ROTH 2007

Simply the best - so I'm told

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25/07/2006 at 12:07
Well having just crashed out of TLD in the swim I thought I had better start panning a little earlier for next year. Epecially fixing the problem I had in Chasewater - that starts on Sunday

I know the pirates are looking at either IM Austria or Florida but I have an allergy to the corporate stuff and I believe Roth will satisfy this whilst still giving me the whistles and bells associated with IMdot events

I think it fills quite quickly but was still open yersterday so hopefully I can get the cash together in time

So any more for amy more?
25/07/2006 at 12:24
I am told so too... by Maddy, and I take her word for it!

Roth here we come...

Now I better go out and buy a swimsuit, as I have not swam/swum? for so many years I don't have one! Thank God I have almost a year to get back into swimming :-)

But I do have running shoes, and a brandnew second hand flash Giant TCR roadracer :-) It needs to be used :-)
25/07/2006 at 12:26
Ah LFW has done it and says its good and is currently on TLD thread so maybe might appear at some point
25/07/2006 at 12:43
I saw his post on TLD thread, sounded super! I am getting all excited now, especially as I was gutted about not being able to do TLD because of that stupid taxi and then the course stopped me from doing just the bike leg as well...
25/07/2006 at 12:52
Thought I would just put a quick message on this more appropriate thread.
I did Roth this year and quite frankly it was absolutely superb. In every possible aspect the race was top notch. Organised as only Germans know how to organise thing. The support along the route is simply amazing - no exageration at all - on one hill during the bike leg the crowds were 5+ deep and screaming support in your ear with little more than a bikes width to ride through. This actually was quite daunting as it was at this time that a certain Faris Al Sutan was lapping me.
The course is very fast - The World record for the distance is held on this course by Luc Van Lierde.
Whilst I personally have no great aversion to the more corporate Ironman races, I doubt the Roth event can be bettered and yet it is approx £80 cheaper to enter.
As stated on another thread, I generally dont like returning to races, but this one is different - I will definately be going back - sooner rather than latter I hope.
100% recommend this race. Entries are already coming in, but last year some of my club mates entered early in December and were some of the last to be accepted. They DONT have a waiting list.
25/07/2006 at 12:58
Whats ROTH, is it IM distance, where is it in Germany. I'd love to do an IM but the price puts me off, but i don't fancy doing that far in teh UK (i get cold very easily even when running/biking)
Is there a web site?
25/07/2006 at 13:02
25/07/2006 at 13:02
Roth website

This does not constitute any indication on my part that I am considering doing it.
25/07/2006 at 13:04
Hi after sunday there probably won't be a non IMdot full distance race intehUK unless someone takes over TLD which by the way is smal but excellently organised

Roth is full IM distance it is about 130 km north of munich
25/07/2006 at 13:05
Yes but you looked didn't you Nessie must demonstate a small spark of some interest
25/07/2006 at 13:06
Maddy, had another look at the site but cannot find the cutoff times?
25/07/2006 at 13:10
There is somewhere mention of a cut off of 15 hours, but that seems to be a very loose condition as many athletes came in after that time. The ladies and pros go off 40 mins before everyone else - everyone else go off in batches of 400 at a time.
The ones coming in late had a flippin superb support.
25/07/2006 at 13:10
It's a wave start so the cutoff will depend on your start time. The first wave (I think this includes all the girls) is at 6:20am, the last wave is at 7:20am and the cutoff is 10:30pm.
25/07/2006 at 13:12
Under race informatio theereis a bit called competition schedule its in German but it looks like it might contain cut offs or expected last competitor times
25/07/2006 at 13:17
Umm you are joking, right Haile ;-)
25/07/2006 at 13:42
So the cutoff is 15 hours or something? I tried to work it out from those times... earliest start 6.20, last finish 22.30... minus one hour for the difference in start time makes 15 hours?
25/07/2006 at 13:43
But would like to know how long one can take for swim, bike and run individually...
25/07/2006 at 13:50
I'm having to translate from German but I think the last swimmer has to be out of the water by 9:35. If you start at 6:20 that gives you 3:15 to do the swim. Even I'm not that slow!

The last people to start the swim are the relay teams so even if you're in the last solo wave you'll have loads of time.

I couldn't find official mid-race cutoffs but they show a list of worst times at each point which suggests 17:15 for the end of the bike (about 13 hours for the swim and bike).
25/07/2006 at 13:59
Oh, that should be fine then. I am afraid of the swim, as I have not swam for years... but I reckon I can do the bike in 6/7 hours if not too hilly and the mara in 4.30 max on a run/walk strategy.

I was serious about that swimsuit... don't have one... so anyone has any recommendations as to waht is good? Or is cheap and cheerful ok? I find the thought of the wetsuits very intimidating too... and I wear glasses... see, I am going to have too much time to think about this...
25/07/2006 at 14:00
Looks OK

And Hanneke you have a whole 11 months to prepare
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