IM Lanzarote 2024

Anyone know if they are still doing the 5 year finisher award thing?

Asking for a friend

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I thought you’d entered :pensive:

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Nope. With the debacle of is it on / isn’t it on… have waited to see how the achilles heals

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I’m tempted to enter. Isn’t the bike course a bit shit now though? I always liked the Golfo section.

Easy to be motivated now though. It’s in February that I regret the exuberance :slight_smile:

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Yup. 100 mile rides in Feb and March.
On the TT bike.
In the UK?

Lunacy.

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Who even does those in the summer?

:person_shrugging:

:joy:

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It’s Lanza tomorrow!

Is anyone doing it? There used to be loads of TTers there every year

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Not there this year, but 2025 if it’s still running?!!

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U Might want to check 2025 (a few rumblings)

When does their current license run out?

It’s an iconic race, but there’s rumours about it ending every time they renegotiate an extension. I’m not sure that there’s as much in it for CLS as there used to be - the last time I did it there wasn’t a huge number of IM competitors staying at CLS. The local government seem to be cooling to the race too

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There was a prolonged period last year where it appeared there wouldn’t be a race this year.

Its still on my list but I need it in half term

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Also on fruity’s todo list :grin:

Needs to show his body who’s the boss :muscle:

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Could be a decent day tomorrow for it, cloud cover and tops of 22c if the forecast is accurate.

Still tough after a UK winter

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No, but in its honour I’m doing a big ride weekend - been training up to it. Aiming for a Box Hill loop tomorrow and possibly a sportive on Sunday.

I love the Lanza race, it’s great. It should be the European IMWC. Maybe it will when they extend the rotation to Africa in 3025.

I believe Wilf is racing, Ben Goodfellow, so will be tracking. A good result there would give anyone confidence but it’s a fucking tough course. Wish they’d televise it.

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:face_with_raised_eyebrow:

Well it could be a course best in that case.

Wind?

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I’d feel robbed if it wasn’t blowing a gale on the bike and blistering hot on the run :roll_eyes:

I’ve raced there 6 times and would sign up again in an instant if I thought I could do enough training to do it justice again

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Wilf having a great day so far.

5th out of the swim
4th out of T1
3rd at the halfway point on the bike after a brief spell in first…

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I think if I knew it was my last season of IM I’d do Lanza and Wales to sign off.

And agree I’d want the full heat and wind blast in Lanza……

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My mate Wilf currently sitting in 5th spot.

Howzabout that @joex ?

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That’ll do nicely :pinched_fingers:

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