IM CH 2013 Important new from organisers

Expect non-wetsuit swims

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Iron SwissBobby    pirate
24/07/2013 at 13:29

The organisers have sent out a message to all competitors indicating that the water temp is very close to the 24.5 C cutoff and we should all expect a NON-WETSUIT swim...

this will make my 3rd out of 8 IM's where Wetsuits are banned

Iron SwissBobby    pirate
24/07/2013 at 13:34

also includes the 5150 triathlon on Saturday

Rafiki    pirate
24/07/2013 at 13:36

I thought WTC rules were that between 24.5 and 28.8 wetsuits were allowed, but you would forfeit your entrance to Kona if you chose to wear one (assuming you  qualified of course)?

Iron SwissBobby    pirate
24/07/2013 at 13:41

here is the announcement

cougie    pirate
24/07/2013 at 13:57
I'm pretty sure IMDE wasnt over 28.8 in 2006 when it was the first Euro IM to ban the wetty ?

Good luck ISB - just think of all that time you'll save getting out of the wetsuit !
Rafiki    pirate
24/07/2013 at 14:02

Cougie - the rules changed in 2010, and now state:

Wetsuits may be worn in water temperatures up to and including 24.5 degrees Celsius/76.1 degrees Fahrenheit. Athletes who choose to wear a wetsuit in water temperatures exceeding 24.5 degrees C /76.1 degrees F will not be eligible for awards, including World Championship slots. Wetsuits will be prohibited in water temperatures greater than 28.8 degrees C/84 degrees F.

So their announcement appears to conflict with their rules - who'd have thought - ambiguity in triathlons??

cougie    pirate
24/07/2013 at 14:12
I think my bath is cooler than 28.8 Degrees ! Wow.
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
24/07/2013 at 14:13

Good look ISB, good job pirate trikit is WTC legal, you dont want to meet the ref who tried to DNS Cougies mate.

Iron SwissBobby    pirate
24/07/2013 at 14:40

There is also WildWill doin it and Little sis on the Oly...

Look forwards to cooler waters at Henley

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
24/07/2013 at 14:57

See you at Henley.

Oh and ive probably been a bit slack but I must email you requesting a double room for Nice.

seren nos    pirate
24/07/2013 at 15:02

Wild will be fine he is a strong swimmer..................I can remember in 2009 that i was assured that IMCH was never ever a non wetsuit swim as it was so deep

The Silent Assassin    pirate
24/07/2013 at 16:56

Think BBurn Plodder is also doing IMCH

 

M...eldy    pirate
24/07/2013 at 17:02

Good luck Bobby and Wil and Lil Sis 

cougie    pirate
24/07/2013 at 17:36
Oh yes - good point Barley ! That was very nearly a very short day for him !
cougie    pirate
28/07/2013 at 10:01
How are the guys doing ? Any news ?
M...eldy    pirate
28/07/2013 at 16:49

All out and on the run Cougs ...  Dan shouldnt be far from finishing, WIll should be approaching half way

seren nos    pirate
28/07/2013 at 17:05

M...eldy    pirate
28/07/2013 at 17:11

Dan 1.15 swim and 5.48 bike
Will 1.34 swim and 7.17 bike
Bobby 1.38 swim and 6.49 bike

Think thats our quota out there at the moment

M...eldy    pirate
28/07/2013 at 17:25

11.06 for Dan ..   Should have put some more effort in the bike son  

seren nos    pirate
28/07/2013 at 17:27

thats a slow swim for will......I thought he would be ok without a wetsuit as he is strong......

some good bike times saying it is probably still a tad hot there

 

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