Registering for Norseman

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07/02/2010 at 20:54
Did anyone apply for this? I regret not applying for 2010 now so will definitely go for it in 2011.
Looking at the website, 650 apps for 250 places - looks like a 40%ish strike rate. All women applicants were accepted. Do you think they'd turn you away on raceday if your gender had changed since application?
14/09/2010 at 10:24

Hmm. What to do, I've wanted to do this race for years, finally got to a point that I'm thinking about it seriously but now they've changed the rules and it doesn't look good if you're a non-elite woman. Only 13 women made the first 163 who were allowed to go to the top of of the mountain. Of the 46 who were diverted to the white t-shirt finish 16 were women.

Them's not good odds, I can race to clock cut-offs but I can't pace myself to elite mens times.

It's a lot of money (costing in the car, support etc) and I have no chance of a shot at the top under these rules.  Oh well, maybe someone in the UK will come up with a similar style event.

14/09/2010 at 10:43
try Embrunman instead - it's probably as tough (certainly a tougher bike) if not harder as it's mid-summer in the Alps so the weather could vary from full on 30+C heat to snow at the top of the bike course.

there are a few off the forum heading there in 2011 - it's also easier to get to than N'man

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