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Ironman Maastricht-Limburg 2016

Postby birdyman » 17 Aug 2015 11:15

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Re: Ironman Maastricht-Limburg 2016

Postby gingertri » 17 Aug 2015 12:25

Haha!

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Re: Ironman Maastricht-Limburg 2016

Postby gingertri » 17 Aug 2015 12:25

I mean good luck!

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Re: Ironman Maastricht-Limburg 2016

Postby kfjatek » 03 Sep 2015 13:53

There *may* be a recce ride going there on the weekend of 10-11 Oct (or thereabouts). All TBC for now, of course.

Fancy joining in, birdyman?

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Re: Ironman Maastricht-Limburg 2016

Postby King Sad » 09 Sep 2015 16:28

Ah ... good luck :D
It seemed like a good idea at the time :? .



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Re: Ironman Maastricht-Limburg 2016

Postby kfjatek » 12 Oct 2015 10:30

Soooo. Some notes from our course recce last weekend, for those considering entering the event:

Bike:
- Probably altogether about 140km flat, 40km punchy hills.
- Two loops, so you hit the hills twice, about 50k into each loop. The second time will hurt for sure.
- Flat parts are quite exposed, we had fairly strong headwind on Sat, not sure what the prevailing winds in the area are, but if they're northerly, the headwind might come as standard.
- Quite a few narrow 90deg corners as you ride into villages, some will be difficult to navigate through on aerobars.
- Some cobbles too, esp in villages - otherwise roads are good quality.
- Hills are not dissimilar to what you'll find in Surrey - fairly short and quite punchy. Cauberg is steep, but pretty short too.

We got lost a couple of times (my fault), but here's the Strava ride for reference: https://www.strava.com/activities/411331042

Run:
- The run is excellent - lovely area, part rural, part river, part through old town
- Old-style cobbles on the old town section - run flats/barefoot may not be the best idea.
- One steepish hill in the first 3-4km of each 14k loop, otherwise nice and flat

Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/411362338

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PS. They serve good beer; perfect for rehydration.
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Re: Ironman Maastricht-Limburg 2016

Postby kfjatek » 05 May 2016 01:27

Ah. So, just checked - for this year they've changed the bike course (now goes into Belgium, still two loops) and the run course (4 rather than 3 loops and less of an out/back setup).

Interesting..

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Re: Ironman Maastricht-Limburg 2016

Postby Jack Hughes » 05 May 2016 06:52

Have you entered?
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Re: Ironman Maastricht-Limburg 2016

Postby Jack Hughes » 29 Jul 2016 13:30

Well well well.

As far as I can see, we have:

Birdyman: bib 1258


Also, Mrs MTB: bib 489

Can't see any sign of Bendy or Kwertykek.
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Re: Ironman Maastricht-Limburg 2016

Postby Kevy427 » 29 Jul 2016 20:09

I do recall Kwertyzawoski mentioning about this but I fear that once he left Engerland he wouldn't be allowed back in, his plumbing, car washing and building businesses would go belly up and we'd see him living in a box, a cardboard box
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