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Dog I love those disney princess films...
Does that make me gay!!
No, loving Plums bottom makes you gay
They have changed the procedure this year......
Entry is now a lottery system......
and they will only let the first 160 go up the mountain......
"Only the first 160 competitors that reach the 32.5 km check point before the cut-off time at 14 hours 30 minutes will be allowed to continue towards Mt Gaustatoppen. All later competitors will have to finish the white track. This means that number 161 will receive the white t-shirt, even if he/she reached the check point before the time cut-off."
and they might be discriminating against the geeks "....we had too many IT-consultants in the start field...."
Registration process and User ManualDate 10/02/2009 Here is the User Manual for Norseman Xtreme Triathlon 2010. Click here! You are expected to read it before you sign on for the race. This saves you from frustration and us from complaints after the race. Registration will open at October 9. There will be a one week sign on period. There will be quotas for non-Norwegians, female and elite participants. Elite slots will be based on merits, all other slots will be based on lottery. At last year, the race was full after 7 minutes. The quality of the information we received from the participants were lousy and we had too many IT-consultants in the start field. This year you will not be in a hurry. All information necessary to sign on will be published next Friday. There will also be a “race director quota”. This quota will include local participants from Eidfjord and Rjukan, participants from sponsors, press (media), crew and travel agencies. The quota will also include a few participants with extraordinary good stories that can bring interest from the press. You now have one week to read the User Manual before you decide if you want to enter Norseman 2010. All changes in the User Manual are intended to reduce the risk of the event and are based on the following experiences from 2009: Dangerous driving and parking by the support cars during the bike leg. Dangerous traffic during the first 25 km’s of the run leg, due to athletes running at both sides of the road, followed by support both at bikes and cars. Support people entered the mountain with inferior equipment and fitness. Problems with organizing the transport with the lift down from the mountain, particularly when it was the most crowded. We had more people at the top of Mt Gaustatoppen than we could handle properly. The “pack” (finishers between 14 and 16 hours) where too crowded.
To be fair there were only 176 who got black this year so the change isn't that massive & understandable from a safety standpoint. I was chatting to a guy at the awards ceremony who just managed to make the cuttoff this year & he didn't get off the mountain until gone 1a.m.
I'm hoping to be there again in 2011 too, now I just have to be lucky in the lottery AND more importantly improve by at least 34 places which means being about 40 minutes quicker on the bike
Ah...just realised its you NM....since we were similar pace at HIM I've got little or no chance of getting black then...your biking was stronger than mine and that was with your dodgy gears. No way will I be able to make that sort of improvement for Norseman.
hmmm....I look better in black. will I be able to settle for white?
fingers crossed they change the rules again for 2011.
Top 20 Triathlons in the world, says Norseman is 'arguably the toughest!'
Smiffy loves Disney Princess films? I am not sure I needed to hear that about a Tri God. LOL. Next you'll be saying he once thought about using a compact. My vision is dashed!
Speaking of Smiffy, when can you lead a numpty pirate team to another Surrey upflat session Oh Seasoned One?
it's open for entires now here
If there are other pirates interested for 2011 (I'll be going back) I guess a group entry with potential coverage in RW (or the new tri mage) might help secure some places.........
Hmm. What to do, I've wanted to do this race for years, finally got to a point that I'm thinking about it seriously but now they've changed the rules and it doesn't look good if you're a non-elite woman. Only 13 women made the first 163 who were allowed to go to the top of of the mountain. Of the 46 who were diverted to the white t-shirt finish 16 were women.
Them's not good odds, I can race to clock cut-offs but I can't pace myself to elite mens times.
It's a lot of money (costing in the car, support etc) and I have no chance of a shot at the top under these rules. Oh well, maybe someone in the UK will come up with a similar style event.