Bouncing Barlist wrote (see)
Don't be such a gaylord, go for the full one next year, no point putting off the inevitable
Don't know, but Bustinskin organise a pretty tough one in late September. Swim in Portland harbour, then bike round Portland, out into the very beautiful but distinctly unflat West Dorset countryside, followed by a tough run round Portland.
I've not done it, though a couple of pirates did it last year - one described it as "a brutal day out". I watched. The first runner back was part of a relay team, so had only done the run. As he finished he said to the marshalls "That was ***king ridiculous!"
If you're still up in the North East / Newcastle area, then I'd have thought the Couples Challenge at Newbiggin on 24th July would be worth checking out: http://www.trihard.co.uk/paymentpages/event.asp?eventid=271
It's the first year for the event, but it's being put on by Tri Northumberland who have organised a few other events and done a great job of them all, so I reckon it'll be a cracker.
I think it was me that described the Bustinskin as brutal- and I stand by that. Pebble was the other Pirate there, but I didn't see a great deal of him as he is a far better cyclist than me.
On my personal shopping list is the Ben Nevis tri which has (IMHO) a harder run course than Wimbleball, a day in the lakes also looks to be, erm, a testing day out.
Brutal, but beautiful though!
I've not quite given up on having a bash at it this year - though my summer training will have to go spectacularly well to be in a fit state.
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