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Trogs    pirate
14/03/2011 at 21:42

Entries are open

Only 50 weeks to go

14/03/2011 at 21:44
haha thought I would find you here Count Toucs and I in.
M...eldy    pirate
14/03/2011 at 21:45
Staff outing?   
Trogs    pirate
14/03/2011 at 21:46

14/03/2011 at 21:52

May well be back in Aus then. If so, I'll volunteer for sherpa duties

14/03/2011 at 21:52
Haven't received an annual leave request form yet
Trogs    pirate
14/03/2011 at 21:54
 I'll bring it in tomorrow
Kanga M    pirate
14/03/2011 at 23:08

Is this like East Enders, where you'll ask some random passer by the mind the stall while you nip out to do an errand/Ironman/bank job*

(*delete whichever doesn't apply)

I may be in Taupo in a racing and/or drinking capacity

15/03/2011 at 01:25

I'll look after the shop.

*prepares swag bag*

Ally Bally Bee    pirate
15/03/2011 at 07:53

Race was 70 per cent full at 5pm NZT (4am UK) so if you are thinking of racing then enter as soon as you read this.

And accommodation is filling up fast too. The motel I was at is full and the room D74 was in at the Hilton (the only hotel with vacancies when he decided to come to Taupo two days before this year's race) is also booked.

Last year's race took 2 weeks to sell out and then about 180 people didn't start. There is no wait list.

I'm on sherpa duty with at least 5 people known to me entered.

15/03/2011 at 08:03
LOL Kanga we kinda did that to my mum last time we went to IMCH. Thanx for the offer Ditchy we may take you up in the offer (insert winky smiley).

Kanga M    pirate
15/03/2011 at 08:49
Hmmm. Just put in all my details, but no confirmation email as yet. Apparently I did have a leave pass already

So, the chances of me being there in a racing capacity are higher than they were an hour ago ...

Where you guys staying ?
Kanga M    pirate
15/03/2011 at 08:56
Oh well, got a printed onscreen confirmation, that'll do. I in
Kanga M    pirate
15/03/2011 at 09:03
Ooh, just got a confirmation email and posted on Facebook. Bring it on !
15/03/2011 at 09:48
Oh yey Kanga. Whoohoo
Kanga M    pirate
15/03/2011 at 10:47
Guessing now we have easier access to the apparently vast pool of family baby sitters in Oz that Jen will come too. Have you guys booked flights, accom etc ? How long you staying for ? Any plans to pop over to Oz ?
15/03/2011 at 13:09
We've got three weeks out there. Nearly all before the event. We'll leave Tues/Wed after it No trip to Oz sadly.

Will book flights when we can scrap some cash together. I think Trogs might have an accommodation card up her sleeve. (hoping so anyhow). We'll probably camper van a bit.
Trogs    pirate
15/03/2011 at 20:00

Good news Kanga

Haven't looked at travel dates yet - or discussed them with the boss.  Don't think we can book flights more than 6 months in advance so no particular rush.  Will probably do three weeks too and aim to be in Taupo from Tue - Mon or something like that.

Have a friend in NZ army who reckons he'll be able to book some chalets through the army at Acacia Bay (I think) which is about 5k to the west of Taupo central.  Will mail him to ask him to make enquiries now that we've all entered (woo hoo!)  Don't know what the cost is but would guess it'll be cheaper than other local accommodation.

Trogs    pirate
15/03/2011 at 20:14

Just to get you in the mood

Ally Bally Bee    pirate
15/03/2011 at 20:53

Bloody Aussies! They're the reason why it filled up last time!

Will be awesome to have a pirate presence this time around, missed it this year although D74 made up for it with his very loud horn. He's also entered so I will get my revenge!

Apparently accommodation is filling up too but last year was the same. A motelier told a friend in February that there had been many cancellations and about 180 people didn't start IMNZ2011 - 1500 entered, just over 1300 started, 58 didn't finish and one got DQ'd for running his 5 year old son down the finish chute, even though this policy is widley known and competitors were reminded at race briefing/pasta party (was on the same night).

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