Cranleigh, 8th Sep 2013
XTERRA, which is to off-road tri as Ironman is to on-road, has been absent from the UK for a few years but no longer - it's back for 2013 using the Vachery Tri circuit at Cranleigh Surrey. http://www.vacherytriathlon.com/
40 slots for the XTERRA world champs in Maui, Hawaii
anyone fancy this?? I'm probably in
Aaah the buggers. Same day as Challenge Henley. Pah.
I'd noticed this (and the middle distance earlier too), what distances is XTERRA ? IM distance ?
no - standard distance. it's attracting more top road triathletes as well - Stannard and Don have done well at it and Javier Gomez won the Xterra Worlds at his 1st attempt at an off-road tri!
I see, so short stuff. Stannard, Don, Gomez................TR.........I can see the glory now !
you'll need to learn how to ride that MTB of yours off-road first......
The less said about my one foray into off road MTB racing the better
Can just about stay on the damned thing on a firetrack. LOL! But I might well come and support the yeller and black. And watch the experts in action eh fb
i soo want a go at this...isnt it over 3 or 4 days??? with kayaks??
they used to hold this in the lakes
that's adventure racing Andy - this is full on off-road tri.....
I think Xterra did talk about a Lakes race a few years ago but it never transpired - the last UK Xterra race was down in South Wales in 2007 or thereabouts. very tough one at that.
FB - proper off-road in the mud? no chance then, I was hoping trails. Dont want to get muddy or fracture an eyelash.
I'd love to go back to play next year but 8 Sep is Bacchus day so I shall be fully occupied elsewhere all weekend.
Think I'll do the middle distance too as part of prep. for CH.
Never ridden up Leith Hill - what's it like? Short n' sharp or a grindfest?
Average grade: 6.7 %
Length: 2.24 km
Height start: 102 m
Height top: 254 m
Elevation: 152 m
TR - this year was a mix of proper mud - though I'm sure I've seen somewhere that they're taking out the muddiest bit from this year - woodland single track and grassy fields. It was proper fun, even for an off road novice
Trogs - sounds fun indeed. I have an A race 2 weeks later but could do both. Sounds popular though, TT folks are getting interested, says it'll only be ~£65 too. Not too far away from me either although its not a direct route.
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