Bouncing Barlist

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Ironman & 70.3 Weymouth 2016

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 12:44

Red Stripe, sorry to hear about your DNS?  What about giving it a try and treating it as a training day, just do swim & bike (then decide whether to run)?

How was the bike recce, whats the course like, i.e. lumpy (lots of small ups and downs, junctions) or decent climbs and decents to get our teeth into?

Ironman & 70.3 Weymouth 2016

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 12:40

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

22:45 must have started last run lap

IM Lanzarote 2017

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 11:10

Happy Chap 
Flat Footed 
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Only here for the beer 
Lee the Pea 
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PSOF Championships 2017?

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 10:34

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.


PSOF Championships 2017?

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 08:29

Statistically Outlaw is the most popular race.

Bouncing Barlist wrote (see)

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.


How realistic is a 6hr IM bike in my first ironman?

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 23:30

Agree, outlaw is an easier course, rowing lake swim means less sighting issues, mainly flat bike which can be fast (but can sometimes be windy as exposed in places).  Runs flat to.

PSOF Championships 2017?

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 23:20

I think its to late in the year to be looking at alternative 2017 options other than Lanza and Lakesman, when so many people have already committed to one or the other or both.

All the other events suggested have their appeal but I dont think at this stage will draw anything other than a very small number.

I also dont think we should be dissuaded by the weather prospects of Wales for a potential 2018 pirate champs.

Having done both Lanza and Wales twice, they are in my opinion (for different reasons) the best two Ironman events, it would be nice to see them both as pirate championship races.


Posted: 11/08/2016 at 14:57
Hello Knockers

PSOF Championships 2017?

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 13:05
Don't have to restrict the options to Europe, IM Brazil and a week at Copacabana relaxing afterwards

PSOF Championships 2017?

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 13:03
I think the options are limited to events there will be a reasonable representation at.

Presently that only seems to be Lanza or Lakesman

Wales could be a good shout for 2018? That or any of the 64 that are chosen?
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