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We could always storm one of those fancy liners in Southampton and make them take us over ?
Start swimming now?
It should be easy to modify a pedalo so it runs off a treadmill instead of pedals. So we'll take a few of each, and everyone can take turns alternating between pedalo, treadmillo, and swimming. We'll have done all the training we'll need by the time we arrive
And sharks. and crocs. and stingers.
But APART from that, what have we got to worry about
what could possibly go wrong??
Kanga M wrote (see)
And sharks. and crocs. and stingers. But APART from that, what have we got to worry about
Barlos in budgey smugglers for starters......
I did IM Cairns in 2013 as my 1st full and it was great.
You really need to go for at least 10 days and here's why:
The week before is the Port Douglas 5150 race. Literally a race in paradise. Although I got a bit freaked out by butterflies the size of my head and the big spider legs poking out behind the sink in the event toilets! Swim is warm (wetsuit optional to keep the jellyfish off!) bike course lined by palm trees and is fast/flat and the run is laps along beautiful 4 mile sandy beach.
There is also a big MTB ride the same day that passes through the rainforest and finishes in the same place.. I'd love to go back to do this too as it looked amazing..
The Green Island swim race mid-wk is like swimming in an aquarium. (Although I was green from the boat trip to get there I also managed to get sunburnt in the rain.(
The pasta party was very posh compared to all the others I have been too.
The full IM distance started after the half, so got a lay in!
There was lots of box jellyfish floating about 18inches below, so had to modify my swim stroke to avoid bashing them. Otherwise the wildlife was fine. Just don't venture off course for a wee stop! Hot and humid for the bike and run. I chased Macca for 10k on the bike then blew up completely and had to stop for ice (what was I thinking!?) The odd rain shower are also most welcome.
Just remember it gets dark at around 1830hrs, so don't wear sunglasses on the run.......
(on my return to the UK I was bitten by an adder, then a false widow spider and swam into jellyfish....... and they say Oz is dangerous!)
2020.........remind me is 2018.
Sounds great if also slightly terrifying Lithium-Dude!
I do love Australia so much, so can't wait to go back again.
Just looking at the swim course, it's quite ironic that despite being a 2-lap swim course, it doesn't have an Australian Exit
I'm just back from Cairns! Now I only did the 70.3... and without any swim or bike training.... but I loved the event.
Two of our group were doing the full & they both had a great day (one of them was doing their first).
Yes, it was winter in Cairns & we were super lucky with the weather on race day - the day after it was boiling!
I'll keep an eye on here just in case a) you lot do go & b) I'm still in NZ.
Unless anyone fancies Taupo next year :-)