Log

Epic Camp Day 2 (Gary)

Camp today was an 8k cycle to the lake where IM Whistler is held for an aquathon, then a 160k ride with the steepest climb of the camp lasting around 13km, finishing with a stunning descent, another steep bump and some more descending. The ride to the lake was pretty pedestrian with today’s big climbs playing on people’s mind. I …

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Epic Day One (Adam)

So after a nice ‘getting to know you’ meal in the hotel and a briefing from Johnbo (“Try and remember things can go wrong so keep a nice chilled-out vibe on the camp”…followed by “Tomorrow’s run 615 outside. If you’re not there I’m pissing off at 615”) and some wise words from the Terminator, it seemed a good idea after …

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Epic Camp Day 1 – (Gary)

Day 1 of camp was preceded by a restless night reminiscent of the night before a race. The constant checking of the time that seemed to coincide with the passing of each hour, then having that inner struggle knowing that checking the phone wasn’t helping to get to sleep. So at 5am I got up, showered and packed and ready …

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 0 (David)

After spending the last few days trying to decide whether to take my fancy time trial bike or road bike I eventually decided on the road bike. This should be more comfortable for me over the next couple of weeks, so ‘Ruby’, my trusty Specialized Roubaix which I’ve had since early 2008 will be my friend for the next two weeks. …

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Epic – The Journey (Adam)

On a plane on the way to Epic Camp. It’s definitely happening. Thought it’d be a good idea to work out why on earth I’m sat here in order to try and maximise what I take home from the experience. If only to try and equalise that against what I’ve put in to get here and what I’ll need to …

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Epic Travel Day (Gary)

Just a quick note to say that the boys have arrived in Vancouver! I was first to fly from Edinburgh and in order to try and avoid paying for a second piece of luggage I filled my bike box up to a fantastic 29kg. Feeling very chuffed with myself for not getting stung for excess baggage it was on to meet the other …

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David’s Epic Camp Prologue

In 2009 a fellow ‘pirate’ (Gavin, PSC) told me about the IMTalk triathlon podcast. I’ve been listening to it weekly without fail, ever since. From listening to the podcast I learnt about and heard amazing stories of events such as Challenge Roth, Challenge Wanaka, the Nice triathlon. Because of the podcast these are all events that I’ve been fortunate to …

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Epic Camp Prologue

Used to have a reputation for being a bit of a monster trainer, me.  If someone was tacking on, then so was I. If someone was bailing on the run off the bike, then I wasn’t.  If someone fancied an easier day and a lie in, then I didn’t. I’ve climbed over locked gates early in the morning to go for …

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Cleveland Steelman Middle Distance Race Report

by Nick Rose One of the first races I ever competed in was the Cleveland Long Course Triathlon in 2000. It was a tough course and one that people migrated to because it was a real test on the middle distance circuit. For some reason, I believed that the course for the Cleveland Steelman was similar so I was expecting …

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Fegan’s Epic Camp Prologue

Ever since first hearing about Epic Camp on IM Talk (or Ironman Talk as it was back then) I’ve dreamt of taking part. Initially the thought of being of a good enough standard to apply was off-putting enough, then as that standard became closer it was more the financial and time cost. So when Epic Camp Canada was announced back …

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