You’re okay; I think it’s starting a thread before this year’s race has taken place was considered bad juju?
I did that for Austria in 2008 for the '09 race. As a result, I hit my head off a bridge a week before the race, needing stiches at A&E , had my slowest Ironman swim and then totally over-biked the first 90km and walked much of the last half of the run…
BlockquoteAs a result, I hit my head off a bridge a week before the race, needing stiches at A&E , had my slowest Ironman swim and then totally over-biked the first 90km and walked much of the last half of the run…
Conditions are obviously savage, but savage for everyone - so whilst your time may be slow your relative position may be same/better or worse than on an easier course.
I cant decide about this one - it scares me!
What sort of athlete does well here, or is it as simple as if you are strong in (say) Hamburg/Frankfurt you will be strong here?
What sort of athlete does well? Good question. A strong confident swim is needed. It’s still mass start and can be a bun fight. Lot of climbing and wind so a light but powerful cyclist. Run is flat, but hot.
I’m 6’5’’, 95kg at my best, massive sweat monster. So basically the opposite of me.
So pretty much complete triathlete !
At least with Nice its climbing but less wind; with Lanza the flat bits can be even slower…
And I am a terrible swimmer; best swim was in calm of Roth - minimum biff !
Sorry can’t figure out how to quote, I have never registered on Thursday always Friday at bike check in, never been to briefing either.
Did that this year and it is easy as…get stuff spend about 30 mins sorting kit then drop off.
Just e mail them and it get it approved.