Vitruvian 2013

Who's joining me?

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Suffolk Punch    pirate
14/06/2013 at 16:42

PRW - I'm down there anyway next week, so not sure I can be arsed to go that way again to do another ride around there before Vit. If I do, might go mid-July, but won't happen before then. BTW, I know the slightly up-flats around Ipswich well as used to be on Norwich Road but not been punching around that neck for about 8 - 9 years since another forumite dragged me south, kicking and screaming over the boarder and into Essex-shire .

Yeah - the bar-steward of a climb on the run. As FB says, it don't look much on the 1st run up but you swear your effing head off as you go up the second tiime! Makes the cheeseburgers all the more palatable at the end!

Did the Little Beaver on Sunday. Tough 40 ks on the bike. Esp with that bloody cold northerly wind blowing and I keep hearing references to the lovely warm sunny weather  we apparently had - which part of the course was that on? Calf held out just to the finish. Not running again until next Saturday.

11/07/2013 at 11:41

I've just pencilled in a trip to Rutland for 17 or 18 Aug to hit bike loop twice plus out and back run to dam.

Nonplussed if I do this alone but company welcome if anyone else is inclined to join.

Running Postie    pirate
24/07/2013 at 13:57


im entered again, I got a cancellation place on Monday, I couldn't resist!

26/07/2013 at 13:26

We're in! Relay team with the wife. I swim, she bikes, I run. Time to start cranking up the run distance - I've never done a half before....

Britrisky    pirate
26/07/2013 at 14:25

Time for a list 

Doner Kebab
Leigh Jenkins 3
Proven RobbieW
Running Postie
Suffolk Punch

Paperman + wife

04/08/2013 at 17:43

I have just read through the course info from the website.... does anyone know how strict they are with cut offs? I am going to need as long as possible and from what I can make out the cut offs start from the last wave which is all the females! That means the first wave of blokes have 45mins-1hr longer (cant remember which). Ladies, is this normal and does it seem fair? I had in my head that the women would be going off first or at the same time. This kind of rules out me going around with hubby unless he stands in t1 for an hour plus my swim time. 

I had been feeling kinda positive, but not anymore!

05/08/2013 at 11:43

I haven't had cause to test how vigilant they are in enforcing cut-offs but I suspect with the ride being on various highways, they will want to make sure cyclist have made it to the run course in accordance with the cut-offs they've agreed and set out in official info.

If you can put aside any anguish you have about making the cut-offs and focus on the race day enthusiasm (they don't otherwise mix so well) then you'll find that extra boost of adrenaline on the day will get you around each part of the course quicker than you're likely to have forecasted.

If you have any lingering doubts, perhaps give the organisers as shout.  They'll give you a definitive response.

Doner Kebab    pirate
05/08/2013 at 18:46

just my opinion but if you cant get the course done in 8 hours you shouldnt be even thinking about it, i know its a bit rough that blokes get longer but it is the younger lads that get the extra time and its that wave that dont really need the extra time as a rule. its not a hard course and is a little shorter than a half ironman so 8 hours is a long cut off anyway

Britrisky    pirate
05/08/2013 at 21:55

If you can average 14 mph you'll have time to spare for the run, because, as DK said, the bike is 4 miles short. 13 min miles should be enough to finish the run within three hours.



Running Postie    pirate
05/08/2013 at 22:05

Ellie come on girl, you can do it, you'll have all the blokes to chick! Don't worry about something that you have no control off, instead have some faith in your abilities. Anyway the party is always at the back 

05/08/2013 at 22:15

I never  gave the cut offs a thought last time, just got on and enjoyed it. Don't over think it though or you'll just get all negative.  get on the start line and take it as it comes

Running Postie    pirate
05/08/2013 at 22:19

Going it bit tangent now, who is camping?

06/08/2013 at 14:09

I'm booked into travel lodge

Running Postie    pirate
06/08/2013 at 19:17

Where is the travel lodge?

06/08/2013 at 21:24

9 miles north,in Colsterworth. Only £36. 

Britrisky    pirate
06/08/2013 at 21:39

We're camping the Fri night

Running Postie    pirate
06/08/2013 at 22:32

I think I will stick to the tent, ( I'd don't do camping normally, but camped last year and enjoyed it!)

does anyone fancy going for some food at the horse and jockey ( I think it's the pub in Normanton) on fri night? The food was really good last year

06/08/2013 at 22:42

I'd be up for food

Britrisky    pirate
06/08/2013 at 22:48

Pub food is good for us! 

07/08/2013 at 12:52

Thanks guys... i guess i should just man up. DK you hit the nail on the head about the younger lads, surely it would make more sense to put the 50-70yr olds first (or slow women like me) if someone does have to go first as currently the first wave is the fastest on paper.... oh well we will just have to suck it and see

. Running postie.... no chance of me chicking anyone!



Britrisky is the bike really short by 4miles? A friend did the loop last week and clocked it at 29.7 miles which started thepanic! I was thinking i would struggle to do 60 miles  in 3hrs 50. 

The swim cut off is not a problem, and the run gives enough time for me to walk most of  it if need be. (Hopefully not!) With time saved on the swim and Britrisky's info re the shorter bike I should be ok!

Maybe I will head over and do the bike loop this week.

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