How did we all do?
So shamelessly stolen from every other thread in the Forum...
I'll kick it off...
A cracking year, that would not have been possible without the help and belief of a load of new friends called the Pirates. Normality is now skewed so much that I believe anything is possible.
was thinking about this last night
no idea.don't keep records.but not enough
Highlights...........finishing the double ironman and coming 2nd out of the 7 females a bonus.....
snowdon marathon in the sunshinesleepwalker 20 mile race in the dark in the beacons in the most appalling weather.....and coming 1st female as the others got lost with the navigation
Knee injury during a 50 mile ultra in march mucking up my running all year
a year without racing much at all but5 took 4 months off nerarly to recover fully from the double,,,,,,,,,,,,the highlight of the year has to be the double ironman
now its time to get going again and will do a fast ironman time at Outlaw and then will go to IMW in September and smash that bike course
fairly simple for me
Highs :Meeting lots of lovley pirates at OutlawGoing to the Velodrome at the Olympics and seeing two British gold medal winning performances Crossing the finish line at the Challenge Henley Half - and promptly crying like a girl as I couldn't believe I'd done it
LowlightsDNF at Wokingham Half when my hip seized up Laryngitis 3-4 weeks before Henley, when I thought I wan't going to be able to get to the start let alone the finish.
The Full Challenge Henley is on the cards - well if the council and organizers agree a bike route that is PB at Brighton Mara - though I'm tri training rather than run training this year, but I'm sure it'll happen
All in all, 2012 was fantastic, and I hope 2013 will be even better
Winning stuff, especially my leg of the Welsh castles relay for the club. 1st woman, 11.2 miles @ 6.35mm pace.I'd lost a bit of running confidence and that brought it back.
Supporting the JW and running with the lovely AJH, I really like the Brummy RW (well ex RW now) lot. Good people, good friends.
The shitty infighting on here, but hopefully everyone can now let that die without the need to rehash it again and again and again...
Shut up and pass the cheese.
Oh another highlight was the aquathlon series I RD'd for the club. So much positive feedback and lovely to see so many people participating.
150ish miles swimming
3500ish miles bike
1000ish miles running
Happy with my 11.37 at Outlaw.
Looking forward to Lanza.
Totals of approx 107km swum, 560 miles cycled and 360 miles plodded, mainly as run/walk.
Highlight was meeting loads of pirates at The Outlaw where I did 2/3 as relay, borrowing a tent and camping for the first time in decades. I have found a great osteopath and physio team who are sorting my injury/muscle inbalances out.
Lowlight, lower back and hip seizing up at Outlaw resulting in marathon PW of 7:05, and a family bereavement.
Summary - could do better and be more consistent with training.
Looking forward to 2013, 3 races entered.
Totals; Oh they're in some computer or other. Less than I ought to have done but more than I could have done.
Highlights;- Lovely wife completing her first Iron distance at Outlaw. Filled me with pride .- Completing IM Wales in a vaguely respectable fashion.- Spending so much of my summer cycling round in the glorious countryside.Lowlights:- Getting to the top of the hill at New Hedges in IM Wales and realising I had to do it another three times- Missing the entry deadline for both Outlaw 2013 and IM UK 2013, leaving me without an event for next year
Summary:There are worse hobbies. I'm smiling.
Totals - errm ... quite a lot, for me
SlowerTIL, dont fancy IM Wales then? I missed IMUK and didn't fancy Outlaw again so plumped for Wales
I'd more than happily do IMW again, FF, despite saying in the aftermath of this year's race that I'd never do it again . But it doesn't fit with other diary commitments for 2013 so I need to do an earlier race. Thinking about Alpe D'Huez, IM Switzerland and a couple of others. Any views on them?
Adh is on my bucket list, long bike short run.
Single Enduroman? cheap as well
single enduroman..........brilliant but be careful that after doing it you aren't dragged down a dark and dangerous path
All the best everyone for 2013.
Forestman ? Watch the video's on YouTube.
Go to Switzerland STIL, although there are only 100 places left.
I have no idea of totals as I only kept them long enough to record on our own competition board.
Highlights:PB half marathon time and feeling there was massively more in my tank.Finishing outlaw in only my second ever triathlon, the first being 3 weeks earlier.The pirate experience before, during and post Outlaw simply blew me away.
Lows:Picking up injury after injury from just before outlaw until my latest torn calf muscleLimping round Dublin marathon (torn calf) on a day when most of my running buddies smashed their PBsGoals for 2013:Two half IMsIMCHTwo marathonsMy first sprint tri, which scares me more than the rest.
righty - totals ran - 1736biked - 3034.5swam - 224.5plus a bit of spinning and rowing to make a total of 5000.05 miles travelled in (627:29:57 h:m with weighs and other bits)
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