Ironman Wales 2013

Conquering the dragon beast ...

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seren nos    pirate
07/11/2012 at 12:18

didn't realise they had changed the date to july./that might work for me..when is outlaw

07/11/2012 at 17:20

The Long Course Weekend looks good, there's so much on that weekend, Magnificat Sportive in Newbury & the event I'm doing in prep for IMW the Maximuscle Marlow 1/2 Iron Distance race which I'm paid up and entered for.

So plan A it is then a long weekend in May & a Saturday in July.

seren nos    pirate
07/11/2012 at 17:24

let me know the dates and i might be able to get there 

 

07/11/2012 at 17:36

Just a word to the wise, the run course for the long course weekend isn't the same as the IM run course.  It's an out and back to Pembroke- very scenic but undulating (and with some really nasty ascents in the second half)- finish in the centre of Tenby is grand.

Iron Muffin    pirate
07/11/2012 at 19:55

Thumbs up on LCW from me, whatever your IM event. The only downside was camping in really bad weather. If I did it again I would upgrade the accommodation.

07/11/2012 at 20:09
seren nos wrote (see)

let me know the dates and i might be able to get there 

 

I sure will, I'll post up here see if we can get a few together to go and check out the route.  Incidentally I was looking at the IMUK bike route which is only about 200m less climb that IMW, I don't see people making such a big deal of the IMUK bike route and yet other forums there seems to be a lot of noise about it being too tough for an Ironman event & even some suggesting it was not a fair test.  I know the weather is a big factor but really?  Not a fair test?

seren nos    pirate
07/11/2012 at 20:12

the climbs in wales are a bugger because the descents are too technical for me so you can't get a fast pace to make up for the slower uphills..........

OrangeCannon kona-6    pirate
07/11/2012 at 20:18
Seren's right
Every downhill has 2 90 degree corner at the bottom.... So you have to slow right down, then climb up the next hill from virtually zero.

I did IMRegensburg in the rain in 5:30
I did IMWales bike in 6:30
I did IMLanza bike in 6:00

Hope that puts it into perspective....
07/11/2012 at 20:24

Gotcha, so a thorough recce is in order in the spirit of no surprises.  Thanks.

seren nos    pirate
22/11/2012 at 19:43

hubby just got my entry in so i am officially registered 

Iron Muffin    pirate
22/11/2012 at 19:46

Go Seren

MTri    pirate
22/11/2012 at 21:14
Go Seren indeed. Me, I'm still dithering.
seren nos    pirate
23/11/2012 at 08:11

comeon MTri............you can help me swim faster in the taff for practice in the spring

MTri    pirate
23/11/2012 at 13:17
It's about 90% definitie, but need to sort out a few issues first, then I'll book in and be back in the rivet
27/11/2012 at 13:15

M.Tri -You know you want to

Good on you Seren!  

MTri    pirate
27/11/2012 at 13:23

Spooky, just on the computer sorting out training phases etc, warm up races. still to enter though

27/11/2012 at 14:51

Just thought I would say hi.  I am signed up for IM Wales after transferring from IM Switzerland.  I am from/live in UK and done the LCW last year and watched my other half complete IMW this year so it's given me the bug!

Iron Pingu    pirate
06/12/2012 at 10:22

Wales bike course makes top 5.... cos it's nails 

LINK

Edited: 06/12/2012 at 10:23
06/12/2012 at 10:40

Hell yeah 

I'm quite surprised the swim course doesn't in their previous list.......

Iron Pingu    pirate
06/12/2012 at 11:46

The swims not so bad when there isn't the tail end of a huricane approaching!

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