Proven Robbie W wrote (see)
Excellent. It will be good to meet the man that my Father repeats parrot fashion when Ironman triathlon comes up in conversation "lifetime bragging rights" (see Channel 4 / Eurosport). You're famous Andy, even if only amongst a small group of my family!Rw
OHHHHH man...i'm creamin!!!! lol
thanks so much (i hope it was me)
everybody can can do this!!!! just train, put the time in.......earn your legend!!!
Shame for the supporters...was nice seeing the family three times in some klittle village last year.
Course looks fast.
I finaly managed to plug the course into my map software last night, it's showing a grand total of 905 m of climbing, which is about ? of last year's total!
I also had a ltiile chat with Ian Hamilton about it at the Tri show and I asked him about the feed stations. He said that's something he still needs to work out!
Nope. It would appear Gladys has covered the whole course (save for a lap or two of rowing lake, which I'm confident won't add another 409 m of climbing).Rw
Having said that I don't understand why such a big difference between the two when comparing last year's route. MMR says 2260ft and RWGPS says 4089ft. Something wrong there.
Well I'm using Memory Map, so it's based on OS information. The same software gave about 1300 m or so for last year's course which is roughly the same as my Garmin gave! The interactive map from last year gave the total climbing as 1232 m!
I'll let you make up your own minds if you think it's right or wrong. But personally I don't think it'll be a tough course, then again I train on the edge of the peak district so I get to play on real hills!
Edited cos I can't spell & to say I'll try & remember to upload my garmin information from last year to COnnect & you can compare information!
On Saturday 24 March I'm travelling from Ipswich and mate from London to give first loop of course a try. Starting at and returning to Holme Pierpoint this should cover about sixty miles.Neither of us have yet churned out more than forty miles in one go and I'm at the start of my recovery from a strained ankle ligament so we'll be taking it at a steady pace (3.5 - 4 hours).Setting off around 1PM, those of you who are interested in joining us are welcome.Rw
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