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Is IMUK / IM Wales worth the money?

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 09:34

Opinions vary - but mine for what its worth ... The IM races i have been too (Wales and Lanza ) are IMO worth the extra cost (for one thing the logistics of a sea swim and the relevant safety, often more closed road sections etc), and you can see why they cost a bit more than some of the non branded ones. Wales is epic , and you would be hard pushed to find an event that has better support along the entire course .

Outlaw is a truly great event , and has incredible support at HPP , but there is very little out on the bike section (with the notable exception of  feedstations especially the pirate one) .. yes its iron distance , but ( and this will be contentious so sorry if it upsets anyone) it is not the same as IMUK , IMW others in terms of challenge .... Its not easyby any means , none of them are , just not as hard as the UK IM branded events (or indeed some of the other non branded long distance tris ). 

so .. depends what you want and what you can afford ... but dont pick a race based on the tattoo you can get (unless of course its Norseman or MDS ) 


Wetsuit storage - hang or fold?

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 10:27

so wet, sandy and screwed up in a transition bag isn't the way i should store it then ?.

When it does leave the transition bag i fold mine ... the advantage of being about 3 times bigger than my wetsuit is that it straightens out those creases brilliantly when it goes on. 


Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 11:11

Silent Assassin
Crooky Iron Knee
Button Mushroom
Magna Carter

Not a bad list for so soon after the entry opened 

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 09:07

is it time for a list yet ?? 

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 13:34
nice one Raf

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 11:50
yep .. club oceano is thoroughly recommended.. stayed here for the last 3 attempts .
for registration at la santa its about a 70 euro round trip taxi if you don't want to hire a car.

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 07:25
start and finish are in Puerto del Carmen crooky .

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 00:08
hi Fly.. yep doctors orders were not to run .. but there was never much running involved in the races i finished anyway . cycling has been ok so far .. knees swell up and are a bit stiff for a few days after a long ride but not so painful (at least not yet ) .. ankle does however give a lot of pain and so gets heavily strapped up for any run (shuffle ) training . do very little of that and all treadmill so i lower the risk of turning it again and making it worse. i have a slight suspicion that my chances of kona qualification may now be slim .. but i am sure that i can make the swim and the bike and have a decent go of plodding the marathon.

still looking for a new hobby... but finding it hard to admit defeat on lanza so one more go.

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 19:50
may also have taken a trip to la santa on sunday to put my name down again ... couldnt pass up the opportunity to do the swim and most of the ride on the 25th aniversary year

Ironman Lanzarote 2015

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 17:12

looking like a short list Slim  

Slimshady - 1555
Slagiatt - 1439

14 and 39 i think are also the numbers of the buses i'll need to get me back to the start 

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