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IM Wales vs. IM France

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 12:56

Hi Felloow Triers,

Just looking for some advice from those who have raced IM Wales & IM France. 

I was due to race IM France last year but after months of training had to miss it due to illness. 

Deciding which race to enter this year for my long course debut and with IM UK sold out and with the dates of other races it looks like IM Wales or France as my best bet for when I can race.

Any advice on which would be the best experience from those who have raced them.  Not looking for the easiest as I don't think that is possible in IM just more of the whole package, swim, bike, run, location etc.

All experiences welcome.

Recommended Swim coaching

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 11:55


I'm looking for swim coaching either in  London or Kent that really works / has a good structure.  This winter period I want to crack my swim and get efficient as possible for next years races.

I've tried local pools coaches and one supposedly specialist coach (no names!) for a decent amount of money but basically I always seems to just end up swimming constant lengths which i could do for free in my own time.

Can anyone recommend someone they know / have used that might be able to help me master a good technique (or at least improve)

All advice welcome.


Maxifuel Marlow Olympic Triathlon

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 17:03


Has anyone done the Maxifuel Marlow Olympic Triathlon before?

I just wondered about the swim in the Thames. 

It starts off swimming upstream before the turn around and I just wondered what the currents where like both upstream and downstream for the swim.

Does it make much difference? 

Anyones experiences appreciated.


Fambridge Yacht Haven Half Iron Triathlon

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 17:47


Has anyone got any experiences of doing the Fambridge Yacht Haven Half Iron Triathlon?

Looking for feedback regarding the setup / tidal swim / general thoughts of it as an event?

All feedback much appreciated.

Marshman 2013

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 12:25

cool.  Thanks for the responses.  Being a cold swim is fine (trusty wetsuit) and the rest sounds okay.  Looking forward to it - weather permitting.

Marshman 2013

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 11:03


I'm doing the marshman this year in the build up to IMUK and wondered about the swim... in particular, does it have currents, choppy water etc

I've heard last year the swim was cancelled due to bad weather? 

Any advice would be great.





Surrey Cycle way

Posted: 04/01/2013 at 20:22

Cheers for the advice FerrousFerret.  Much appreciated.

That's exactly what I am using it for Gladys M.ince pies .  Doing IMUK this year so perfect to hammer out anythung between 50 / 60 miles or do the full loop of 94.

You can apply for a free map of the route on this link ....

when i get mine i will put something on here.


Surrey Cycle way

Posted: 04/01/2013 at 12:06


Planning on doing the surrey cycleway 90mile(ish) this weekend and was wondering if anyone had any good advice on the best place to start off on the cycleway.

i live in london so the plan is to drive out to a starting point - railway station etc, then enjoy a days ride on the cycleway before returning back to the car and returning home.

any advice on the cycleway or starting points would be much appreciated



Posted: 04/01/2013 at 11:20

sounds good.  cheers for the info.



Posted: 03/01/2013 at 17:11

cool thanks for that.... its pretty close to the flash.  how did you get there to the swim in the morning?

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