Racing this weekend, would it be wrong to wear Pirate kit
A quick question before I dash ofF to work.
I'm racing this weekend at the Tri Ferris Cotswold Super Sprint and I entered using my tri club affiliation.However, I don't have any club kit as yet as I missed out on the order deadline last year.
My question is should I race in ordinary kit or would it be Ok to race in the the Pirate kit I've got.
In general do people only race in Pirate kit if they've flagged their affiliation to PSOF or do people race in Pirate kit when affiliated to other clubs.
I've got a few other races lined up over the coming months including Blenheim, Bala and the Outlaw so I'd be interested in to know as if its Ok so that I'll might be identifiable to the Pirates at Bala and the Outlaw.
i raced in pirate kit although I was afficiated to a club last year.............i always race pirate kit because its the only one i have............Its totally up to you.... some people wear club .......
for running i usually race in running kit though unless its an ultra or a race i'm doing with the pirates
quite often at a little evenyt i'm the only pirate and then people come over and ask me about it as they have seen it in other events
Wear Pirate kit so people can see you. DEFINITELY wear it for Bala.
Who was it complained after one IM race that he didnt get much support from the Pirates ? Maybe it was cos he wasnt wearing the kit, and you cant cheer everyone at a big race.
I'm affiliated to another club but always race in Pirate Kit, just comes down to personal choice, and which you'll get the better support for
Even at races where I'm the only Pirate, people still recognise the Kit and shout encouragement.......or abuse
i wear my pirate kit all the time, i'm wearing it right now under work clothes, i even sleep in it, it hasn't been washed since 'the big woody'
i'm really sweaty everyday.
In all honesty, i used to be a member of triclub and race in club colours, but in the few triathlons i've done and trained for i have recieved more support and information from 'the Pirates' than i ever did from the tri club. And therefore race and train in pirate kit now. And like has been said above it gets you noticed and my EGO just loves being noticed
Ok, Pirate kit it is to race in.
It might even mean that the family spot me for once
Ultra Ironwolf wrote (see)
you have to purchase and wear your country's kit.
Yup that was me.
I heard you as I was going passed, I shouted thanks but don't know if you heard.
It was great day, even the weather was pretty good for racing, certainly better than I was expecting and the lake was nowhere near as cold as the chap talking through the course on Saturday made it out to be.
I was chuffed to bits with how it went. Great learning experience to with all the minor (and major hicups).
Despite all my best efforts to get all of the family up early and out of the house to get there so that I had plenty of time to warm up in the water before the swim I still managed to hit the water as the starter was telling my wave that we had 1 minute to go. Just enough time to stick my hands in the water and splash some on my face before the hooter went. Thank goodness I'm not going to be challenging any fast swimmers as I had no idea what the actual swim course was.
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