Ironman Lanzarote 2013 (3rd weekend in May?)

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Ironholgs    pirate
07/01/2013 at 08:38

 Taken from my Garmin

Ironholgs    pirate
07/01/2013 at 08:43

 And this one gives an indication of the time I spent on each climb. My goal was to complete the course, people like OC have proved that it can be done much MUCH quicker.

Rafiki    pirate
07/01/2013 at 08:45

That little down flat at mile 75 looks fun

Ironholgs    pirate
07/01/2013 at 08:48

That's pure bliss Rafiki,

07/01/2013 at 12:38

I agree with Holgs - the last time I did Lanza, the hills are tough but more long than steep.  The big issue for me was the heat and wind - I chickened out coming downhill with the wind.  Great race though and I'm going just to really enjoy it and get a tan!

Had a good weekends training with the weather being ok - did a 3 hour bike into a 40 minute run on Saturday, then just over 5 hours on Sunday, not hilly or quick, but it was good to get the distance in.

Got South Africa Ironman first so hopefully that will be hot and windy too ...

07/01/2013 at 13:45
Iron Pingu wrote (see)

I have ahem, entered the White Horse.

As a man

07/01/2013 at 13:46

White Horse Challenge is now sold out

Rafiki    pirate
07/01/2013 at 13:54
Schmunkee - The List Fairy wrote (see)
Iron Pingu wrote (see)

I have ahem, entered the White Horse.

As a man

Is there any other way??

Iron Pingu    pirate
07/01/2013 at 14:01
Schmunkee - The List Fairy wrote (see)
Iron Pingu wrote (see)

I have ahem, entered the White Horse.

As a man



Iron Pingu    pirate
07/01/2013 at 14:03

Anyone got their eye on an early half distance to do pre this?  Bit early in the season, can't say I'd be jumping at the opportunity of an open water swim in April, brrrr, but probably worth doing.

07/01/2013 at 15:40

I printed out the bike course/profile lastnight, stapled it to a 19 week calendar countdown, and put it on my desk. That and doing a "long run" of 4.5k after 4months injury have given me some serious fear and motivation.

07/01/2013 at 16:49


I know it's not open water and it's not really a proper tri but I've got my eye on this.  Marshman this year is not until 4/5 May which looks a little too close to the B of Bang.  

Iron Pingu    pirate
07/01/2013 at 16:59

Yes, had seen that one, shame it's over 2 days, but could be a potential option. 

I think if I do decide to leave it to May I'll do SA DIY one, and just take it easy round the course.

Symes    pirate
07/01/2013 at 17:35

Reckon my first OW swim of 2013 will be on May 18 

Iron Pingu    pirate
07/01/2013 at 17:46

 Yeah, I reckon so to!

M...eldy    pirate
07/01/2013 at 19:48
I might do one on 15th as practice ????
07/01/2013 at 19:53

instead of a half in April, (probably have to go abroad - non in the uk), how about a nice friendly 6 day tri training camp in Lanza, in mid March.


Run by, (aka jo carrit and steven lord).  £600 all in, (except for your flights, lunches (ie ice cream) and beer money. 
It was so good last year I am going back, even though I am broken.

There were faster people than me
There were people way slower, (I think they did Lanza in 14 and a half hours).

Its bike centric, with about 20 hrs biking, 3 hrs running and 3 hours swimming over 6 days.  oh and its based in PdC so you swim on the course, bike the route, and run part of the route as well, as well as being able to check out route 66 as well, (a big bar by the finish)


Edited: 07/01/2013 at 19:55
Iron Tractor Boy    pirate
08/01/2013 at 22:06

Was there a list of centry bike rides pre May 18th listed on here before? As I need to get out and do some cycling at some point.

Rafiki    pirate
09/01/2013 at 13:31

Tractor Boy - 2013 Sportive List

Don't think its complete - Schmunk's is slacking! Anyone would think she was busy sending kit out to 60 odd Pirates!! (and some of them are very odd)

09/01/2013 at 17:33

Hello all, after a very hard end of 2012, pretty much Mayan-Gangnam style I am back in business. Looking forward to this although I am 2 months late on everything, including booking my flight lol.

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