Oops,my finger just slipped on the "enter Wimbleball" link, should I be scared?

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18/06/2013 at 22:52

I have entered Wimbleball, are there any other half-ironman first timers on here, who have entered/are planning to?

Doner Kebab    pirate
18/06/2013 at 23:18

take 5 seconds and look down the threads and im sure you ll find the one that says something like "11 days 21 hours - whos going to wimbleball" theres a clue in the title that it might be worth a read


TheEngineer    pirate
18/06/2013 at 23:21

That was last year DK. There's a new one next year!

Doner Kebab    pirate
18/06/2013 at 23:26

lol its the fecking title - it doesnt count down  i even told him it was a shit title last week. my excuses are that its late, im tired, ive had a hard week, i an idiot

but wait if that was last year and theres one next year .....

...what about this year


19/06/2013 at 11:31

I'm in, will be my HIM first time, hopefully Mrs JPG is in too yaay

Also doing IM next year so hopefully will be fit

citizen 146    pirate
19/06/2013 at 16:45

We can come up with another one , or use this one .

I find it hard to believe that it's open already , just waiting for the swollen knees to return to normal size, plus a decent amount of time before I breach the subject of doing it all again next year. plus apparently next year it is scheduled for Summer

Scuba Trooper    pirate
19/06/2013 at 17:12

Tempted, how long does it normally take to sell out?

19/06/2013 at 18:43

It's a great day out !  I think it is selling out quicker each year.

20/06/2013 at 19:53

Swollen knees, Citizen 146? Don't talk about such things, else you might make me withdraw before I've started training...do most people ride TT bikes or normall road bikes? I've heard that it is somewhat "hilly"?

21/06/2013 at 12:16

Hi, there is a real mix of bikes, some TT, some road, some bling and some not so fancy..my advice would be that a road bike is a good choice.  It is pretty hilly, but don't let anything put you off..it's a great atmosphere.

One other bit of advice I would give is to book a hotel / B&B...there is a campsite at wimbleball which is very nice, but conditions can be wet / windy.  If you look now you will get loads of choice.

I live in Taunton, so if nearer the time anyone wants to do a recce of the bike course I would be happy to show you round.

citizen 146    pirate
22/06/2013 at 18:33

it's on tv tomorrow morning 0730 channel 4 .

Its only half of the half hour programme but should get some idea of the race particularly if you go through frame by frame like a sad person I know.

Bring what you are happy with, it is somewhat hilly as you say!

If you have ever been camping , or even if not , this is a fine place to start. Get an air matress a cosy tent and you are good to go, being onsite takes a lot of the travelling stress out of it, it can be a little noisy especially on the Friday. On the night before the race I had to get out out of bed at 1120 ( three hours after going to bed) to ask some supporters to keep it down, they instantly shut up when they realised I was racing and therefore offf the vodka! There are many complaints about queueing to get near the site in the days before and worse on race day, they have ''planned '' road and car park lockdowns and it can get heated. Anyway congrats on entering the most iconic 70.3 in the world , you will love it! 

25/06/2013 at 22:30

Thanks guys, I will look into camping Vs hotelling and make my mind up sooner rather than later, before all the hotels book up!

28/06/2013 at 12:45

We stopped at the Holiday Inn Taunton which is about 45 minutes from the race venue.  It wasn't mega cheap, but they looked after the athletes with a cracking breakfast, even at 3.00am on race morning.  It was also very quiet so able to get a decent nights sleep.

citizen 146    pirate
28/06/2013 at 21:07

sleepings over rated

28/06/2013 at 21:23

Starting to feel tempted to enter again !!

29/06/2013 at 12:02

enter it Brooko, you know you want to!

01/07/2013 at 12:34

Sleeping may be overrated citizen, but the bacon, eggs, sausages, pancakes with syrup, toast etc.. weren't, they went down a treat.  Maybe this explains why I felt so heavy during the run

citizen 146    pirate
03/07/2013 at 10:48

true, I just felt heavy on the run because I don't train for it and am consequently c**p! A friend stayed in a b & b two years ago and had to pass on the free gin or whisky every day for 3 days - dedication! Mind you he pulled out on the bike so maybe he was down on nutrients!

14/08/2013 at 22:09

I really want to enter, but I need to learn how to swim first. How long did it take to sell out last year?

Zakalwe-Outlaw    pirate
14/08/2013 at 22:34

Did few in 2011 and am going to be there again for 2014 it's a good race well suited to a road bike.  Camp if you can it was a good laugh last time.  Good atmosphere all round if memory serves.  Good luck guys see you there!!!!

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