Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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Cake    pirate
29/07/2013 at 12:01

 Budgie fantastic mate hope you managed to get some fish and chips and a ice cream after.

What's going to be next mate?

Nurse Ratched    pirate
29/07/2013 at 14:56

Meldy, size 10 required. I have a serious case of cannaebearseditis 

29/07/2013 at 15:45

Cheers guys

Cake - I'm hoping to get into Ironman Kalmar in 2014! 

Darkness    pirate
29/07/2013 at 15:51

Well done Budgie. 

Other than the supersonic swim I have read that the bike and run were harder than most expected.  Great achievement.

Cake    pirate
29/07/2013 at 15:54

 Cool why sweden any reason or just for sh*t's and giggles.

29/07/2013 at 17:23

I wanted to do a branded Ironman event next year and several other members of my tri club are planning to do it, so I thought I'd tag along!

A flat Ironman course is also very appealing after The Anglian on Saturday too.


M...eldy    pirate
29/07/2013 at 17:36
Nurse Ratched wrote (see)

Meldy, size 10 required. I have a serious case of cannaebearseditis 

1hr swim and 2hrs in the gym for me ... get yer arse out the door  

Cake    pirate
29/07/2013 at 17:38

 Was it not flat? In cromer? There are no hills around cromer?

29/07/2013 at 19:24

Nice one Budgie, i'll see you at the lake on Wednesday, you still have to do those 4 laps 

29/07/2013 at 21:21

Sorry to jump on this thread right at the end.  I too am looking to 'pop my IM cherry' on Sunday.  I've just heard on the news they've called in the bomb squad as a grenade has been found at Blackrod - I think that's near T2!!  

Looking at all your training reports I'm sure you'll be fine, I'm getting nervous... I did go on the 'taster day' back in June,  did a lap of the bike course, have changed my rear cassette to save the legs up Sheepwash Hill.  Not looking forward to the third lap.

Is anyone doing the swim on Friday?  I'm going up rom Kent on Thursday evening to try and get a couple of decent nights sleep as I'm sure I won't sleep much on Saturday night.  Not sure whether I'm excited or just plain scared!!!

The very best of luck to all especially the first-timers.....CJ


M...eldy    pirate
29/07/2013 at 21:23

Its the end ???   No one told us   

29/07/2013 at 22:22

Welcome Jim

Ive been having jitters for ages. First was the swim, then the bike, then the run, now everything 

i'm not doing the swim, got my schedule all mapped out. Driving up Friday morning, registering myself and daughter, she's doing ironkids. Saturday will be Ironkids, T1, T2   Set-up then driving the bike course with Tim. Back to expo for briefing,

30/07/2013 at 08:09

Budgie well done and a great report. Good luck to everyone for Sunday I'll try to track you all but am on holiday so as bit difficult. 

Stop worrying you have put the training in and will be fine

Ironholgs    pirate
31/07/2013 at 08:56

Now is not the time to panic, stay calm, focus, think about how far you've come and what you will achieve on Sunday and you'll start smiling, you won't be able to help it.

See you all ( well those racing IMUK ) on Sunday for some well earned abuse

31/07/2013 at 11:34

All the best for the weekend SD!

Cake    pirate
31/07/2013 at 12:08

 Good luck for the weekend girls and gem's it going to be your finest hour.

Tired Badger    pirate
31/07/2013 at 13:02

Good luck all, hope the weather gods are with you


31/07/2013 at 14:54

Good luck to all of you doing IM UK

M...eldy    pirate
31/07/2013 at 18:38

I shall be cycling around the Surrey Hills and London on Sunday, very very best of luck to all those racing this Sunday, may the wind be at your back 

Razor51    pirate
31/07/2013 at 19:44

Good luck to all taking part in Bolton on Sunday 

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