Ironman Wales 2012

16th September

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M...eldy    pirate
21/10/2011 at 11:11
Hah !!!!!


I knew it   
21/10/2011 at 11:15
Exactly
21/10/2011 at 11:24

Thank you o.range cannon & mr Buddah Finishing is all that I am after it just was amazing to watch last year so to be in it will be something else..Training is starting as soon as this everlasting flu has gone  

Will have a look for the pirate kit thread..Thank you

Golden Boots    pirate
21/10/2011 at 11:34
fat buddha wrote (see)
 6 has something about it.....

  There it is!
21/10/2011 at 11:42
see my new thread.....

24/10/2011 at 11:01

Having just got around to watching a recording of the Ironman Wales TV programme (screened a couple of weeks ago) a couple of points seemed worthy of note:

Recalling that my own egress from the sea was rather undignified,  I was encouraged to see that a number of elite athletes were also unceremoniously dumped on the sand.

Even Kirsten Moller (all of 4 stone soaking wet) almost came to a standstill on the hill at Saundersfoot as did I (14.5 stone on a good day) however the similarities ended abruptly as she skipped past me on her final lap of the run as I was lumbering along on my first

Oh happy days!

Hope    pirate
27/10/2011 at 19:23
Ironbloke wrote (see)
Spent well over £1k on race entries alone this year.  Add to that loads on travel, accommodation etc and not to mention loads more on kit, bike bits and bobs and gadgets; this sport is probably going to bankrupt me.  Notwithstanding all that I am sure I will be back at Tenby next year; just need to get my training more race specific - such as: Swimming at the bottom of Niagra Falls, cycling for 60 miles into a wind tunnel with occasional sideways gusts followed by riding up and down a cliff and then finally running into a deluge of icy water.  It could be worse and will - I will also be at Bolton spending the Saturday driving around the various venues dropping off kit, bike etc... Reebok for Race Briefing and Pasta Party.  You end up knackered and thats before the race starts at stupid o clock on Sunday morning.  Surely it is all madness...

That made me properly lol!!
27/10/2011 at 19:36
fat buddha wrote (see

 5 is enough. although 6 has something about it.....

Retired my arse!
29/10/2011 at 23:24

I'm in! Bought 'n' paid for
Hokori
Joddly
Kelvyn
OrangeCannon
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
thedrainman

Supporting and Volunteering

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

Im in! - all bought and paid for!!!

waving not drowning!    pirate
05/11/2011 at 20:43

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

waving not drowning!

Entering but procrastinating on actually paying up
Alan W
thedrainman

Supporting and Volunteering

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

back for another try

08/11/2011 at 09:02
I am considering entering as my girlfriend lives in Pembrokeshire so that would mean free accommodation.However it would be my first IM distance.I have read that it is one of the toughest courses on the circuit which makes me somewhat nervous.
Golden Boots    pirate
08/11/2011 at 09:31
Don't be NB - for many of us this year it was our first IM, and most managed OK. Get the hours in and don't be afraid of sea swimming and hills on the bike and you will have no problem
08/11/2011 at 12:16
These responses all making me a bit more positive.ultra that's a great reason to do it. I think il have to practise sea swimming though.
08/11/2011 at 15:02
NB its a well tough day out but the support makes it all worthwhile, just train properly and you will be fine Oh and at least a couple of sea swims as part of your training is a must IMHO, a killer of a course but with the right prep its definately do able as a first one
08/11/2011 at 15:53
Thanks Ridgeback.I was thinking of doing the Llandudno sea swim as part of my training for it.Also a couple of hilly sportives.Bala Oly in September the lake was quite choppy so I suppose that will have helped.
08/11/2011 at 18:21
BN sounds like a plan
08/11/2011 at 19:54
The Long Course Weekend in early June is the best prep you could do for IM Wales.
Same swim and bike route at a very reasonable price, hard to find a reason not to if you have free accom in Pembers.
Oh BTW it was my first IM too.
08/11/2011 at 21:55
fat buddha wrote (see)
heads up volunteers

IM Wales like the idea of the pirates taking over transition for the day at the 2012 event and I'll be talking to 8iron next week - if he remembers to call me - to discuss the plan and how it will work. 

we'll need as many volunteers as we can muster so I'll punt up a separate thread calling for volunteers and get Schmunkee to do a list when I have more details.....




Any news on this, FB?
09/11/2011 at 09:21
nothing more yet Schmunks - not had the conversation with Matt yet but will try to do so asap. plenty of time yet
11/11/2011 at 14:35

Hi Buddha/Others.

Any advice on chainset/cassette suggestions for IMW? I have Shim 105 Compact 34-50 on the front and 10 on the cassette currently. It got me round Etape Cymru well enough, which I reckon must have been a similarly horrible profile to IMW. But I'm thinking of ways to give myself a little more scope for the climbs, on the basis that keeping a bit of life in my legs for the run will be more important than pure bike speed.

Was also planning on buying some aero wheels... nothing mental... like a 50mm - 80mm set from Planet X. Is that just dumb vanity? Will I be better off with a lighter set of climbing wheels, or is there still an aero advantage at all?

Any thoughts, please?
Thanks!

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