Long Course Weekend, anybody?

Who's in for a festival of pain, chips, beer and ice cream?

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05/06/2012 at 16:29

Just wondered who else is heading to Tenby next weekend, and whether there's scope to catch up for a Recovery Pint or two? In time-honoured fashion, I shall start a list !


We're staying at a place called Rowston Park, just north of town.

Hope    pirate
05/06/2012 at 16:31
I'll be there!
Iron Muffin    pirate
05/06/2012 at 16:36

Hope, what are you planning on doing?

I am booked for the swim and 112 mile bike. Thinking of dropping the bike distance down to the 70.


Hope    pirate
05/06/2012 at 16:59
I'm doing the swim, bike and half mara.
I've wondered about the bike too. Certainly don't need to do the full thing for Outlaw prep as the Welsh course is a lot tougher, but I still want to do the full thing.

I've got to earn my fish and chips!
Iron Muffin    pirate
05/06/2012 at 18:44

I have a very similar view of the bike. My sensible head says go out for 8 hours, try and keep HR down on the hills and and forget about speed and distance.

My 'fish and chips' head says try and hang on to do the distance.

Hope    pirate
06/06/2012 at 08:54

Muffin I just had a chat to a friend who's a lot more sensible than me when it comes to planning training. I was told it's 'daft' to do the full bike so close to the Outlaw as the course is so mad, so I'm going to drop to the 72 too.

I sometimes have to trust others judgement more than my own.

The Outlaw I hear is pretty flat, so killing myself on hills is a bit unnecessary I guess. I'm still having my Fish and Chips though!

M...eldy    pirate
06/06/2012 at 09:12

I am so glad to see you write that Hope 

Hope    pirate
06/06/2012 at 09:34

Thanks Melds. I sometimes need telling!

06/06/2012 at 10:44

Weather forecast for Friday night's swim;

"Very windy with coastal gales and rain on Friday, this probably clearing to drier weather with lighter winds on Saturday".

Forecast for Saturday looks lovely though.

Hope    pirate
06/06/2012 at 10:56
Gawd. Last year was the famous 'swimming on the spot for 20 minutes ' debacle.
Should be fun then!
MTri    pirate
06/06/2012 at 11:08

Swimming on the spot, I think I looked at the same shell on the bottom for 20 minutes before I realsied what was going on.


As to too soon for the Outalw, it's almost a month away!

06/06/2012 at 11:21

Morning all,

another one to join the gang- I'm in for the fully Monty and will be travelling back on Monday so scope for some beering at some point.  Back to the delights of Kiln Park.

seren nos    pirate
06/06/2012 at 11:34

have a great weekend down there............the swim will probably be back at the other beach i would have thought so no excuses...have fun

Iron Muffin    pirate
06/06/2012 at 14:05

Suddenly developing pre event paranoia. So far have been distcrated with the logistics of a family camping trip to Tenby.

The sea will be swell.

Hindsight is wonderful.........perhaps I should have looked at the course profile before Slower booked me in. Defo dropping to the 72 miler but will start anyway at the 8am, 112 m time.

Hope    pirate
06/06/2012 at 14:08
Sounds like a plan.
We're camping too. I should be more organised than I am!
Hope    pirate
06/06/2012 at 15:16
Well we may not be able to make it now. My car is in the garage and they are not sure they can get the part to fix it in time for Friday.

Turns out ignoring funny noises from the car can be costly
06/06/2012 at 15:58

Met Office inshore waters forecast for Bristol Channel on Friday;

Wind; Southeast 5 or 6 veering west or southwest 7 to severe gale 9.
Sea State; Moderate or rough, becoming very rough.
Weather; Rain or squally showers.
Visibility; Moderate, occasionally poor.

Those of you who "enjoyed" IM Wales last year are probably enjoying a stroll down Memory Lane right now.

I think I can hear some funny noises from my car too, Hope. Unless it's just me crying like a baby?

Edited: 06/06/2012 at 16:00
Hope    pirate
06/06/2012 at 18:30
No need to cry... It can't possibly be worse than last year.
Good news on the car, the part is in stock and the garage are 'hopeful' that they can get it sorted by Friday lunchtime so fingers crossed.

We rang the LCW peeps and if I can't get there in time for the swim I get a dnf for the whole wkend
Iron Muffin    pirate
06/06/2012 at 19:42

Fingers crossed Hope. If you are pushed for time, do you want me to try and register for you?

Hope    pirate
06/06/2012 at 19:55

Oh that would be good.
Can you PM me you mobile number?
We can do fish and chips in Frog Street if you like

Even if I don't make the swim I'll still come and do the rest. Apparently I won't get a time but at least I'll get my long bike in on an interesting course.
I'm a bit bored of my usual routes now!

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