Mentors and Mentee's thread 2014

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Tired Badger    pirate
18/07/2013 at 11:09
Happychap wrote (see)

TB I think Cheerful Dave might be a very good fit for you?

Thanks HappyChap....

I will PM with details ASAP.


The Silent Assassin    pirate
18/07/2013 at 11:20
Blue Steel wrote (see)

Hi Guys

liking the topic and would love help on my ironman journey.  My wife and i are both newbies, both in are 30's and live in the North West. So you will have both of us to push and take the piss out of! 

just a warning, I love a challenge (in 4 weeks I have improved my swimming from 50 meters to 2400 meters finishing in 50 minutes)

Plus I'm still playing rugby (union) this season, just so I can keep my beer drinking to a competitive level In preparation for PSOF gatherings.

4 time finisher plus has a wife who also competes, based northwest as well

great feeling when my mentee stormed to a better finish than me at Outlaw this year

Have another mentee thats IMUK this year and have taken on a DNF from outlaw this year, but more than happy to help.


PM me if interested or pick from any of the others, there all good


Bouncing Barlist    pirate
18/07/2013 at 12:23

Best I make a pitch:

Ideal mentee would be someone who's not over competive and is looking to complete first Ironman. 

Someone that's looking for occasional advice and support, pointing in the right direction, advice on where they need to be at certain points etc.  Also checking their training plan and progress. My work and personal life can be busy so I cant commit to regular weekly chats or anything like that.

Im someone that can answer all the stupid questions and have the experience to explain about some of the factors youll need to think about at different stages in your training and preparation for race day.

Ive completed 15 Ironman races and DNF'd 3 others so know what makes the difference to finish.

Im based in Milton Keynes but im afraid I cant really commit to meeting up for any training sessions but that maybe possible if our race and training plans allow?

WildWill    pirate
18/07/2013 at 12:45
Bouncing Barlist wrote (see)


Ive completed 15 Ironman races and DNF'd 3 others so know what makes the difference to finish.



18/07/2013 at 17:24
seren nos wrote (see)
gazhilla wrote (see)

I would be very gracious of a Mentor to kick my ass,

IMUK2014 is my target, started some training last 4 weeks with a background in distance cycling ( so need to increase speed there ) .


Lancaster based and willing to give you some awesome images in return 

( professional portrait and fashion photographer ) . 



am i the only one who now has the image of a pirate calender done in the form of calender girls........

Meldy wearing nothing but her hair and a pair of sunglasses

Barley just wearing his aerohelmet for modesty

Mr f would have to grow his beard a bit more

who wants to sport the pirate visor

and Plum can just sport the pirate buff........he has experience in that line


i'll shoot it if you want one  


Cake    pirate
18/07/2013 at 17:34

 I don't think you know what your letting yourself in for.

19/07/2013 at 13:42
KateF wrote (see)

Hey Jaffa, how about me as a mentee? If I don't decide I hate IM after my first one this year I'd like to a) improve b) combine with training for a 50 mile run and c) improve my marathon time to get somewhere close to my PB. Can offer home baked cakes and an ability to drink cider and red wine as an incentive?

Not sure I can help based on the current level of support that you're getting Kate..........however seeing as you are offering cakes as an incentive then I'll willing try! 

19/07/2013 at 13:49

Cheers Jaffa. Are you at the Vachery this weekend, if so I will get baking. The study is interesting but I think I need a bit more technical help on the bike, I only discovered my left hand gears a month ago and a training plan which suits me a bit better with more running and starting from a decent fitness base.

seren nos    pirate
19/07/2013 at 14:15 2011 I smashed my marathon PB in the april..did a tough Ironman in the June and did the Lakeland 50 in the it is doable...........

But then i did some more races and then did IMW where I failed as I was too knackered amoingst other things.............

 so you can do lots of different things.............but then if you do too much it all starts going to pieces

19/07/2013 at 14:43

So best I retire in July then!

seren nos    pirate
19/07/2013 at 14:56

But I believe that i am quite a bit older than you might well recover quicker....

I am stronger now but still remembering to take my rest weeks/ months now

19/07/2013 at 15:58

That's what I am bad at, having a rest day today prior to my first half IM on Sunday, first one this month and I bloody hate it.

seren nos    pirate
19/07/2013 at 16:00

I have had 4 rest days in a row..i'm good at them 

Rafiki    pirate
19/07/2013 at 16:25
seren nos wrote (see)

But I believe that i am quite a bit older than you......

You're older than most dear

Cake    pirate
19/07/2013 at 16:34

 She is just more mature like a fine wine.  

seren nos    pirate
19/07/2013 at 16:35

But as long as I look younger than you Raf...i am doing ok

and I am weeks younger than Meldy .so if you call me Old you call meldy old........beware

Cake    pirate
19/07/2013 at 16:40

 But Meldy remember's the war?



the boar war your not that old are you surely?

M...eldy    pirate
19/07/2013 at 17:10


19/07/2013 at 17:17

Cake i think you are confused.The Boer War was the army Melds was in the RAF kickstarting Spitfires IIRC

Cake    pirate
19/07/2013 at 17:26

 Ops sorry chuck I'm easierly confused. So what was Mr Churchill like?


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