Hilly courses in Nottingham

where they at?

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Red_dog_chris    pirate
07/10/2012 at 13:34

Hi,

 

After ballsing up my Outlaw registration, I've decided to do IMUK- I am rubbish at hills and so need to do some good hill training on the bike and run- anyone know any good hilly courses in Nottingham that will help in my training? I will prob go up to Bolton a few times as my sister lives there but need something in Nottingham comparable or preferably harder to prepare my self.

 

Cheers

 

Chris

07/10/2012 at 16:17

Chris - you'll get a place in Outlaw if you want one, just stick your name on the waiting list.

Red_dog_chris    pirate
07/10/2012 at 16:19

Little Miss, I have hun- how likely do you think it is I'll get on? The waiting list is quite long I hear.

07/10/2012 at 18:39

I'd say pretty much certain - they were offering places at very frequent intervals last year and even then lots of people on the waiting list didn't take them up so they passed further and further down the list. If you email them and ask they'll probably tell you where on the list you are. If you think about it there's no way this far out people can know that they're going to be ok to race next July, once you think that you might not the sooner you withdraw the more refund you get so there's an incentive for people to make a decision rather than just leave it. I expect people will start changing their minds and places becoming availbale early in the new year.

Not sure where in Nottingham you are, I'm in Derby so when I want hills I head out into the Peaks.

07/10/2012 at 18:59

when I did the great notts bike ride this year there was a horrible hill - I think it was near plumpton - I'll have a little look back at my garmin data and see if I can find it!

07/10/2012 at 19:04

think it might be plumtree!

Red_dog_chris    pirate
07/10/2012 at 19:06
I guess I could wait until new year before signing up for Imuk- I hear it never sells out so should be ok. Yes peaks are quite hilly. Did a few rides to Derbyshire last winter do you have a specific route?
Thanks matchstick.
07/10/2012 at 19:27

Not really chris - I tend to navigate by nose. Out to Chatsworth is good or off towards Carsington Water - the duathlon route from there is very good, that might be on the Ashbourne duathlon website - up Middleton Top and Via Gellia, out towards Ashbourse, there are some good climbs out of Belper too.

07/10/2012 at 19:31

http://www.punishingevents.com/ashbourne_duathlon_run_map19.htm

There you go - if you start with a lap of that and build it up you'll have a good base. There is also the Leicestershire Super Tour route http://www.itpevents.co.uk/events/the-hope-against-cancer-leicestershire-supertour.html my husband used that  a lot this year when training for L'Alpe

IronCat5    pirate
07/10/2012 at 19:55

No idea about location. However events are filling up quickly I guess on the back of the Olympics. FF reckoned that suddenly it'll be Jan 1st and a lot of people will panic and drop out. Plus there will be lots of injuries. 30 weeks is a long time to stay injury free.

Red_dog_chris    pirate
07/10/2012 at 20:08

Thanks Little Miss they look like good rides to get the legs in shape for the pain to come .

 

Cat/Miss do you know how many dropped out last year? I couldn't believe how quick it sold out! Will give it until Jan, then it will have to be IMUK.

07/10/2012 at 20:48

I know they were still offering places to people on the waiting list in June.

If I were you, and it's Outlaw that you really want to do, I'd email at the time you need to be making a decision and see where you are on teh list, if you're in the top fifty at that point I don't thing there'll be any doubt that you'd get a place.

The Evil Pixie    pirate
08/10/2012 at 06:45

I know someone got a place on the week last year as they paid at registration (and moaned about a late entry fee! ) plus another mentioned he'd got his place a week or so before so keep the faith!

Red_dog_chris    pirate
08/10/2012 at 19:28
Thanks guys. Nice one Cake will do.

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