Challenge Henley - Bike Recce

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  • At the time we start, most people would be off the roads by then?

  • Marlow Tri is on the Sunday, 23rd June I think (when I will safely be unpacking my bike in the Pyrenes image) - we were looking at Sat 22nd. But its getting dam annoying - all these races getting in the way of our training image

  • b*gger me I need to put my glasses on and read it properly imageimage

  • Erm yep it's the 14th my bad, so yeah il let u know closer to the date as I seem too be racing a lot around then... Stoopid races

  • Actually according to 220 Tri, the Champs are on Sat 13th, with the Team relay on the 14th.

  • Nah the normal race is definitely the Sunday same setup as last year, checked the entry

  • 21st July no good for me as that's my second practice HIM @ Vachery. 

  • me and the missus are in east london, so bike into a station somewhere then jump on a train....???

  • OC - you can either get the train form Paddington to Reading and bike up to Henley, or get the Reading train from Waterloo and get off at Wokingham and bike up (I could meet you at either and escort you image)

  • Anyone planning to go this weekend?

  • Actually it turns out I can do the 22nd/23rd June as I will be back from Spain then. 

    Sat 22nd June 
    Barley 
    Rafi

    jamie t

    UltimateBadger

    Sunday 7th July 
    UltimateBadger

    Sunday 14th July
    Rafi
    UltimateBadger

    jamie t

     

  • I can make 22nd June as well...I've tried to edit / add to the list (hope I haven't messed it up !)

    Sat 22nd June 

    Barley 

    Rafi

    jamie t

    UltimateBadger

    Brooko 

    Sunday 7th July 

    UltimateBadger

    Sunday 14th July

    Rafi

    UltimateBadger

    jamie t

     

     

  • Blisters wrote (see)

    Anyone planning to go this weekend?


    I take it that's a no, then.

  • my long ride is on saturday this week Blisters so I'll be heading out that way then

  • Still checking the dates with the family caladar but 14th July is a no go as I will be doing Marlow HIM, with Cheggers by the sound of it. Hopefully I can make the 22nd June.

  • Get on it ST - we got us here a Convoy! image

  • Oi blisters if your up il go for a ride with you on Sunday mate, wouldn't mind a training partner for a bit... You down?

  • Jamie, thanks for the offer, but I can't do Sunday. Saturday, ie tomorrow is my big day in the week. I don't know where you live (I'm in Gloucester) but I have a free day until mid afternoon.

    Plan A: Swim in River Avon at M50 junction 1/ M5 crossing area. (near Tewkesbury and Upton) Followed by bike in the same County. There are good roads.

    Plan B: Billy no mates turns up at Lake 32, pays his money and does a lake swim and bike in prep for next week's Cotswold 113 (HIM).

    Plan C: Billy desperate for mates, says bllx to the swim and turns up at Tesco for a bike ride with the tri club. This option is adopted if "the alarm clock didn't go off Sir", ie hungover.

    Plan D: Excited people say that there is definitely a group ride in Henley. I start to drink lots of coffee and prepare the bike.

  • I might make the 22 or the 23rd. Binned Bristol sprint due to running problems.

  • I can't do today this week as I'm working sadly image otherwise I would.... Can't do next week either as I'm racing too.... 

     

    cat - everyone seems too have running problems at the moment myself included I picked up a bit of a calf injury image

  • Option B adopted. 2250m swim, 30 mile bike. Got navigationally challenged a few times. At least they have marshalls on race day.

  • looking like Sat 22nd is the preferred option??

    Sat 22nd June

    Barley
    Rafi
    jamie t
    UltimateBadger
    Brooko
    ScubaTrooper ??
    Cat5 ??

    Sunday 7th July

    UltimateBadger

    Sunday 14th July

    Rafi
    UltimateBadger
    jamie t

  • Good session Blisters. Hope you heal quickly Jamie.  Count me in for the 22nd  

  • I'm away on 22nd, otherwise I'd be with you.

    I had a pleasant 2hr pedal round the course this morning though. I'm crap at going downhill but found the hill (How hill ??) more enjoyable to get up than go down - although I might not agree when I'm going up it for the third time. After the hill is lovely though, I had the wind behind me and it was pretty well downhill all the way. 

    Hope it all fixes quickly Jamie. My running seems to be improving (at last) but I'm wandering off topic so will say no more.

  • Let's hope it's warmer than last time eh? I think most of us were underdressed and shivering outside Starbucks at the end! 

  • I can confirm 22nd now. Will be great to meet up again and maybe a few new faces too. Any one thinking of a run on the course too?

    Sat 22nd June

    Barley 
    Rafi
    jamie t 
    UltimateBadger
    Brooko 
    ScubaTrooper
    Cat5

    Sunday 7th July

    UltimateBadger

    Sunday 14th July

    Rafi
    UltimateBadger
    jamie t

  • Hi guys....excellent looking forward to the 22nd, and would be up for a plod around the the run course too....

    Had an open water swim today - nice lake near Bristol - a great way to celebrate my 40th birthday ! 

  • Brooko, happy Birthday: would that be Trench Lane lake "Bristol Open Water" near M4/M5 junction?

    I've used that a couple or three times. It's significantly warmer than the other place I've been, ie Cotswold Lake 32, but L32 is far prettier.

    Swim for me, at the local pool. Not quite a scrum, but not the quietest either. 2km done in 51 minutes. I don't know how my time will convert into lake times with a race start. I only hope I can still see the washing machine as it vanishes across the County.

    Can't do 22nd June. It looks like I'll be investigating the route solo on a SATURDAY.
    Has anyone got a set of directions or easy to follow map?

  • Thanks Blisters...Yep Trench lane...think it was about 18 degrees.  It's pretty easy to get to (I live in Taunton) and I was able to take the wife shopping to Cribbs Causeway afterwards !!

    In terms of times, I reckon a wet suit and open water is about 5 mins faster than the pool...I think key things for me are not to panic and try to get the breathing right...first few mins were horrid, but after I got into a rhythm I enjoyed it.  I've got wimbleball this weekend and it's very cold there - hopefully today will give me a bit of a confidence boost.

    Shame you can't make the 22nd..I am keen to try to do the couse again if possible and could try to make a Saturday.

  • It's quite a haul from Taunton!

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