Frowned on?

Racing in PSOF colours?

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08/12/2013 at 22:33

Hi all,

Gently working my way up the distances and now making my wife nervous about looking at the longer stuff.

But the question is - do you frown on folks running in the Pirate kit if they haven't yet completed a long course?

Main target next year is Olympic distance (incuding the Castle Series at Chantilly) and then 1/2 in 2015 with main eye on doing local iron distance here in North Norfolk the year after . . .(shhh don't tell me wife!!) and I really fancied running under the club colours.

I've looked at local clubs and they just don't flick my switch . . .

So, sorry if it's a dumbass question but if you want to know any more about me and what I'm upto then please shout.

I'll be hiding behind the couch now . . . 

Cheers,

Andy

cougie    pirate
08/12/2013 at 23:17
No - go for it. How else would we know you're a pirate ?
09/12/2013 at 06:03

Hi One and welcome

Thanks for giving us the chance to resurrect the should they/ shouldn't they kit argument

There are a number of (strong) feelings on this personally if you are working towards an Ironman wear the kit that way we get to see you around and get to know you.

Move over I'm coming behind the sofa as well

flyaway    pirate
09/12/2013 at 06:47

Hello,

You should definitely race your warm-up-to-IM-distance (your secret is safe with us - for now!) races in Pirate kit. That's what most of us do.
What you definitely SHOULDN'T do is hide behind the coach between now and your race. Get involved, start chatting on some threads, make some friends, get a load of advice. The Pirates is more than just some recognisable kit - I know it can be daunting, but the best way to "become a Pirate" is to start posting as one.

As an aside - do you already own kit? If not, I doubt another order will be going in until the latter part of next year, so you might have to borrow some for any earlier events?

M...eldy    pirate
09/12/2013 at 07:20

I was about to say the same as Flyers .... being involved is as much the part of being a pirate as wearing the kit, although if you dont have any kit you might have to steal some 

seren nos yn canu    pirate
09/12/2013 at 07:27

 

 and where on earth is chantilly

 

09/12/2013 at 07:28

Wear it, you'll get thrown out of the race and banned from future ones if you run naked.

Hope    pirate
09/12/2013 at 07:45

*nods* yeah.... He should know 

09/12/2013 at 09:16

Seren I think that's the one in France isn't it?

Duda the Mutineer    pirate
09/12/2013 at 09:18
Flat Footed wrote (see)

Wear it, you'll get thrown out of the race and banned from future ones if you run naked.

* Goes of to get cloth to clean tea of the screen

Cake    pirate
09/12/2013 at 13:01

Wear it it's a statement of intent. Somethings I think we get to count up in what is a pirate anyway.

Symes-lent night    pirate
09/12/2013 at 13:15

I was banned from wearing PSOF kit in a race yesterday, had to dress in a Satan (sic) suit 

09/12/2013 at 14:18

Ooh I'm doing a satan run, where can I get horns from??

09/12/2013 at 14:20
JPGoodboy wrote (see)

Ooh I'm doing a satan run, where can I get horns from??

cows??

TheEngineer    pirate
09/12/2013 at 14:50
JPGoodboy wrote (see)

Ooh I'm doing a satan run, where can I get horns from??

cars??

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
09/12/2013 at 14:54

What everyone else has said, wear the kit get involved

If youre in the vicinity of London there is a social next Monday, people always say we're a friendly and welcoming group.

09/12/2013 at 15:27

Fixed that for you.

What everyone else has said, wear the kit get involved - just don't ever express an opinion different to mine or ever allow things to develop embrionically in a direction I'm not comfortable with 

As it is.

Dustboy    pirate
09/12/2013 at 17:12

It's "different from" and "embryonic". And a preposition is not a word to end a sentence with.

M...eldy    pirate
09/12/2013 at 17:45

Ooooh  


Cake    pirate
09/12/2013 at 17:48
Dustboy wrote (see)

It's "different from" and "embryonic". And a preposition is not a word to end a sentence with.

 As a dyslexic can someone explain this one to me please?

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