Ironman UK 2014

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23/03/2014 at 23:09

Did it fairly steadily with club mates yesterday, 3:15 with only the climbs getting some serious effort. Did on tt bike to see if right (large lad at 16st plus) and think it is just worth it over the road bike. Hunters stings, sheephouse is ok, very technical course lots of speed scrubbing corners but great scenery. 

24/03/2014 at 08:01
Sounds good Andy, I'll take u up on that

What time are you targeting on the day Gaz?
07/04/2014 at 12:29

Hi All...

New to here and IMUK this year...what's the top tips on nutrition for IMUK....i currently weight 86kgs....will drop another couple so 83/84kgs for the event...any secrets or all science?.....

Grateful for any advice....cheers

08/04/2014 at 13:43

Hello all

I just swapped my UK 70.3 place for IM UK (can't manage 70.3 anymore due to house move).  Is the bike course really that tough?  I am trying to get an idea of what it might be like when compared with Austria which I did in 2013.  It was 1,600m climbing and UK has 1,250m.  I get the impression from folks on here that UK is pretty hard.  Has anyone done both and can offer a comparison?  I guess I'll be targetting hills in my training in any event...

Good luck to all with your training over the next few months.

08/04/2014 at 15:00
Rob I think I read recently that a guide for nutrition is to have a gram of carbs per hour for every kg of body weight. So for you it would be 86g of carbs per hour.

I'm sure that's just a guide so the best advice would be practice in training and see what works for you.

I'm gonna try and head over to Bolton this Saturday to ride some of the course. Does anybody fancy joining me? I could do with a guide Andy if you are free!

I'm easy on how far or fast we go, I'm not a great cyclist so it can be a nice easy pace. I thought maybe park at the swim venue then cycle up and do one lap and then back to the car. I guess that would be about 80 miles but I don't mind making it a bit less if that sounds like too much.

Double T- I did Austria in 2012 so I might be able to compare the two after this weekend.
08/04/2014 at 15:39

mark1981 thanks...I would be up for a ride the week after...doing VLM this weekend so in London, if you fancy some of the course early morning on the 20th, or anyone on here let me know, could meet at Pennington flash or wherever suits...cheers

 

08/04/2014 at 15:53
Rob I live in Middlesbrough so I'm limited when I can over to Bolton really.
My in laws live in Liverpool so I thought I'd pop over to Bolton while we are there this week.

I'll be trying to cycle the course a few times before July so I'll give u a shout next time I'm in the NW. Good luck at London!
Pudge    pirate
08/04/2014 at 15:54

Just noticed that there's still places available for this?

Tempting.

 

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
08/04/2014 at 16:08
Pudge wrote (see)

Just noticed that there's still places available for this?

Tempting.

 

Back away from the keyboard now !!!

Pudge    pirate
08/04/2014 at 16:09
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
Pudge wrote (see)

Just noticed that there's still places available for this?

Tempting.

 

Back away from the keyboard now !!!

Thanks Dave - I do need a voice of reason!

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
08/04/2014 at 16:10
Pudge wrote (see)
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
Pudge wrote (see)

Just noticed that there's still places available for this?

Tempting.

 

Back away from the keyboard now !!!

Thanks Dave - I do need a voice of reason!

Well if you are taking me as a voice of reason......

 

DO IT DO IT DO IT

Pudge    pirate
08/04/2014 at 16:41

Dave - it's the week before Outlaw, and I'm only doing the bike leg, but I'm wondering how recovered I would be.

I had this debate with myself when entries first opened, and dithered about before coming to the conclusion that it wasn't a good idea.  It then sold out and so wasn't an option anymore.

However, now these new spaces have become available....

And it's right on my doorstep....

But you were right first time, I should step away from the keyboard.

08/04/2014 at 20:34
Pudge wrote (see)

Just noticed that there's still places available for this?

Tempting.

 

DO IT      DO IT       DO IT

09/04/2014 at 18:49
Red Stripe wrote (see)

Bike: http://connect.garmin.com/course/5969590 Run:http://connect.garmin.com/course/5971626

Garmin routes as I was struggling to convert.

Thanks for the Garmin course, i have loaded it onto my 910.

One question....the nearest part of the loop is Hunters hill for me (11 miles) so if I cycle to hunters hill and start the course on my 910, will it recognise where I am and help me follow the route? or will it try to take me to Pennington Flash to start the course?

Thanks......

 

Pudge    pirate
10/04/2014 at 06:30
I 'think' it should just pick up where you are on the course, but if you're starting the course two thirds if the way round then it'll only be good for the last third of the course, although when you reach the end if the route you could just set it going again.

As an alternative, I have a GPX file which starts about a mile or so after Hunters Hill and will take you round the full 50 mile loop.

Let me know if you want it and I'll send it over.
The Silent Assassin    pirate
10/04/2014 at 08:21

Pudge

See how you feel 1 week after Lanza, if you feel great and there are still entries then why not, I must confess to having thought about it

 


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