Ironman Lanzarote 2013 (3rd weekend in May?)

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seren nos    pirate
08/04/2013 at 07:47

Meldy........if you cycle down the hills instread of walking then of course you can make huge improvements to your time

08/04/2013 at 08:09
I may pop over and see you WHC'ers off as you will be on my home turf.

Will you all be heading for home as soon as you have finished or will you all re-group in a pub after. Am happy to join you for that
Rafiki    pirate
08/04/2013 at 08:19
M..o.use wrote (see)
Don't mind really. If we all fire off at 8am and then see how we naturally divide?

I'll loiter around that start just before 8:00 and meet you all there

Schmunkee - The List Fairy wrote (see)
Will you all be heading for home as soon as you have finished or will you all re-group in a pub after. Am happy to join you for that

Sounds good to me...

Edited: 08/04/2013 at 08:19
08/04/2013 at 10:18
PSC wrote (see)
I'm guessing that the run distances above are in meters not kms?

Thanks for the insurance stuff above.

Please note that Meldy's distance information was in european notation, which means that the commas are the separator after units and dots the separation after thousands. Therefore 42,195km is not 42 thousand kilometres.

For those more visual amongst you:

1,000,000.00 One Million (Britain)

1.000.000,00 One Million (Spain)

And also yes, less than 6 weeks ... OMG

08/04/2013 at 13:53

150k sportive in flat and windless essex - perfect prep for a hilly and windy lanza.

Remembered how to get pacing all wrong so hammered the first 90 mins then suffered the rest of the way.

Slagiatt    pirate
08/04/2013 at 15:53

Less distance than OC's .. but 110k Sportive in very hiily and very windy Wiltshire .  I should have taken a good pair of walking boots with me.   Very even pace though ..started slow and stayed slow .  

08/04/2013 at 16:36
I did a hilly sportive too. Laughed at some bloke who kept walking up the hills.
Iron Pingu    pirate
08/04/2013 at 18:08

Seren, tried forwarding you the WHC info I've got on RW but the crappy message service doesn't seem to be working

Here's the info I have:

Dear WHC Riders,
We hope the training has been going well for everyone.The rider instructions are now linked to the website - please readcarefully: route is unchanged from previous years and we will provide you with aroute map at registration.Please note the following key points:1) The event will be covered by motorcycle outriders from the NationalEscort Group. We will also have St. Johns Ambulances and first aidprovision at each feed station.2) Danger spot(s): The is a dangerous high speed descent at 45km andanother at 128km. Please ensure to read more about these on the riderinstructions.3) HQ: We will have additional portaloo toilets in the small car parkbeside the hall to avoid queues in the morning.4) Parking: We should be able to use the sports field next to Shrivenhamhall for some parking (weather permitting). Marshals will direct riders tothe appropriate parking locations as they arrive.5) Registration: From 7am and riders can start from 8 until 9am. Youwill be given your timing chip, rider number and a route map (cable tieswill be provided to fix the number to your handlebars).6) Timing system: We will be using DB Max Precision Timing again, withtiming chips that strap to the riders ankle. You will activate the chip byriding over the timing mat at HQ. We will also have 'King of the Hills'again this year, riders will be timed from the bottom of Uffington WhiteHorse to the top!7) Massage at the finish: The cost is £5 if you would like a soothing 10minute leg massage.8) Showers: There are 2 showers available at the HQ, if required.We look forward to seeing you on the 21st.Kind regards,Fergal, Sarah & the WHC Team.

Iron Pingu    pirate
08/04/2013 at 18:08

Hmm ... that worked well!

Assume you'll just sign in as me, do you know my last name?

Iron Pingu    pirate
08/04/2013 at 18:08

Hmm ... that worked well!

Assume you'll just sign in as me, do you know my last name?

Iron Pingu    pirate
08/04/2013 at 18:09

 WTF ?  Why's that come out twice ?!

I'm leaving!


Edited: 08/04/2013 at 18:09
seren nos    pirate
08/04/2013 at 18:14

i can have a chat on sunday before the hay ride ...yes i have your name


WhizKid    pirate
08/04/2013 at 19:07
Hey slagiatt I take it that was you on Sunday I met then? Interesting fact blow out at 45 mph down the hill on the 3rd joker challenge! Was a decent ride apart from that! There were some bloody monster hills in that one as well.... Did you hit up the 2nd challenge with that 25% hill in it?
Edited: 08/04/2013 at 19:09
Slagiatt    pirate
08/04/2013 at 23:31

Hi Jamie , yes it was me .. i did the first and the third jokers .. didnt fancy the 25% after the 20% on the first one.. although opinion of other riders on the course that did the second one suggested that it wasnt actually as bad as it sounded. One hell of a hilly course but an excellent day .. good to meet you .

WhizKid    pirate
09/04/2013 at 07:00
Yeah I did all the jokers number 2 the lead up was a hell of a lot worse then the 25% hill as it was only about 150 metres long, was a decent event I just had every mechanical problem possible... Chain, brakes and a blowout....
Rafiki    pirate
09/04/2013 at 12:18

Well my Dogtag has just arrived - very flash packaging but we could end up looking like a bunch of Squaddies!!

M...eldy    pirate
09/04/2013 at 19:08

If anyone is interested Cyclosure quoted me £77 for 10 days and including race day, how does this compare with others

Squaddies you say Rafi ....   

Rafiki    pirate
09/04/2013 at 19:22

Dogtag was only 40 odd quid for 10 days i think - I paid 110 for a year

M...eldy    pirate
09/04/2013 at 19:27

Cheers... I may compare content

Slagiatt    pirate
09/04/2013 at 20:35

dare direct are £63-£88 for singe trip , £118-168 for annual .. covering European Ironaman racing .   Dog tag come in about  £20 cheaper on each of the options (gold silver bronze vs base , pro, max ) .. Dare seemed to have higher benefits , but seemed to limit you to just the one sport choice (ie IM ) where as Dogtag covered a wide variety of extrme sports . looked for customer reviews , couldnt find any for dare , and only one mediocre one for dogtag ...

I guess only one comes with shiny stuff.... and i am fairly shallow


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