PSOF Championships 2013 - Challenge Henley

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TheEngineer    pirate
31/07/2012 at 12:17

Was tempted to come along for this as a gentle outing after IMCH, but at £340 I might decide to come and support!! 

Rafiki    pirate
31/07/2012 at 13:18

to be honest, it might be cheaper for me to do than dam thing than support as I'm sure my bar bill at Outlaw was more than that

31/07/2012 at 23:23
Yup - late entry will help....
10/08/2012 at 14:29


Just in case anyone is interested the race instructions for this year have just been published here


iron fraggle    pirate
10/08/2012 at 15:30

thanks HappyChap, am looking forward to the half now

10/08/2012 at 16:49

If Henley is on for next year I think I'll join in, assuming the other half gives me permission  I'm doing a weeks cyccling in the alps in early June so would be a shame to waste the training

I was planning to wait until 2014 and do Austria, if anyone has any thoughts for that the following year?

11/08/2012 at 14:25

Hi Avalaf, long time no see, how are you?

My name change is because I now have a titanium hip joint.

13/08/2012 at 09:20

I'm good thanks, Titanium hip?  isn't that cheating?

I did Roth last year, was fun  Got my medal given to me by Chrissie Wellington.

14/08/2012 at 18:48

Me too, the year before.

 Prior to the op I literally couldn't run for almost 2 years and have been told my long distance days are over, the joint will not cope with running a marathon. Still not allowed to try to run until December. So I'm looking at doing HIMs instead.

15/08/2012 at 23:16
Well good luck with it after December, you cycling at all ?
16/08/2012 at 10:19

Just had an email from Philippa Morgan, one of the organisers - they are looking for volunteers to help at this year's event.

We had a great day marshalling out on the bike course last year, but can't help this time as it clashes with IM Wales.

If you're entering next year, you could get the feel for it by volunteering this time around. They looked after us well last time!


16/08/2012 at 10:28

Avalaf - I was cleared just this Tuesday to start cycling again. And driving - so am no longer marooned at home!

Joddly -  is the bike course tough? I need to find a course that doesn't have huge steep hills on it for my first race back after hip surgery.

16/08/2012 at 11:12

IW - we were at the top of a fairly steep but fairly short hill, which I think competitors had to do twice, and there was one other like this. Nothing too terrible, though - certainly not like IM Wales.

iron fraggle    pirate
16/08/2012 at 11:55

you have to do the two big hills 3 times for the full distance. the only thing I'd beware of IW is the road surface. it's very rough and bumpy, not like a nce smooth road at all! I've got titanium nuts and bolts holding my back together, and find that the vibration from the road can make it all ache a lot - not sure if your new bionic hip joint would behave the same??

17/08/2012 at 08:34

Thanks Fraggle - I can't do the full IM any more, have to be satisfied with half. Doesn't sound like a good one for me if the surface is poor. Think I'll probably go for Challenge Vichy instead.

iron fraggle    pirate
17/08/2012 at 08:58
Sorry to put you off! But I know what it's like, and where the screws go into the bone can get painful with vibration, and this road surface is quite awful. I'd planned in doing the half this year and full next (with the rest of the pirates) but not so sure I can handle 112 miles on that road
Cortina5    pirate
17/08/2012 at 09:03

The roads are crap.

My tri club has entered the relay this year, and their runner has dropped out......what to do?

iron fraggle    pirate
17/08/2012 at 11:21
You know you want to Cat
Cortina5    pirate
17/08/2012 at 11:41

But it won't be a case of !only 26 mile to go more a case of I have to run a bloody marathon.

It's flat though....XC surface....

iron fraggle    pirate
17/08/2012 at 11:41
........ And I've just compared bike profiles and Challenge Henley has 200 ft more climb overall than IM Wales. - but the swim and run are both flat as a pancake
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