I obviously wasn't there SA, but my hat is tipped to you for your unselfish efforts, and to Mrs SA and Jordy for theirs.
It's people like you who deserve the laurels and all the plaudits.
May there be many more to come.
Big thanks to Mr and Mrs SA, Jordy and not forgetting SA's parents. The whole team excelled themselves.
Awesome event, brilliant hospitality and good company.
Well raced everyone.
Glad you had a great day.......where's the group pics?
Have had the most brilliant weekend I am so proud to be a Pirate. I have caught up with old friends and met new ones. It all went so well. Thanks to my fab hubby for organising this. Well Done everyone. You guys rock
Sounds like you have had a fab weekend guysRoll on Outaw
Todays Motley Crew
Once again Left to right
Doner kebab, Colourin, Colourin's BF, Marshallini, Jordy, Mrs SA, SA, Bobby Nobby, Slagiatt
The picture was taken was Slag's mate Tony (who is a top bloke)
Didnt recognise Doner without his hair dye !!!
I don't look happy in that pic but believe me I was very happy - Awesome day out.
Marshallini, you can't look happy you are a TRI machine
Macc 70.3 (or by my measurements Macc. 70.24 close enough for me)I drove over from Chester way and took in a lap of the run and bike course in the car before turning up on SA's doorstep.After a race brief and a sort cycle to the leisure center we were good to go.The Swim -1950m - I lost count after about 8 lengths, I had a couple of nose clip issues which caused me to stop twice so my timing targets were thrown out, so after that it was all guess work. A few periodic checks against the speedo clock had me swimming roughly on pace (target 1:40 per 100m) so I decided that at 32 minutes I'd do another 50m and then get out and hope it was enough.I stopped my watch at 33:17.34 and made my way to the changing rooms, I'd stopped my watch instead of taking a split, so had to restart it whilst changing, so add a minute or two to the 7:12.35 T1.Everyone else was going straight on to the bike wet but I didn't fancy that. As I made it outside to T1 changed and dry, everyone was already there sorting themselves out, which was a little disconcerting.The Bike - 56.39 miles - I set off on the bike, a little too hard, way too hard to be honest. This was not a sprint race. I calmed down a bit after the first climb and settled in to an easier (hard) tempo. The course is undulating but not too hilly and as the laps were ticked off they seemed to get sorter, but harder. The plan was for 11 laps but at the end of them I was only on 50.8 miles according to my cycle computer so I went around for a 12th time.A little confusion returning to T2, but not quite getting lost. 56.39 miles @ 18.6 mph average - 3:01 but that doesn't include a pee break, so 3:03:00?
(splits for each lap - not too accurate - 14:05.74 - 14:03.38 - 14:18.26 - 14:35.25 - 14:03.59 - 14:21.63 - 15:24.98 - 14:52.05 - 44:41.44(x3) - then a lap + return to T2 18:57.25)An unrushed but not accurately timed T2, I forget to take a split when I stopped on the bike and did it half way thru getting my run shoes on (5 mins?) The Run - 12:64 miles - no problem getting going on the run even the first hill didn't present any real problem. It's a nice easy run downhill to the Catholic College and this helped get into my running nicely.Ticked off the first lap comfortably and then ran in to the back of the other runners starting their first lap and this made me up my effort a bit, second lap was easy enough and I was feeling good, but took a gel on just in case. Lap three I took another gel as it was getting a little harder now, like on the bike the laps got shorter but the hills got bigger.Lap four was uneventful, but I could've done with someone to chase up A537 as this is a bit of a drag and my concentration was slipping.But once passed the drinks station, it was the last push mainly downhill to the finish. It's nice that there was no need for a sprint finish as it's quite a testing little slope up to the finish.Lap 1 - 21.47.88Lap 2 - 20.53.68Lap 3 - 21.58.87Lap 4 - 22:02.40total - 1:26.42.83 (ave min/mile - 6:51.6)
pretty consistent splits there - well happy with them
Total elapsed time 5:05:00 (that's an approximate time and includes the odd missed bits)
Great report Marshalliini, you are quite right about the laps seeming shorter but the harder
Thats not running that's showing off....
Flat Foo.ted wrote (see) Thats not running that's showing off.... Believe me mate, I recon he could give Rosey a race
Flat Foo.ted wrote (see)
Thats not running that's showing off....
Believe me mate, I recon he could give Rosey a race
Completely cracking weekend. Many thanks to Mr and Mrs SA for everything, and also the people who manned the feed stations on the Saturday. Loved every minute of it.
Full race report will come tomorrow at some point.
Rather embarrassingly though I've just emptied my kit bag to find I've picked up someone elses helmet, gloves and glasses? Give us a message on here and I'll get them to you ASAP...
Thank you so much for this weekend, was a great training day, and fab to meet some piratey peeps! Mr SA senior was a star on the feed station, and Jo, that was the most welcome cup of tea in history! not to mention the suasage butties!
No problem. It was a fab weekend wasn't it Great to see you again and to meet your BF. See you at OW swimming Thursday.
Hahahaha! Sounds like a great weekend. Well done to Mr & Mrs SA & Jordy for putting on a great event, and to all those who took part. Hopefully i'll be in a position to join in the next time (helping and taking part!). Need to get my tri stuff in gear next year
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