Ironman - Germany - Pirate Race Reports - 23rd July 2006

For when they've finished partying...

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24/07/2006 at 14:24


Right then, come on, get started telling us what went on...

24/07/2006 at 14:25
24/07/2006 at 14:31
taps fingers...
24/07/2006 at 14:33
[drags in large sofa, several bean bags, and a large fridge. Heads off to Tesco to stock up on supplies]

GOM.    pirate
24/07/2006 at 14:34
<<pulls up sofa, and waits intently>>

Pringles anyone?
24/07/2006 at 14:34
you might have to wait a while as they'll all be getting p!ssed in Germany

and rightly so
GOM.    pirate
24/07/2006 at 14:35
Ah good that means we have two sofa's in here already......

24/07/2006 at 14:37
(inflates inflatable armchair, opens beer)
24/07/2006 at 14:44
It's Monday afternoon! They can't still be on the p*ss, surely?
24/07/2006 at 14:46
Wilkie, they'll have only just started!
24/07/2006 at 15:07
Erm... Surely they'd have done this when they got the chance, anyway?
24/07/2006 at 15:47
What? Go on the p*ss?
24/07/2006 at 15:50
I think your final race time should include the time to compile and post your race report to RW, let's call it T4 :)
Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
24/07/2006 at 20:53
Tough call on you all IW - I feel for you. Are you going to kill it next year - or do Austria instead?
(((((hugs to all 8)))))
25/07/2006 at 06:45

You know you could have finished the race but were just a victim of circumstances on the day (no wetsuit, storm, stupid intermediate bike cut-off) so it musn't affect your doing future long distance events.

Really feel for you and the others and hope you all bounce back.
25/07/2006 at 07:15
So sorry for you Ironwolf. It must have been awful especially when you weren't in any bother, just pacing yourself and being careful.
Even the winner crashed on the bike because of the conditions.
Chin up - you can't keep a good girl down. I'm sure there'll be more.
Big hugs to you and the others who had such bad luck.
25/07/2006 at 07:24
Bloody hell IW
Quite apart from the gutting cut off
It sounds like a nightmare race
25/07/2006 at 08:21
Agree with comments about cut off times.
You had to do swim and first 96km of bike in 5 hours 45 mins, so if for example your swim took 2 hours 20 mins which was the swim cut off time, you then had to average over 28.1km/hr (17.14mph) just to make cut off at end of first lap. If you just made this cut off, you could then cruise the second lap at 20km/hr (12mph)and still be inside the 10 hour cut off for combined swim/bike. This is very unbalanced and the first cut off time should have been around 6.25 hours and not 5.75 hours.
25/07/2006 at 08:48
Foggy when you explain the cut off like that it is beyond unreasonable. They can't expect people to go crazy on the first lap and then breeze round the second. I agree the cut off should have been abolished or more reasonable. The annoying thing is those people could then have maybe done the bike in the full time if given the chance?

Well done IW for taking part, I feel for you being pulled out, it must have been awful. Perhaps attempt a diff one next year that doesn't have intermediate bike splits, you can do it!
25/07/2006 at 09:26
(Ironwolf) - your race report makes me sad :-( Hope OH is supportive. You are an ironperson and can stand up proud and tall. You trained and were ready and I know would have made the final run cutoff.

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