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i haven't but I've seen it on TV a few times, does that count? They kept going on about the being cold, and having to aim for a point way to the right of the swim finish point to account for the current. Oh, and those steps climbing up off the beach on the run looked like fun.
Course wise it's probably about as far removed from Outlaw as it's possible to get. Good practice for IM Wales, I would imagine.
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Oh, it looks like a great event - I wouldn't ditch it just because it might not be ideal prep for Outlaw
There's always the Kona lottery...
Well done for getting in. I'm very jealous
I think the run is really tough. Part of it is on sand and you also have a 400 step staircase to climb.
Paid up last night so no going back now. My friend has emigrated to SF last week (reason I entered as we would hopefully do it together) but unfortunately she didn't get into round 1 of the lottery so have to keep fingers crossed she gets into round 2. Although she's said she'll come and support with Mrs Mandel if she doesn't get in. Think we're going to take 2 weeks and go travelling down the coast too afterwards as I've got a bit of family in LA and San Diego (plus it will keep the wife happy...)
Quick question, on the swim, did you use a neoprene hat as well? Saw it was recommended but are they just being OTT about the cold?
CD - may have to enter the Kona lottery now too although I've probably used up my luck for now...
I am entered into the second round ballot, along with a mate. Albeit rather pricey, visiting Alcatraz in this manner could only be bettered by Snake Plissken!Rw
Pugsley, did you get in through the second ballot mate?
Robbie what about you too?
Names are up on website if you're not sure yet.
Sorry, not been about so much. I am in, I will be there and I will be in yeller and black. Howsabout you Mandel - will you stand out from the crowd??!
If you are there and in need of a beer it would be a pleasure to join you.
I'd love to have made the cut but being the b*stard I am, having searched for "great white San Fran" and come up with the below, I'm not too disappointed that come midnight on 10 June 2012, I'll still weigh the same as when I started out the day ...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xnx9PYegspkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2FInaOCqooNo need to thank me.Rw
Whhhooooaaa. Never mind the sharks - i need to bleach my eyes after seeing the fat guy in the speedoes.
Apparently the water is so cold right now even the sharks are fecking freezing.