30th Blaenafon Tri 12 May

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12/04/2013 at 22:58

There looks to be a nice 12 mile hill just before a nice decent into finish, should be fun 

seren nos    pirate
13/04/2013 at 16:50

This weather is horrendous


i don't want to take my new bike out in the rain ass it has narroer tyre i believe and its new.................

but it has better gears for me to tackle the hills and keep up so i will have to.....

also thinking that i should fit the mudguard to it or i will get a wet back.......

warm but wet is so awkward to dress for on the bike

Iron Pingu    pirate
13/04/2013 at 16:54

I'm not taking my good bike ... it's just cost me £189 to service so I aint taking it out in this weather!

seren nos    pirate
13/04/2013 at 17:00

my old bike just cost £200 service so everything is new on that as well..........

13/04/2013 at 19:10
I only have one bike to choose from so I will be taking that one . Do you think it will be ok to leave my aerobars on? I don't really want to move them.
seren nos    pirate
13/04/2013 at 19:21


I always leave mine on my old bike.never taken them off.......as long as you don't use them in a group you are ok....


I have only done 3 rides on my new bike...but I need the gears.....

 see you all just before 8 in the morning..better get my kit together and go to bed

16/04/2013 at 13:44

Sorry Seren I haven't logged on here fora few days. Yes we do have lap counters in the pool, one on each lane. Hopefully they've been fully trained to count to 32 (I'm not allowed to try, I get lost above 6!) The more inteligent NEWTs get to do this.

After 30 lengths you'll get a 2 laps to go board pushed in front of you. Ian & Natalie who control the swim for me are brilliant & the only ones to have done all 30 races!!!!!!

Hope the Hay sportive went well, not the nicest of days to be out there. The NEWTS doing the course reccie bailed out at the bottom of the British. WIMPS!!!!

PS The roads up there are not good - think I might have to send out a 'Pot Hole' map for everybody pre race day.

seren nos    pirate
17/04/2013 at 10:12

maybe someone cqan lend me a MTB to do the tri......

Thanks slugs.....nice to know I just need to avoid drowning

24/04/2013 at 14:27

A couple of NEWT members will be riding the bike course on Sunday , 28 April. They are meeting at the Leisure centre at 8:30.

Both just want to try out the hills, dont expect a fast ride, but if you want to press ahead they wont be too bothered. Open invitation.

11/05/2013 at 21:31

Just Seren playing at Pontypool in the morning I think. 30th & posiibly final edition of the UKs oldest continually held triathlon, is loaded in the car & is ready to roll.

Good luck Seren, get that pesky swim thing out the way & then its pure fun all the way. See you in the morning.

11/05/2013 at 22:20

I will be there, starting in the wave at 1. Weather looks like it might be wet 

11/05/2013 at 22:52

I'm there too!  Starting at 11:30 so hopefully miss some of the rain on the bike.

seren nos    pirate
12/05/2013 at 07:33

DTT I'm starting at 11:30 as well.........say hello to me


Broke.My aim is to finish beforer you.....I will have an hour and a half head start...will that be enough


I am realy scared of doing this now......really want to go back to bed

12/05/2013 at 08:49

Wiil do Seren!  Weather changed overnight, now constant rain from 12:00.  Adds to the fun!

seren nos    pirate
12/05/2013 at 08:53

I think i had better make sure my back light is working on the bike if its windy and wet and misty on the mountain roads

Iron Pingu    pirate
12/05/2013 at 09:27

Good luck guys!!

seren nos    pirate
12/05/2013 at 19:09

WOW....what a race.........I am knackered.........so many things went wrong for me so pleased to finish in one piece...........

but the organisation was amazing and the marshalls to stand out in those conditions...brilliant.......

so pleased taht i finally did it

12/05/2013 at 22:09

T Rex jnr did this event.  His swimming and particularly bike are good but he has been struggling with his running.  He was very pleased to finish in 3:20-something and he didn't look particularly exhausted at the end.  If he sorts his running out I'm going to have some competition on my hands (in running events, that is - I don't do tris).


Looked like everyone enjoyed themselves.

12/05/2013 at 22:37

Great race.  Also great to meet Pingu, Seren, and BBT.  3:34, not bad for an old bloke!

Iron Pingu    pirate
13/05/2013 at 09:06

Tough conditions out there yesterday, was glad to be marshalling poolside!

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