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.

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
07/10/2011 at 15:00
oh-oh! IMW 2012 just happens to be on my birthday! Is that an omen?
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...

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
07/10/2011 at 17:25

No you don't - but being a pirate is a state of mind. No "joining" as such, just a desire to race triathlon, not take yourself too seriously, not mind looking silly in the yellow and black kit - oh and being able to down a few beers at the after-race party!

You'll find a lot of advice and help on the forum, as well as a good helping of bs...........welcome.

  

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 .  

http://www.haven.com/parks/south-wales/kiln-park/index.aspx

see you there

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
07/10/2011 at 18:51
ok FB - as resident guru on routes, what would you advise as a possible route to Tenby? Better to drive over, or fly? If I were to fly - where to? Is there an airport fairly close?
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
07/10/2011 at 19:40
I'm in! Bought 'n' paid for
Hokori
Joddly
Kelvyn
Slagiatt
Slags mate Tony (forum name tba but he may get stuck with this)
Slowerthanilook
Ultra Ironwolf
Entering but procrastinating on actually paying up

Alan W
Orangecannon
thedrainman

Supporting and Volunteering

Iron Pingu
Schmunkee
Mr Zuvai
M..Triumphant
Artful Hen - volunteering
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
07/10/2011 at 19:54

Sorry! Correcting format ....

I'm in! Bought 'n' paid for
Hokori
Joddly
Kelvyn
Slagiatt
Slags mate Tony (forum name tba but he may get stuck with this)
Slowerthanilook
Ultra Ironwolf

Entering but procrastinating on actually paying up
Alan W
Orangecannon
thedrainman

Supporting and Volunteering

Iron Pingu
Schmunkee
Mr Zuvai
M..Triumphant
Artful Hen - volunteering

Edited: 07/10/2011 at 19:55
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...
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
07/10/2011 at 20:33

Not an "official club", we're just a bunch of like-minded people who race in our yellow/black skull and x-bones lycra kit and take the p%ss out of each other on the forum. But you'll never get better support during a race than from the pirate crew.

Hmmm.... hotel right on the finish line sounds good to me........

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?
OrangeCannon kona-5    pirate
08/10/2011 at 08:22

Kelvyn, bit of reading.....

http://www.pirateshipoffools.co.uk/

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

HI

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.
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