Anyone up for it?
Good luck from me too. My swim is 8:02 & the bike route is now as it was Had some fab advice off Aitch too. Hopefully see you all after & I'll still be alive
Just realised - 4th discipline.. working out whats needed at each transition and how to pack. First time doing it. Got to have forgotten something or packed way too much?
Good luck to those doing the HH in the morning look forward to reading the race reports Sunday evening when i get home from work.
Running into work in the morning and then catching the bus home.
Good luck to all the Hathersage Hilly people.
Not wanting to disappoint Riggsy
Tri No1 completed, so I guess I can now call myself a Triathlete? Haven’t got a clue what time I did, in any section as my electronics let me down, the Garmin & the watch.I got there in plenty of time, had plenty of time to wander round and have quick chats with Aitch and Liz. Setting up wasn’t as stressful as I’d anticipated. Swim: The four of us at 9:08 were actually 3, we had a no show. Not as smooth as I’d have liked. As soon as I set off my right goggle eye piece started leaking. Every time I turned at the far end, it flipped up. It’s never happened before and I ended up swimming with one eye open, which included the diversions round some guy whose chip had fallen off. He was trying to retrieve it and re-attach in the middle of the lane (I think he was actually swimming in the next lane) I was counting lengths in pairs, so a max of 7, somehow I lost count after 5. I was 98% sure I did 14 lengths and I was the last of the 3 of us out.T1 went fine, no problems. A bit slow, but I figured ‘best get it right’Bike. Loved it. Took a few places by the time I arrived at Grindleford, where I lost one. There were 2 vehicles at the junction, I behaved as my normal commuting and sat at the back. The guy I’d just overtaken turned up and ran down the LHS of the vehicle and turned right with it. It was good to know the road works at the bottom of Froggat were gone. I kept my eye on the cadence, kept it pretty constant and high. Don’t know what the experience of others was, but I found the lower 1/3 the worst. Past that, it was just a case of keep it spinning. Think I ended up about level by the time we got to the top. I’d overtaken and been overtaken. Between here and T2 there were a bunch of 4 of us, not drafting, but there was plenty of position changing. I remembered to spin my legs out on the last few hundred yards.T2. Slow. Fingers weren’t working 100% so swapping shoes was fun, seeing as both pairs used laces, rather than elastic. I necked a gel and washed it down from a bottle of water, which came on the run.Run. I thought Froggat was where this got its name? Guess I was wrong. It’s got to be the run! I set off and my legs were feeling it. Strangely not ‘jelly legs’, but my stride was very short and took a while to open up.I’d been told the run set off like the Thursday aquathon, but “that bit where we turned left onto the flat – there you turn right and before long you find a big ******** climb” They weren’t kidding, it needs a cable car! No way I was running up that, even if I was capable. I opted for the fell runners walk. Lass at the top said “thats the worst over”. She lied. 100 yards on, another shorter climb and then....... some more. Eventually it did level out and I found I’d got company. This spurred me on and for the rest of the run I could feel this guy was not far behind. I managed to increase my lead on the steepest descents and held onto it, encouragement coming from Jim halfway down, near the farm and from ‘Cornish Gail’ on rejoining the riverside path.I kept pushing all the way back to the field, dodged through a big mass of ramblers and when in the tapes, risked a glance back. I’d got a gap that the guy behind couldn’t make up Just had to get to the line and empty the last contents of the waterbottle over my head.To say How much trepidation I’d got about this, I’m happy. I’d thought I’d do this one and leave it, maybe do aquathlons and duathlons. Changed my mind. I’m now trying to get an entry form for Matlock! ?
Ok I got up & struggled to neck my porridge, so soon after waking up & kept feeling like I wanted to bring it all back. Figured a nice walk to the footie field to drop my stuff off at T2 might help & I couldn't believe how busy it was so early on a sunday morning. On the way back up that's where Garry & I had a chat. Then took my bike over to rack up & listen to the pre race brief. Ran home to have my millionth wee of the morning & fight my way into my tri suit. Scott came over to count my lengths in case I forgot. Swim wasn't as brill as I'd hoped, as my lane was so congested & I got kicked a couple of times. Think it may of been 1-2 mins slower but hey ho. Didn't rush in T1 & chatted to others while we got sorted.
Bike part went well. Set off quick to dry off & warm up & felt good. Tried to keep a good cadence up all the way to the top, where I took on a gel, so it would kick in as I was about to run. Rode like the wind on the downhill to make up time & completed the bike section 4 mins faster than before. Got to T2 & I & another bloke couldnt get the bikes racked cos Carolines was squ-wiff & my shoes had been shoved to the back. She was still there so we had a laugh while I moved her bike & grabbed my shoes & didn't rush tbh. Run felt horrible till I was in the woods, where I felt I found my running legs & then just kept pushing as best I could. Power walked the hills, which never get an easier but felt I finished strong.
I pushed a bit harder today than Matlock & learnt a lot. Very pleased with my 2nd tri & am looking forward to Matlock
Evening nice race reports from the HH.
Enjoyed reading the reports after I got in from work and also reading the TDF reports.
Nice run to work this morning, up at five out of the house by twenty past.
Difficult one that GIRO especially given the timescale.
Sponsorship could bring a nice chunk of cash in ( I assume the endcliffe park run is sponsored by sheffield hallam given the name Hallam parkrun).
Things like the national lottery take an age to get cash if the expierence of the scouts in the village is anything to go by. Shops such as the CO-OP have funds for local charities and groups and may be able to make a quick decision for a few hundred. Regeneration trusts such as coalfield re-generation trust (may not be appropite in this case but others exists) make donations to local events etc.
Reducing the setup costs by using equipment that is already at HH (if club agrees).
Put out the begging bowl at other races etc
Try the council (local and city)
Sorry if I have covered what you have already thought off. Good luck
OK here is my report from the HH
woke up at 5.30 to have some breakfast and get to Hathersage on time to rack bike and things , on the way to Hathersage it started to rain very lightly (were was the sun we was promised) but by the time we arrived the rain had stopped . set up T1 and T2 then listened to the race briefing my start time was 7.46 so there was just time to go to the loo and get ready for the off , Swim was not as fast as Ive done in the past 11.54 but I think that subconsciously I was thinking about not going out too hard from the start . T1 was slow 3.07 don't know what I was doing faffing about too much I think hit the bike and just thought about not getting passed too many times then I saw someone in front ( time to push hard ) chased this guy down and just as you get to froggat was on top of him and went straight passed then all the way up the hill kept taking places then just before the top saw two riders chased hard and just before the decent got them both , only to be overtook on the decent by both of them didn't let them get away and ass you come around the last corner put in a sprint for the line got them well before T2 bike time 54.20 not fast but it would do , Then T2 more faffing about (note to self you do not have to make shore things are neat and tidy before you set off ) 2.10 both of the people I had caught on the bike before T2 was out on the run but one was not that far in front gave chase again and passed one early on now to chase the other ,got site of this guy just before we hit the mountain face that they have the cheek to call a hill this guy decided to try to run up I just thought no way walk and save your legs got caught and passed by some one going like he had just been told his house was on fire but knew there was no point in trying to give chase my main aim was the guy who I passed on the bike that was just in front and slowly I was reeling him in, got him just before the final climb but realised someone was on my heals hit the top and just kept going if this person wanted to pass he was going to have to work for it then the decent brain out of gear and off I went this guy still hanging to my heals got to the bottom of the hill and decided to take a look at my foe as we went over the cattle grid recognised him from the bike it was an old guy I had chased down and passed but he must have been a strong runner my aim now was to not let him get the better of me and I know that I can put in a decent finish if I timed it right ,hit the field and started to open up some one else was just in front could I get them before the line realised the old guy had been dropped by my upping the pace so went to catch the guy in front my effort came about 15 yards to late and just missed out on the line run walk time 42.30 total time 154.03 first tri done bring on Matlock
sorry for the long winded report
good luck on setting up the Hillsborough park run Runningowl
Nice to see the results up, they said they might take a couple of days. 8 DQ/DNFs?
Anyway, 1:48:27 and a few lessons.
Got the form for Matlock and a cheque, ready to go
Nice report Foofighter.
Pleased with your result Gary?
Afternoon chumps, been reyt busy lately.....done feck all running but going to do the Trunce tonight.
Its my 50th next weekend and wondered whether anyone fancied popping up to the Castle, Bolsterstone on sat 4th Aug for a wee dram or two.....me an sheils will definately be there with our babychams....
nice one Garry see you in Matlock
Hope the Trunce went well.
Happy moving up an age category next week haile would love to come but working all weekend enjoy your babycham
Not sure wether to go for a run with the dog this evening or go to killiamarsh kestrels for a club run.
Hope you are all enjoying the sun (I have spent most of the day in bed after nights)
Oh My time was 2:02. I'm pleased but of course you start nit picking but entered Matlock, which will seem much easier after this one
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