Roth 2010

As you may be aware both myself and Mellifera are going to Roth next year and it has been mentioned as the pirate event for 2010. Of course IMDE has also been talked about, and various pirates will no doubt be heading to other places. Now if you are thinking of doing a long course event next year you could join us in Roth. However note, it is not a branded M. Event so if you really feel the need to have the M. Brand on your CV this isn’t the race for you. It also has wave starts so you wont get the official M. Style 2000 plus going together in the swim. So if M. Is what you are after you need to look elsewhere,like the IMDE 2010 thread, and be at your computer on July 1 to get entered.

However Roth does have insane support. It also has a price tag of 115 euros less than IMDE, and even more savings are to be made if theres 10 plus of us going. People I have spoken to say it is brilliantly organised, and it was until a few years ago the German IM race, so it has form. Furthermore it has relay teams, so if you fancy a pirate outing but don’t want to learn to swim say, get a team up and enter the relay.If you really fancy Roth have a look at the website http://www.challenge-roth.com/en/ and see if it fits your plans.

Also be aware, as has been posted elsewhere, that finding somewhere to stay is likely to be a nightmare, so we will need to get on it sharpish once those interested have decided to go. There is apparently a big campsite close, but I for one could not do camping for xxx days then trying to race a full IM distance.As I said I am deffo going so I will add myself to a list, and I will be a tad cheeky and add Mellifera too. This may end up being the “big” pirate outing, it may not, if more people sign up for IMDE or Austria or whatever, then that will be. But if you do decide on Roth, you wont be totally alone. If you fancy doing a relay put S,B or R so we know who wants to do what and we may be able to knock together a team or two? 

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  • Maybe.................
  • Have an M. so that's not an issue but really want to experience the Pirate massive.

    Don't know what to do image

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    Done the M. thing, would rather try somewhere new than cover old ground again just yet, but am also tempted by Lanza ...
  • Cheap, cheerful and home soil...?!  image

    >lurks discretely< image

  • relay relay relay!
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  • discount this race at your peril, might not be an M-dot but used to be and still holds one of the biggest and most prestigious pro fields in IM. This is a great race to do and support at.
  • If I'm not retired - put me on the maybe list please !
  • It's a great course for a p.b. imageimage
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    Cougie retire??? No way!!
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    Cougie retire??? No way!!slowtwitcher
  • oops...

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  • Can't seem to get my name to format correclty image
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  • AndrewSmith wrote (see)
    It's a great course for a p.b. imageimage


    lol, certainly is. They use all of the available 10% I think image

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  • If this turns out to be the Pirate outing count me in, I love the atmosphere and support there and I'll sound out LJS about doing the relay again - he did the swim in 2007 for team pirate in 1hr 7 mins and has completed the full distance there twice, never swum any slower. And as to prestige - Chrissie Wellington is racing it this year, you can't get much more prestigious than that. We plan on going over to watch. Roth's about an hour from our "other" house.

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  • Plum - advantage for you and me - no washing machine start as the start is in about 10 different "waves", and the pros, all women, and the older age groupers are in the very first wave which starts about 20 mins in front of everyone else to let the pros get away clear. The other waves are 5 mins apart. Relay swimmers start last.
  • Hmmmmmm SP is doing IMNZ so that's 3 weeks leave taken, can we manage to sneak in and do the relay???

    He can bike, I can run (will train a bit promise) just need someone to swimble - hey plum!  image

  • Why so many maybe's cant any of you be decisive?
  • Unlike you barley, I have a spouse to consult/persuade/sweeten up. Softly softly catchee monkey.
  • Why so many maybe's cant any of you be decisive? ...

    Blame the wife
  • reverse of my post, WW! I'd sign up in a heartbeat if I were single.
  • What Hope, have I pi55ed you off or do I smell or summat?
  • Ok... Barl....makes sense 12 full months to train and prepare, what's the worst that  can happen? 

    Yarrr!.... 

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  • Taking Coach Barlos' lead (see 1st post of Lanza 09 list) image

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    Meldy - a maybe only depending on funds at the time
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