PSOF Championships 2013 - Challenge Henley

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Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
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
IronCat5    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
IronCat5    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
Rafiki    pirate
17/08/2012 at 14:20

What's the run course - 4 laps of the first bit of the half mara course?

And +1 for the crap roads - I cycled it last week, its terrible! Fortunately its doesn't affect my titanium screws as they are in my skull - and that's pretty thick!!

(In fact, Fraggle and IronWolf - we should enter as a relay team with the amount of titanium we appear to have between us - the Bionic Pirates?? )

iron fraggle    pirate
17/08/2012 at 14:41
Lol Raf
iron fraggle    pirate
17/08/2012 at 14:42
And yes the run is 4x the first bit of the Henley half route
Rafiki    pirate
17/08/2012 at 14:58

Excellent - so that's four times past the Little Angel - a pint each time should keep me going!!

iron fraggle    pirate
17/08/2012 at 15:09
*barf*
Rafiki    pirate
17/08/2012 at 17:18

Pork scratchings??? Nah, not me - proper af-ar-lete me, got to be careful what eat. May a pack of cheese and onion though......

IronCat5    pirate
17/08/2012 at 17:22

Mmmmmm.......pork scratchings.

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
17/08/2012 at 21:25

Raf - now there's an idea! I'll swim or run and avoid those crappy roads.

03/09/2012 at 20:30

Henley Half-arsed

  1. Cat5
  2. MovingAlong
  3. Lee the Pea

Challenge Henley

  1. Hope
  2. Gasbag
  3. Frags (*if* my back holds up and my attempt at the Half Arsed goes ok this year  )
  4. Gladys

Double Entendre - Challenge Henley and ExtravaLanza

  1. Meldy
  2. OC
  3. Rafiki D
  4. Happychap
Hope peeps are still keen for this? Really want to go with lots of Pirates, but as long as the quality is right, I can forgo quantity... (insert your own Meldy joke here!)    I'm sure I read HH and Ditchy were looking at this one? Must be more?
M...eldy    pirate
03/09/2012 at 20:36

I am sure they were Gladys

Mind you I am not sure Ditchy hasnt gotten herself another fish to fry !!

All the 'newbies' seem to have been attracted by Outlaw which is understandable but a little bit of a shame for Henley ....

Dustboy    pirate
03/09/2012 at 20:51

Lurks for a run leg maybe, save on hotel bills.

VT'd    pirate
03/09/2012 at 20:58

I was up for Lanza and Henley, but Lanza followed later by the full distance in Calais, or wherever it is attracts me slightly more at present. 

04/09/2012 at 06:03
I'm still undecided between this or IM Wales, awaiting races reports
Doner Kebab    pirate
04/09/2012 at 08:48

im doing enduroman and i really want to beat my underacheived time at outlaw so ill be doing that as well but as theres quite a gap til september i may do henley as well as long as i havent got any long runs that coincide with it. 

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