Signups have now opened for Challenge Wanaka, with Early Bird pricing before February 28th. Not as overly subscribed as other races in the Challenge series (I recall Roth sold out within 45mins in 2012). I've now signed up, with training underway and a few races including 2x half ironmans before hand.
- Ironman Wales 2011: ~14:45
- Challenge Roth 2012: ~14:20
- Challenge Wanaka 2014: 12:30?
With a somewhat more ambitious target of 12 hours 30 minutes, I'm aiming for the following breakdown: 1:20 swim, 5:45 bike, 4:45, with a bit of leeway for transitions and a probable slower run. I've decided to skip IM distances events this year, with lots more base training, culminating in a couple of half ironmans later in the year. This should provide a good lead up to Wanaka in mid-January 2014.