Deca Ironman France 2006

Starts 11th June 2006

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13/06/2006 at 12:58
oh and

@8:57 this am. 338910m completed & 66 laps done.
AndrewSmith    pirate
13/06/2006 at 16:09
My mate Bob Brown, I ran with him the other week he even offered to lend me some of his sudocrem ┬ŽoD
13/06/2006 at 16:35
3 words to sum up the tony fisher i very briefly met last year.....

13/06/2006 at 19:06
There's another update at 3.47. Tony had done 87 laps at that point.

Also one of the women Astrid Benohr appears to have dropped out - or at least isn't on the results.

Some photos starting to go up on the website too.
13/06/2006 at 23:10
go Tony go
AndrewSmith    pirate
14/06/2006 at 00:38
I wonder if they are getting dizzy yet?
AndrewSmith    pirate
14/06/2006 at 00:39
Oh wow, it's a four Norseman page
bring on the Alpaca lips
14/06/2006 at 07:52
its the Tony Fisher appreciation society more like.
14/06/2006 at 09:09
ok, 3rd party update by one of the Chester guys who supported Rob Holmes on his epic Deca 2 years ago.

...just been thro' all the photos on the Deca web site, is Tony the invisible man?...or is it a plot by those nasty Frenchies to omit the Brits from the worlds view??

Spoke to Heather, Tony's Jeanne D'Arc of a wife, she is flying out to France for a few days to support him. apparently during the swim he was sick a few times, memories of Hawaii eh Rob?...caught the sun on his neck and a dehydration problem too. He finished his 20hours swim about 5am Sunday. Once on the bike, he punctured on the 2nd lap!

The race organisation seems to be somewhat lacking in food supply, comfortable bedding etc and Tony's crew Brian is struggling to get the vegetarian choices that Tony needs. Heather is, as I write, preparing some grub to take out to him. On top of all this the temperature seems to be in the 30's and there looks to be a hill on the 5k bike circuit!!
14/06/2006 at 09:11
Mental - totally mental.
14/06/2006 at 09:19
Just found this thread after having a few days off. Totally nuts.

<<Removes ginger wig, baggy trousers, comedy hooter and oversized "I'm bonkers, me!" badge and hands them to Tony>>

Although, I must say Nick, I am a touch disappointed in you. I thought it was YOU that was going to be doing it!

I'll give 50p to the charity of your choice if you do!!
14/06/2006 at 09:31
2008, too busy racing IM's at the moment. Cos I also know that when TF finishes, all I am gonna hear for 2 years is, 'if I can do it, you can do it !!'
14/06/2006 at 09:45
"all I am gonna hear for 2 years is, 'if I can do it, you can do it !!'"

Er....., you mean like you've been doing to everyone on this site to make them sign up to an IM? ;o)

Annoyingly, you probably could do it!

2008 it is then - I'll hold you to that. That's also the first chance I'm now going to get to do my IM. The mrs just dropped sprog #2 so that's the end of my big training for a while :o(

Is the Deva tri full now, do you know?
14/06/2006 at 09:46
Ooops - that came out wrong.

End of training = :o(
Little 'un #2 = :o)
Garr    pirate
14/06/2006 at 10:36
This is incredible. Over the next two weeks, if anyone is wondering whether they can be bothered to go out and train, just remember these guys have been at it since Saturday.
14/06/2006 at 11:58
no its not full, you can enter at I think
14/06/2006 at 12:01
How often would they be stopping to rest?
Garr    pirate
14/06/2006 at 17:30
Does anyone know the answer to Gumps' question? I've often wondered that. Do the pro's just aim to stop for an hour every so often and get a massage or what? They can't go non-stop. Do they have sleeping bags or anything?
14/06/2006 at 17:35
every night i would have thought. i don't think there are many 'pros' though, i'm sure there isn't a good living to be made out of doing one of these every year

even that bob brown bloke has to sink to pretend to eat ginsters pasties in order to pay for his trip... but without ever really putting one close to his mouth though, due to his severe gluten allergy
Garr    pirate
14/06/2006 at 18:23
Isn't the record something like 8hrs? That's a pro to me.

The mention of gluten made me think. Doing a Deca is the perfect excuse to spend a fortnight eating pizza! Ok, so that's gluton, but still. I could manage that. I'd just tell the pizza delivery man my eta for crossing the start line, and have a dinner tray on the aero-bars and enjoy munching my way around lap after lap. I might try this!
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