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BritspinBritspin Posts: 1,655
The good Lady Britspin is wishing to visit the poor relations at Blenheim & watch the race at the weekend.

So is it worth the trip & paying £6.50 to get in to watch a bunch of type As run around in their underwear?

I think this was a recce to see about an entry next year....but to echo another thread....£65 for a sprint seems a touch pricey to me...


  • MowfMowf Posts: 272
    I'd say it's worth a look for sure. It might convince you that £65 is money well spent, too. It's a great event.

    The main reason I would go though is that the elite field will be pretty strong. Last year Stannard, Hayes and Cartmell all started for the blokes. Jodie Swallow won the womens event.

    The trade expo is pretty decent.

    All in all, if you are in that neck of the woods anyway, I'd say do it.
  • BritspinBritspin Posts: 1,655
    Ah an expo...odd doesn't mention that on the website, had a feeling there was one...mmm.
  • danny_sdanny_s Posts: 235
    You can definetely get your 6.50 back in free stuff from the expo. At least last year I left with water bottles, training food, and I think a decent Craft running shirt that only cost like £3 or £4.
  • BlinkybazBlinkybaz Posts: 1,144
    I was considering checking it out! Might be doing it next year!!! £6.50 to watch?

    Do you get it cheaper if you are a ITU member? (Imean the race not to watch)
  • BritspinBritspin Posts: 1,655
    Now its a timing issue....do the waves go off all day or do we have a stupid o clock start to get there & still see some action?

    Secretly I want to race Sunday at Barton, Lady wants to go to Blenheim, so compromise Sat, but she does not want to get up early & now I hear there is a adidas day at Top Barn on Sat that would be fun....ever have one of those weekends where there is loads on to choose from?
  • clarkey30clarkey30 Posts: 270
    Its more of an afternoon event mate, im not off till 2pm on sunday!
  • here is the swim start times that are on the online mag. I'm off at 1pm on the sunday with a work mate off at 11.20. I'm up on the saturday for a look around and get an idea of the lake swim. Hope that little lot helps.


    Category / Distance Wave Start Time

    Male Super Sprint Wave 1 10:00:00

    Male Sprint Wave 2 10:20:00

    Male Sprint Wave 3 10:40:00

    Male Sprint Wave 4 11:00:00

    Male Sprint Wave 5 11:20:00

    Male Sprint Wave 6 11:40:00

    Oxbridge Varsity Wave 7 12:00:00

    Team Sprint Wave 8 12:20:00

    Female Super Sprint Wave 9 12:40:00

    Female Sprint Wave 10 13:00:00

    Female Sprint Wave 11 13:20:00

    Female Sprint Wave 12 13:40:00

    Female Sprint Wave 13 14:00:00

    Female Sprint Wave 14 14:20:00


    Category / Distance Wave Start Time

    Male Youth Super Sprint Wave 1 08:40:00

    Female Youth Super Sprint Wave 2 08:55:00

    Female Elite (Senior / Junior) Wave 3 09:20:00

    Male Elite (Senior / Junior) Wave 4 09:50:00

    Male Sprint Wave 5 10:40:00

    Male Sprint Wave 6 11:00:00

    Male Sprint Wave 7 11:20:00

    Male Sprint Wave 8 11:40:00

    Male Sprint Wave 9 12:00:00

    Male Sprint Wave 10 12:20:00

    Male Sprint Wave 11 12:40:00

    Male Sprint Wave 12 13:00:00

    Mixed Sprint Wave 13 13:20:00

    Male Sprint Wave 14 13:40:00

    Male Sprint Wave 15 14:00:00

    Male Sprint Wave 16 14:20:00

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