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WildWill    pirate
05/09/2003 at 19:17
My 220 still has not arived :o(
06/09/2003 at 10:20
I don't have cable or satellite, which means I don't get Channel 5, or Sky Sports, or Eurosport (unless I'm at my brother's house). This means that I only get the tris that Grandstand shows on BBC1/2.

Another thing is there is very little proper background on telly. Usually just "This is Leanda Cave/Jodie Swallow/Michelle Dillon in bed with Stuart Hayes". (By the way, that's just Michelle Dillon in bed with Stuart Hayes. Anything more would be greedy).

Someone please tell that woman who does the ITU commentary that it's "triathlon", not "triath-alon". Anyway, on BBC1/2 they are primarily aimed at the general public, so you get told what a transition is, and the word "gruelling" must be used. All a bit simple for us experienced types. Oops. A rant slipped in there. Sorry all.


P.S. AJ, shave! Please!
06/09/2003 at 11:45
Ooooh! BB - 'triathalon' gets me too!

I have a friend who calls her hubby a 'triathalete'. gggggrrrrrrrrr.

06/09/2003 at 12:43
I agree that it would be greedy and totally unfair if stuart hayes was in bed with LC, JS and MD
06/09/2003 at 13:39
Probably true for most sports BB - the commentary is not that technical.

Here's a thought - in the days of digital telly where you can select which event to watch at the Paris WOrld champs or which court to watch at WImbledon, why not have a choice of commentary for the novice/more experienced with the same pictures?
06/09/2003 at 13:48
Careful Fruity. You'll be working in TV before you know it.

Actually, now that I think about it, that's far too good an idea. The TV bosses will never go for it.

06/09/2003 at 14:56
Just noticed an event listed in 220 called a tregathon (horse-ride, run and hike, i presume (they put 'nike')).

so we now have:

biathlon (which is confusing - used for two diff sports)
modern pentathlon

whats next!?
06/09/2003 at 14:56
actually that might have been tregathlon
08/09/2003 at 17:09
08/09/2003 at 17:12
08/09/2003 at 17:22
I'd quite like Smegathlon (not Smegathalon) - swim, horse ride, run.

Does it exist?

Agree with what's been said about the mag - any niche mag becomes samey after a year or two of reading it. And inevitably a greater % of the mag is race reports during the season! What will they fill it with in a month or two....?

I do think it is a good mag tho...glossy, shiny, lots of nice kit, analytical about everything - just like the best triathaletes (!) eh guys?
WildWill    pirate
08/09/2003 at 17:29
winter runing
Turbo training
Winter - the perfect time to get more pool time
08/09/2003 at 17:36
hmmm i feel a thread coming on...
08/09/2003 at 18:50
Uh - oh.
cougie    pirate
09/09/2003 at 07:48
Indeed !
AndrewSmith    pirate
10/09/2003 at 20:56
Triathlete magazine was way better. It's a shame the uk ones not about any more.
WildWill    pirate
10/09/2003 at 21:37
I like 220
11/09/2003 at 13:14
Hear hear!


P.S. Try the TriTalk forum, where Darryl gets the kicking his cheek deserves, from an irate thinman.
11/09/2003 at 14:40
hey bb! we ALL got a talkin too. I know i started the thread but we all moaned - what happened to all for one and one for all ?!

<everyone leaves the room>
WildWill    pirate
11/09/2003 at 14:41
I still like 220
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