31st Blaenafon Triathlon 11 May

Glad to say entries are now open for this historic race. Gareth Buffet makes a return as race organiser (so much better than that last chap) along with Y Fenni Tri Club who are taking the race over after my club decided they didn't want to promote the event any more.

Most of the old organising team are still involved this year, and at the moment all arrangements & routes are the same as last year. Lloyd opened the entries last Friday & its already a quarter full, only 114 place so likely to be  a sell out again.

Any Pirates coming to give this course another bash? Seren, Pingu, & Pebble have raced in the past.

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  • I went to enter and can't find my welsh tri card for my number.will have to have another look

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  • I'm in!  It's the only race I've ever finished and said never again, so of course I'm doing it again.  Be good to have a good pirate turn out this year.

  • I'm in again too.  

    Oh, and that last chap wasn't so bad image

  • I'm in.......image

     anyone else tough enough image

  • Ah forgot IronScribe as a past Blaenafon racer, sorry T. image Glad to see you're all on board.

     

  • I am thinking of signing up for this as my first Tri.

     

  • go on.you will meet a few of us....image

  • seren nos wrote (see)

    go on.you will meet a few of us....image

    is that a threat ?? image

  • woooooooh!! Rafiki sounds more like a dare from what I have heard of the course... image

    Anybody up for meeting up and riding the Llangynidr switchbacks when the weather gets a bit better?  (yes, I know that's a different race but I have already signed up for that one too!)

  • yes i am if you don't mind waiting at the top.....I have never tried that route over the mountains.......bad enough in a carimage

  • Seren, I think it will be the other way round. I walked up some of it last year on our way to visit the Chartist caves and that was bad enough. I think the only way I am going to make it up on race day is with plenty of prior experience.

    Plus it will be fun won't it?image In that kind of Oh!! god I am going to die kind of way.

     

  • Where's Broke?  I'm sure he thoroughly enjoyed this race last year.

    Raf, you not tempted by a trip to Wales?

    Duda, I use the Llangynidr switchbacks for training ... not that I've been on a bike in over a month ... but I have good intentions to when the weather gets better.  Last year that was about May.

  • Iron Pingu wrote (see)

    Raf, you not tempted by a trip to Wales?

     

    I was there just before Christmas!! Besides, I'm not sure my Dogtag insurance would cover me!

    I did say I wasn't entering too many races this year, but .............

  • go on............I can look at your bum as you go past me going up the mountain image

     

  • That honour is normally reserved for Pingu image

    Can I use a swim bouy?? Don't like pool swims image

  • Pingu, met you poolside last year (Tim), glad to hear you're racing this year.  Raf, it's a great race.  Don't bring your best wheels, though.

  • Thinking of it would suit my plan. Those who have done it what's it like ? Would you recommend it?
  • timebikes, it's a great race, very tough.  The bike has two major climbs and road surfaces are bad.  The run is mainly off-road (some of it very hilly and potentially muddy).  Challenging to say the least, but one to tick off your list. 

  • Raf....I knew the race director last year and I tried all ways to be allowed a pullbuoy but he still insisted no....

    so i just had to go and make a splash in the slowest lane and survived.......just...

    this is an awesome race......really is amazing.........image

  • Seren, what about using buoyancy shorts?  There was  thread about them recently.

     

  • I suspect that any swim aides will be banned, but contact organisers to confirm.

  • Sorry, meant to say Hi IS, yes, remem meeting you at the pool last year.  Counting lengths was much easier than doing them!

    And Seren, watch Raf, he likes looking at bums!

  • seren nos wrote (see)

    Raf....I knew the race director last year and I tried all ways to be allowed a pullbuoy but he still insisted no....

    so i just had to go and make a splash in the slowest lane and survived.......just... this is an awesome race......really is amazing.........image

    'All ways' - I can think of several that you never tried Seren image 

    Unfortunately its British Triathlon rules. Not sure anyone but the referee or a fellow competitor would notice buoyancy shorts though. Swim directors are swimmers rather than triathletes. & the boss man is a skier & MTBer first & foremost, cant see him being too bothered.

    Not race director this year so not my call -  but still open to offers Seren image And no I didn't go round checking everybody's shorts pre or post race.image

  • Iron Pingu wrote (see)

    And Seren, watch Raf, he likes looking at bums!


    It wasn't the looking that got me in trouble last time, it was the accompanying "compliments" if I  remember rightly image

  • Just peeked at the entrants to date on EntryCentral. 80% are in the Vet category or older. Only 1/5 are in the open category. Looks like them youngsters don't like tough races. image

  • ... or they have more sense!

  • I thought wisdom came with age. Got that wrong perhaps.

  • Right then im in !  See you all in May in sunny Pontypool!image

  • Nice one!  

    Oh, did anyone mention the Kamikaze sheep?

  • Sssh, they're a surprise!

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