Newbie alert!!! Dear all, I am seeking advice on a challenging 70.3 event this year. I was thinking Wiesbaden (later in the year plus gives me a chance to get some Windrush kit!) but am more than happy to partake on home soil. Your thoughts?
Beware Wiesbaden is tough!! I have done 7 x 70.3's and it is the toughest one that I have done by quite a distance... having said that I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I'm doing the Maxifuel half in June
Have a look, see what you think.
Challenge Henley offer a Half distance this year and its in September so gives you time to train
I've tested out the bike course, its fairly hilly, so you won't get smacked by the guys with full Aerobikes
& its all on closed roads, so it will have an insane superfast decent on the dual carriageway
I'd definitely recommend Cow-Man.
The UK 70.3 is really hard, but sold out quite a while ago Im afraid. The Mdot branded ones are all found here;
The Swiss has a challenging hill but nothing too bad, Antwerp is very flat.
This is meant to be a guide, but I think is skewed somewhat by entry levels..
I've also done a 70.3 in Lisbon that was great fun, but not too challenging though!!
But there are plenty of UK ones too....but some popular ones like the Vitruvian are already sold out..
There is the Swashbuckler, Boskman, TriGandPrix, the Corniston Old Man (VERY hilly bike and run), Weymouth, Bala, A Day in the Lakes (again VERY hilly), Steelman, Cowman, Bustinskin (VERY hilly!), little Woody, Helvellyn (VERY hilly!),New Forest Middle Distance....
Some very, very hard ones in there!!
Ive also just signed up to do The Beaver middle distance at Belvoir Castle in the Midlands on Saturday 26th May. Never done it before (or that distance), but heard lots of good things. Apparently the swim is really good - nice clear water, and a challenging bike course.
Thanks everyone. All good advice. Certainly some challenging events amongst that lot. Need to do some more research but I reckon 2 x 70.3's this year! See y'all at the January social if not before. Gareth
I'm gonna go for the Cow Man one too I think.... as well as the tri star Milton Keynes race