PSOF Championships 2013 - Challenge Henley

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M...eldy    pirate
30/05/2012 at 22:21

Most definitely  OC  

Golden Boots    pirate
31/05/2012 at 09:52

I am thinking Lanza if I do Ironman next year. The problem (for me) with a late summer race is that you lose all of the social opportunities that come with summer because of training.

That said though I like the idea of Lanza and Henley , so do my credit card suppliers!

Rafiki    pirate
31/05/2012 at 10:03
O.rangeCannon I came, I saw, I knitted wrote (see)
Are we having a new pirate award for turning up to both championship races. If so, how about the longest joint time gets the aard

I have a feeling that award may be mine already

Gyraffe    pirate
03/06/2012 at 08:27

Just had another look at the race information for Challenge Vichy. The bike profile is fantastic - looks like a sharp climb followed by 90k rolling downhill, and repeat! And it's the weekend of my 40th birthday.......and it's in France.

Hope    pirate
03/06/2012 at 09:19
Ooh... That sounds a happy coincidence!
Gyraffe    pirate
03/06/2012 at 09:22

And I think there's a relay for anyone having a year off the long stuff. **wheedle**  

purpletrilady    pirate
03/06/2012 at 16:26

and it will be warm 

Henley in September is not very appealing weather wise

Hope    pirate
03/06/2012 at 16:54
It's 'flaming June' and pishing down, you just can't rely on the British weather at any time of year.
It would be more of a shock to the system to race in nice weather though surely?? We're more conditioned to drizzle wind and hail!
Hope    pirate
03/06/2012 at 17:02
Waff... I'm looking at the Vinchy site.... Just looking
purpletrilady    pirate
03/06/2012 at 19:07

A nice flat bike and lovely sun 

03/06/2012 at 19:09

I still fancy Vichy..... Just to watch

04/06/2012 at 22:29

henley in september 2013 - 22 degrees if think........

15/06/2012 at 15:24

Ok, think I've got permission from the boss to do Vichy half and Henley full next year. 

cougie    pirate
22/06/2012 at 10:08
With it being a river swim - I guess there's a chance of Henley being a duathlon if rain is heavy ? Like Windsor was this year ? It's unlikely but possible ?
Rafiki    pirate
22/06/2012 at 10:11

Cougie - It was the first time in 22 years that they had to cancel the swim at Windsor, so its pretty unlikely for Henley, but always possible I guess.

22/06/2012 at 10:52

as Raf says, yes it's possible they could cancel the swim but it's unlikely we'll get 2 years like this!  (crosses fingers).   the Thames is wider up at Henley so any current would be slower which will help.  

the other problem at Windsor was also water quality - lots of field wash off so loads of debris and of course livestock "manure" which doesn't help.   water quality is an important thing that's also taken into account - a few swims have been cancelled in the past due quality issues caused be faecal matter or blue-green algae.


Doozer.    pirate
22/06/2012 at 12:31
Hope wrote (see)
Waff... I'm looking at the Vinchy site.... Just looking


purpletrilady wrote (see)

A nice flat bike and lovely sun 

Vichy was in the 40's last year and a non wetsuit swim.  Road quality is also not that great apparently so bike isnt as fast as profile suggests

cougie    pirate
22/06/2012 at 13:06

I quite fancy abroad again next year. Somehow this UK long distance racing isnt as exciting as a sunnier european trip. 

Doozer.    pirate
22/06/2012 at 13:46

Cougie - *cough* IMDE

22/06/2012 at 15:54

This very British weather is hardening my resolve to go abroad next summer. Still fancy Vichy. Even if the swim's Speedos-only. Will just have to learn to swim a little better !

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