Ironman 2004

When, Where And Why

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WildWill    pirate
26/08/2003 at 16:55
Are you doing any Ironman or ironman distance races next year?

If so, which when and why?

I'm looking at
- The Longest Day in July - only UK IM dist race
- IM Florida in November - someone sujested it when i was drunk (plus time to recover from TLD

26/08/2003 at 16:57
Me - two Deca Ironmans, back to back, every month..
26/08/2003 at 16:58
sorry 'bout that Wildman - enthusiasm ran away with me there - I'll git me coat..
(bows out with tail 'tween legs)
26/08/2003 at 16:58
i enjoy speed to much so will stick mainly to sprints and the odd olympic. but will def do one - prob TLD if UK isnt increased
26/08/2003 at 16:58
26/08/2003 at 17:49
First goal is IM Lanzarote in May and then we'll see. Maybe UK if it goes full distance.
27/08/2003 at 11:05
Still can't decide if I can dedicate the training hours for 2004 but I do want to give the full distance a go one year. Florida looks very tempting but isn't it difficult to get an entry?
WildWill    pirate
27/08/2003 at 11:07
I'm going to enter the day the entries becom available - the day after this years race
27/08/2003 at 11:56
Good luck WW. I'm very tempted as a Nov race could fit nicely with my other commitments next year (family holidays etc). Are you going to wait till you get a place then worry about logistics, costs etc or do you have a rough idea already?
WildWill    pirate
27/08/2003 at 12:00
I have a rough idea - i've been looking at the costs of flights & fly drives for this year to give me an idea - and in november accomidation out there (even beach front) is cheep as chips

Id probably go over for the week
WildWill    pirate
27/08/2003 at 14:08
Just checked and last year IM Florida sold out in 1 week

(1800+ places)
27/08/2003 at 14:33
Did you find any chaep fly/drive packages to Panama City? I had a quick surf but couldn't find any. I'd need to take the wife and 2 kids and a quick look on Expedia at 2003 prices brought the total to £2000-£2500 incl Flight/Hotel/Car.
WildWill    pirate
27/08/2003 at 14:50
Have you looked on
WildWill    pirate
27/08/2003 at 14:59
And Def' check out
27/08/2003 at 15:04
This is the madness thread:o)
WildWill    pirate
27/08/2003 at 17:01
Yep ;o)
27/08/2003 at 17:29
Wild Will, I could be wrong (and often am) but there is a second Ironman in the UK. It's at Aberfeldy in Scotland. The cycle is a bit of a slog as it is up and down hills.

You can read a report on it from one of the Tri clubs that took part at:

I may give Aberfedly a go next year as I fancy a shot at a Half Ironman as a build up to the Full distance sometime in 2005.
27/08/2003 at 18:30
I've been thinking about doing IM France. It's on my birthday so it must be my destiny.
WildWill    pirate
27/08/2003 at 18:31
Yeh i looked at france - but want to do 2 so its to close to the other
27/08/2003 at 21:52
You know this forum is going bonkers, too many people talking about doing crazy distances:o)
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