New 2-day race in Bonn

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27/07/2007 at 11:40
While surfing the marathon race calendar I found a brand-new event just announced for April 2008 - the Ironmaker. It's IM distance swim and bike on 19 April 08 in conjunction with the Bonn marathon on 20 April 08. Top German pro Andrea Brede has signed up and says it is an ideal way either for a newbie to get an idea of what IM is like, or as a season's warmup event for peeps doing an IM later in the year. Entry fee is 180 euros until 31 Dec 07.
27/07/2007 at 11:46
the 3.8km swim will be from a ferry in the Rhein river (I'm used to that), followed by a 2-lap bike course (steep hills). Party on Sat for those who want to - then the mara on Sunday. Sounds like it might be a good Pirate season opener?
27/07/2007 at 11:53
Sounds a great idea.

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
27/07/2007 at 11:55
Does sound good but id rather go spring training somewhere warm like South of France.

Whats the weather like in Bonn mid April?

iron fraggle    pirate
27/07/2007 at 11:57
ooh dear - startlingly close to my birthday :o)
Symes    pirate
27/07/2007 at 11:58
Think I'd struggle to get my @rse out of bed for day two!
27/07/2007 at 11:59
this year in April we had a heat wave!
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
27/07/2007 at 12:02
We've had one in the UK for the last 2 months, hosepipe bans and everything.
27/07/2007 at 12:18
just spoke to mum and she said this April was really warm!!
27/07/2007 at 15:53
this appeals to me a lot more than FLM again, done that 7 times. Reckon I could get away with telling LJS I'm going up to Bonn to run the marathon and carefully omitting any mention of a little swim and bike warm-up the day before?
27/07/2007 at 16:41
OOH, Zuppy's from Bonn (kinda), I might be able to wangle this one :-)
27/07/2007 at 16:42
Oh but on the point of it being like an IM taster. It's not. I've done a similar thing but over three days. There is a big difference between getting off the bike to start running and not doing it until the next day when things can stiffen up.
27/07/2007 at 18:20
i quite like the idea, even so. plus, it has the advantage that i might actually be able to go to it!
27/07/2007 at 18:27
Incidentally, I really wasn't expecting the Ironmaker Quarter Horse Shipped Semen Program to come up on Google, but never mind.
28/07/2007 at 12:33
ooh sounds like we might have the beginnings of a Pirate outing -SL, then maybe Zuppy can give us some pointers about Bonn, where to stay etc.?

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