i rode some of the new part of the route last week...of course it longer than the old back half because there are only 2 laps but i think its tougher....there are 2 two new tough climbs and its pretty technical.....plus the section from croston to eccleston is pretty much all uphill....and then we all know its all uphill from eccleston back to babylon lane anyway.
of course its difficult to compare to the old route cause you only have the lonely mountain to do twice instead of 3 times so it might balance itself out...depends how you climb but i think its a bit tougher overall for the 112 miles now....its a cracking route though and if approved will open up more places.
sooooo.latest is that the bike course is submitted and will be approved or rejected in mid march....if its regected they go back to the old route which is already established........so dont do the new route too much guys!!!!
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You might remember i was in for this race, i roped a mate into it but then i had to pull out due mainly to work commitments but also injury...anyway my mate is still racing so we're heading to tenby for a week tomorrow. Rally looking forward to cheering you all on....if i see any pirates i'll come and say hello. staying on Kiln park for the week ina caravan so i'll see yer in the mash and barrel!!!
so saturday night last week....i've a few mates we are tracking on irontrac doing ironman kalmar sweden....as we are talking a plan hatches that maybe i can make my return (having missed the outlaw in 2012 and wales in 2013 through injury and job problems) to ironman racing in a nice european race.
two people i'm talking to say they fancy it aswell (mrsB and a mate)...so cue monday morning at 10am we are on line.....and by 5 past we are all signed up!!
reports came from the mates that its flat and fast but certainly not easy (how can it be) and i'm really excited about it already!!!
i need a better year though....dont want to miss 3 in a row