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Ironman UK

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Sep 2012
5:44am, 20 Sep 2012
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AlanO
Just completed my first season of triathlon finishing with the Highland Warrior Half.
Thinking of entering Ironman UK in 2013.

Whats people's thoughts? Is it a good event or is there better Ironman distance events out there in the UK ?
Sep 2012
6:49am, 20 Sep 2012
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EvilPixie
should have done outlaw as that's the best IM distance tri in the UK according to the last 2 yrs of voting in 220
but entries closed after 6 days - quicker than IMUK which in itself is an indicator but you could try the waiting list
Ive volunteered for outlaw twice now and the crew is brilliant
Sep 2012
1:57pm, 27 Sep 2012
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TRO Saracen
I'm doing IM UK next year.

It's a good (but not great) event according to most reports.

I'd recommend IM Wales. Absolutely stunning, challenging at every stage, superb for spectators and the best, most enthusiastic support for an event I have ever known. There's some great footage in youtube, and I've blogged my experience which should give a feel. I especially love the way the town (Tenby) goes completely Ironman crazy in race week, banners and flags everywhere and everyone is talking about it. It makes you feel very special.

You only get one first Ironman, so choose carefully. It'll be unforgettable whatever. But Wales was the best race experience I have had, beating even IM Frankfurt.
Sep 2012
10:31am, 28 Sep 2012
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Gobi
TRO - not for me but fast courses around September ?
Sep 2012
2:41pm, 28 Sep 2012
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TRO Saracen
Fast Ironman courses Gobs?

Outlaw is fast (but July), Henley is quicker than Wales but the bike is still lumpy and its a Thames swim. The old Thames tummy can be an issue, but run is flat. Europen IM's really end with Wales, so you;d have to go further afield in Sept, even then not many about as too near Kona.
Sep 2012
4:42pm, 28 Sep 2012
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Gobi
Cheers mate looks like fast are earlier in the season then

Roth or Frankfurt ?
Sep 2012
4:45pm, 28 Sep 2012
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AJPAR
Challenge Barcelona is October I think and fast.
Nov 2012
12:10pm, 7 Nov 2012
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holgs
Fast and flat Iron distance Cologne on 1st September - gets great reviews and racing in Germany is amazing. I seriously considered this for next year but cost and logistics will see me heading to the Outlaw again.
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Nov 2012
12:38pm, 7 Nov 2012
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Gobi
Take a seat with you
Nov 2012
12:44pm, 7 Nov 2012
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holgs
I will, thanks for the advice.

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