IMUK 2013 Bonkers!

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20/07/2013 at 08:41

No sea swim with or without wetsuit today, there's a stormy sea out there and a thresher shark in the bay.....dun dun..dun dun......dun dun dun dun!!

flyaway    pirate
20/07/2013 at 08:44
SossigeDog wrote (see)
& like mentioned earlier. Rules and regs for Bolton have said wetsuits are mandatory anyway. 

They wont be mandatory in the event that the water is above 24.5 degrees - the rule you have stated regarding temperature will be enforced and will superceed IMUK's preference to require everyone to wear a wetsuit.
I really dont think its worth worrying about though. You'll find swimming in a lake without a wetsuit is exactly the same as swimming in a pool without a wetsuit.
I would be wary of rushing off and buying expensive buoyancy shorts though - these are classed as "buoyancy aids" and are therefore prohibited.


funkin (5.) wrote (see)
Yeah, I kept it fairly quiet (not bad for me seeing as though I entered it in October last year).  After riding the 'loops' a couple of weeks ago I was very impressed with the bike course.  Really nice with lots of variety.  I'm looking forward to visiting the hurt box in a couple of weeks time.

Hurrah! Me too!

Edited: 20/07/2013 at 08:44
20/07/2013 at 11:50

Flyaway & Funkin - well done for keeping it quiet! Flyers, I did wonder what your A race was, and you are obviously in great shape at the moment. 2 slots in your AG?

TT -  wise move - you don't want your leg bitten off just now !.

The long term weather forecast is looking cooler in the North now - so now I'm off to dig out my neoprene cap and thermal rash vest.

Rafiki    pirate
20/07/2013 at 12:03


Edited: 20/07/2013 at 12:04
20/07/2013 at 14:10

Did a lap at our local place without wetsuit.  It was much slower and I kept freaking myself out by suddenly remembering I didn't have a wetsuit on.  Not sure what I think is going to happen (ie I'm hardly going to drop to the bottom of the lake), but I am just used to knowing the bouyancy from a wetsuit is there should I start to feel a bit unhappy in the water.  

It's a bit cooler in the east today, although I know west is hotter and the temps forecast for next week are hot.  I'm hoping some thunderstorms and a last minute break in the weather might see us alright, but for now am just telling myself "it will be non wetsuit and so get used to it" and if it's not well big bonus (massive bonus).  

To be honest without a wetsuit I'll be really suprised if I make the cut off, but hey got to give it a go!

20/07/2013 at 15:33

i'm gonna try and catch the shark circling torbay at the moment...bring in up...release it into pennington flash then we should all swim round at a pretty good speed!

my panic about swim has gone cos evryone seems to be saying different stuff, yes buoyancy bouyancy shorts...24Degrees manadatory, optional until 28degrees.   so i now have no idea whats right and whats wrong so panic over...worry about it on the day!

20/07/2013 at 17:59

Haha TT but then we'd be to knackered to carry on

Well I did 2 x 1100 mts in Pennigton flash this morning and tbh I recon I wasn't that much slower. Maybe a bit tougher on on your legs, keeping them near the surface but does make concentrate on maintaining an efficient stroke. you will probably gain in T1 some of the losses in the swim by not having to remove a wetsuit or Buoyancy shorts. I'm sure we will be fine and any worries are in your head not your ability.


Trusty pump only never used gas. Thinking I'm not likely to run out of  elbow grease, and pumps rarely go wrong. Having said that the bit you push on dropped off somewhere in the Big Woody. Trying to get to 80 psi pushing on what, would be best described as the point of a stiletto heal, was a bit painful, so I found a bit of wood in the gutter and managed with that.

Notifications have always been dodgy on here you can't rely on them.

20/07/2013 at 20:02

Good stuff woody, having not managed to get in the sea today, your swim sounds like it went well.

my bloomin track pump seems bust, just doesn't clamp on the thingy, maybe a bits come out of it or something.

i think my body has decided it is ready for tapering, last push for a 4 hr bike in morning....come on body, you can do it!

21/07/2013 at 21:37

Hi team, I hope everyone's had a good last weekend of big training. It's downhill all the way now - avoiding germs and eating well are the priorities!

I'm relieved to be feeling well again now, and did a respectable hilly TT this morning and short run off, so starting to feel good. Planning a bit more work on the swim next week, but otherwise I'll be using my extra spare time for catching up on housework!

Just to add a bit of excitement, I've just had an email confirming a roll-down slot in the Hyde Park World Championships in September. It'll only be my second Olympic distance and I really do need to learn to swim by then. I'm happy to admit it'll be a real buzz to race in GB kit, even if at the back of the pack!

22/07/2013 at 07:45

Well done Jo, Team GB eh!  Brilliant!

seren nos    pirate
22/07/2013 at 08:11

great news Joddly..well earned


22/07/2013 at 11:45

Just looked at a 16 day weather forecast.......i'm not gonna say what it said but.....i'm not looking at anymore forecasts until Sunday 4th!

22/07/2013 at 12:06

Can't believe it's less than 2 weeks. 

TT - that's great thinking not worrying.  Whatever will be will be and we'll all deal with it then.

Another thing not to worry about - training.  If you haven't done enough now, anything you do in the next two weeks probably won't make a difference, so why waste energy worrying?

Just trying not to get ill or break a leg now

22/07/2013 at 13:53

I am looking forward to waving at least 3 people I know off to Kona on the Monday morning...won't that be exciting   Well done on your other roll down, too, Joddly. Yay for Team GB kit - as for the back, yeah, whatever...!


IronChris68    pirate
22/07/2013 at 14:43

Right wetsuits...Just gone one better, I've phoned them!!! Wetsuits are compulsory up to 24.5degrees. Between 24.5 and 28 degrees they are optional but if you wear one you can't qualify for Kona etc. Over 28 degrees they are banned. That is not an official statement though! still almost as clear as mud



24/07/2013 at 14:07

I can get on the forum again!  what happened?????

24/07/2013 at 14:11

are we back on here?, where am i , whats going on, just checked the weather and it looks perfect, 17 degrees with a slight chance of very light rain the afternoon. Dam we have no excuse now!

24/07/2013 at 15:14

yeaah we are back on

Well done Joddly

Kentmere fell race last Sunday as my final big run and my legs are still stif today.

Planning a swim later with wetsuit cos I reckon it will struggle to get above 24.5

24/07/2013 at 16:35
Good to see everyone is in good spirits and feeling positive, keep it up!!!!
24/07/2013 at 17:37

Good spirits definaaaaaately!   And why not, we are so close now, training done, keep body ticking over now, like the sound of that weather report sounds much better than the one I read! 

Need to come up with some way of identifying each other for the weekend, a 'bonkers' tattoo on forehead maybe!!  We've got each other this far, be great to say hello!


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