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02/03/2012 at 11:51

Guys, just heard the news from my family in NZ - I am so, so, gutted for you

I did the race in 2010 (I was the one whose house burnt down a week before I left!), and I know all too well the hard work and cost that goes into getting there - I'm so sorry you won't get a chance to complete it. Sending hugs. 

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
02/03/2012 at 18:56

I'm upset for you all, what a nightmare. Hope you do at least get to race something after all the training, and the money and time in getting there. Stay safe guys - there'll always be another race day.

(((((hugs)))))

D74
02/03/2012 at 19:24

Well there's no way I'd ride a bike out there at the moment.  Swim is rouh, but actually the wind direction is meaning that the swell / waves aren't too bad - simmilar to Thursday at the moment.  But standing is tricky, so forget riding in this, especially up the hill on the plains.  Even worse now they've done the logging and left the road more exposed than previous years. 

03/03/2012 at 04:55
So, 70.3 it is.

Start at 7.45am for pros, 7.55am for blokes and 8am for girls.

Swim will be half the full course, bike half the full route, so just one trip out and back with the odd deviation. Then two laps of shortened run route along the lake.

Weather forecast looks much improved with winds of around 20-30 knots.



Trogs    pirate
03/03/2012 at 05:07
Sun's blazing down but it's still blowing a hooley and if they'd gone ahead with a bike/run I reckon I'd still be fighting my way back from the first bike turn-around, well outside the cut off

This afternoon's briefing confirms IMNZ(70.3) will go ahead tomorrow. Pro start 0745, (1845 uk time) male age groupers 0755, female age groupers 0800. One lap swim, one slightly modified bike lap, two slightly modified run laps.

Weather forecast 6-9c first thing, cloudy, some light showers/drizzle, lightish winds.

Finishers will still get IMNZ finisher's medals, t-shirts, etc and, not that it applies to me, Kona slots will be awarded as if it were full distance.

Should be a good day
M...eldy    pirate
03/03/2012 at 05:10
Race well guys ... enjoy what you can !
Trogs    pirate
03/03/2012 at 05:11
And Happychap types faster than me
Trogs    pirate
03/03/2012 at 05:12
Morning Meldy, still on nights then
M...eldy    pirate
03/03/2012 at 05:25
You guessed it 
M...eldy    pirate
03/03/2012 at 05:25
at least with a shorter race you will have more time to search for my present 
D74
03/03/2012 at 06:09

I'm tempted to ask on Slowtwitch, but does anyone know what tyres have the lowest CRR for racing in snow..... 

That bit of the forecast wasn't what I wanted to see....

PSC    pirate
03/03/2012 at 07:04
just heard about the weather you guys are having.... gutted for you. Have a cracking half and enjoy the medals/tshirts etc.....

LOL re slowtwitch - go on I dare you.
Edited: 03/03/2012 at 07:18
Hope    pirate
03/03/2012 at 07:12

Sorry to hear this guys, you must be so disappointed!

Good luck for the half. Race well. 

D74
03/03/2012 at 07:19

Done.  Lets see if anyone bites.

Hey, after this weekend surely I'm allowed a little bit of fun...

PSC    pirate
03/03/2012 at 07:24
PSC    pirate
03/03/2012 at 07:26
£5 on butyl.
The Silent Assassin    pirate
03/03/2012 at 09:35

Will the 70.3 still be put up on IM dead?

03/03/2012 at 16:21
It looks like it will be SA.

We're up and finally the wind has died down. Fingers crossed the lake has followed suit and were in for a smooth swim.
Nicko. Hdau    pirate
03/03/2012 at 20:08
Just seen Trogs go out of T1
Nicko. Hdau    pirate
03/03/2012 at 20:14
Happy chap telling someone in pink where her bike is in T1
Edited: 03/03/2012 at 20:15
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