I stayed at the Fourcroft which overlooks the North Beach where the swim start was - my wife and daughter watched from the bedroom at 7am before making their way down to see me after lap 1. I expect IMW will keep the swim at North Beach due to the positive reviews but can't be sure (the long course weekend training event in June has confirmed it will use North Beach).
They were really accomodating and set aside a meeting room to store bikes, laid on a great breakfast from 4am etc.
After this years goggle catastrophe. i'll all signed up for 2012.
thanks for the room Iron Pingu you're a star.
it was great to meet you all there this year now i'm finally signed up to the forum.
i would have signed up ages ago but took a long time thinking up a forum name.
imangine having to introduce yourself at races as something like pingu pongu
Iron Pingu wrote (see)
Oi ! It's not that embaressing, no, not at all! I like the name WND. Double goggles this year
one of my favourite moments from this year was asking you what your forum name was and getting a rather embarrassed ...."errmmm...pingu pongu"
i actually don't thinks its too bad a name at all - was only funny because of your embarrassment
good to see you about WND!! - you'll ace it this time
WND it was the saddest part when I saw you half way round the run cheering all of us still out there on. I think our passing words were something like "Not your day mate? Not my day!" and I instantly felt so bad for you, sorry to hear what happened at such an early point in the day
But well done for managing to come back out afterwards, it was great to see you on every (I think anyway) lap just after getting a new band
waving not drowning! wrote (see)
Like in Tenby this year when after not meeting a single pirate, a strange woman approaches me and asks if I am Shaun, as she is Pingu....
I still don't know how she knew me as I lacked any form of pirate attire..... *stalker alert*
I wouldn't worry mate, 'tis not all it's cracked up to be!
I'm guessing you don't fancy this run on sunday? btw there is an Evans sportive starting/finishing in Epping on Sunday as well... get your name down for the 90 mile version!
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