Mentors and Mentee's thread 2014

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MTri    pirate
30/10/2013 at 13:33

Tattoedwelshman, I've sent you an email, from a tattooed Englishman living in Wales

M...eldy    pirate
30/10/2013 at 13:44

Yep Seren ... got that the other day ta

tricoops    pirate
31/10/2013 at 16:14

Hopefully I haven't left it too late but I would appreciate a mentor to help me complete Outlaw 2014. I'm based in the Lake District and have done a half IM and a couple of marathons. Intend on doing the Fink training plan and am hoping for 13 hours although telling my friends 14 so I don't look too silly if I am not up to it!


31/10/2013 at 16:48

MTRI thanks for your message and I have just checked my email and can't find anything from you. Can you re-send? Many thanks.


Duda the Mutineer    pirate
31/10/2013 at 17:04

HI I am based in the Forest of Dean, close to Monmouth and oftem work up the Usk valley round Crckhowell and Brecon. If any body would be interested in helping me with my training or even  just going out for some long rides and runs.

I have entered IM Wales for Macmillan and it is the first Tri I have ever entered.

Plannig to follow the Fink intermediate plan but will be getting in some miles over the winter to bring up my fitness level before the start of the 30 week plan.



Edited: 31/10/2013 at 17:08
31/10/2013 at 17:12

I'm happy to be a mentor if anyone thinks I could be of use.  I have one IM distance race under my belt (Forestman 2011) and quite a few events at HIM, Olympic etc although for the last year or so I have not done a tri but focused on cycling and time trialling. Planning on going back to triathlon next year and hopefully entering at least one IM distance race.

I've made most of the common mistakes in the past so happy to tell someone how crap I was / am.

I live in Surrey and like cake.

31/10/2013 at 20:20
Wheez wrote (see)

I live in Surrey and like cake.

Whearbouts in Surrey, Wheez? Which tri club are/were you a member of? There's a good few pirates about these parts. I'm Epsom, but we're all over the county. 

MTri    pirate
31/10/2013 at 20:26
Dadu, I'm South Wales based, Cardiff, and Tattooedwelshman sounds local, and I'm in for Tenby, for my third time, so if you want yo hook up, PM me
MTri    pirate
31/10/2013 at 20:27
Tattooedwelshman, resent.
31/10/2013 at 20:35

MTRI email recieved and I will reply once I get the little man to bed ( a two year old who has eaten too much Halloween chocolate and does not want to got I bed) 

31/10/2013 at 22:08

Wheez, I am also in Surrey and am a cake fan. I'm considering Forestman for my second IM, also did the New Forest half last September, is it tough as nails?

31/10/2013 at 22:50
KateF wrote (see)

Wheez, I am also in Surrey and am a cake fan. I'm considering Forestman for my second IM, also did the New Forest half last September, is it tough as nails?

Hi Kate. Well, the swim is flat 

I really liked the bike course. Not flat, but rolling in parts with some sections that are quite exposed so can be hard work if it's windy. Only one hill of note and it's very short. The run is something else. Pretty, but very tough, but then most runs at the end of an IM are tough. If I were to do it again and hopefully one day I will I would definitely  run on hills / trail more. I'm a member of Kingfisher Tri and live in the surburian utopia that is Chessington. 

01/11/2013 at 00:51

Tricoops, where in the lakes? 

COLT. Are a fantastic club based around Lancaster , lots of support there and mytri at Kendal too. 

01/11/2013 at 08:06

Wheez you're about 2 miles from us as the crow flies 

01/11/2013 at 09:05

Cool Happychap usually out at stoopid o clock on a Sunday ride if you are about.

01/11/2013 at 10:44

KateF - I've done quite a few RNF races (inc the Sept Middle you did), this years FM bike loop (and next years ?) is similar in terrain to the middle dist, the FM run is the same bit out to the ridge (via the road), but then laps of the ridge. The new run route for the middle distance this year was tough, but the FM stays on the ridge. 

01/11/2013 at 11:29

Would anyone be interested in helping me out?

I'm looking at going into duathlons and am a complete newbie to running and biking racing events. It's actually my first timed race (a park run) tomorrow! It would be nice to have a bit of swim advice too but I'm very keen to compete in duathlons.

A bit about myself, I'm 21, at uni in Notts, 6 foot 4 (hence the name) and have a background in semi-professional football - so won't be starting from scratch, I am already quite a fit person just need to turn myself towards endurance.

A few warnings if you do want to help me out:

1. I can literally discuss training/nutrition etc all day every day. I love it. Don't worry about telling me to shut up because if you don't, I never will 

2. As a newbie I don't have an excess of knowledge, but want to, so be prepared for a lot of questions!

Anyone who is happy to drop me a PM or reply on here 

Cake    pirate
01/11/2013 at 12:25

Ay up Pole just in case the mentoring thing on here is set up for ironmans so you might get talked into stuff.  I can help with the running/cycling part and can give some advice about the swimming. Just sent you my e-mail afraid the pm messaging thing isn't working that well at the moment so might not get your reply. e-mail us chuck if you want.

01/11/2013 at 12:53

Thanks TR, I've done the Hearbreaker marathon which I think is the same route?

Cortina5    pirate
01/11/2013 at 13:57

ElBeanpole I can also help with the duathlon side of things.


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