The previous race director and organiser has left his post in Triathlon Ireland to take up a new full time post in the NI Commonwealth Games organisation. He will no longer be organising this race.
It is my belief that my club, Triangle, will take it back to its roots on the North Antrim coast. This is a beautiful part of the world with miles of beautiful sandy beaches stunning cycle routes, but without doubt it will miss the energy and insight of its previous 'champion'.
Great question Darkness and its something I've been pondering. I got a club spot for VLM 2014 and I intend using it, as well planned Copenhagen IM (end Aug), followed by Loch Ness marathon (end Sept) and Dublin Marathon (end Oct).
I think I'll use London as a long training run and add Sunday long training runs on top of my Sat long bike. I plan to run only 3 times a week, which includes an interval, tempo and LSR session. Bike a couple of times a week including a TT and long bike, and swim 2-3 times a week, including OW.
Nothing structured there and certainly nothing I've read. I'm not advocating that it'll work because I don't know but I am also not looking to break any records.
All I'm looking for is around 4 hours for London, around 12.30 for the IM, clueless about Loch Ness and around 3:45 for Dublin.
I don't post too often, in fact about as often as i race. But Barley has articulated my thoughts better than I ever could.
I find it a complete turn off and whilst i know I wouldn't be missed I wouldn't have anything to do with it. Tri clubs don't generally have an elite section and that suits even the elite athletes, who also don't wish to be alienated.
I'm all for change when it is required, its healthy and stops stagnation, but not in this direction.