Bouncing Barlist


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Outlaw or Ironman Bolton??

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 12:22

Why constrain yourself to Outlaw or Bolton, there are about 20+ other long distance events in the UK, what are you looking for in an event?

What about further afield slightly more expensive but there are some great races on the continent.

From the races ive done I think my top two (because I cant make my mind up on third) are:

Wales
Lanza


That said there are a lot of different factors that combine to make a race special and they'll be different for different people.

Don't think OSB will sell-out to Ironman, I understand they turned down an approach a couple of years ago?  I understand Ironman charge something like a £150 premium to the organiser, then there are the many branding contraints etc

Perhaps the outrage at Penticton is relevant here? http://www.pentictonwesternnews.com/news/173916661.html

ironman-wales-2014

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 10:24
Bloody iphone autocorrect!

ironman-wales-2014

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 10:23
Talcing anything you're trying to put on wet skin e.g inside socks, may help for arm warmers

ironman-wales-2014

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 10:22
Tip I heard for Wales (you might want to check race rules) put arm earners in trainer bag that they let you leave at swim exit for run to T1, plenty of time to put them on then? Guess the question is where's the line drawn, is it trainers only, arm Warner's ok? Bike gloves?

Best half distance race

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 12:06
I guess it would be relatively anonymous given you didn't didn't go to 113?

Best half distance race

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 05:25
Another vote for 113, great event, well organised and flat fast bike course

Pirate Records, Rankings and Shieldholders

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 18:29

I think this was debated to some extent last year and the year before, I cant remember the outcome.

My thoughts: 

Lanza is hard, the hardest? (irrespective of bike course resurfacing in 2006?), I think many would struggle to argue for a harder race so it justifies its position.  Talking of which brings up Wales, I can only think of one course which genuinely challenges Lanza and its Wales.

Ive not done Kona yet, and it surely deserves its place given the requirement for qualification, non wetsuit swim, temperature, wind etc but on a course for course basis is it harder than Wales, UK, etc?

Personally I think Wales deserves the extra point, but whether the' rules' need changing, and who makes the decision is anyone's guess to hazard.

Interestingly my slowest Ironman finish is at Florida

Pirate Records, Rankings and Shieldholders

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 20:26

Ah well this will do for now

Pirate Records, Rankings and Shieldholders

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 19:14

Just want to give an update, as some know the shields need updating (run out of room for the plaques), im in the process of getting them measured and a quote from a local shield/trophy shop where I work.  Sorry this is taking so long, I expect to hear something next week?

PSOF 10th Anniversary Champs

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 07:49
I have that person on ignore also, censorship isn't such a bad thing after all.
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