Just to bring you up to speed on where we are with the 226 race for next year We're officially 'go' now and have set the date formally as August 10th There's still a couple of options for bike and run courses available to us, which we're finalising with various councils, police, land owners etc, but all the options we have are very flat and very fast, which is a bonus.
We're just putting the finishing touchs to cotswold226.com, but in the meantime any info will be postd up on 113events.com and entries will open on Nov 1st
It's difficult to tell what the demand will be in 2014, but we've set out break even point a few hundred in order to keep entry fees low and if we're lucky enough to get a really good demand, then we'll cap it at around 500, so we build it gradually and see how many the course will take without turning it into a massive draft fest.
Anyway, if you get any questions, get in touch (07595 591612) and more info on all our 2014 events is available on our recent newsletter, which you can find here http://www.113events.com/2013/10/oct13/
We basically have two options ; 1) go early in the year around end may/early june where there's not an already established large scale long distance race
2) Go later in the year, and be up against the larger, more established events (think IMUK,IMWales and maybe challenge henley if it runs another year
We've had early mtgs today with the guys at the lake and they're keen on a later date, but we'll keep you all posted
I'm certainly super keen to hear what you guys think is the best time of year and whether starting training early in the winter is really a blocker. I've done early season Ironmans where I'm logging long boring base miles in dec and it's sucked, but at the same time, I did IMUK in 08 where it was mid Sept and I was ready for the season's main race to be over by August..
Let us know what you think and thanks for the feedback so far