Fatman to Ironman

Another Ironman journey

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26/08/2013 at 11:22

Yank - excellent news!

As for me, I've signed up for IM Copenhagen in Aug of next year.  Yeeeees! 

26/08/2013 at 11:44

Well done IY, major congrats!  14:12 ... my exact IM UK finish time!  Now have a rest....

26/08/2013 at 12:34

Well done IY, great news on pb..


makes my little 9 mile training run seem very insignificant.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
26/08/2013 at 14:53

1500m swim at lunchtime. Now that smallest child is at school, and I am working evenings, I have lots of time to get some quality exercising done. Best get planning. 

Or I could just become a laydee wot lunches

M...eldy    pirate
26/08/2013 at 19:04

60 miles on the bike, 2 pints of guinness, 1 pizza 

26/08/2013 at 19:17

Well done IY

27/08/2013 at 10:18

Well done IY.

Top work at the weekend too, AliBear!

27/08/2013 at 15:09

Entered the Outlaw Half this morning. Loved it this year, looking forward to a much better finish time next year!

28/08/2013 at 12:06

2k swim in 49 :55 thiminor n, 5 mins faster than last time despite fighting the Lancaster saga version of the Thames barrier! 

Ironholgs    pirate
28/08/2013 at 12:50

Good Jaaaawb IY

Great swimming Gaz.

29/08/2013 at 12:24

Took myself to my local pool this morning – 1st time at the 6.30am early birds slot which is £2 less expensive than later in the day.  It’s also a little bit, and I mean a plenty bit, more serious by way of the atmosphere from those in attendance.  I was tempted to put in a few lengths of breast stroke, half hour or so into the session, just for the giggles. 

In any case, I  did my best and completed the full length distance in a little over 75 mins.  This time last year I struggled to do 50m so naturally I’m right dead happy.

Might have a pint this evening to celebrate 

29/08/2013 at 12:36

Great swimming ID!  

29/08/2013 at 15:03

Awesome swim ID 

29/08/2013 at 15:53

Thanks IS & Gaz

The swimming really has developed nicely in the past few months.  

Edited: 29/08/2013 at 16:11
02/09/2013 at 19:53

Found some chaps blog - I think its Andy from Trianglia - and it pointed me over here.Looks v much like this could become my spiritual home! I came second to last at the Vitruvian this weekend on the basis that I am four stone heavier than I should be and had done considerably less training than is required for a HIM distance tri. But, as my mate pointed out when I crossed the finishing line, all the t-shirts are the same colour and they all say finisher on them! I also needed to complete it as I had signed up for Bolton without the wife knowing - I was under strict instructions that failure to complete the Vit would mean the end of my triathlon career..... which could only mean one thing - weekends of DIY.

I am not that bad at swimming and riding a bike - when I put my mind to it. Its the run that lets me down (although at the weekend I didnt perform well in any of the four disciplines - am including transition in that list!) However, I know why that is and am going to do something about it - its called training............

Anyhow, nice to meet you all. If any of you were at the Vit I was the fat ginger bloke in a Breaston Massive Tri Suit eating real food - ham and cheese sandwiches - on the bike and run.


04/09/2013 at 15:55

Welcome Borka. 

You have taken the first step and done a tri which is one of the biggest hurdles so well done. Dosent matter where you finished, you took part, you finished 


Hello everyone else, not been about as had some time off following Bolton. Plus off to India in the morning for 9 weeks so have been a bit busy getting the house and personal stuff in order.

Will start training again next week as the hotel has a pool, i'm going to try hook up with Pune running club, hotel also has a gym to use. 

My journey is going to be in Triathlon plus magazine at some point it was confirmed today. Will have to wait till i get back home though as they are sending a photographer round, unless they send them to India. 

Not sure when i'll get to update again, hopefully Saturday when i'm settled in.

Running Postie    pirate
04/09/2013 at 19:17

Borka well done for finishing the Vit, it is quite a tough bike course! I was racing, but to  be honest the only people I took any notice of, was other Pirates and the peeps in GB kit!

and welcome to The ship!

04/09/2013 at 19:45

I knew about the ripple - not a problem. What noone told me about was the hill over the top about 8 miles from the end of the loop............ that drained me on te first loop cause I didnt know it existed. There is a second kick to it which is what got me. Anyhow, great event and will absolutely do it again......

04/09/2013 at 23:20

Manchester hundred on Sunday 6hrs 24

swim drills this morning, lots of sprints. 

Got an invite to break open water cherry this aft and did, first wetsuit swim and fish and alsorts. Got to say it messed with my head a bit and took a bit of sorting. Loved it though and it was great for the mrs and baby to watch so will be back later in the week  

Ironholgs    pirate
05/09/2013 at 08:26

Nice progress Gaz

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