PSOF Championships 2013 - Challenge Henley

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21/05/2012 at 18:25
FB, Los Cabos interested us due to family holiday element with beaches etc don't know if it's filled up yet, as only opened today.
Barlos, Canada is a must do race for us and gives good training during summer, however committing to this race leaves kona qual very late, so would not be aiming at both.
As for Arizona, timing wise excellent, summer training excellent, road trip to Vegas orsum, Kona qual for following year bonus

Options still open
21/05/2012 at 18:27
M...eldy wrote (see)

Foggy the only issue with Norseman is we cant guarantee getting everyone in ...

Are you sure thats the only issue??!!  

Ive never tretired Im just not doing anymore as Im knackered.

21/05/2012 at 18:30

I think it's great to do the Champs at Lanza. "Marquee" location and all that. Just can't fit it into my lifestyle.

Perhaps all the singletons, nutters and divorcees could go to Lanza, get drunk, shag each other. And all the boring but vaguely attractive people could go somewhere easier in the school hols with their families???? 

M...eldy    pirate
21/05/2012 at 18:33

Would like as many as possible at the Champs IMO ... otherwise we limit the numbers in the Mince Off 

21/05/2012 at 19:01

Gladys and i spoke to the Challenge crew at the TCR and they were more than happy to offer the pirate a group discount.

Although i like the look of the X-man, off road, over night, MTB on the south downs thing myself.


M...eldy    pirate
21/05/2012 at 19:02

You would !

21/05/2012 at 19:04

Am doing Canada this year, so can supply race report for future consideration.

Think i may have to keep it UK next year due to this years expense, so i'll vote for Henley

Also doing Bala Middle, again, glutton for punishment, but if i managed it last year, this year should be easy!

21/05/2012 at 19:08

I vote for Bala again next year...i love it, despite the slightly blowy conditions in 2011

Anyone for Embrun in August  

M...eldy    pirate
21/05/2012 at 19:13

So we have:


any more for the mix?? !!

purpletrilady    pirate
21/05/2012 at 19:21
VT'd wrote (see)

I don't need to give a choice as I haven't a clue and I was going with the majority anyway.  Although Lanza was already scaring me shitless .

Henley is not exactly easy!

M...eldy    pirate
21/05/2012 at 19:24

Purple ... that is a very good point, there are a lot of hills in them there parts!!

21/05/2012 at 19:34
Challenge Vichy would work for us too.

I thought Hills were friends?
VTd    pirate
21/05/2012 at 19:35

I might just go for a Northern European IM event.  It may sound cheesy but I'd like to do a branded IM race for my CV.

I totally get what Barlos is saying about atmosphere and togetherness.

M...eldy    pirate
21/05/2012 at 19:37

HIlls are not necc friends but they are on my contacts list 

VT, dont underestimate the power of a pirate gathering but I do understand the want to do a branded one for the first ...

Lanza is branded  

M...eldy    pirate
21/05/2012 at 19:38

Lanza & Henley would work for me to participate but Lanza & Vichy wouldnt so I would do the first and poss support the second 

Cortina5    pirate
21/05/2012 at 21:29
purpletrilady wrote (see)
VT'd wrote (see)

I don't need to give a choice as I haven't a clue and I was going with the majority anyway.  Although Lanza was already scaring me shitless .

Henley is not exactly easy!

Pah! Half the bike course is downhill. And the run is flat.

I'm up for Bala next year too. I'm now refusing to get involved in a discussion about a doorstep IM. Not interested no no no no no. <<shakes head>>.

21/05/2012 at 21:44

Oh and the double...i want to do that too.

Blisters    pirate
21/05/2012 at 22:01

So we have:

IM Wales

any more for the mix?
I've added Tenby because that was mentioned earlier, and entries remain available for a fair while. I was thinking Welsh myself, but in true Pirate fashion I've got to learn how to swim first.
I like the look of those big Atlantic rollers.

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
21/05/2012 at 22:12

Those Atlantic rollers were brilliant, im sure they were getting towards 10 foot high in parts.  Got to say while a little unerving at first its bar far the best and most fun IM swim ive done.  Beats the hell out of a flat calm lake any day

Rosey, Canda is deff top of my lis re events I want to do, its got such a good reputation, just a question of timing for next year along with other things.  Understand its a bit close for Kona, far better to qualify with 10 months notice (e.g. Arizona) when you can really use that to focus your training.

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
21/05/2012 at 22:31


It will be my first and with the date of lanza and nuptial costs, overseas is a non flyer for me in 2013 for sure, so I'd like an IM to be my first... but it's just a suggestion.


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