Gonna give it a Tri

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Blue Steel    pirate
13/05/2013 at 19:28


Hi All

another newbie! so let the journey begin.... The goal is to an Ironman by the end of 2014, this weeks goal is to swim longer than 50 meters.  Gonna take the first step and enter Cheshire fun Tri on the 2nd June and then take it from there. 

So any advise, tips or advise is welcome! 

let the journey begin. 



M...eldy    pirate
13/05/2013 at 19:37

Welcome aboard  

Get some swim lessons

Dont spend too ,much money too soon ... work out what you need in time

Enjoy it

Learn to like Black n Yeller

13/05/2013 at 19:43

Don't drink the water at Nantwich 

Blue Steel    pirate
13/05/2013 at 20:22

Thanks, swimming lessons are high on my agenda, along with joining in on any local rides.  It safe to say that I am a novice in every discipline.

i've heard about the famous black and yellow! My kinda group.

13/05/2013 at 20:24

Nantwich is a brine pool.... I really do mean don't drink the water 

Blue Steel    pirate
13/05/2013 at 20:56

Thanks for the advise Dave ( gonna train to swim holding me breath or even backstroke ) so I don't have to taste it.

WhizKid    pirate
13/05/2013 at 21:21

Can't backstroke not allowed its about the only stroke not allowed.... 

Blue Steel    pirate
13/05/2013 at 21:32

thats a shame! boggy paddle it is then!

M...eldy    pirate
13/05/2013 at 21:34

I cant wait to see that stroke  

Blue Steel    pirate
13/05/2013 at 21:36

Ha ha! Same here! New to the sport and creating new strokes!

13/05/2013 at 22:13

Surely boggy paddle is the stroke done in those bog snorkelling competitions.

14/05/2013 at 11:14

It was the first Tri  that I did as well.................... Sadly it wasn't the first I finished

14/05/2013 at 11:39

I'm aiming for my first ironman in Autumn 2014.  

My only tip: surround yourself by people who support you. Join a club - best thing I ever did! Currently moving regularly so figured it was sensible not to join a club - really missing it! 

Blue Steel    pirate
14/05/2013 at 13:50

can any one recommend a tri club to join? I live in Southport (not far from Liverpool and Preston).  

14/05/2013 at 13:57

Mersey Tri. 

COLT City of Lancaster ( home of IronHolgs ) 

im at Chester Tri, built far I suppose 

Blue Steel    pirate
14/05/2013 at 14:01

Thanks Dave I will look into it.

Ironholgs    pirate
17/05/2013 at 09:01

There is also Tri Preston as well.

Good luck with it all.

And the water at Nantwich is vile

Blue Steel    pirate
18/05/2013 at 00:31

thanks - gonna look into tri Preston as I live in Southport! i might pick a different location for my first tri, especially as i seem to drink a pint of water every length

20/05/2013 at 17:31

Id forgotten Tri Preston til I saw some racing yesterday, their new green kit must rate highly against the black & yellow for eye watering....

sorry guys 

9Iron    pirate
20/05/2013 at 23:29
Blue Steel wrote (see)

thanks - gonna look into tri Preston as I live in Southport! i might pick a different location for my first tri, especially as i seem to drink a pint of water every length

I live in southport too, Mersey, Wigan & Preston are the closest ones I can find. Are you planning on the southport tri next month? flat as me grannies......falt bit there!

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