Ironman Lanzarote 2013 (3rd weekend in May?)

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M...eldy    pirate
31/07/2012 at 18:21

Thats as may be Schmunks but I need to start on another sock for that one  

Symes    pirate
31/07/2012 at 19:31

Handy meet up for us, just need to sort out sock one let alone sock two 

M...eldy    pirate
31/07/2012 at 19:41

OrangeCannon kona-6    pirate
31/07/2012 at 23:12
Jedward

As barley says bikes go as sports equipment. ??20 each way on monarch

Last year i flew in on a 7am flight from gatwick, into lanza at 11, at la santa t 3:30 for the race registration and briefing on thursday afternoon.
Race briefing is vguely interesting, but if you have done one before.......

Racking friday afternoon. Generally pretty quickly done

Race saturday
Route 66 saturday evening......
Rafiki    pirate
02/08/2012 at 15:13

From IM Lanza web site:

"1800+ athletes from all backgrounds and walks of life will complete their own personal challenge and test their endurance to complete the 22nd IRONMAN Lanzarote Canarias Spain"

So I guess they've increased it from 1500 to 1800 - so bad news for you guys that were kind of hoping that your entry didn't count if it was after 1500!

Currently 1803....

14/08/2012 at 18:48

Been away doing life and see that Meldy you'll be sitting this one out? Sorry to hear that but you know good to hear that if you know what I mean...

Quite fitting then as I'm also out (I'm the girl that got excited to meet you in hastings)...

After two trips to hospital with health I missed a load of base training. For a first IM I was going to have to give up a lot to make the start line in any condition. Gutted not to be there esp with the other IM virgins and esp with the birthday bunch but I transferred my entry to Mallorca 70.3 the week before, and so on my bday ie Lanza day, will be drunk and watching your split times come through and probably crying to strangers "I'm so proud". 

My mum is still coming over from Oz but regrets that dropping two loads of muffins off is too much. Especially when she thought Lanza was actually in Spain and I had to tell her it's closer to West Africa. 

Best of luck everyone esp you Rafiki!

rx

M...eldy    pirate
14/08/2012 at 19:22

Sitting it out?   Not that I know of 

Not knowing what the health issues are, you still have bags of time to get base training in ...

Enjoy Mallorca tho, heard good reports from there this year

16/08/2012 at 14:50
A question about the bike course.

I know it's kinda hilly ;0) but is there anywhere we can find out about the gradients of the hills so we can replicate in training.

I need to know whether a million times up Box Hill will suffice or whether I need to have another go at Whitedown :0)
Rafiki    pirate
16/08/2012 at 14:56

Happychap  - I heard it was hilly too, but all the hills are downhills!!

And Muffin Mum - shame you can't join us, I was looking forward to popping our cherry together

16/08/2012 at 14:59
Downhill y'say?

In that case I'll start practicing my 'Wheeeeeeeeeeeee's with legs dangling :0)
M...eldy    pirate
16/08/2012 at 15:31

HC .. from my limited knowledge I would say it wwas more Box HIll than Whitedown but longer   

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
16/08/2012 at 15:50

HC, there is nothing as steep as Whitedown from what I can remember, certainly nothing in terms of 100's of yards of Whitedown gradient.

Most of the the hills arent even as steep as box hill but are long, Fire Mountain must be 3+ miles, I think thr climb through Tequise up to Haria is 8 miles (this gets box hill steepness towards the end)

The part I found toughest was the climb up to Mirador, its a about as steep as box hill and just after youve decended down the Zizags from Haria so youre legs are already a bit fatigued.  I also found the last 25 miles hard as a lot of it was very gentle uphill (or seemed to be) and into the wind.

How the hills feel and which ones are tough will depend on the wind, if youre cycling up Teguise into a 25mph wind it'll feel like box hill or worse.

Edited: 16/08/2012 at 15:52
Rafiki    pirate
16/08/2012 at 15:51

I'm not over keen on the repeated use of this word "UP" in reference to hills!!

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
16/08/2012 at 15:56

 

http://hillarybiscay.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/P1060677.jpg

 

This is the top of Mirador, about the steepest part of the course from what I remember. 

 

 

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
16/08/2012 at 15:57

http://blog.daviddeak.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/bike-haria_rok.jpg

 The zigzags down from Haria (its not as steep going up)

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
16/08/2012 at 16:00
Rafiki wrote (see)

I'm not over keen on the repeated use of this word "UP" in reference to hills!!

There's loads of long down hills

16/08/2012 at 16:06
Thank you. Feel better already. Got some turbo training sessions arranged. The trainer has agreed to stand in front of me with two hair driers at full blast al la Holgs.

Should be a piece of cake :0)
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
16/08/2012 at 16:14
Happychap wrote (see)
Thank you. Feel better already. Got some turbo training sessions arranged. The trainer has agreed to stand in front of me with two hair driers at full blast al la Holgs.

Should be a piece of cake :0)


Spot on, I remember last time I went, I downloaded the course to my I-Magic and rode the first couple of miles, decided id aclimitised enough on the flat

M...eldy    pirate
16/08/2012 at 18:12

I have found a good route near me that just does a figure of eight up and down the hills  

16/08/2012 at 18:47

May I join you on that one some time, Melds?

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