Ironman Lanzarote 2013 (3rd weekend in May?)

Entries Open 19th May 2012?

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Bouncing Barlist    pirate
01/05/2012 at 14:15
There wont be a shortage of accomodation in PDC (which is where im assuming we're staying).

I guess its best to get the entries in and book flights & accom shortly afterwards.
01/05/2012 at 15:32
Hello again

Rafikid - sorry if I spelt your name wrong but attention to detail isn't my strong point - it will also be my first ironman so hope we can lose our virginity together. So to speak. And yes it's probably a bit wild and reckless making lanza our first but isn't that the fun bit!? I like whoever said we have to train harder!

So in terms of coming out of the closet, not told Significant Other but have told my mother. So she's coming along with a massive basketful of muffins to see her daughter celebrate her birthday by soiling herself...

But most importantly I do realise that I've got to come up with a much less serious forum name if I am going to get into this properly [puts thinking cap on]
Rafiki    pirate
01/05/2012 at 20:13

Hi Rowena - thats a very kind offer  

But I'm glad there will be another IM newbie there, so I won't look quite so stupid. And I think Lanza is a good sensible move, mainly because I hate riding in the rain!!

But down to more important matters - these muffins....what flavours are we talking, and just haow massive is this basket

01/05/2012 at 23:36

Buy a bike
Go ride it
Then rode some more
Find some long hills. (you know, a hill that lasts 20k)
Oh then whenever it's windy , get out and ride- only if you head into the wind for 4 hrs

In the mean time enjoy the summer, join a tri club, join their long ride each week and get strong
Rafiki    pirate
02/05/2012 at 08:08

Cheers OC

Ahead of you on a couple of those, got a road bike and TT. Covering about 120 miles a week at the mo just for fun - any excuse to ride the TT!!

Just need to fond some decent hills round here to practice...Meldy any suggestions??

M...eldy    pirate
02/05/2012 at 17:53
You want to try the likes of the old A40 up to Stokenchurch.. that goes on a bit and around by Aston Rowant and that neck of the woods
Barlos and I found the hill out up to Remenham went on for fecking ages
Reps of Bison Hill out my way will see you good as well

Cortina5    pirate
02/05/2012 at 17:56

Head NE towards the Chilterns, or ride South to Pompey.

The drag from Henley to Wallingford has a long incline - not steep, just depressing. Also the other (non Henley) side of Remenham hill is steep ish.

Or just beast yourself on laps of Dell road in Finch, whilst I sit in the greyhound drinking beer.

Edited: 02/05/2012 at 18:06
Rafiki    pirate
02/05/2012 at 20:00
Cheers for that guys - I do the Henley - Wallingford route twice a week when I do the cycle commute to work but new routes always welcome - especially if they end in a beer stop!!
04/05/2012 at 11:04

You lot are a bad influence & have got me thinking about this - but given last year's season was wrecked with a knee injury, this year from my crash I'm almost too scared to book anything for next year as we all know things happen in 3's!

But just cause I am vaguely sort of stupidly considering it (), what sort of overall cost do we think we're talking about with flights, accom, race entry, food etc?

Rafiki - when I'm back out on the bike you'll have to come visit the home of the hills o'er here in Surrey

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
04/05/2012 at 11:34

vaguely! only vaguely!!! clearly our spells arent working properly.

Costs (assuming youve got all the kit and not including consumables, gels, training events etc).

Flights err no idea? maybe £200
Accomodation?  err no idea really either £200?
Race Entry? About £350
Spending money? maybe £200.

I think about £1000 would be a rough estimate. 

Rafiki    pirate
04/05/2012 at 11:41

You seemed to have missed post race beer money off that list Barlo!!

And Shas, you know you want to, so stop mucking around and get your name on the list!!

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
04/05/2012 at 12:29
RafikiD wrote (see)

You seemed to have missed post race beer money off that list Barlo!!

And Shas, you know you want to, so stop mucking around and get your name on the list!!

I was assuming that like the rest of us shas doesnt drink

04/05/2012 at 12:38
Bouncing Barlist wrote (see)
RafikiD wrote (see)

You seemed to have missed post race beer money off that list Barlo!!

And Shas, you know you want to, so stop mucking around and get your name on the list!!

I was assuming that like the rest of us shas doesnt drink

Aherm, no of course not, I would never drink, never ever....*cough* *splutter*

Thanks for the thoughts on price tho bar - that's kinda a pricey trip

Slagiatt    pirate
04/05/2012 at 13:07

OC or others that have been before .. on the scale of Wales , is Lanza Harder , Less Hard ( the word easier in ref to IM doesnt seem right ) or about the same ?

On the costs.. would think it looks about on a par with a UK event .. time you have factorred in petrol , a luxurious caravan for the weekend , lots of high carb energy drinks such as beer or cider , additional last minute purchases of wet weather cycling apparel and a thicker coat etc etc .

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
04/05/2012 at 13:25

Whether Lanza is harder than Wales depends on the conditions on the day.  I dont think there is much between the courses overall.

Aside from the weather the course difficulty is quite similar.  Wales has lots of hills, lots of up and down which affects disrupts youre rhythem, Lanza has some reasonable flat bits but the hills are long and go on and on, the climb through Teguise is about 8 miles, not steep but steepens at the end.  Theres also a few other long climbs, again not steep just long.  The issue with Lanza is its prone to windy days, winds gusting in all directions which can make those climbs a lot tougher, even a long flat section into the wind can be tough as its exposed.

Lanza is a 17 hour cut-off, so allowing for a windy day you could be looking to add 30 mins to the bike time.  That said it was windy at Wales last year, when I did Lanza in 2007 it wasnt windy.

M...eldy    pirate
04/05/2012 at 18:00

Accomm is a lot cheaper than that Barlos 

Lee the Pea    pirate
04/05/2012 at 18:16
But isn't race entry a lot more?
M...eldy    pirate
04/05/2012 at 18:28

No idea Lee .. possibly dependant on exchange rate but not a lot more?

Lee the Pea    pirate
04/05/2012 at 20:57
Ah okay, for some reason i was thinking it would be be nearer 500 odd. Not that it matters to me!
Rafiki    pirate
04/05/2012 at 21:05

According the interweb thing, entry fee for 2012 if paid before 31 Dec was 400 euro (£325 at todays rate), after 1st Jan went up to 450 euro (£365 at todays rate) or the price of 100 pints of Guiness in my local.......decisions decisions....

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