M dot venues

What fits the criteria?

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26/05/2004 at 15:36
Ok, so Ironman is a trademark and longcourse triathlon is a prescribed distance.

Longest day is 15 hours, Mdot is 17 1/2 hours.

There are lots of hills in an mdot, a longcourse can be flat.

Or is it? how much of the above are true?
Isn't there an ironman in Florida (whose topography is similar to wirral, maybe, how do they get the ft climb there?

What are the differences and does it matter?
WildWill    pirate
26/05/2004 at 15:46
teraine differ from course to course - som are flat some are hilly

I think cut off times differ 2
26/05/2004 at 15:48
I think the difference is those events paying the mdot license fee!
26/05/2004 at 16:02
....but is mdot not a marketed product, so why the licence?

This is where I get confused, so far other than the cut off times, there are no differences so far, apart from the eligability for the tattoo.
26/05/2004 at 16:03
I wonder how Florida feels being likened to the Wirral?


[deep macho voice] IronMan Wirral - the new challenge!

26/05/2004 at 16:07
I'll get they never realised it before, I can see it now..."you are now entering Florida, the land of sunshine, twinned with Wirral" lol
26/05/2004 at 16:07
hawaii qualification

scouser, the only difference is that 'official' ones are sanctioned by the hawaii organisers, 'unofficial' ones aren't

and the official ones have to go for big publicity and razzamatazz, and 'americanise' the whole thing, i believe, as part of the licence conditions

some non-Mdot long course events have similar levels of support, non the less, but most are like comparing the Robin Hood Marathon to FLM (equal athletic event, but less of an Event with a capital E)
26/05/2004 at 16:08
what about Enduroman? do they organise events only in the UK?
26/05/2004 at 16:10
All I've seen are uk based Jose...
26/05/2004 at 16:12
I'm beginning to get the picture now. It is only recently that I noticed that some tri-ers don't want to do Mdot on principle. It was this that got me wondering what the principles could be. Should have asked them at the time really.
26/05/2004 at 16:13
other than the arch to arc one I guess!!!
26/05/2004 at 16:13
Yse Jose, check their website, but none are classic IM distance.
26/05/2004 at 16:16
True MM!
26/05/2004 at 16:17
even the arch to arc is UK-based (somehow), and all of them, appart from the Portland's Bunny run, out of my league. It's why I wonder if they had smaller events somewhere else.
26/05/2004 at 16:18
I don't think Eddie EnduroMan does small!!!!
26/05/2004 at 16:19
got that Hanson song in my head again:

#Emmmmmm Dot
mm mm mm Emmmm Dot#
26/05/2004 at 16:20
You end up abroad Jose!

And no, Ed Ette tends to think big! (although Enduroman seems toned down this year, the swim anyway)
26/05/2004 at 16:21
Do you have a link to eduroman, I'm even less familiar with that one, please?
26/05/2004 at 16:21
Nic should somewhere....
cougie    pirate
26/05/2004 at 16:22
The Wirral is a lot hillier than Florida !
Bidston, West Kirby, Thurstaston, New Brighton, Wallasey, all have hills there.

Ironman Wirral does have a ring.
In fact the Lucozade Sport ad was filmed at New Brighton with the Chester Tri people as competitors.

Swim at New Brighton then. Bike into North Wales and back, and I reckon from New Brighton to Chester along the A540 would be your marathon. Finish in the town centre.

Mdot peeps - if you do this - I want a cut - OK ????

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