Wave or continuous flow starts spoil most spectacular parts of Ironman, i.e. the the mass start. Its a real shame.
Im not convinced about any safety gain either,
Looking at the race instructions to suss it out (not done a gaylord continuous start before), looks like we seed ourselves. Not sure if the 16.30 (not 17.00) cut off at Weymouth will be gun time or chip time?
Having been caught out previously, make sure youre aware of the interim cut-offs:
13:45 must have started second bike lap 15:30 126k 17:00 159k
Its not for me to make a decision but I will if that's the preference, sometimes a decision just needs to be made. The alternative is to wait until Mallorca and let those attending decide collectively (possibly the best option now?)
I started this thread to help, to try and resolve indecision, then expressed a preference but tried to avoid steering the argument, other than to highlight Lanza and Lakesman as the obvious choices.
I suppose one persons discussion is another's contradiction. I suggested we avoid focussing on the 'which event has the greatest solo interest'. I think there's more to it than that, some examples have been argued for in the earlier pages and that noise doesnt apprear to be for Lakesman (anecdotally or statistically).
There was a massive solo interest in Henley in 2013, yes many of those that argued for it didnt eventually enter. A few weeks ago there was a significant solo interest in IMUK which hs since waned.
Certainly does, though I didnt mean a vote a such, just a means of reaching a collective decision via discussions within a group that has an iron in the fire so to speak.
From my experience the best way of deciding is a core group making a decision then putting it out there. Putting something to a wider vote often results in a compromise that not many are really behind, be that events, socials etc.
Ultimately the champs doesnt have to be the most popular event or most attended, else we'd be at Outlaw every year, but it does need a critical mass.