IMCH 2009

12th July 2009

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30/07/2009 at 11:52

Ouch!  SL you are one tough lady - hope your E111 covers the bill??

30/07/2009 at 11:57
Just file it in the round cabinet under your desk.
30/07/2009 at 12:10
EHIC should cover it. Failing that I have private medical insurance and failing that travel insurance. I've plenty of options Failing all that, I'll follow Bassy's advice.
JD.    pirate
30/07/2009 at 12:57
bloody hell, sorry to hear about all these expensive bills.
JD.
30/07/2009 at 21:24

KANGA/COUGIE/BEDDERS - We have purchased your finishing photo, with the 4 of you in it (including Crashie) so don't buy it!!! We can send you a copy if you would like one

What a ripoff the photos are!! I'm glad most of mine are awful .... but I'm mega pissed off that my proper finishers photo didn't turn out. Wuckfits.

Holly_Golightly    pirate
30/07/2009 at 21:34
Photos were shite in comparison to Nice ones.  I had about 20 individual ones last year and 10 this year.  My finish one doesn't even have my name on it.  I haven't ordered any.
M...eldy    pirate
30/07/2009 at 21:37
they were pretty sh1te ... I will buy one only to add to the 'series'


The pirate paps did a much better job
Kanga (M.)    pirate
01/08/2009 at 09:23
*Shiraz* wrote (see)

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!!

You certainly didn't look hungry, or terribly happy, but managed to do the trick

Iron Squishy wrote (see)

KANGA/COUGIE/BEDDERS - We have purchased your finishing photo, with the 4 of you in it (including Crashie) so don't buy it!!! We can send you a copy if you would like one

What a ripoff the photos are!! I'm glad most of mine are awful .... but I'm mega pissed off that my proper finishers photo didn't turn out. Wuckfits.

That would be grand Squishy, thanks. Shame your pic didn't turn out, the least they could do after you earned it !
03/08/2009 at 17:39

Hi,

New guy here so go easy on me

Just wanted to post a quick thanks for the support I recieved during IM CH.  I was accross with others from my local club and not a 'pirate' but I really appreciated the support I got from lots of you.  I had a tumble on the bike and started the run looking very much worse for the tumble with road rash to most of the right side of my face, nose and shoulder.  I started the run but not sure I could have completed the race without the support from the crowd, including several large groups of 'pirate support'.  Special thanks to the guy that patched my bike up, not sure who he was or where he was from but I owe him a pint (or several).

Thanks again,

Kenny Girvan 

mellifera    pirate
03/08/2009 at 20:10
well done kenny. i was racing and remember you. a video of the race through your eyes might be entertaining - a continuous procession of people sucking their teeth going 'ooooooh'
03/08/2009 at 23:36

Thanks Mellifera, it was quite an experience, great support though a few who went earily quiet and didn't know what to say or do, and I think i must have heard every german phrase for 'ouch take a look at that guy' (or similar).  All healed up now thankfully and considering a return venture in 2011 (without the crash!).

Cheers,

Kenny 

  

Nam
03/08/2009 at 23:48
I remember you too Kenny.  Huge respect for battling on.
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
04/08/2009 at 06:51

saw our young friend Jens on Sunday, he's the one some of you saw crashed out on the IMCH bike course with an ambulance in attendance, he just got his ambulance bill, 4 figures too. Schweiz is certainly expensive! The season is over for Jens, he's barely walking with crutches, knee was operated on for half an hour in the Swiss hospital, the tendon down from his quad muscle had to be stitched together too. Can't flex his knee at all yet and still in quite a lot of pain. We all have fingers crossed that he will recover to previous level - he was going for sub-9 in IMCH.

Bedders..    pirate
04/08/2009 at 07:24

Poor guy - I  wish him all the best as it did look nasty when I went past him and that must have been sometime after it happened.    

Does anyone know if the guy dressed as a clown finished? I remember we saw him in the dark across from the finish with I guess 8km to go surrounded by concerned people.   

04/08/2009 at 08:34
Mr FacePlant!

How lovely to see you here!
And Mellifera is quite right - I wondered if you thought Swiss wind made an "ooooh!" sound as you ran. 'twas just the crowd, admiring your wounds and your pluck.
04/08/2009 at 08:35
I think the hunky clown DNF, Bedders. He must have used up all his extra puff blowing that flippin' horn all the way up Heartbreak!
ImRio    pirate
04/08/2009 at 09:11
I wondered about the clown too.  He was behind me on the bike (and I was practically last) and all of a sudden he was on the run ahead of me?!   Found that a bit strange as he had a band or two when I was still on my first lap. 
JD.    pirate
04/08/2009 at 09:18

IW - that sounds awful.  hope he gets back to full strength without too many issues.

the clown called it a day at the same time as me.  think he might have gone out on the bike too fast as i over took him at the start of the second lap.  he looked pretty bad even then. 

JD.
ImRio    pirate
04/08/2009 at 09:23
He was struggling with his stomach on the bike.  We had a bit of back and fore banter.  I was determined not to be beaten by a clown and he was determined not to be beaten by a girl!  He must have flown out of transition because I didn't see him pass me.  Unless I was so zoned out by then I didn't notice.
04/08/2009 at 09:26

Im. Rio! wrote (see)
I wondered about the clown too.  He was behind me on the bike (and I was practically last) and all of a sudden he was on the run ahead of me?!   Found that a bit strange as he had a band or two when I was still on my first lap. 
It's Tommy the Clown all over again.
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