Great value, very well organised event with the additional novelty of being an overnight event on closed roads.
The scenery isn't great but the roads are closed and it is night time so after 10 you don't really notice.
The setting may not be the grandest but the organisation must be one of the best. Loved it.
You need another bracket for "Value for money". This event is outstanding for the price. The organisation is so friendly and personal with the size of the event. But for that you still get a close road cycle and lovely quiet roads for running alongside. All of the volunteers were wonderful and supportive, no matter how tired they must have been, and that drove me on to a finish. There is no way I could recommend this event and the organisers enough. Though I might not come back for an Ironman distance I will certainly be back for something else. Many thanks for giving me the best chance to nail that Ironman distance.
Only as a minor constructive criticism. It would have been a little easier on the swim if there was a few more buoys, but it was totally fine, just felt a little lost at a couple of points.
A really tough, exciting, special experience.
TITLE: 2017 MIDNIGHT MAN WOMAN LONG COURSE
Tremendous experience involving a beautiful swim, great roads for cycling and running.
The staff organisation, volunteers and marshals were outstanding and went out of their way to ease the pain and exertions of the long night.
I had checked the weather forecast beforehand and had brought clothing for a balmy night, it was chilly though and I found it pretty cold cycling in short sleeves.
The drinks and supplies were not sumptuous but were more than adequate. The marshals handing out supplies were fantastic and uplifting in their support.
Some competitors had really good lights whereas others, had the bare minimum; I was glad I had two good front lights.
It was hard, really really hard, working through the 20 laps of the bike course; the 8 laps of the run were also tough- brutal would be a more accurate word, there again it is an Ironman distance event and even though it has little in the way of gradients, it takes an enormous amount of willpower to cope with the repetitive nature of the course. I finished it vowing to never, ever do another one, yet here I am, a day later thinking fondly of the day (and night).
I may have to reconsider
Friendly organizers. Good race. Enjoyable atmosphere
1st Ironman, made all the more enjoyable being a small "homely" event.
excellent, well executed, friendly challenge
Amazing staff, really friendly and made you feel really welcom.
Mentally tough, highly enjoyable friendly race