Ironman Lanzarote 2013 (3rd weekend in May?)

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M...eldy    pirate
31/05/2013 at 19:31

I dont suppose that elephant will ever live that down ...

Lee the Pea    pirate
31/05/2013 at 21:39
Prince Siegfried wrote (see)

Nice supporting, as ever, there Schmunks!  

Did the choo-choo find a 'tunnel' to hide in later then?!!!   Power shag before, Choo-choo after, no wonder the Coach was grinning at the end! 


Mwah ha ha ha ha ha. The power shag will never be forgotten

funkin-baby    pirate
01/06/2013 at 17:09

For anyone who likes their stats to see how many people you overtook (or overtook you) during the swim/bike/run/transitions, have just done one their always awesome 'enhanced results' spreadsheets - and they've just done one for Lanza 2013.

Symes    pirate
01/06/2013 at 17:44

Not sure I dare look when it comes to the run leg, but cheers!

Yay, I had chance to be called a crap swimmer by 340 people  sadly, 104 of them called me a crap runner as they passed me on the walk 

Edited: 01/06/2013 at 17:50
Rafiki    pirate
01/06/2013 at 18:08

I was equally crap throughout  I made up 13 paces on the bike and 8 places on the run...  or should I look  at that as gradual positive progression???

funkin-baby    pirate
01/06/2013 at 18:25

You can either look at it as gradual positive progression, or evidence that you're a crap swimmer.  That's what I read from the results when I looked at my stats!

M...eldy    pirate
01/06/2013 at 18:49

I like the Percentages overall right at the end, I wonder how many people got close to the percentages spent on that disclinpline in training !!
Mine was Bike 53% Run 35% Swim 8% and the rest in transition I think !
Not too bad a break down compared with training I dont think

Rafiki    pirate
01/06/2013 at 19:02

Looking at in a litle more detail - I lost 80 places in T1!! Time to stop faffing I think!!

M...eldy    pirate
01/06/2013 at 19:11

I cant really translate all the rest of the numbers ... I'm easily confused but I did finish  

Symes    pirate
01/06/2013 at 19:21

Didn't spot the % before, mine shows a rather 'Pebble-ish' 47.8% bike, 37.8% run.

I finished too 

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
01/06/2013 at 21:55

Those stats are brilliant, I had no idea there were 109 people who finished behind me, I would have guessed about 20?

Interesting looking at the overall discipline percentages, there is a guy with the lowest bike split percentage at 43%, he came out of the swim at 1.27, hammered a 6.58 bike then obviously died on the run.  He came into T2 1 hour 10 ahead of me on the run and I beat him to the finish by 3 mins.

The guy with the longest overall bike % (60%) took 8.20 on the bike and hammered a 3.38 run.

Edited: 01/06/2013 at 21:56
03/06/2013 at 15:30

I love stats! I overtook 14 guys in T1. I did not think that there were that many bikes left on the racks (o.O)

05/06/2013 at 14:27

Hello all. I was at Club O and DnF Lanza. Met Iron Pingu in transition. Made a fool of myself as I had brought my old Specialised Allez triple to race on and commented it was nice to see someone else with a "normal" bike........then she told me she'd had to hire it as her race bike was broken......oh well!, Well done Pingu fantastic effort in the face of adversity!

Have read this thread from start to finish and am impressed by the support you give everyone. Some fantastic results and for those who didnt finish I'm sure like me that you will be back!!

No plans for next year (France sounds too hilly!) but IM is on the cards. I'd love to do it in pirate colours........I have completed an IM in Austria 2011.....  do I qualify?

Iron Pingu    pirate
05/06/2013 at 14:45

Hi Bungles!!  Good to hear from you!

Tbh, that bike I hired was very similar to my own.. apart from it was black .. not white .. which may or may not have made a difference  

I'm still not committing to France, will see how I feel after Outlaw (might be to late then though to sign up).

You need to get yourself some kit ... there's a kit thread round here somewhere, just put your name down for what you want.  That pretty much covers all you need to do, apart from give yourself a daft name which you've done


Edited: 05/06/2013 at 14:46
Lee the Pea    pirate
05/06/2013 at 15:36

 What if Bungles is his real name though Pingu?  If it is, you'll need to call yourself Dave instead

05/06/2013 at 15:48

Well Lee, Bungles is actually a girl and I'm known as that as I'm so bloody clumsy!

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
05/06/2013 at 16:02

Clumsey eh, sounds like you and Pingu will get on great

So lets see, you enter Lanza but france is to Hilly

Re the kit and racing as a pirate, anyone is welcome, its more about just having a fun attitude, not taking yourself to seriously enjoying yourself.

As said, add your name to the kit thread, hang around the forums occasionally and if you can come along and join some of the pre-planned events.  Nice is possibly the main pirate event for next year, there will be pirates at many other events probably Wales, Outlaw and poss other Ironman events.  Keep an eye out on the forum for relevant threads.

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
05/06/2013 at 16:03

Incidentally, what was the story around your DNF, youre welcome to add your race report.

Rafiki    pirate
05/06/2013 at 16:05
Iron Pingu wrote (see)


I'm still not committing to France, will see how I feel after Outlaw (might be to late then though to sign up).


Rumour has it, it took 6 months to sell out last year.....??

Welcome to the mad house Bungles! If you're free the first weekend in July, drop in here - you can come and meet the rest of the Pirates

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
05/06/2013 at 16:07

Oh yes, and there is supporting, we're running one of the Outlaw feedstations (7th July), there's a thread about in Tri forum.

Good way to come and meet others, cheer other athletes etc.  Many of those you may have seen / met at Club O will be there racing/supporting/drinking.

Edited: 05/06/2013 at 16:09
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