Was considering it, but it's £90 for a RIVER swim and you have to run up the side of the Castle. I am a wuss, so river swims and hills are not favourable. Also clashes with the last day of the Deca, Triple, Double, Single Enduroman.
I am looking at Bath Oly three weeks later for £47 instead.
Loved it last year, but being in the Thames for 6am took some dedication. Wasn't impressed with the quality of roads or lack of drafting marshalling going on, but all other staff were excellent. I'm lucky enough to live close enough, not to also have to pay out to stay somewhere as well, but still find it an expensive day out. Like Schmu will be looking at other events like Bath as a cheaper option.
But like London and Blenheim, if you haven't done it before, you should do it at least the once just for the experience.
Hello! I'm thinking about this one - came across it by accident. I set myself a challenge of doing HIM and really want to to an Oly distance first.
Having decided I want to do Trentham HIM, I have tried to find an Oly tri sometime between April/May and July. Is four weeks enough time to recover and do keep up a bit of training?
I'm so nervous. I think I annoyed lots of pro's (HIM's/ IM's) with my indecisiveness on races and silly questions. Seems the Tri way is just to get on and do it rather than think about it. Thinking is my downfall!
Having realised an HIM will take about 6 hours, and an Oly looks like 3hours (maybe I'm being optimistic, but I have got over 6 months of training ahead of me and currently do a 80min sprint tri), 4 weeks kind of seems like enough time..........
What do you all think????????
jEvans, i'm in the same boat as you.. and i've decided financially i am going to hold off on doing a HIM until next year.. I'm not scared of the distances, just the financial commitment right now.. so going to just do Windsor oly for this summer and prob the hever oly distance too
training wise you have tonnes of time to train for a HIM so that wont be a problem!
JEvaNs* wrote (see)
Having decided I want to do Trentham HIM, I have tried to find an Oly tri sometime between April/May and July. Is four weeks enough time to recover and do keep up a bit of training?Having realised an HIM will take about 6 hours, and an Oly looks like 3hours (maybe I'm being optimistic, but I have got over 6 months of training ahead of me and currently do a 80min sprint tri), 4 weeks kind of seems like enough time..........
4 weeks is plenty. Recovery times after triathlon aren't as long as you might think. After all, most of that 3 hours will be spent lying or sitting down, and the run won't be at top speed either.
If you weren't doing Windsor that day you'd be doing some other training anyway, maybe for longer than 3 hours. An Oly 4 weeks before HIM is perfect training, just more expensive!
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