Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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19/04/2012 at 00:06
Hey SausageDog, I've just started the same journey as you!

I read some of your blog and noticed you are around Norwich (same as me!) and that you finished the Trowse 10k (the same as me!) I also see you are part of the Tri Anglia club, something that I was considering joining. Have you been part of the club for very long?

I will also be running the Norwich Half, I could bump into you! (Not literally I hope )

I started a blog yesterday, if you fancy reading it the address is:


Edited: 19/04/2012 at 00:06
19/04/2012 at 06:42
Hi Lewis

You did really well at Trowse 10k. Took me a lot longer to complete. I had two goals for the race.
1 get round without walking
2 do it in under an hour.

I achieved both those so was really chuffed. Do you go to Park run at Eaton?

I joined Tri-Anglia in January this year. i've done a few things with them so far. Really good bunch. Not sure how i've wound up in the national club relay with them later in the year though, lol.

Pretty nerveracking first joining a club. I knew i was slow, out of shape & looked like that daveed character from little britain when wearing lycra.

No fears after first event though, everyone was great & freindly. Great advice & encouragement from the veerans though.

I also joined iceni velo cycle club, only did that for the two free inner tubes, two water bottles & streetlife discount though

May see you around then mate. I'm the only bald large bloke in tri-anglia gear, the male at the rear of the pack.
19/04/2012 at 06:45
Damn, meant to post what i've signed up for this year.

All the events i'm doing so far this year are listed on the below link.

Edited: 19/04/2012 at 07:27
seren nos    pirate
19/04/2012 at 07:51
No Crap questions just Crap answers. Most if us went to iroman from a veryimited ability. Just desire and hard work......
WildWill    pirate
19/04/2012 at 08:08
Welcome SausageDog

I think the tile of this thread covers quite a lot of us here FATMAN to IRONMAN

or in some cases you could doe the 'to'

FATMAN IRONMAN ... not naming names

AndyB99    pirate
19/04/2012 at 09:21
lol...right now thats ME...i still sport the tattoo...and now the belly...i'm trying tho
19/04/2012 at 12:49

Fatman Ironman

I'm down to 14st 5lbs now. Was over 16st with an impressive pot belly i could stand a glass on at the beginning of the year. Never really understood why my belly always grew but my legs still stayed as skinny as they were when i was 16 & had a 28inch waist???

WildWill    pirate
19/04/2012 at 13:04
I started at 19st 7lbs
19/04/2012 at 13:52
you still are aren't you??

"Was over 16st with an impressive pot belly i could stand a glass on at the beginning of the year"

welcome to my world of the last 20+ years.....
Ironholgs    pirate
20/04/2012 at 16:28

I did an ironman at 17 stones, I'm still fat despite being 19 stones when I started - I'd be faster if I was lighter but I'm happy in my own skin these days.

welcome - good luck with the training, the blogging and your journey to Ironman.

If you are in East Anglia, check Monster events, I did the half IM in Ely last year and it's a cracking event.

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
20/04/2012 at 17:52
Great stuff two new beginners to join the rest of us beginners although sausage you've made a typo! You've said you're doing an IM in 2014, you meant to write 2013!!!

... And of course IronHolgs is mentoring you, me, RafikiD and Lewis11 and going to write a book about it of course

Note - Lewis11 needs a new forum name, let's start a list of suggestions )where's Schmunkee?!?)
20/04/2012 at 18:29

cheers guys, I'll stick with the 2014 Ironman date though.

Build up to a half marathon in November, half IM & olympic distant Tri's next year

Any reccomendations for a half IM venue?

Doing this cheeky little number as well in September, The Great Barrow Challenge. 4 days x 125 mile cycle rides http://www.greatbarrowchallenge.co.uk/

ironholgs, legend, loved his book.

I've just set up an FB page as well for those who go on there. Quite often find it a good platform for keeping up to date with stuff  https://www.facebook.com/groups/287319678021088/#!/groups/287319678021088/

Only 38 hours till my first Triathlon, eeeek

20/04/2012 at 19:32
Sausage, good luck with the East Coast Tri on sunday!

Just looked at your list of events for this year, it's a big list! I never realised there was so many events around the area.

"If you are in East Anglia, check Monster events, I did the half IM in Ely last year and it's a cracking event."

Never heard of the Monster events before, I'll have to check them out. I never thought there'd be a half IM event so close.

Quick forum newbie question... how do you quote another message?
20/04/2012 at 20:14
Lewis, have a look on trianglias website under 'events' tons of stuff on there.

Rafiki    pirate
20/04/2012 at 20:28
Lewis11 wrote (see)

Quick forum newbie question... how do you quote another message?

Use the quote " button at the bottom of the message you wish to quote, then use the quote " on the tool bar of your message box - just like cut and paste really
seren nos    pirate
20/04/2012 at 20:47
doesnt work in chrome at the moment though lewis

ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
20/04/2012 at 21:15
or safari I.e apple products
20/04/2012 at 21:24
Ah. I use safari on a mac, that'll be why I can't see the button!

Time to switch to another browser!
Rafiki    pirate
20/04/2012 at 21:28
Works fine on my Windows 3.1.1 - people telling me I should upgrade, but can't see why
22/04/2012 at 17:06

Completed my first Triathlon today  happy days.

I've updated my blog for this week


Havent got the timings for te event yet. Will share later.

Hope everyone else has had a great weekend 

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