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    The Flying Welshman

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    First enduro

    Post by The Flying Welshman on Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:03 pm

    I'm looking at doing my first enduro in early '13, any advice appreciated.......Thanks
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    juljam33

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    Re: First enduro

    Post by juljam33 on Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:41 pm

    if its the snowrun your doing the best advice i can give you is invest in a good quality snorkel and if you cant swim very well get some armbands too......
    affraid
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    bonkeye

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    Location : Pyle, Bridgend

    Re: First enduro

    Post by bonkeye on Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:15 pm

    take your time on your first enduro..... dont do what i did & try & got like a bat out of hell as you WILL ! ger hurt as i did, twice on the first lap! i spent the following week off work with a very sore neck, it didnt help me rushing & getting stuck twice lol

    a mate done the same & broke his ankle half way through the enduro

    both still finished the event though

    here is the first 3 laps
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    nate

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    Re: First enduro

    Post by nate on Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:06 pm

    just try and finish.........

    You will understand what i mean come January!

    Good luck dude might see you there.

    nate
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    silo

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    Re: First enduro

    Post by silo on Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:27 pm

    Which enduro are you thinking of doing?
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    Mogs

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    Re: First enduro

    Post by Mogs on Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:30 pm

    Take your time and pace yourself, your not going to win your first one so do it at your on speed and enjoy it
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    phil990

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    Re: First enduro

    Post by phil990 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:10 am

    Yer. Your aim is to finish! Don't hour out...
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    nate

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    Re: First enduro

    Post by nate on Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:43 am

    think you need to distinguish between the definition of a real ENDURO and HARE & HOUNDS.

    ENDURO (or better known as TIMECARD ENDURO's long (eg 20 to 50 mile) single or 2 lap event normally for sportman/novice where you have to get to checks within a designated time, (you must not arrive early or late but go through the check on your designated minute; within the lap there will be one or more special tests which you ride as quickly as possible (and totally out of control lol) and these are timed to the second which basically decides your finish place if everyone stays on their designated minute.

    HARE & HOUNDS (eg short 4 to 8 mile) basically mass start within your group (like motorcross) and do has many laps as you can within the alloted time. (normally 2.5 hours or 3 hours with some clubs) You sometimes can get away with doing the full race without a stop (depends on your tank capacity) most people do one stop for a few minutes to refuel then back out asap.

    Know what you entering and see if the regs say suitable for sportsmen etc (would not want to see you in a BRTISH ROUND for you first event....lol

    Hope this helps bud
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    The Flying Welshman

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    Re: First enduro

    Post by The Flying Welshman on Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:10 pm

    Nice one Nate, I think its Hare and Hounds to start with then affraid
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    Mogs

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    Re: First enduro

    Post by Mogs on Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:17 pm

    If its not far and I'm fee ill do it also mate, drop me a inbox

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