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rafiki - thunder run ?? solo ??? its the only way
You're mad - what you'll do to get into the decent camp site!! And you might still beat our Pirate team of 5!!
didnt realise there was 2 camp sites - i'll have done the SDW100 by then so should know what im in for - looking at around 100 mile as i did a 70 in 16 hours in torrential rain which was also a XC kind of course on 10 mile laps. shouldnt say too much - i might end up only doing 70 this time
The soloists and doubles get to use the campsite adjacent to the start finish line so you have less distance to go to your tent and the food tents etc - where as us lesser mortals get stuck a good 400m away - such hardship!!
who is in the pirate team Raf?
Happychap is organising it - I think it will be Me, Happychap, Trogs, Little Sister (?) an An Other (as Toucs has had a crazy idea of doing the solo). You fancy entering a rival team? I know Cake was up for it Plenty of beers and a good BBQ....oh and a little bit of running!
thinking about solo myself, don't think the double ironman will happen for me next year, so kicking around for ideas, a friend of mine did solo last year and took him a month to recover.
fancied a team last year but nothing happened in the end, will get christmas out of the way and hopefully be making a decision about what I'm doing next year, but will have to be first half of the year and Mrs SA has the second half the year booked for IM Florida
Doing so far:
Jan - couple of 10 ks booked then train till
May - DIY HIM
Jul - Outlaw
Jul - Thunderrun (NOT Solo)
Sept - Full Boar HIM
Oct - Chester Mfun
the cardiff ultra would be fine in road shoes....unless some incredible amount of rain......its on tarmac for large parts and the trails are mainly firm even in winter
I got a bit excited last year after getting hooked on Triathlon, Ive entered most of these, did the half marathon on Sunday 1.52 to kick things off, bit worried about the 100k cycle the day after the Wolf run.
9 Mar - The Shakespeare Raceway Spring Half Marathon
6 Apr - Wolf run. 10k cross country
7 Apr - The Shakespeare 100 CycloSportive Stratford-upon-Avon
28 Apr - Shakespeare Half Marathon
12 May - Stratford 220 sprint triathlon. Pool swim 400m, Cycle 23k, Run 5k
26 May - Coventry Sprint Triathlon. Swim (pool) 400m, Bike 20km, Run 5km
2 June - Wheel Heroes 100's and Super Heroes 150 cycle, Stratford
9 June - Two Castles 10k run Warwick to Kenilworth
23 June- The Avenger, Middle Distance Triathlon, Ragley Hall.
14 July - Coventry Northbrook 10K
21 July - Birmingham Olympic triathlon.
4 Aug - London Ride 100. 100 mile cycle
8 Sep- Lichfield 10k
29 Sep - Warwickshire sprint triathlon. Pool swim 400m, Cycle 23k, Run 5k
16 Nov - The Shakespeare Raceway Autumn Half Marathon
It seems that I will be bumping into Cheggers a few times, and Fatmo. Looking forward to meeting Schmunks.
April 28 - Shakespeare Stratford marathon
May 26 - marshalling at Gloucester sprint tri. ALL INVITED.
June 16th - Cotswold 113 Half tri
Sept 8th - Challenge Henley Full Ironman distance
Probably lots of tinpot races midweek too.
March 24th - Ironbridge Half Marathon
April 13th/14th - Chichester Big Weekend
May 26th - Gloucester Sprint Tri Always a great event, bump into you there Blisters?
June 23rd - Forestman (first IM)
Not planning anything after that as Mrs MTH says so... But probably Cotswold Classic (HIM) in August, Langdale Half Marathon in September
5th May - Southwell sprint tri
20th May - Fareham sprint tri (we're down there anyway and trying to persuade my sister-in-law to join in!)
9th June - Little Beaver tri (first full Olympic tri)
I've entered the following
Don't intend to enter any more than this, but you never know!
interesting first post
Just added another to my list
BASF bike tour 5 May
Tri-Pfalz Olympic tri 12 May
Sonnenhut sprint tri 26 May
Heilbronn HIM 23 June (added)
Challenge Vichy Half 1 September
Clitheroe Tri(first ever) 14th April - Is anyone else doing this?
DIY HIM, bits of it - 5th May
keswick Mountain Festival Tri the longer distance - 19th May
Outlaw half - 2nd June
Ironman UK - 2nd August
Hard Rock Cafe - 9th August, this will be more challenging that the Triathlons as I am aiming to drink 9 months worth of beer and make up for all the missed BBQ's and Burgers!
Ashby 20 - 17th March
Wiggle Mercia ride - 7th April
Rutland CiCLE - 20th April
Tour of National Forest - 5th May
The Beaver half - 8th June
Great East swim 5km - 22nd June
Wales IM - 8th Sept
Shaping up like this at the moment:
17 March - Fleet Half Marathon
21 April - London Marathon
5 May - Marshman Plus - 3/4 Ironman
8 June - Blenheim
16 June - Ironman 70.3 UK
18 August - Challenge Copenhagen
15 September - Challenge Henley Half
29 September - Hever Gauntlet - Half Iron
IronCat5 in the Hat wrote (see)
Feb/Mar/Apr: winter duathlons, including Marlow. May/Jun: Lots of sprints including Grendon, Rother, Bristol, Llandudno
Feb/Mar/Apr: winter duathlons, including Marlow.
May/Jun: Lots of sprints including Grendon, Rother, Bristol, Llandudno
Feb: VoTwo Dorney sprint du - doneMar: Althorp du - doneMar: Newbury du - DNS as it became a C-race.Mar: Marlow duathlonApr: ETU European duathlon champsMay: Hart sprint tri (maybe)May: Grendon sprint triJun: Bristol triathlonSep: Cardiff HM (maybe)Sep: Reading sprint tri (maybe)
This is no good, I've been looking through these lists with interest, now mine has expanded, I have my first IM planned for 2015, now I'm thinking next year ?
Must spend less time entering events and more time training for them.
May 19th - IM Lanza (complete not compete)June - 3 * sportives as motivation July 7th - Outlaw Triathlon. (kill the bike, survive the run)July 19th ish London to Paris - bike 300 miles in 3 days. Aug 24th - Newcastle to London bike 300 miles in 24 hours.
Did the Marmotte sportive in the Alps at the weekend - absolutely fantastic event - should be on the must do list in 2014for anyone that cycles - not as hard as anIronman I imagine but pretty tough and great fun.
I've really enjoyed this year so far, this has been my first proper year at events having completed my first sprint last year, still training hard(ish) and will be doing my first middle distance 1st september, Wild Boar
Revised and updated:
9 Mar - The Shakespeare Raceway Spring Half Marathon (completed)
7 Apr - The Shakespeare 100 CycloSportive Stratford-upon-Avon (completed)
28 Apr - Shakespeare Half Marathon (completed)
12 May - Stratford 220 sprint triathlon. (completed)
9 June - Two Castles 10k run Warwick to Kenilworth (completed)
21 July - Birmingham Olympic triathlon. (entered)
4 Aug - London Ride 100. 100 mile cycle (entered)
1 Sep - The Wild Boar Middle distance (entered)
29 Sep - Warwickshire sprint triathlon. (entered)
May 19th - IM Lanza (complete not compete) - done June - 3 * sportives as motivation chiltern 100, dragon ride, flat out in the fens 150 - done
July 7th - Outlaw Triathlon. (kill the bike, survive the run) done and then some July 19th ish London to Paris - bike 300 miles in 3 days. bring it onAug 24th - Newcastle to London bike 300 miles in 24 hours. not so scary now
need to find something for Sept / Octideas???