so many challenges

3 years on

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26/06/2012 at 11:15

Thanks for starting this seren. I've got my 5 year plan worked out and now know which 10K swim to aim for

Edited: 26/06/2012 at 11:15
meface    pirate
26/06/2012 at 11:34
seren nos wrote (see)

looks great Lil sis.........cutoffs look a bit steep for me.............the record is 15 hrs odd to do 95 miles of tough climbing............some people are amazing........would need a support crew

West Highland Way is not the toughest National Trail by far. Most of the route follows low level drovers roads and climbs with the grain of the country rather than against it. But yes the climbing still has to be done.

Dubai Dave    pirate
26/06/2012 at 12:12

keep the options coming folks. My bucket list at the moment is

2013 LeJog / swim the Bosphorus... after that we will see..

seren nos    pirate
26/06/2012 at 12:17

last year they did a cycle sportif thing of the welsh leg of the tour of britain....if they do that again this year I fancy having a go if i'm not on holiday...........also want to do the two moors way in devon

26/06/2012 at 17:01
If I was rich I'd def do a Swim Trek holiday. Is that how you'd do the Bosphorus, DD? I fancy swimming round the Cyclades.

Seren, looks like if you needed teams for things there're would be plenty of takers. Count me in
Golden Boots    pirate
26/06/2012 at 17:04

If I had a bit of cmoney I would definitely be entering this next year.... 50km running and 10km swimming, basically run across an island, jump into the sea and swim to the next island... repeat about 30 times!

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seren nos    pirate
26/06/2012 at 18:08

I really fancied the enduroman arch to arc as a relay team.........could never do it on my own but you can have teams of 2 to 6........4 to 6 in a team would be brilliant.....but its about £6000 per team I think so a tad expensive.and there is a lot of extras I believe to pay for........I would love to swim in the channel in a wetsuit......but couldn't managed long

might cycle north to south wales in one go........that would be acheap alternatoive to lejog to keep me busy

26/06/2012 at 18:16

Go for the WHW race -  it looks amazing! I was marshalling it halfway along the route this past weekend and am now determined to have a go at it myself. Might not be the toughest but I think it has to be one of the best - fantastic camaraderie, support and banter and some of the views are unbelievably beautiful.

26/06/2012 at 21:01
GB that Swedish race looks awesome. This is a great thread.

Seren I was thinking of cycling the route of the Welsh Castles Relay ie Caenarfon to Cardiff. Dunno when...

Spent a happy half hour this pm on the SwimTrek website. *sigh*
seren nos    pirate
26/06/2012 at 21:11

i was just looking up train prices to holyhead AH .......I hate swimming indoors but love it outdoors........are the swim treks wetsuit ones 

The WHW has joined my list 

seren nos    pirate
26/06/2012 at 21:21

GB....looked at that swedish race.looks amazing...............what do you do about running shoes and what do you wear in the water................loved the look of it but i would struggle to swim that far withouit a wetsuit

Cornish Digger    pirate
26/06/2012 at 23:09

Have you seen this, new for 2013

purpletrilady    pirate
27/06/2012 at 08:01

I really fancy the idea iof the swedish one - I'd love to do something like that perhaps somewhere warmer though


Golden Boots    pirate
27/06/2012 at 08:42
seren nos wrote (see)

GB....looked at that swedish race.looks amazing...............what do you do about running shoes and what do you wear in the water................loved the look of it but i would struggle to swim that far withouit a wetsuit

Doesn't it just! It's relatively cheap as well (I think about £70-80 if I remember correctly?)

I think that is all part of the fun...

27/06/2012 at 10:39

if you head over to Tripetalk (spit!), there's an active thread about OtillO and reports around that some have done in the past.

it's pretty tough going all round and there are checkpoint times that you need to be inside to be able to carry on.  think of it like Norseman but without the bike or the big feck off climb at the end of the run.

great challenge though.

and whils talking of Scandinavia, there's a tough tri called Trollveggen -   the bike leg goes up the Troll ladder which climbs 750m in 9km - that's steep - and the run finishes above the Troll Wall which has the biggest vertical drop of any cliff face in Europe with a 1000m drop.   Google Troll Wall and look at it - wow! and there are plenty of videos around of people base jumping from it

Dubai Dave    pirate
27/06/2012 at 10:47

AH there is a annual Bosphorus swim every July when they shut the channel to shipping

27/06/2012 at 10:53

I've had my eye on this for a couple of years, mainly because it doesn't have any swimming in it:


Edited: 27/06/2012 at 10:53
27/06/2012 at 11:30

I like the look of the Bosphorus swim!!  To think a little over 3 years ago I was terrified of a 1500 m swim, how times have changed!!

27/06/2012 at 21:21

Bosphorus swim is 6.5k and they say the average time is an hour.  Fastest times last year were 45 mins.  There must be significant current.  Def one to go on the list.


28/06/2012 at 09:17
Cornish Digger wrote (see)

Have you seen this, new for 2013

Oooh! Extreme tri with a lake swim! Tasty

A girl I know through tri club is doing the Bosphurus swim next month - sounds like fun, definitely better with no ships...

There are some great ideas here - I may steal some! Thanks for starting the thread.

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