AndyB99


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Ironman UK 2014

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 22:25

let me know when you can make it mark and we'll take you round!!!

hunters hill is now the toughest i think....you'll have to do at at about 90 miles and you'll be fecked!!!

its an amazing route now in my opinion....its lovely round there!!!

Ironman UK 2014

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 14:40

to try and put it into perspective....you climb a long way up sheephouse lane....but it only gets tough up to the lonely tree after the small drop down....you now only do this twice but.....with hunters hill....its like going up to the lonely tree 4 times...so where you had 3 tough climbs...you now have 4!!!

make sense???

Ironman UK 2014

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 20:15

well that would be a good start mark....but dont do that just cause they changed the route...it was fooking hilly anyway!!!

it is called ironman....and if you've not heard....it fuckin hurts!!!

Ironman UK 2014

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 11:10

hi guys.....i'll be able to put a route up on garmin but i'm sure you can export the gpx file from the rideit website that has a link on the imuk website...if not i'll put one up for you but it will be midweek.

Mark yes thats right.....i'm not even convinced they have the numbers right cause according to garmin data from the ride it will be about 300ft less overall.....but there are not many places where you'll be able to just go for it.....the longer second secion now has a lot more up and down...some of it easy....but hunters hill is very steep near the top.....i think its harder than the top part of SHL....there will be people walking up it for deffo!!!

Ironman UK 2014

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 16:59

done a proper recce of the new route today and i'm happy to report.....i think its harder....lol

there is no doubt the bottom half of the route is tougher than the 'old bottom half'...but its possible over the total route it will be marginally easier.....but its much more up and down now....so although theres less climbing overall...imo theres a lot more instances of climbing.....and now with hunters hill.....you dont have 3 'big climbs' (3 times up shl) you actually have 4 big climbs on the day and the last one being after about 90 miles.....OUCH!!!

Ironman UK 2014

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 21:16

yes i know where it is now.....its classed as Cat4 (SH is cat 3 but actually that C3 climb section actually starts way before SHL) its steep but not too long.....not as tough as shl if you ask me.

 

mrsB is transferring to IMUK tomorrow.....sadly....i will not be racing an IM this year...i've withdrawn from sweden cause i just dont have time to train due to work commitments....i'm doing the brutal half as my A race instead.

plenty guide rides going on if anybody is interested in being shown around.....i'm in full support mode for imuk again this year....its gonna be brilllllllll

Ironman UK 2014

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 20:00

looks like the new route is approved.....

 

where is hunters hill???

Ironman UK 2014

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 19:41

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.

Ironman UK 2014

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 19:59

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!!!!

Ironman UK 2014

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 21:35

hey people...so who's put that route up??? looks like a traffic nightmare to me....im racing in sweden next year but we'll be out on the route plenty come spring time.

 

be interested to see if that route gets confirmed!!! plus the 2 miles short will be added on the final leg once you finish the lap and head to T2 at the school!

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