Ironman Wales 2012

16th September

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Slagiatt    pirate
05/10/2011 at 14:57
Hokori wrote (see)
. I added an html break code since I saw that is actually converts it when first loading a paste

lol.. need an anorac to go with those shades ?
05/10/2011 at 15:31

"In British slang an anorak is a person who has a very strong interest, perhaps obsessive, in niche subjects. This interest may be unacknowledged or not understood by the general public. Although the term is often used synonymously with geek or nerd, the Japanese term otaku or the American term "fanboy/fangirl" are probably closer synonyms."

I had to look it up ... I probably do not need it for IT related content but I sure qualify as a fanboy for plenty of subjects. I believe the original otaku term would not support wikipedia's statement though. I am hesitant to accept html lingo to be a niche subject in an online forum of any sort .

Anoraks are quite confy so would not mind one at all.

Slagiatt    pirate
05/10/2011 at 15:45
lol... valid point re html lingo and online forums..  i guess its just a case of me being left over from the days of typewriters
05/10/2011 at 16:35

I still have one of those! An old italian machine, heavy as a warhorse.

The typewriter clicking sounds were awesome ... I miss that to be honest .... zzzzzzzchink haha. Back in the day something like CDs was almost science fiction.

07/10/2011 at 17:10

Considering IM Wales...have never done an IM, and only been to Wales once, but loved it! Any reason I shouldn't take this on as my first? Also, would be bringing the family (wife, 3 kids) and would need a place to stay...preferably with kitchen, etc. Can anyone offer some advice to a fellow triathlete from across the pond?

Do I need to be a pirate to do this race, or post here? Always kind of wanted to be a pirate...

Slagiatt    pirate
07/10/2011 at 17:46

 Canuck Kev wrote (see)

Any reason I shouldn't take this on as my first? Also, would be bringing the family (wife, 3 kids) and would need a place to stay...preferably with kitchen, etc. Can anyone offer some advice to a fellow triathlete from across the pond?

Hi Canuck Kev .. No reason at all why Wales shouldnt be your first ... quite a few of us on this years IMW were doing an Ironman for the first time .. and the atmosphere in Wales was just brilliant .. as you'll see elwhere on the forum threads racing in the Pirate colours makes it infinately more achieveable just by virtue of all the additional support you get from the crowd and other competitors

Kiln Park camping and caravan park is pretty well Pirate HQ for the weekend .

see you there

07/10/2011 at 20:24
hi, always thought the pirates were a triathlon club,,maybe i could become a pirate my daughter loved supporting all the pirates at ironman wales i think i am going to need all the support i can get. i have booked into the clarence hotel right by the finish line , free bar 8-9 for residents so i need to finish my first ironman in 13hrs...
07/10/2011 at 20:42
sound good couldn,t believe the support the pirates were getting awesome! clarence hotel looks ok phone no.01834844371 dont know if they have any rooms left ,worth a try....
07/10/2011 at 20:55
where do you get the pirates kit from?
08/10/2011 at 08:22

Kelvyn, bit of reading.....

there is a kit article on there that needs updating, and a psof kit thread on here.........

08/10/2011 at 08:25

Hello all - dnf'd this year at 92 miles on the bike - booooo!  Wasn't good.

But I'm going back in 2012 to turn that round and raise more funds for my daughter  - would just like to say thank you to the pirates who were stationed halfway up Wiseman's Bridge - You Rock!!!  Made the hill a lot easier

Ironnurse    pirate
08/10/2011 at 14:14


Will hopefully be signing up for Ironman Wales 2012 as soon as I scrape enough funds together. Having done IM UK this year looking forward to a change of scenery.  Will be booking Kiln park accomodation, does anyone know if this is within walking distance to transition for the morning of the race or will I need to get a transport in? Just like to plan ahead! Noticed a few Pirates on the IM UK course and how much support they got. Wondered how you join the PSOF group?

thedrainman    pirate
08/10/2011 at 15:45
Sono. I stopped at 80 miles on the bike and DNF in going back to beat it in 2012, good luck to you too.

Ironnurse. Kiln Park is in walking distance of everything and is Pirate HQ for IMW. I will be staying there 2012 as I think most of the Pirates do.

Just need to get over this 4 week fle/cold man thing to get back into training
Ironnurse    pirate
08/10/2011 at 15:53
thedrainman, thanks re Kiln Park will book up.
Slagiatt    pirate
08/10/2011 at 23:53

Muaaah haa haa .... and another friend falls victim to the lure or becoming an Iron Man .. met up with my old boss this week and after hearing all about Wales he's signed up . Quote of the eve was his "what the feck are you wearing" in ref to the pirate monaco .. so i think he may still need some convincing to go pirate .

10/10/2011 at 10:11
Kelvyn, that's where I stayed this year, the rooms are basic but it did the job very well for me and the family.

My head was all over the place pre IM (forgot my bike repair kits at home so needed to rebuy everything) and needed to pick up Pirate colours from being so close enabled me to pop back as much as I wanted. Also on the day I could pop to the bike racks, pump-up the tyres, load-up the gels and then go back to the Hotel to finish off the rest of the mornings prep and pick up the family....and lastly I was a whimp...lying awake in those early hours, with the wind and rain lashing it down, I was soooooo glad not to be in a tent with the family

The pint afterwards with my Dad, which was 'on the house' in the relative quiet of the hotel was also another of the cherished memories from that day.
Iron Pingu    pirate
10/10/2011 at 13:44
The camping conditions this year were, erm 'special'!
Mr Zuvai    pirate
10/10/2011 at 13:47

i still need to find replacement poles after several broke on the last night courtesy of hurricane irene

it was a bit of a shame - cause everyone packed up and left on the monday - nobody fancied another night of gale force winds!

Golden Boots    pirate
10/10/2011 at 15:47
I didn't think it waas that bad? Oh yeah... I was living like Royalty over in the 'statics
Iron Pingu    pirate
10/10/2011 at 16:01
Although I'm only in Tenby next year in a volunteering capacity, on the day they released the race date I booked a 3 bed caravan.  Worked out the same price as 3 of us camping this year!
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