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Nam wrote (see)
For sprint you should get away with BS. For the Oly distance that would get a bit knackering. For the Half... no way.
IMIB Did a olly the other week and first open water ever done. From a novices point of view was a world of differance If you can get any practice in before even if its just to get used to a wet suit it will help.
Which one have you signed up for? This is starting to look like fun.
Think I'm going for the Olympic distance. Been getting in some open water practice with my club and have done a sprint race which was open water but have yet to do 1500m!!
Am I right in thinking you can actually stand up in the lake if you get knackered?!
Still got a couple more weekends of practice though so will hopefully be ok!
Did Olympic distance bike and run at Horwich back in may but the swim was only 800m and was in the pool!
Cake wrote (see)
Mick you can happily float in your wetsuit if you need to take a beather. No idea how deep the lake is through.
Well, I'm in at long last - middle distance - but can't say I'm over enthused about it
Anyone any idea how they count the laps on the swim, looks as though it could all get a bit confusing to me
The middle distance people get to go first, then 1 hour later everyone else gets to go
I know they give you wrist bands for the run, but know about swim laps or bike laps
Event details from2009
I found it quite useful reading the instructions from the 2009 race, link above
Oh dear... the Oly peeps start 5mins after the Sprint swim wave...
*worries about gettting drowned*
ps just read the bumpf... 'tis not wettie compulsory is it?
I have got some of the temporay pirate tatoos coming and should be here for this, will need to keep hold of some for the Outlaw but will bring sme down for this
Can someone stick up the link for the hotel for saturday night? Being a dizzy sod I've forgotten which one it is and can't find the link Nam put up.
Think its full mate
try this one
hotel 1 mile from start
always book premier inn ealry as they tend to fill up and theres no deposit, you only pay when you get there
we could put your bike in our room and you have the car for the night, not to comfy but the offers there
The Silent Assassin wrote (see)
This years race info is out and they have changed the bike course quite a lot.
Only 5 laps now and 58 miles, it was an out and back course its now a loop so should be as boring
the half distance people get to wear yellow hats!!!!!!!!!!!
so far there are 199 for the big half
could have a race on for finishing postions 196,197,198 and 199
there few more signed up so its 208...
i guess i'll be the 208th person finishing the swim providing i dont get lost on the swim course....