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I'm also local but NOT doing this, but I'd book up accomodation now if I were you...
Not doing the full.
I'm hoping the half is the club middle distance champs. I'll also see how the season goes.
Fraggle didn't know you lived there epect me to pop by next festival now to borrow your shower.
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UltimateBadger wrote (see) Hi. Don't normally post on here (usually over on the 'dark side') but I am in. 1st iron distance. cr@pping it already. Looking forward to absorbing your collective wisdom .
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Mate I won't cr@p it until you see the likes of me or Meldy skipping towards you thats scary a IM is going to be easy fellar. There is a thread called fatman to ironman you might find useful as well. http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/triathlon/fatman-to-ironman/191464-307.html?lastunread=1&lastviewed=10115789#lvm
Cheers Cake. Someone be nice to the new fella eh and add me to the list?
What, like this Badger?
CH - entered Blisters ChallengeCheggersFraggleIron SwissBobbyRafikiM.efaceUltimate Badger
Solid work there Blisters.
For some reason it went all screwy when I did it...
Oo oooo .... am looking. Might be the half for me. I think I'm a bit Ironmanned out
Just as long as you are there, Hope!
I'll be there to scoop you up at the end... don't worry
Best work on your guns, then, if you're going to try to scoop me up! Because there's nothing of you (as you admitted to SportieDoc earlier!! )
And there is a lot of Gladys!
Right, I'm booked in at the Premier Inn in Marlow. Didn't fancy the Catherine Wheel after reading the reports of 2am disco's!
Good shout- doubt if Premier Inn Marlow have any wedding receptions
BTW Challenge Henley folk just went one notch up in my estimations. I lost a pair of Oakley sunnies in T2 and thought that was that. On the off chance they might have been handed in I called the Challenge team and hey presto they were in lost property and are now winging their way to me.....my faith in mankind is restored.
Whats the parking like Bedders - as I plan to exploit the comfort of my own bed!!
At the event? It needs a bit of planning TBH. Lots of it but split Transition means your car is at T1 about 2 miles from the finish. Options are cycle back to your car along the road (with bags and wetsuits around your neck) or take the water ferry which I did not want to wait for. Or have a sherpa park at the Finish (easy) take all your gear for you and cycle back to T1 without all the clobber (what I did). They may of course have a different system in 2013
If however you mean parking at the Premier Inn Marlow I have absolutely no idea!!!!
Cheers - I meant at the event. Think I'll go for the sherpa approach!!
Should I book one night or two? I mean, is there any reason to stay on after the event? Like a piss up.
Blisters, as this is the official Pirate Champs for next year, there is normally an 'award ceremony' the following day, which I believe may involve alcohol - so you may want to book an extra two nights!
There will indeed be a pi$$ up and awards ceremony the following day.All the sheilds and the Gladys'ing prize will be up for grabs
Gosh hotels already!I've entered the Half because I'm a bit poor at the moment and a half is enough to keep me out of trouble for the year without the mammoth training hours.I'm also gonna be a sherpa.
eeks... well i have successfully entered challenge henley.. will be my 1st long distance tri so any advice welcome!!! do i need to book hotels soon? and if so i guess for the weekend if there is celebration (or otherwise) to be had...
Welocome to the party Irondreamer CH - entered Blisters ChallengeCheggers Fraggle Iron SwissBobby Rafiki M.eface Ultimate BadgerIrondreamer
There will be trouble when the List Fairy spots what you've done.
I live to upset the Fairy....... although I won't live for long when she finds out
Good job irondreamer. My first too. I wouldn't hang around too long for hotels - at the Premier Inn they don't take any money until you've checked out so you've little to lose. I also paid an extra £10 or so to allow me to modify the booking at any time, in case things change.
Right, when can I start asking questions about Fink...?