Ironman Wales 2013

Conquering the dragon beast ...

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19/01/2013 at 10:25


This is my first time on this forum and I'm looking for a little inspiration...

I want to do an IM in 2013. I can bike pretty well and I'm experienced in many sportives (Etape du Tour Mont Ventoux, Alpe d'Huez, Dragon Ride and all sorts of others), commuting, TT's (only 10 miles), (Silverstone) and have done two OD tri's last year. My running is ok but not fab, although I have done one marathon in 1995 and many half marathons, the last being in 2010. My swimming is not great and probably my weakest link; the furthest I've swum in open water is 1900 meters in about 50 mins and my OD (1500 metre) swim times were about 33 mins.

I think I have the motivation for IM but not much money (why so expensive!?) so can't go abroad with a package tour as the family will want to come along as well. IMUK is sold out, as is the the Outlaw and so that leaves IMWales which is said to be tough with a sea swim and loads of hills.

What do you reckon? Should I do IMWales?


AndyB99    pirate
19/01/2013 at 11:17

yes mate sign up...its going to be an epic sound very capable of doing whats the worst that can happen???

seren nos    pirate
19/01/2013 at 12:07

you seem to have a very strong starting base and have 8 months top train.IMW is an epic event

Slagiatt    pirate
19/01/2013 at 12:31
Ctpotato ... Go for it ... It's an awesome event and sounds like you have a great foundation to work from . The family will enjoy it too , amazing support in Tenby .
Iron Pingu    pirate
19/01/2013 at 23:22


20/01/2013 at 06:10

Mrs ctpotato is very supportive and is saying the same as you all as well i.e. do it! Obviously doing an IM is a big undertaking but, for me (and you lot, I guess), it's what doing this tri lark all points towards and the bragging rights are HUGE!

Thanks all, I look forward to more chats in the future; I have many questions. Now, where's my credit card..?




20/01/2013 at 06:44
Iron Pingu wrote (see)


What she said

purpletrilady    pirate
20/01/2013 at 12:49

I'm in 

20/01/2013 at 14:14

Oh well played Purple....

seren nos    pirate
20/01/2013 at 15:33

20/01/2013 at 17:44
I'm so pleased for you purple. See you there!
20/01/2013 at 18:02
What's the hotel on the corner called that Schmunks, Barley and Mr & Mrs TSA stayed in last year?
seren nos    pirate
20/01/2013 at 18:05

I haven't sorted out accomodation yet..........I really can't face kiln park camping again.....need something in the town


MTri    pirate
20/01/2013 at 18:59
Seren, I phoned FBM holidays last week and they rattled off about 10 flats for rent from the Friday to Monday of IMW weekend, all central, and I booked one kn the run course in town, about 100m from the Esplanade for around ??230 for 2 bedrooms
seren nos    pirate
20/01/2013 at 19:06

I was going to go on my own this year so looking for something cheaper.....thanks M.. Tri


21/01/2013 at 00:27
I'M planning on a 3 bed caravan at Kiln Park?? Taking kids and mother plus brother poss coming down. Looked around ??300 but anyone got any experience of the park?. Good choice or not.??
MTri    pirate
21/01/2013 at 06:42
Seren, when I was phoning around, there were a couple of B&B's that only had z single room left, so you might be lucky
seren nos    pirate
21/01/2013 at 07:22

Its fine Riodog. especially with kids...not too far to walk into Tenby............

But we stayed in the tent 2 years ago.....and we had the rain and the wind and the flooding from the tail end of a hurricane.......

was not restful or nice to be honest

The Silent Assassin    pirate
21/01/2013 at 08:24
M..o.use wrote (see)
What's the hotel on the corner called that Schmunks, Barley and Mr & Mrs TSA stayed in last year?

Why I am even reading this thread.............aaaaaaarrrrrrrhhhhhhhhh

Cant believe after last years race that I'm even tempted!!!!!!!!!!!!!

purpletrilady    pirate
21/01/2013 at 09:26

SA - Have you got any plans for this year yet ?

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