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D74
01/03/2012 at 08:14

Just back from pasta party / race briefing.

Hmm, additional race weather briefing for athletes at 4pm tomorrow with updated contingency plans.  "If the weather is as bad as the forecst then we will be running a duathlon"

Winds gusting to 45knots (51mph/80kph) on the bike. Temperature dropping to single digits. 

Can't wait, this is going to be one epic finishers medal!

01/03/2012 at 08:26
Kind of what he said (Erm without the cant wait). ;0)
Cheerful Dave    pirate
01/03/2012 at 17:09

A duathlon?  Of the run-bike-run variety, or the IM China 'drop the swim and start everyone on the bike at intervals' version?  It'll be a shame either way, I hope the swim goes ahead safely.

Mind you, it's your own fault HC, after you sat on a sunny beach instead of freezing at the Ballbuster last November.  It sounds like we'll be warmer at the spring version on saturday than you'll be

01/03/2012 at 19:42
The IM china, drop the swim, waves three minutes apart with a legal draft zone of 5k before the non draft rule kicks in.

Weather forecast hasn't changed overnight.

Weather karma follows us everywhere Dave. ;0)
01/03/2012 at 19:59
Less than 24 hours to race start. Bike racking and bag drop off today.

Start list
951 Happychap
1262 Toucs
1439 Trogs
Lee the Pea    pirate
01/03/2012 at 20:12
Good luck!
01/03/2012 at 20:18
Hope it all goes well, and the weather doesn't mess things up too much. Good Luck all!
D74
01/03/2012 at 23:56
653 d74
All racked and just waiting for the weather update briefing from the organisers at 4pm
place your bets now. Tri duathlon or short duathlon?
02/03/2012 at 04:03
Well, what an eventful week.

Just back from an interm briefing where they have announced the cancellation of Ironman NZ 2012.

Storms forecast are now expected to be 'some of the worst in Taupos history'. Army and emergency services are on standby.
02/03/2012 at 04:06
Against all odds the event team have announced they are looking at the prospect of holding a 70.3 on Sunday.

This despite not knowing what were going to wake up to on Sunday morning.

So, back for a briefing tomorrow at 4pm. Where it looks like we'll all be off at 8am our time. The route will obviously be changed. Other than that, everything is up in the air at the moment.

The weather forecast for Sunday looks beautiful.

02/03/2012 at 04:08
We feel very much for the organisers who looked knackered and gutted. Not a very pleasant decision to make.
Trogs    pirate
02/03/2012 at 04:55
<looking up smiley thingy> wot she said.
Who'd be a event/race director?
Cheerful Dave    pirate
02/03/2012 at 06:23
Oh no, that's awful. At least you'll get a race (hopefully).
Gyraffe    pirate
02/03/2012 at 06:47
Really sorry to hear this guys. It sounds pretty extreme over there. Stay safe everyone.
seren nos    pirate
02/03/2012 at 07:28
gutting for you all..including the organisers....take care
jellybabe (M.)    pirate
02/03/2012 at 08:04

gosh sounds a nightmare, hope you get some kind of a race.

cant believe it was 3 years ago we were there and will be back there in 2 weeks, enjoy your stay whatever happens, be safe

IronCat5    pirate
02/03/2012 at 08:26

Whatever the distance, whatever the format, race well.

Good luck!

02/03/2012 at 09:24
What a nightmare.
I hope you get a race somehow - glad to hear the forecast for Sunday is good.
Sounds as though you're all staying cheerful and making the best of it. Stay safe and have fun.
02/03/2012 at 10:57

You must want to puke. How frustrating.
i feel bad for the competitors MUCH more than i do for the organisers. Sorry if that sees me shot down in flames, but i really feel for you.

The Silent Assassin    pirate
02/03/2012 at 11:15

all that training and traveling to far flug corners of the world and we still are at the mercy of mother nature.

gutted for you all

stay safe

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