This would be perfectly timed for an Outlaw HIM, but it looks a bit scary.
Anyone know if it fills up quickly? I recognise the name so I fear it may sell out and I will miss it. I'm not entering at the moment as I'm not confident enough in my swimming to do the 1900m in 45 mins (though I did my last/first HIM swim in 50 mins..)..... more nervous about the cut off for the bike route since that took me 4.5 hours (on my hybrid) at Trentham last year.....
I'll be better next year, honest! I just don't want to enter this one just yet - what to do?!?
Yes, it does fill fairly quickly. I think it was full by start December last year. However, they also operate a waiting list.
We have been discussing the swim on the PSOF 2012 championship thread (started by Meldy) you may like to have a little read of the last few pages of that thread.
The swashbuckler swim cut off is not 45 mins, it's an hour. However, they suggest that you need to be able to swim 1900m in 45 mins in 'normal' conditions because the tide is quite strong.
Not sure what else to suggest regarding cut off times other than it might provide you with training motivation?
You'll be slower on a hybrid because it's likely to be a heavier bike.
Others have suggested Marshman as a suitable alternative but I don't know much about that one, as I've opted for this one.
Thanks M.ouse. I think it was the PSOF thread I saw this on actually.
Oh Gladys - you may have convinced me.
TR - is your recollection of the bike ride that it is fairly flat?
Marshman is too far away for me really. New Forest is reasonably close.
I'm thinking the swim isn't going to be too much of an issue. However assuming 1 hour for the swim leaves 3.5 hours for the bike ~16 mph.
Doable, but tight.
Some of the folks wondering wether to do this as a Summer build up race but are worried about the swim current, might be interested to know that the Race New Forest website is mentioning a middle distance race in early June next year based at Lake Ellingham whcih is where New Forest 1/2 IM in Sept is based.
I did the Bucklers revenge on Sunday and the current was even worse than it was for the May 2010 Swashbuckler.
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