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Help on picking the right Ironman

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 22:08

Just a thought, Copenhagen...  

I know its not necessarily the closest of Germany races, but it is an easy couple of hours on the autobahn up to Copenhagen and if you are over that way anyway is an ideal first full distance race if you are going to whole hog and going branded for the first one.

The swim is very sheltered, its a sea swim but in a lagoon and water quality was good when we did it.  It is almost guaranteed to be a wetsuit swim as well due to latitude and time of year.

The ride is flat and fast, well supported and the roads are good quality throughout less a section of cobbles that lasts about 200m or 2 life times depending on your bike skill.  There is also a personal bag at the mid point which is a good part of the plan.

The run is four loops out of town and back and the crowd was 4 deep in many places with a real carnival atmosphere.  It is also flat except for two bridges that add a little to the mix.

It is a split transition, but their admin was squared and they made it work.  Accommodation is easy in Copenhagen and the whole race stood out as one of the best I have done.  

Food for thought.

Comrades 2017

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 01:02


Realist that some cracking suggestions came in so I am now looking at the Thames Trot and SDW50 as big in the bag build up races along with the DW (in no way of any practical use I am sure).  Thank you for the advice much appreciated.  I wish I had the ability to get across and qualify out there but that is too much in terms of travel time and expense.  

On another note SN did you ever consider IM SA?  

Another order for PSOF LG Tech T's

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 12:01



That all looks excellent 1 x M paid thank you mate.  Will e-mail postal address shortly.

Comrades 2017

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 22:55

Just a quick question, I usually use other races as a build up to a years A race.  I am going to crack Country to Capital in 2017 in prep for Comrades are there any other races that people really recommend for a good build up to this race?  Something long, undulating and not within a month of the race would be ideal.  All suggestions welcome, currently based around Wiltshire way but happy to travel for as long as the race ill take if that makes sense?

2017 season...

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 21:36

So just an outline of race plans for 2017.

Devizes to Westminster - Canoe Race (it has water in it!)

Comrades Marathon - (ok so not a tri but will wear a Pirate top and look like a lizard when I finish).

Copenhagen 70.3

Bolton IM

Dublin 70.3

Regret life choices and drink lots over winter!  Is anyone else looking at Dublin or Copenhagen 70.3?

Another order for PSOF LG Tech T's

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 19:26

Dear Kit Fairy, pirate treasure to the tune of 35 guineas has been transferred as tribute for the running T.  When do you need our home port details?  Cheers

Another order for PSOF LG Tech T's

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 22:46

Good Evening if not too late can you please add me down for 1 x Medium and I will pay money across on Friday or as soon as order is acknowledge.  

Many thanks mate

Outlaw 2016

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 23:08

Hey it was great to meet everyone, thank you to the gentlemen that I finished with that was a massive bag of moral.  Sorry I didn't stick around for the after party but I made my flight in the end... wasn't the most productive of days however!  So er same time next year...

Outlaw bike feedstation 24th July 2016

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 23:06

Hey firstly thank you to everyone for that, there was a really good vibe and it massively helped on the race.  The lass who gave me pork pies was a god send.  All of your efforts were appreciated.

Outlaw 2016

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 22:16

Hey, will see you all at the weekend.  I wish everyone the best of luck and I hope its not as hot as it has been this week!  Feels like it came round really quickly this year...

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