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    Wensleydale Triathlon

    Just put in an entry for this. Looks like a tough old bean.

    Has anyone done it? If so, how bad is the bike section?

    The swim, at 1.8km is significantly longer than the alleged 1.5km at Helvellyn. The bike of 42miles may be similar to Helly (it mentions plenty of 1:4 climbs), whilst the run looks shorter and altogether more pleasant.

    But only 43 finished last year...

    http://www.wensleydaletriathlon.co.u...thlon-2007.htm
    Why walk when you can run.

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    Re: Wensleydale Triathlon

    Not done this one, but fancy it for next year. As you say there seem to be a few common threads with Helvellyn. Have a look on www.tritalk.co.uk and you should be able to dig up some posts on the race. There's a good race report that's whetted my appetite, but I don't know the area so can't quite picture it.

    If it's half as good as Helvellyn, it's got to be worth a look... that was terrific last year. If you do it, let us know what you reckon... as I say I've pencilled it in for next year....

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    Re: Wensleydale Triathlon

    I'm sure I've read the run is harder in the sense that it is longer and all run-able whereas the way up Helvellyn has long spells of walking.

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    Re: Wensleydale Triathlon

    This race is alledgely harder than Helvelyn and last year the weather was against them. The swim is in Semer Water, which always seems to be cold!! The bike is a cracking route, following the route that the Oldest and Toughest used to use. Last year had low numbers as it was the first year of running it.
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    Re: Wensleydale Triathlon

    Quote Originally Posted by lantern rouge View Post
    the way up Helvellyn has long spells of walking.
    So does the way up Kirkstone Pass.....

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