Long-course - looking for something different
I completed IMUK in July, my first Iron-distance race. Absolutely loved it all and will almost certainly be back in future to crack it again and hopefully shave a good chunk off my debut time.
However...having dedicated a large proportion of the last year to preparing, I am a little fatigued - not really in a physical sense, more a burnout from life being about IM. I want to continue to challenge myself for what is left of 2014, and then the new season, so wanted to pick some brains about the best 'original' races out there, triathlon or otherwise. You know the sort - where the swim is through an underground cave or the run leads you through a rainforest or the bike feed stations are stocked with bottles of Tequila (OK, so maybe not so extreme, but 'not the usual' stuff).
Has anyone come across any races that are that little bit different, or quirky, or rough and ready, that would still be a challenge?
PS I am a total newbie to the forum, so please excuse any rookie errors in etiquette or accepted form.