12th July 2009
well raced kanga. i'll have to post that running footage from the swashbuckler one of these days.
still working my way through the funkin's reports.
Just got back from a 2 week holiday with no internet access, working my way back through the race reports and I think the cleaners must have not done my desk while I was away as it's very dusty in here or something........
It's been said bfore but I'll say it again you are ALL ORSUM!
Great race report Kanga - I don't think I will ever forget the effort of trying to eat without throwing up on that scary Sunday morning. I am very glad Jen had met me before or she might think I was slightly weird!!
i guess i should publish my race report soon?
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Bassy-have decided to go for some cheap wheels to get this bike on the road for now, and get a new bike for next year in the sales, as un able to get an Ultegra hub for an 8sp cassette Then i can get one with desent gearing and lots of gears.
Last wednesday was told of 273 staff at the company i work for that 159 will be laid off by October 21st, then this morning was told that the company is closing, but have no date yet. Plenty off time to train
Am going to Ditchling this Wednesday eve and attempt to get up it, this will be my aim before the year is out
Just read Kanga's race report!
If I had known that he was as close to me on the bike as he was I would have had a pee instead of getting rid of the flem
Ive got some winter training wheels you can borrow that will take an 8 speed. Campy Moskva rims laced 36 spoke to 105 hubs. I just want them back before winter.
Note Ive currently only got the rear as HH has borrowed the front!
Here it is finally, it has taken me a long time to get my head around the fact that it is over and I am infact an Iron Lady!!
SwimMissed the start thanks to my lovely idiot other half - was still on the beach when everyone else started swimmingMy first experience of an ironman mass start, but I was on my own...Had a bit of a punchup and got the odd facekickOvertook 1750 peopleWow - I'm doing an IronmanT1Waved to Hollywood when he eventually arrived - he really should learn to swimBikeGot overtaken by 1500 of the 1750Second lap was definitely longer than the first - there were all sorts of places and views I definitely never got taken through first time aroundBut I did see the sheep with cowbells on twiceStopped for a pee - picked a spot between two cars - road camber meant I created my own ford across the roadEnjoyed first time up HeartBreak Hill immensely - put in a couple of comedy wobbles which scared the crowdSecond time up was very very grateful to see Munch at the top - Zurich may have gone home, but there were still pirate supporters out thereT2Very grateful to arrive having had no p-words and no mechanicals.RunHad a plan to run the whole way, but fully expected I might have to walk.Whenever I saw Holly-GL she was smiling - so no idea what everyone else is talking about.Felt really bad overtaking all the pirate boys - it probably didn't make them feel any better either. Thanks to whoever said I think the machine is broken on the 3rd lap it made sure I ran the rest of the way.FinishHuge thanks to everyone who was out their supporting - having done the Sherpa thing a few times I know what a tough worrying emotional day it can be. Special thanks to:
Other stuffI always knew I would do one - but when you live with Hollywood you can't mention this until your ready to enter or you won't hear the end of it.Yes, it was my first ironman!I win the most bags of fluid award - two drips and a nice 3 hour lie down in the medical tent afterwards - no bill for 140 chuffs received yet - and when it does arrive I can honest reply saying I don't remember receiving the drips Never let me get into a 'I will do it if you will' conversation with Funkin again!!!
Enjoy Roth - I will be thinking of you all and no doubt wishing I was out their too
Bassy I think HH might have had his wheel fixed - will deliver it to you when we manage to arrange something re potions and powders - maybe a mid week swim soon?
Nice report Shiraz, and storming race! Still places at Roth, apparently....tis not too late........
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