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Interesting to see if it gets off the ground. It'd be a hilly bike course, and a great place for a swim, but it would probably clash with the Vit.
wouldn't that be cool!
The IM brand did manage to attract people from mainland Europe (and beyond) but ...er...was not well reviewed. You'd think the Challenge brand would be successful in getting a few non-UK people here.
perhaps not such good news for events like the Forestman....or the Outlaw (unless it does go on to become IMUK)
Sounds very interesting.
IMUK will be in for some serious competition next year.
I like the line from the councillor about the road/traffic officer
"He said: “The officer’s issue is simply that he doesn’t want to see gridlock. If permission is given for the job, he will do as he is told. Personally, I welcome the event and will do my best to see it happen.”
Meldy - the outlaw is not yet sold out - and nor do other non-IM long distance events in the UK. It might do next year if it's very successful this year. I think the market is there, you just have to persuade people to do their yearly IM in the UK.
I think the Vit will be OK - fills up well in advance and a lot of people only want to do a half.
Standingf up for hills helps to stop your arse from getting sore from too long in the saddle.
Who said I was negative
How long do the current IMUK people have the franchise/license for?
M.ouse wrote (see)
WTC bought back the franchise but it seems that "Ironman UK Events" are still organising the event.
Don't know how long that will continue.
my neighbourhood too
don't think I'll be fit enough for next year - though will probably volunteer for marshalling duties instead
fraggle wrote (see)
though will probably volunteer for marshalling duties instead