Mallorca Ironman 70.3 - Anyone going?

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31/12/2012 at 13:38

Is anyone doing the Mallorca 70.3 in May, or has anyone completed this event before?  This will be my first time and wondered whether there are any hints and tips for a newbie?!

27/01/2013 at 18:05

I might give this a go in 2014.

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
27/01/2013 at 18:35
The Admiral did it last year I think
TheEngineer    pirate
02/02/2013 at 12:00
I will be doing this in may. Afraid it will be my first time there too though so I can't offer much advice! Get some hill training in!!
Cheerful Dave    pirate
04/02/2013 at 09:53

I haven't done the race but I've ridden the bike course a few times.  It's a single lap job, one long hill in it which isn't particularly steep but goes on for a few km (7 or 8 km at around 6-7% I think for the official climb, plus a few km gentler upwards before that).  The descent has some technical sections with lots of hairpins, but it'll be easier if the roads are closed.  I think the run is just flat along the seafront.

08/02/2013 at 18:36

Im doing it too, but its looking like it may well be my first tri. So I cant be of much help either Im afraid! Im going with a few girl-friends who are much fitter than me. Renting a villa together. Which works out quite cheap as a group!

11/02/2013 at 15:24

Swim very cool, wave start and decent run to T1,

T1 is the longest in history, HUGE, its not a sprint yet.

fast start, take it easy, get HR down, gradual climb to main climb, main climb 7kish, go up a few days before to check it out, false summit a few times. feed station is on a slight uphill after a really fast descent, be confident taking bottles in right hand,

The descent is not somewhere to gain the time back, its full of switchbacks and can be a little hairy, ensure your brakes are bob on. Once out of the last village its a fast flat and very scenic few miles out to the only bit i found tough, a dual carraigeway that has a gradual climb, after the turnaround, its pedal to the metal all the way home.

Run is well supported but has a section on the path along the beach, its a little un even but nothing too bad, can get hot, take plenty of liquid. 

Enjoy, get out on the roads before, and then after the race try a few of the really good rides, sa calobra is a great ride, one way down, coffee, one way up.

14/02/2013 at 11:05

Tips on where to stay, anyone? Heard Pollensa is much better and nicer than Alcudia

 

Good training to all of you!

TheEngineer    pirate
14/02/2013 at 19:28

We're staying in Alcudia for convenience, a bit further down the bay (which is huge) in a gorgeous villa (a bit exited about this!). Have stayed in Puerto Pollensa before and that's really nice.

TheEngineer    pirate
14/02/2013 at 19:30
Iron Rose wrote (see)

Enjoy, get out on the roads before, and then after the race try a few of the really good rides, sa calobra is a great ride, one way down, coffee, one way up.

And the view is pretty cool too.

http://taxiescorca.com/fotos/Sa_Calobra_-_Mallorca.jpg

 

01/05/2013 at 13:24

Thanks everyone...not long to go now!

01/05/2013 at 15:16

Avoid the mad coaches on Sa Calobra,(The Cobra) the front wheels stick right over the edge when they go round the hairpins, in a car, we needed a strong coffee before tackling the route back up, its that amazing.

TheEngineer    pirate
07/05/2013 at 11:12

Race week Gemsie... you excited or nervous?


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