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IMWA 2011, Busso Roll call and Info

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Here is the website

 

Last year they had a bus running from Perth and the Airports down to Busso and back. It worked really well and only cost about $75 or there abouts with a bike. The alternative is to hire a car which from looking around will cost about $600 for the 5 days.

 

They will pick up and drop off from anywhere in the Busso area.

 

This year they will be doing the same again.

 

Here is the schedule

 

 

2011 Perth to Busselton Coach Time Table

 

 

(Approx 3.5 hours travel time)

 

 

 

Tuesday 29th November 2011

1:00pm Perth City

1:45pm Perth Domestic Airport

2:30pm Perth International Airport

 

Wednesday 30th November 2011

12:30pm Perth City

1:00pm Perth Domestic Airport

1:30pm Perth International Airport

 

Thursday 1st December 2011, COACH 1 :

10:30am Perth City

11:00am Perth Domestic Airport

11.30am Perth International Airport

 

Thursday 1st December - COACH 2

2:30pm Perth City

3:00pm Perth Domestic Airport

3:30pm Perth International Airport

 

2011 Busselton to Perth Coach Time Table

 

 

(Approx 3.5 hours travel time)

 

 

 

Monday 5th December 2011

8:30am Abbey Beach Resort

8:45am Geographe Bayview Resort

8:55am Mandalay Holiday Park

9:05am Amalfi Resort

9:15am Paradise Motel

9:20am Busselton River Resort

9:25am Esplanade Hotel

9:30am Busselton Beach Resort

 

Tuesday 6th December 2011 – Coach One

5:30am Abbey Beach Resort

5:45am Geographe Bayview Resort

5:55am Mandalay Holiday Park

6:05am Amalfi Resort

6:15am Paradise Motel

6:20am Busselton River Resort

6:25am Esplanade Hotel

6:30am Busselton Beach Resort

 

Tuesday 6th December – Coach Two

8:30am Abbey Beach Resort

8:45am Geographe Bayview Resort

8:55am Mandalay Holiday Park

9:05am Amalfi Resort

9:15am Paradise Motel

9:20am Busselton River Resort

9:25am Esplanade Hotel

9:30am Busselton Beach Resort

 

Get the coach to Busselton with your Bike & luggage and then if you need a small Hire Car in Busselton, We have them available . . no hassles!!! Then return on the coach stress free

 

BOOKING ESSENTIAL: Perth City & Airports to Busselton accommodation = Athlete & bike $75.00, Passenger (No Bike) $50.00. Bike only $50.00 Child U/16 $45.00

 

You can email them at gannawaybus@wn.com.au

 

 

Event Schedule - SunSmart Ironman Western Australia

 

 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Start End Event Location

10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Athlete Services Signal Park

 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Start End Event Location

7:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Blue Seventy Swim Practice Busselton Jetty

9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Ironman Store Signal Park

9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Athlete Services/Check In Signal Park

 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Start End Event Location

7:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Blue Seventy Swim Practice Busselton Jetty

9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Ironman Store/Tri Trade Show Signal Park

9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Athlete Services/Check In Signal Park

2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Ironkids Registration Signal Park

3:45 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Ironkids Pre Race Briefing Signal Park

4:00 p.m. Ironkids Race Start Signal Park

6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Race Finish / Presentation Signal Park

 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Start End Event Location

7:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Blue Seventy Swim Practice Busselton Jetty

7:30 Trannies group Ride Busselton Jetty then Breafast and Coffee at the Goose Cafe

9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Ironman Store/Tri Trade Show Signal Park

9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Athlete Services/Check in Signal park

5:30 p.m. 7:15 p.m. Welcome Dinner Barnard Park Banquet Marquee (Doors open 5:00 p.m.) Trannies table will be acquired

7:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Pre-Race Briefing Barnard Park Banquet Marquee

 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Start End Event Location

7:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Blue Seventy Swim Practice

7:30 Trannies group Swim Busselton Jetty then Breafast and Coffee at the Goose Cafe

9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Ironman Store/Tri Trade Show Signal Park

9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Athlete Services Only Signal Park

11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Bike and Gear Bag Check-in Signal Park

 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Start End Event Location

3:30 a.m. 5:00 a.m. Transition Opens/Closes Signal Park Transition Area

5:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Race Information/Lost & Found Signal Park (Swim & Bike)

5:30 a.m. Pro Race Start Busselton Jetty

5:45 a.m. Age-Group Race Start Busselton Jetty

8:05 a.m. Swim Course Closes Busselton Jetty

9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Ironman Store Signal Park

12:00 p.m. 11:30 p.m. Race Information/Lost & Found Mitchell Park (Run & Finish)

4:15 p.m. BikeSure Bike Course Closes Signal Park Transition Area

4:45 p.m. 10:45 p.m. Bike & Gear Check-Out Signal Park Transition Area

10:45 p.m. Race Officially Ends Queen Street Finish Line

 

Monday, December 5, 2011

Start End Event Location

7:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Ironman Store (Finishers Apparel) & Tri Trade Show Signal Park

9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Bike & Gear Bag Check-Out Signal Park Transition Area

9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. Athlete Services/Lost & Found Signal Park

10:00 a.m. Results & Qualification posted at Race Office Signal Park

11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 2012 Ironman World Championship Registration and Roll down ceremony Transition Marquee Signal Park

2:30 - 3:00 p.m Transitions Beer Mile Busselton Jetty (3 pm start)

6:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Awards Banquet Barnard Park Banquet Marquee (Doors open at 5.30 p.m.) Trannies table will be acquired

8:30 p.m. 12:00 a.m. After Party Barnard Park Banquet Marquee

 

 

Roll Call and goals

Ratdog - sub 9:30 and fastest T2 time.

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Yep, thanks for the good info, ratdog.

 

This shall be my 10th and FINAL IM. Did IM WA in 2008 (9:27) and just finished IM Kona with a 20 minute Kona PB (9:23).

 

Earlier this year I posted here that I want to try and go sub-9:15 in WA, and with my recent Kona time/fitness, and a solid 3:02 run there I think I can go sub-9:15. So realistic goal is sub-9:15, best, best day with perfect execution/conditions is 9:0x and a sub 3 run.

 

XTERRA Maui worlds next weekend, then short IM build, then taper for WA. Bring it on!

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First iron distance event and totally under-prepared. Taking the ute down from Perth on Tuesday the 29th and as the wife is also taking her car (can't drive a manual and I may not be in a position to drive for some of our break) there may be room for a couple of trannies (ooer) and gear if required.

 

Goal: Finish inside cutoff, write an epic race report.

Stretch goal: Beat Antisport's time from last year. :P

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5th IM for me.

Goal #1 under 12, although under 11.30 would be ace!

Goal #2 Regain title as Beer Mile Ladies Winner (from Port 2010) and maybe even score DVD "Cutest Kittens Part 2.."

:-)

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I'm in. Sub 10 target.

 

Would like to challenge for fastest T2 time but I need to put on my compression socks :huh: I've found out that is not the fastest thing to do when your feet are wet.

 

5.45am is an early start. Is that normal?

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Second imwa, mainly just want to drink beers with Mitch in VIP.

 

I think you need to forget this IM rubbish, man up and enter Kurnell Worlds brother...

 

Edit: Good luck to everyone else! :lol:

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I'm in. Sub 10 target.

 

Would like to challenge for fastest T2 time but I need to put on my compression socks :huh: I've found out that is not the fastest thing to do when your feet are wet.

 

5.45am is an early start. Is that normal?

 

They are behind so it's great for the eastern states.

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5.45am is an early start. Is that normal?

 

 

That's what I thought - but if you're coming from eastern states and can stay on AEDST, then it's really a sleep in.

Doesn't help if you're a sandgroper tho....

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I think you need to forget this IM rubbish, man up and enter Kurnell Worlds brother...

 

Edit: Good luck to everyone else! :lol:

 

Lol .... It's my retirement IMWA, probably won't go back again.

 

I don't need luck, I am an ironman ..... Lol. ( sad thing is some people actually believe that)

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Yep, thanks for the good info, ratdog.

 

This shall be my 10th and FINAL IM. Did IM WA in 2008 (9:27) and just finished IM Kona with a 20 minute Kona PB (9:23).

 

Earlier this year I posted here that I want to try and go sub-9:15 in WA, and with my recent Kona time/fitness, and a solid 3:02 run there I think I can go sub-9:15. So realistic goal is sub-9:15, best, best day with perfect execution/conditions is 9:0x and a sub 3 run.

 

XTERRA Maui worlds next weekend, then short IM build, then taper for WA. Bring it on!

 

 

With your Kona time, I would hang up the boots now and retire at the top. Thats an awesome race. Where is your race report?

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In regards to information, does anyone know if a the competitor handbook has been compiled yet? I havnt been able find one the website? In particular i was looking for massage information.

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Goal: Find my soul that I left there in 2009...

Spectating

 

Haha Steno.

Good luck with that!!!

 

Good luck also to everyone competing.

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2 goals

 

sub 11

 

and to not throw up during the beer mile :P

 

I'm in for my first IMWA :)

 

.........my goal is to not fcuk up the marathon and finish as close to speedyj as I can!!!!

 

 

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Goal: Find my soul that I left there in 2009...

Spectating

 

 

I will be on the start line.

Whilst Steno looks for his soul on the sidelines I will help him try to find it on course :smile1:

Goal is to finish in a better state than my last (and only IM) with a time that is better than Steno's PB

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I'll be there, and on the bus both ways, I never met hairy legs but the times he posted and what he did in Kona is awesome.

would like to know what age group your in and some training insight again awesome.

 

Cheers

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...would like to know what age group your in and some training insight again awesome.

 

Cheers

 

 

Hi QAZ,

 

Thanks. M45-49 and I turn 48 on Dec 6 - 2 days after my last IM. So WA is my last! First IM in 2004, first triathlon in 2002. Will keep doing half-IM's, OD, sprints, XTERRA etc and may try and crack a PB marathon and do Boston.

 

There is no magic or secret formula for IM training and racing, but for a older guy like myself is about consistency of training and great recovery, coupled from experience/learning from each IM race you do. I train a lot - swim 15km a week, bike up to 500km per week (varies a lot from week to week), and typically run 100km on an IM build.

 

My weakness is swimming, and strength is running off the bike. My PB marathon is 2:58:28 (HNL in Dec 2010), my PB IM marathon is 3:02:19. I typically do 8 run sessions per week, running twice a day on Tuesday's and Thursday's (AM & PM), long brick run on Saturday's after a long ride, and a mid-day long run (up to 37km) on Sunday, with last 8km at IM race pace, less 30"/km. Lot of 10km brick runs at fast pace.

 

I do 90% of my bike intervals on a CompuTrainer. Absolute suffer-fests. My Sat ride/run is a small group ride (with no drafting) with fellow club member who are in IM training mode - team/club/group atmosphere keeps the motivation high, especially when most of the mid-week training is solo and that can play with your mind week-in/week-out.

 

I pay a lot of attention to recovery. 5 ice baths per week @ 15' each, rest days are rest days. I do not like massages, but use foam rollers and TP rollers etc. I pay a lot of attention to my diet and race weight, lots and lots of fruit and veg. I keep a very detailed workout log (WKO +), I am a data junkie, training and racing with a bike power meter. Since starting with a PM (SRM) in mid-2009 I now have 2 years of data - great info to look back and see where you were at previous stages of training.

 

I have never had a coach, and I agree with my friends that say I am "un-coachable". My schedule is all over the place from week to week, day to day, so I never pre-plan a workout week, just know I need a 12 week duration to knock out an IM. I do bounce a few workout ideas off with mates, and then it is just get out on the road and train.

 

Sorry that this hijacked the original thread.

 

Look forward to meeting you in WA.

 

Mark

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Thanks for the info Mark,

I've been doing the volume there abouts that you are doing, but you may have answered a problem I've been encountering that I cannot get my legs to recover in time for the next work out now I'm at the stage where the volume of training is increasing. I have been massaging my legs but have not tried the ice baths which I've heard people talk about, hopefully this will be the answer to my problem.

 

Cheers and also sorry for getting off topic.

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I pay a lot of attention to recovery. 5 ice baths per week @ 15' each

 

 

Are the ice baths as simple as bath + ice for 15 minutes? Is there an optimum temperature? Do you lie in a bath or stand upright in something?

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Are the ice baths as simple as bath + ice for 15 minutes? Is there an optimum temperature? Do you lie in a bath or stand upright in something?

 

 

I use an old large fishing esky (cooler in the USA) that I got from CostCo several years ago, that has a broken lid, handles etc. Place it in your backyard in a sunny spot (keep your upper body warm), half-fill with cold tap water, place 20 lb bag of cubed ice, which will add to the water level by a few inches. Put on a pair of Speedo's - I then kneel in the esky (praying-type position) to get my lower legs upto half of my quads (do this for 7.5 min), then I sit in the esky with my knees bent for the remaining 7.5 min to get my glutes. I sometime check the water temp with a thermometer and it is usually 50F. When finished I close the esky lid and this weeks it cold'ish for the next day. the next day I drain out a few inches of water, add another 20 lb of ice, repeat. Typically 3 to 5 times per week. There will be shrinkage involved with the male genitalia, and your toes bit a bit chilly too!!!

 

You can also use a regular bathroom bathtub, but you need a lot more ice because of it larger volume, however, you simple sit in the bath with legs straight stretched out, with the water level just at/above the belly button. Problem with ice baths inside is that your upper body needs to keep warm, so for me I have it in my backyard and given that I am in Hawaii I can get warm sunshine all year round, even after 5:30pm.

 

Some folks states that ice baths, if used, should be taken a few hours after a workout. I seldom have time to do this except on Sat or Sunday's when the schedule is a little more flexible.

 

When you first start ice baths, it takes a bit of adjustment for the body to tolerate the cold, so when I first started taking them 3 or 4 years ago, I used to do 3 min, 3 min out, repeat 5 times. After a few sessions you get used to it. A few friends also keep their ice baths considerable warmer than mine - try what works for you.

 

For me, ice baths are part of my recovery that enable me to bang hard weekends of bike/run Sat, then long run Sun, and feel very little soreness on Monday...by Thursday and Friday I am ready for more ice baths to enable me to make the Sat/Sun sessions successful. Pays dividends after your legs accumulates a few ongoing weeks of such sessions.

 

Hope this helps.

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I'm in for my third! Hope to do better than last year and not trash myself too badly to do my first IMNZ in March -aim for 10.30.

Frognastie- I am the massage coordinator for IMWA (the info should be on website soon) We are taking massage bookings at ironmanwamassage@gmail.com

We are running a massage clinic out of the Busselton Tennis Club on Marine Terrace next to the race office on Thursday 9-5, Friday 9-5, Sat 8.30-12.30 and Monday 9-3. Cost $60/hr and it does fill up so booking early recommended. I have a core team of 14 therapists who are all fully qualified sports massueses.

 

The big news in town at the moment is the fact the silly council has dug up the jetty end of Queen Street where the run went and finished last year and it will not be finished by Ironman so I suspect we will hear of a run course change fairly soon!!!! and doubtful taht the race will end in the centre of town which will be a real shame!

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First timer, still a bit undecided about hiring a car all the way to Busso or getting the bus transfers and then a car in Busso. Any advice from those more experienced. Thanks

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True, staying at Busselton Holiday Village in town, but will probably do a little bit of tripping around. I guess the question is more so about the suitability of getting to Busso on the bus.

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When are you flying in? I'm going down on the Tuesday before (29th) and will have some room in the ute because my wife is taking her car separately (she can't drive a manual.) Otherwise I've heard good reports about the bus.

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When are you flying in? I'm going down on the Tuesday before (29th) and will have some room in the ute because my wife is taking her car separately (she can't drive a manual.) Otherwise I've heard good reports about the bus.

 

 

Thanks for the offer. Not flying in until Wed and got parents with me too. Maybe we could just chuck them in the tray of the ute?

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The parents we could have accomodated, the date unfortunately not. Being my first I really want to be there early to soak up the whole experience.

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Thanks for the offer. Not flying in until Wed and got parents with me too. Maybe we could just chuck them in the tray of the ute?

 

 

I would hire a car for sure if parents in tow. Even though Busso is relatively compact - its great to go and visit Dunsborough, the capes and Margerat River. Most accommodation is still 5-10 kms away from the jetty which may be a bit much for the parents to walk ? The drive from Perth to Busso is really easy 2hr 20 mins with the new freeway connection. Kate

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I would hire a car for sure if parents in tow. Even though Busso is relatively compact - its great to go and visit Dunsborough, the capes and Margerat River. Most accommodation is still 5-10 kms away from the jetty which may be a bit much for the parents to walk ? The drive from Perth to Busso is really easy 2hr 20 mins with the new freeway connection. Kate

 

 

Thanks. We will definitely have a car for most of our stay, but just wanting some feedback about whether or not the bus to and from Busso is the way to go, and then hire a small car in Busso.

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I'm in...did 9.50 on the course last year.

Training has been going ok, but had two crashes recently that set me back a few weeks.

 

Port 70.3 next week.

Conditions last year were ideal, lets hope for some of the same....

 

goal = set a new pb sub 9.50

4th Iron distance race for me, always learning......

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Bike course is the same as last year.

 

run course is altered a little but only in town. Instead of heading into town up the main drag then going out on the same road they have changed it so that we effectively do a lap around the block taking us along the back of the town a bit.

 

picture tells 1000 words

 

Runcourse.jpg

 

I think this is a pretty good idea due to the congestion last year especially with wheelchair athletes. Also I think getting from one side of the finish chute will be easier this time around.

 

Well done to the organisers.

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I'm in - I it's my 4th Busso - I have some competition in the age group, there are two guys who I recognise - one (an Aussie guy) beat me in Honu Half in June - the other beat me in 2006 in Busso - a Colonel Klink impersonator from Switzerland - he said to me on the stage "So, I caught you, heh" :sly:

 

I'll be doing my best to not have to hear that again :sly: after seeing them in the list, I trained harder today. It's amazing what a bit of competition can do to a guys attitude, bring it on :twoguns:

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I'm in - I it's my 4th Busso - I have some competition in the age group, there are two guys who I recognise - one (an Aussie guy) beat me in Honu Half in June - the other beat me in 2006 in Busso - a Colonel Klink impersonator from Switzerland - he said to me on the stage "So, I caught you, heh" :sly:

 

I'll be doing my best to not have to hear that again :sly: after seeing them in the list, I trained harder today. It's amazing what a bit of competition can do to a guys attitude, bring it on :twoguns:

 

 

just put the word out AP, I know members of the long forgotten Loftus Underground, a seminal group of black ops specialists that are more than capable of duffing this klink character pre race. If i see any smoke signals in the northern sky, I will know it is on.... if the wind blows from the south, the smoke will never be seen, you will have to release a carrier pigeon, just look out for hawks before releasing our feathered friend.

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I'm in for my first IMWA :)

 

.........my goal is to not fcuk up the marathon and finish as close to speedyj as I can!!!!

 

 

Added another page to my book of excuses :stretcher:

 

......................5 1/2 weeks for broken ribs to heal !!!

 

Will be on that start line regardless !!

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Just a thought.

 

How about we put togehter a video of the IMWA trip made up of the selected photos that we collectively take whilst away.

 

they can include your family, training, travelling, sites of WA, the race and the parties. Conbine with music and hey presto, a trannies video of IMWA 2011.

 

 

 

disclaimer: i dont know music but it looks like someone will know what to use. Peter.

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