Ironman Lanzarote 2013 (3rd weekend in May?)

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Rafiki    pirate
27/09/2012 at 18:54

Ooooh - does that mean partying afterwards then???

M...eldy    pirate
27/09/2012 at 22:54

It does  

Iron Pingu    pirate
08/10/2012 at 19:51

I was half way through booking my flight for this today and un-checking all the unnecessary boxes when the insurance one got me thinking.  They were offering a £12 single trip deal which actually isn't too bad for normal circumstances ... however, an expensive bike and a daft endurance race weren't specified as covered in the small print so it got me thinking, what have people who've done these abroad races before done about insurance ?

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
08/10/2012 at 23:07

Personally I manage with an annual multi trip insurance (will need to renew mine).  I dont think it includes 'dangerous' sports, and even with the 'premium' policy I normally get the insurance wouldnt cover the cost of my tri bike and all the associated kit.

Ive never investigated the cost of 'dangerous sports' cover and/or looked at more specific policies that would cover all my kit but being risk adverse I take a chance on it.

I think the BTA offer a level of insurance included in membership (though not sure if that includes overseas events), they may also have links to insurers on their website?

There may have been threads on this topic before, I know ive seen them about bike insurance, ill have a look.

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
08/10/2012 at 23:10
Iron Pingu    pirate
08/10/2012 at 23:18

Cheers BB

Rafiki    pirate
09/10/2012 at 09:24

All the Nation tri memberships (England, Scotland, and even Wales)  do offer international personal injury insurance. Triarthlon Scotland is 15 quid cheaper than the other two ??????

For international marathons I've always used Global Travel Insurance which does cover you for 'extreme' sports. I made a claim once and after much arguing and throwing my toys around they did eventually pay!

09/10/2012 at 10:37

Probably realised they were dealing with a posh git from Upper Wokingham or downtown Finchampstead or wherever you were claiming your house to be that week

Rafiki    pirate
09/10/2012 at 10:48

 nah, just told  them my sister lived in Sandhurst, which is near Yateley...and they caved!!

09/10/2012 at 10:50

We have morris dancing, and a maypole. hashtag living the dream

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
09/10/2012 at 11:49

Meldy, any news on the accomodation yet, id like to get things booked asap.

Cheers.

M...eldy    pirate
09/10/2012 at 17:04
I thought we were waiting on Schmunks & yourself locating these feckin apartments following our conversation at the JW?
Failing that I'll just nominate base camp!
09/10/2012 at 17:11

hahahahaha. Kwality. That is so Barley!

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
09/10/2012 at 17:36
M...eldy wrote (see)
I thought we were waiting on Schmunks & yourself locating these feckin apartments following our conversation at the JW?
Failing that I'll just nominate base camp!

Oh..

Ok then, after a bit of digging:

This is the villa where we stayed in 2007

http://www.oceanclubholidays.com/site/pages/ui_property_details.aspx?PropertyID=9

This is the apartment complex "Club Oceano" we visited, which I believe is part of the same organisation who run the villa's

http://www.oceanclubholidays.com/site/pages/ui_properties.aspx?Complex=CO

I think we decided the latter was the preferred option!

Suggest someone (or I can) contacts the Club Oceano to see how many apartments they have available and the cost for Thu-Tue?  (quote I got for a 1 bedroom was £160) and Tue - Tue?


Bouncing Barlist    pirate
09/10/2012 at 17:38

http://www.oceanclubholidays.com/assets/images/main_webci001_Alex%20mixture%20070615%20102.jpg

The location of the 2007 100 meters (20 lengths) competitions  



 

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
09/10/2012 at 17:46

Ive sent them an email asking for a breakdown of availability and costs:

Hi,

Some friends and I are taking part in Ironman Lanzarote 2013.  I would like to enquire about booking a number of 1/2 bedroom apartments at Ocean Club.

Most of the group will wish to stay:

Thursday 16th May to Tuesday 21st May (5 nights)

Some others are looking at Tuesday 14th May to Tuesday 21st may (7 nights)

We may be looking for a mix of maybe 10 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, could you let me know the availability please and approx cost as follows:

Thursday 16th May to Tuesday 21st May (5 nights)
1 Bedroom
2 Bedroom

Tuesday 14th May to Tuesday 21st may (7 nights)
1 Bedroom
2 Bedroom

Rafiki    pirate
09/10/2012 at 18:19

Is anyone else thinking about the Tuesday 14th to Thursday 23rd?

09/10/2012 at 18:46
That's the dates I've booked rafiki, with monarch from Birmingham
M...eldy    pirate
09/10/2012 at 19:29

Top Organising Barlos ..... I am astounded !!!

I am intending Tuesday to Thursday as well but will go with the majority for ease as I can stay with a friend at other times

M...eldy    pirate
09/10/2012 at 19:33

I would say once you go through the booking process it shows the availability and it seems to be ok, what it doesnt say tho is how many they have .. lets hope they get back to you soon !

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