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08/10/2012 at 23:35
I'm keen to enter more triathlons next year and would like to start looking at which events to enter and need to find a good web site where they are listed together with the relevant race details - there seem to be a few around but not found one thats any good.

the reality is that in October 2012 many organisers will not yet have finalised their 2013 races, so its hardly surprising that next year's events are not available anywhere. You probably won't find much changes about that until about feb 2013.

Also, is it worth joining Triathlon England - i cant see that there are many benefits?

I'm not totally au fait with it at the moment but basically the benefits are

* small reduction in race fees
* some included insurance


that's about it. If you are coaching tri then you have to be a member for insurance AIUI. If you want to race for GB as an AGer you need to be a member.

Otherwise if the insurance suits what YOU need and you'll be entering a few races then you might view it as cost effective.

Oh - if you race abroad, especially France it may make your entry to races easier (that was the case a few years ago anyway. France has some laws about participants needing a doctor's letter but BTF membership may be the equivalent.??)

Finally, anyone belong to one of the many on-line tri-clubs and if so, are they worth joining.

depends what you are looking for really from your online tri club experience?

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30/09/2012 at 18:01
In the interests of balance aside from bcttts, he only other online club I am aware of is the pirates...


tritalk.co.uk has a quasi-club feel to it, and you can (AIUI) race under the tritalk.co.uk banner including time trials I think. Not sure about road races cos its just a mess to organise AIUI.

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30/09/2012 at 17:57
well, it all looks very suspicious lets say! Yes, I think he IS cheating... why be so obtuse and over elaborate if you really are banging out sub 3 hour marathons every other week?

FTR the article doesn't come up with a solution of whatever he is doing, nor does it say "yes, he is a cheat".

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28/09/2012 at 18:59
Forget Lance ... here's an incredible story about a marathon running cheat... or is he?

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012 ... ntPage=all

so - what do we think?

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09/09/2011 at 14:11
Lake 32 near Cirencester has an open day tomorrow, no membership needed

Its a charity fund raising event so bring your wallets (quite reasonable though!)

"swim between 12pm and 7pm. You can also enjoy all the other attractions including, Sports massage, Games, Raffles, Live band Acoustic Drive, try paddling, Dartboard Archery and for the younger members we have Bouncy Castle and Bouncy Slide

Don’t forget there will be hot dogs and burgers, Cakes, sweets and ice cream."


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01/09/2011 at 11:44
caveat: I've never run (or run/walked!) anything greater than HM distance so wwhat do i know?

from what have read there is NO need to have covered the distance in trauining for running events, and often the advice is to not even try to do so in training. Doing so allegedly places to muichy stress on the body which in turn increases recuperation time which impacts on continued training. For full marathon disatnces, training plans often suggest training up to no more than 20 or maybe 22 miles.

Given the unique nature of the IM 26 mile run, I'd say this is possibly even more the case. You'd maybe be better off spending the extra trainig time making the BIKE as efficient as possible in order to strengthen the legs and make the energy system most efficient.


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18/08/2011 at 15:39
Stand down - all three bikes are already recogvered! well done Devzies Police, and well done the coucnil worker that spotted a TT bike in an open shed, thought "that can;t be right" and phoned the police.

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18/08/2011 at 11:09
Mate has had his bikes stolen last night, Devizes area.

If anyone knows or hears anything please let me know asap [ ian at diddams dot org dot uk ]

The mountainbike is a Cove Hummer which is an unusual bike. TT bike Quintana Roo, Boardman pro carbon, and a road bike Cannodale

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15/08/2011 at 14:40
... I'd add to that because that really wasnl;t a very helpful answer (!) that I've used generic plans as a result but rather than live by the timetabkles provided eg if its tuesday it must be a 2 hour ride and a 60 minute swim I just take tghe week's sessions and fit them as best I can with my personal life.

Yes, I do try to not get two back to back huge endurance sessions (long bike and long run on adjacent days) but then again despite all the best advice a huge number of triathletes have no option but to use their weekend for these anyway so "everybody" breaks the rules I do also try to fit a rest day in after the long distance syuff but again sometimes its better to plan that for the day I'll be driving 160 miles with a full days' work in between rather than try and fit in something meaningful on such days etc.

good luck!

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15/08/2011 at 14:35
the definitive answer is get hold of Joe Friel's triathlete's training bible which explains how to build your own training plan. A similar excellent guide is called something like endurance planning or whatever (sorry to be so vague!).

The issue I have had with both WRT planning my own plans is knowing exactly WHATY to do. Yes, its great knowing you have a 45 minute swim session planned ... but what to do IN it (even with the suggestions available in the books).

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