2013 Race Calendar Confirmed

January 5, 2013 at 21:46



triplusAfter many weeks of considering options and logistics of various races in the build up to Ironman UK 2013, my race calendar has finally been signed, sealed and confirmed.

Unfortunately due to logistical and scheduling reasons, the Outlaw Half doesn’t now fit into that build up, but two other Middle Distance events are there, the brand new Bedford Priory Middle distance event that covers all the training roads I use and the 3rd running of the Cotswold 113 that I last did in 2011.

First triathlon of the year is the usual opener at the Bedford Sprint where I will be going for an all time PR in this race I’ve done so many times. Before that I’ll be opening my competitive season with the Sandy 10 mile running race, which starts just round the corner from our house!!

So the calendar looks like this:

7th April – Sandy 10 mile run
28th April – Bedford Sprint Triathlon (400m swim, 24km bike, 5km run)
19th May – Bedford Priory Middle Distance (1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21km run)
16th June – Cotswold 113  (1.9km swim, 90km bike, 21.1 km run)
4th August – Ironman UK (3.8km swim, 180km bike, 42.2 km run)

This is well balanced with a good gap between all races, 4 weeks between the 2 middle distance events and an ideal 7 weeks between the last Middle and the Full Ironman.

And before all of that, I’m very excited to be going on a week-long triathlon camp in the sport friendly island of Lanzarote – 7 days of Ironman training to really set the season up right!!

So everything is planned, the training sessions are going well – I just need to do the work now!!  7 months today, it will all be over!!

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