Liverpool/Merseyside/Cheshire URWFRC

well, loads of other areas have one

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Ironholgs    pirate
30/05/2012 at 16:44

Ironman Walney has a certain ring to it

30/05/2012 at 18:04
The bike would be a bit tedious round and round Walney !
Ironholgs    pirate
30/05/2012 at 22:20

True, but it would be very flat and fast, and I wouldn't get lost.

31/05/2012 at 09:58

There is that Mate

The sodding cold is back big time.... temperature and sniffles. Just when I was hoping to get a big training weekend in....

Ironholgs    pirate
31/05/2012 at 10:08

Bugger - hope it goes away quickly.

I ran last night, didn't have to think of an interval session for COLT, as the 5 that turned up were all Lanza finishers, so we just want for a steady social few miles along the river. Great fun.

Won't get any training in over the weekend as I'm off to Andover in Hampshire early doors on Saturday. Special guest at a sprint triathlon there on Sunday, starting/commentating/talking/ giving out medals etc.. Each finisher gets a copy of the book as well, hence why I'm invited.

Might try and ride a loop or two of the Bolton course the weekend after. Fancy an outing?

31/05/2012 at 10:14

Sounds like fun....

Might be up for that, Have to be Saturday tho as I'm taking Suzie to see Coldplay on the Sunday (rather than try and drown her at Bala)

I have a funny story about the book....

Sam is now living in Telford with her man Matt. Not sure I ever said, But for some strange reason she changed her surname when she was 18 to Emerson (she stuck a pin in the phone book, honest).  On Sunday night one of Matt's best mates turned up and said "I have just done a triathlon".... Why they asked.. His answer ? "Cos My Mum bought me this book for Christmas and I was inspired !"...

Yep, And we all know what book that was !  Sa m had to explain that her Dad was the Dave in it, and she is the Sam in "The Spartan Crew"....

They are now trying to get him to enter an Ironman

Ironholgs    pirate
31/05/2012 at 10:21

Saturday morning would probably suit me as well, may be a couple of other COLTs as well. Try and get it sorted next week.

Priceless, love it.
Never expected our story to actually inspire people to do a traithlon/ironman so it's always very cool when I hear that it has.

31/05/2012 at 10:25

She has nicked his copy of the book (said she hadn't got one.. liar), and wondered if we could all sign it when we hook up at the Outlaw... Said I could sort that.

Sat 9th would be good...

Ironholgs    pirate
31/05/2012 at 10:32

Yeah sounds like a good idea.

Right, will double check with Em that we've nothing on. Early morning would probably suit but will email after this weekend is out of the way. Be good to see you, and Min/Viking if a) physically allowed to and b) can find his bike ?

31/05/2012 at 10:35

Just checked and I'm free Sat am 9th, early always better that later (Critérium du Dauphin on Eurosport in pm)  

Edited: 31/05/2012 at 10:35
Ironholgs    pirate
31/05/2012 at 10:54

Cool - will get back to you, hope you can remember the route

31/05/2012 at 11:04

Err.... Nope I erased it from my mind as soon as possible...

Might find 5 minutes to stick it in my mountain garmin so I can stick it on the handlebars

Ironholgs    pirate
31/05/2012 at 11:41

the other COLTs that might be coming did it last year and are doing it again, so we should be ok.

01/06/2012 at 08:29

another night of bunged up head and nose.... aaargh

Did manage a gentle 5 miles round the village last night tho....

Ironholgs    pirate
01/06/2012 at 09:49


The run sounds good, the cold doesn't.

I went swim training, v.tough set. 12 x150m reps with rolling recuction in recovery down from 2 minutes to 10 seconds.

Got cramp at the end. It hurt. I swore.    pirate
01/06/2012 at 09:57

I went swim training too. I got cramp too. I swore too.

01/06/2012 at 09:59

I just swear a lot.........

Going up to Llandegla Saturday afternoon with the kids.....  Oh deep joy an MTB I can fall off

Ironholgs    pirate
01/06/2012 at 10:16

We're trend setters Min

4 weeks to go, be careful Dave.

01/06/2012 at 10:18

4 weeks and 2 days to retirement................    pirate
01/06/2012 at 10:28

*breaks out the bubble wrap and cotton wool for Dave*

We are indeed, Holgs - could we perhaps do a trend that centers around me earning lots of money?

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