 at 15:29
I heard this is full already...the team is definitely doing something right with so many races our there
23/10/2012 at 16:00

very well marketed. bit of TV coverage for a niche audience. bit of good press. a few technical issues to get the crowds circuling .open and publish the takeup rate. event full, job done!

only thing they missed is emailing everyone whod ever entered before with a special early bird offer. ( might have closed before opening then ), everyone who'd ever done one of their other events ( might have closed before opening )

still. cant wait to get wet in June and hoping for the waitlist ot move on the full event...

30/11/2012 at 16:20

Outlaw have just tweeted that there's some more places now available


30/11/2012 at 16:39

more places for what ? the full monty ?


30/11/2012 at 16:41

no, darn it, it's for the half......


IronChris68    pirate
03/01/2013 at 13:02

I have entered this and just booked onto the Caravan park, £18 per night, very cheap which means the family can come and laugh at me plodding around

03/01/2013 at 15:20
Ahhhh I wondered if there were a thread for the half. . I have been ticking over with the cycling, just started getting a little running going again but haven't swam since September! I'm a little concerned but after doing the Outlaw and having to do so much swimming, I enjoyed not having to do it.......my allergy to water doesn't help. As from Monday though I am getting myself focused and need to get a plan going. The points thread will be added motivation for me and looking forward to getting stuck in. What plans are people using?
03/01/2013 at 16:06

Aha thanksf or posting Chris I tried to book last year but they said the wouldn't take bookings until January, your post has just reminded me about it. Email sent.

IronChris68    pirate
03/01/2013 at 16:25

I mailed them and got a reply today with this phone number 0115 9824721 and got booked in, no deposit just pay when I turn up



04/01/2013 at 20:16
So do we have a list of those if us doing the half? Have I missed ?
04/01/2013 at 21:14

There is always an opportunity for a list.


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