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PostSubject: Middle and long distance events 2010   Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:56 am

Hello all, gulp, here goes....

I've entered the Outlaw Long Distance Shocked and was thinking of doing a few middle distance events in the build up. So would like to know who else is doing what and when. I'm thinking of doing Bala Middle and the Trentham Big Half, anyone else doing these?

Perhaps it would be a good idea to put on the forum who's doing which events so we could all buddy-up etc and have a laugh!

Cheers,
Jaffa (Nigel Turner, newbie!)
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PostSubject: Re: Middle and long distance events 2010   Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:50 am

Nice one Jaffa

So far I have entered the:

Cheshire Sprint 23rd May
Blenheim Palace Sprint 6th June
Warwickshire Sprint 3rd October

I am thinking of either the Trentham or Boundary Breeze (Nr Middlewich) in July
And hope to do the Tatton Park Tri in September

What are the distances of the Outlaw?

Billy
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PostSubject: Re: Middle and long distance events 2010   Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:28 am

HI Billy, well done on entering all those events already. I've only entered the Outlaw so far which is ironman distance (they're not doing shorter ones), that's why I was thinking of trying a few middle distance events as a warm up!

Do you know of anyone else at the club doing long distance this year?

I can recommend the trentham olympic distance as I did it last year - it's local, relaxed, not too competitive and easy to get to.

I'v enoticed there's not many folk on the forum, why is that?
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PostSubject: Re: Middle and long distance events 2010   Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:30 am

Hi Billy, well done on entering all those events already. I've only entered the Outlaw so far which is ironman distance (no shorter events that day!), that's why I was thinking of trying a few middles as a warm up!

Do you know of anyone else at the club doing long distance this year?

I can recommend the trentham olympic distance as I did it last year - it's local, relaxed, not too competitive and easy to get to.

I’ve noticed there’s not many folk on the forum, why is that?
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PostSubject: Re: Middle and long distance events 2010   Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:19 am

Hi Nigel
There are some members doing the Ironman distance this year - Pete & Helen and I think maybe 1 or 2 others. I know theres lots doing the half Ironman at Trentham. The forum is catching on slowly - maybe they will pick up your message at some stage!
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PostSubject: Re: Middle and long distance events 2010   Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:53 am

Cheers Julia, glad to know I'm not the only nutter out there! I guess I'll be bumping into these people at some point in the next few months, do many people go to the committee meeting for a social or is it strictly committee stuff only?

Nigel
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PostSubject: Re: Middle and long distance events 2010   Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:49 am

We've only actually had 1 official committee meeting so far! Anybody is welcome to come along but it does tend to be matter of fact stuff. The best place for a natter/meet/catch up is the Saturday rides or Sunday runs.
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PostSubject: Re: Middle and long distance events 2010   Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:46 am

Hi

Now I'm confident that there's nothing seriously wrong with the knee I'm now planning my season. I've been promising myself to complete a long distance Triathlon since I was 49 and so I will aslo probably entering The Outlaw Triathlon with possibly Trentham 1/2 distance as a Training event. It will depend on how the knee recovers.

I''ve entered the Jodrell Bank cyclo sportive next month and will follow that up with the Cheshire Cat sportive (Mow Kop) a fortnight later.

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PostSubject: Re: Middle and long distance events 2010   Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:03 am

I'm in The Outlaw too, but no other plans yet - a half will have to be part of teh plan at some stage but have London marathon to think about first
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PostSubject: Re: Middle and long distance events 2010   Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:01 am

Elsie wrote:
I'm in The Outlaw too, but no other plans yet - a half will have to be part of teh plan at some stage but have London marathon to think about first

Why dont you do the BIG HALF at Trentham. It will be a good warm up and you will have lots of supporters. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Middle and long distance events 2010   Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:42 am

Hello all, glad to know there's quite a few of you out there into self- torture too!!!

Bill, if you want to do The Outlaw you'll need to get your entry in fast, I think there's only 50 or so places left. I was thinking of doing the Cheshire Cat, but I've only been doing 1 spinning class a week for the last 3 months, so not ideal training - I'm hoping there aren't any entries left now! I can't do the Jodrell Bank Sportive, instead I'm doing the Stafford 20 (just hoping to get round though).

Sarah, are you doing the Outlaw or Big Half or both?

Elsie, welcome to the mad club. Sounds like you're a good runner, good luck for London.

I was wondering if anyone is planning to practise ride the Outlaw bike course some time in the summer to get a feel for it?
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PostSubject: Re: Middle and long distance events 2010   Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:46 pm

Yep - a trial run of the course would be good, maybe wbout 6 weeks before the race we could look at trying to do the whole route - this will give us plenty of recovery and re-build
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PostSubject: Re: Middle and long distance events 2010   Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:14 am

Great idea, I reckon some time at the end of June or first week of July would suit. Do you think doing the full three laps or just 1 lap? We could make it a club run too.

Anyone else fancy it?
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PostSubject: Middle/long 2010   Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:53 am

Hi all,
jaffa,

Also a long distance addict.Entered the outlaw and at some stage during the summer will be trying to sort out course recce so would be good to hook up with you an the others if possible.Got a pretty busy summer but middle distance wise im doing the beaver at the end of may and bala in june.Not done beaver before but if youve entered bala its a cracking race.This then leads into Ironman germany for me and although would love to do trentham its only the week after so wouldnt be realistic for me.Mind you will be there supporting if there are a few racing.Its the outlaw in august and then the vitruvian in 1st week of september.
Coupled with some long spotives and runs think that will probably keep me out of trouble.Also have name down for national relays which sounds fun and again havent done before
jez.
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PostSubject: Re: Middle and long distance events 2010   Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:12 am

Hi Jez, sounds like you're really into long distance!

So potentially that's at least three people interested. Judging by other tri forums it looks like there will be loads of folk doing recce rides on the Outlaw course in the next few months, so we won't be alone!

Dates wise I'm thinking weekend beginning 19 June, 3rd July, 17 July, 24 July, 31st July. We could do the whole smorgasbord, starting from HPP and do three laps?

Anyone else out there interested?
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PostSubject: Outlaw   Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:29 pm

jaffa,
The dates you suggested work with me except the weekend of july3rd/4th as thats IM germany weekend for me.Obviously no stress if others find this weekend the best,i will recce the course at some other time.No preferences which weekend but wont know for definite until closer to the time as have to juggle around work?Hope thats ok?If you make a firm date with others then I will defo try to fit in.

As for long stuff,yep I love the fact that I can travel and race.Fantastic way to see the world.(only hot/warm countries though???) Dont do cold hahaha

jez
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PostSubject: Re: Middle and long distance events 2010   Tue May 04, 2010 9:54 am

Hi Jez, July 3/4 is off for me too (me mam's b'day). At the mo I'm gravitating towards 17 or 24 July - how are those dates for you? Anyone else interested - Elsie?
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PostSubject: Re: Middle and long distance events 2010   Thu May 13, 2010 1:38 am

Hi guys - 17th July suits me great but not the 24th as I'm at work. if we can do it then, that'd be brill. Let me know Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Middle and long distance events 2010   Fri May 28, 2010 5:11 am

hiya,

guys the 17th july is looking good for me at the moment...hopefully weather will be good for it and will be useful recce of the course..looks like the dougie mac bike ride was a good one
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PostSubject: Re: Middle and long distance events 2010   Fri May 28, 2010 6:40 am

17th is good for me too Very Happy .

Any suggestions for a start time, and dare we go the full 3 laps too?
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PostSubject: Re: Middle and long distance events 2010   Fri May 28, 2010 10:01 am

Well we could certainly set out to do 3 - then there is the option to stop at 2 if need be. I've put it in my diary now which means it is cast in stone - beware he who cancels Wink)
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PostSubject: Re: Middle and long distance events 2010   Fri May 28, 2010 10:36 am

HAHA...

17TH is in my diary and is a goer.The only reason for me to canx would be if I got stiffed with work at short notice...fingers crossed though.Yep we can certainly set out for a 3 lapper and adapt if necessary..especially if crap weather..I dont do wet and cold haha.Flexable re start time and am open to suggestions?Anyone racing the middle distance "The beaver" this weekend over loughbourgh way?
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PostSubject: Re: Middle and long distance events 2010   Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:43 am

Wow, 17th it is then. So I guess we shold meet at HPP car park, 8.30am for a 9am start? Agree with the 3/2lap strategy too, esp if weather is wet and windy or too hot scratch .

As I've not done a long distance event before I don't really know what pace we should go at, should we aim to do it in just over 7 hours if we average 15mph? (Come race day I am aiming for a 6h 30min bike leg).

I don't have a bike carrier/rack and only a hatchback car, but if anyone needs a lift from Stoke and don't mind their precious wheels being cramped int he back of my car then I can help out. I lan to leave 7 to 7.15am.

Anyone fancy a gentle run afterwards too, something like 8 miles (ambitious I know but we'd be making the most of being on location)?
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PostSubject: Re: Middle and long distance events 2010   Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:18 pm

jaffa,

9am sounds good to me.I"m liking the idea of 2 laps and a run.That will still be 70 odd miles on the bike.Forgive my ignorance as i havent looked at the run course yet ,but will we be able to follow a route of the course?Do you know if its signed as i gather they are organising familiarisation weekends?That would be very beneficial as we are there.

Personally I think the speed will depend alot on the route/profile and weather conditions on the day(wind etc?) but 15mph is a good average to be aiming at.

Thanks for offer of lift but will meet you there as will most likely be driving up from london for the day.Its coming round pretty quick now?

Elsie how do these ideas fit in with your plans?sure we can all get something productive and useful from the day

jez
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PostSubject: Re: Middle and long distance events 2010   Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:43 am

hi Jez/Elsie, two laps is good, gives us time to jog. We can run the course too, it's flat and goes along the river, don't need to follow signs. You can download the bike course and run course from the OSB website.Would you like to do the 10 mile lap (which includes going around rowing lake twice) or the 8 mile lap (round lake once)?

www.onestepbeyond.org.uk
http://www.onestepbeyond.org.uk/docs/maps/outlawrun10map.pdf
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