Pirate outings in 2014

Is it to early to start the debate?

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Trogs    pirate
23/02/2013 at 18:02

.... and winter again by the weekend

M...eldy    pirate
24/02/2013 at 17:24

oh ye of little faith Trogs  

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
24/02/2013 at 19:53

No spring here, max of 7c by Wednesday - if it's stopped bloody snowing by then.

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
25/02/2013 at 11:23

Which it hasn't as yet.

O.rangeCannon (kona-7)    pirate
25/02/2013 at 16:27
Im cozumel 2014...?

Nice late season race
Train all summer and aurumn.
Have a holiday in the resort next door amd travel over the day before.

Errrr as an alternative i just saw the norseman 10 aniverary video. as i ran 15 mins today i am thinking bad thoughts
The Silent Assassin    pirate
25/02/2013 at 16:33

Or even Los Cabos, Mexico its in 3 weeks and still has places available

 

25/02/2013 at 17:10

Cozumel is a non-wetsuit swim as I think Los Cabos might be (not decided yet and water is c22C)  - that's enough to put most people off doing them

13/03/2013 at 12:54

I'd like to make my Ironman debut at Almere 2014, I used to live there close to the old finish near the harbour. First thing is learn to swim properly and do a pool sprint.

15/03/2013 at 22:46
All sounds good and loving it that people think as far ahead as I do for IM racing.

Driving to one now is a good option for us as we will be taking 2 kids and the kitchen sink but happy to join the ship again next year or 2015. Kelly was working abroad when I did Austria so she's never been there, Sweden is top of my list as is Copenhagen but I need to get this year out of the way with kid no.2 on the way without putting on 2 stone.

And yes, I was there in 2004 with Candy and Monique, IMCH in 2005 was the race we had a group entry that we swapped names for but I doubt that will happen again as IM own most of the races again now. There were about 23 racing, I just mentored that year as I went to Nice and Norseman in 2005.

Personally I want to do a fast course next year as Fegan has set a bar I want to try to target, that takes out Wales, Lanza etc but throws in Germany, Roth, Sweden, Copenhagen and Austria, will await the list of 5 that FB recommended we throw into the mix.

And the funniest part of threads for me now is when you 'ignore' someone but you can see the responses to them, trying to work out the original post just makes me smile. Oh the fun of forums.
M...eldy    pirate
20/03/2013 at 18:38

I'd quite like a 'quick' course for 2014/2015/2016 ..... and then I might consider a hilly one again  

19/04/2013 at 19:58

I see this has been quiet for a month - and no decision yet?

As a newbee I like FB and Schmunkee's ideas of getting the "old" pirates to draw up a short list of 5 then do a vote. I'm really sold by the idea of the pirate atmosphere

On another note I looked up the Chtriman race - this is how google has kindly translated the description:

All for a registration cost € 170, which makes the 226 the cheapest Triathlon de France but certainly not as well organized.

I'm not entirely sure that's the way to sell a race! 

seren nos    pirate
19/04/2013 at 20:03
M...eldy wrote (see)

I'd quite like a 'quick' course for 2014/2015/2016 ..... and then I might consider a hilly one again  

you ain't planning in retiring soon then......

M...eldy    pirate
19/04/2013 at 20:09

Nah..... wouldn't know what to do with myself 

19/04/2013 at 21:11
Can I throw the Cotswold 226 into the mix as it has not been mentioned on this thread?

Although initial indications were for an early season race, the Race Director does prefer later in the season but wants to avoid a clash with Henley, Tenby and Bolton
Stoatally Different    pirate
19/04/2013 at 23:45

If its late in the year then I'm up for Cotswold

I dont fancy winter training again next year

20/04/2013 at 06:44
My Cornwall clan have mutinied thrown my Almere idea overboad and steered our paticular ship towards Roth, so my 2014 A race is Roth
If the timimngs right i would consider another UK race
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
20/04/2013 at 07:11

Guess we have to decide in the next couple of months so keep your eyes peeled for final ideas end of May time, anyone else got any preferences / ideas not already discussed?

Perhaps those going to Lanza can then narrow down the short list?

Rafiki    pirate
20/04/2013 at 13:32

Personally I think we should boycott any UK event that doesn't measure things properly....in miles!!

21/04/2013 at 21:28
I'd vote for any late season that's not too hot. Having spent the day saving marathon runners with temps over 40 deg I'm definitely keeping away from hot ones!

Letting the Lanza crowd narrow down sounds sensible. So many exciting choices could keep us talking forever!
21/04/2013 at 22:17

We were talking about this at the sportive today and we came up with two solutions.  Solution A) IM Sweden.  It's an international one, which seems to be the favoured option.  The pirates haven't done it before. Job done.  Or solution B) let the newbie pirates decide instead of the old school.  Flip it on its head, if you will.

So, we still didn't help much on actual decision making, but it was nice talking about it.

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