Right, thanks for the heads-up on this one Kate. I've just heard from the helpful race organisers and it looks like I should have the opportunity to sign up next months after I finish London Oly unscathed. Weather permitting, I'll head over there on 11th to have a go at a couple of laps on the bike course.
Attempt 5 at getting my IM GI issues sorted. This time out, liquid only. That's going to be a killer (hopefully not literally) for a man with my appetite!
Unless something happens with C226, I reckon I might join you at the Immortal Kate as not too far from me. It would mean me having to reign it in a bit at London Oly the weekend before, which will be annoying as I've rounded up a bunch of mates I'd like to beat. Hmmm.
Bastion was also recommended to me by C226 organiser. It appealed until I spotted that the pro who won it last year managed it in a time just under 10 hours. I'm chasing a time. The Bastion aint the course for it! I might make a (un)reasoned plea to Outlaw (the only other weekend I have free this summer). I don't hold out much hope but in my favour, I did take part in 2012 to receive, after half a day of flogging myself to death, one of the most measley finisher medals EVER. Not sure that'll carry much weight in my search for a place in a sought after race.