Mentors and Mentee's thread 2014

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22/07/2013 at 16:22

I ran the Horseshoe Pass about 4 years ago in about half a foot of snow it was an awesome run

24/07/2013 at 11:55

the horseshoe is good fun - especially coming down it on a bike

M...eldy    pirate
24/07/2013 at 21:18

Just giving this a bump up

With apologies to those I have not been able to help ... for the newbies around, this was predominantly an IM mentor/mentee arangement which pretty much started all those years ago when the first intrepid pirates returned and the rest of us fools jumped on the bandwagon

There absolutely will be the fast whippets out there who can impart their wisdom for sprints & Olys and the like but do a bit of stalking and get to know people and get that connection first  

Any lurkers that are wondering what on earth this is all about and who we are ...

www.pirateshipoffools.co.uk should go some way to explaining that one  !

Ironholgs    pirate
25/07/2013 at 08:58
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 ) . 

Gaz, I would be quite happy to mentor you if you want as long as you don't want me to pose for a calendar.

I've been a mentor this year for the first time, 1 successful Outlaw in under 13hrs and my next one will be finishing IMUK next week ( or else ).

I'm based in Lancaster, and somehow have managed to finish 5 ironman races. I'm not really scientific but I can motivate people.

So if anyone is interested just PM me.

M.r Zuvai    pirate
25/07/2013 at 12:37

Just floating an idea, (feel free to shoot!)

The RW spring marathon mentoring threads (organised brilliantly by Meldy and others) were born out of the success the pirate mentoring match ups.

One thing i've noticed is that the IM mentoring process seams to be a much more private affair than the marathon mentoring, which is perfectly understandable and appropriate in many cases. 

However, by keeping this process private we lose much of what makes the maraton threads great. By having individual threads where all forum members can see encourages people with similar goals to club together, questions and answers are then debated and answered thoroughly and individual communities pop up. Some of the marathon match ups are still running 3 years later (Minni / DD)

It would obviously be optional, but would any mentor/mentee match ups be willing to go through the process openly? has this been tried before and not worked?

seren nos    pirate
25/07/2013 at 12:43

might be a good idea to have one newbie.....with a slow base to work off

one who had done a ironman and was now trying to improve for their next one.....

and a third for someone who had done a few and was at aplateau and wants to get further#

we could have 3 threads going where people could follow and chip in as appropriate......

I think meldy could sort it out

M.r Zuvai    pirate
25/07/2013 at 12:46

That was going to be my suggestion if people liked the idea  

The marathon threads work well off having a main mentor/mentee as a focus for others to attach themselves to.

Hope    pirate
25/07/2013 at 13:18

I think thats a great idea 

seren nos    pirate
25/07/2013 at 14:16

maybe wait until after this years events finish in september .........and then maybe any mentor/ mentee partnerships willing to share could contact Meldy with a brief outline of the partnership.............

and then she can use her magic powers to select three that would be different in some way

Rafiki    pirate
25/07/2013 at 14:21

What happens to the ones she doesn't select..........

M.r Zuvai    pirate
25/07/2013 at 14:22

Aye, there's no need to rush anything, just planting the seeds early enough

 

seren nos    pirate
25/07/2013 at 14:24

Raf.they can still play with each other but in private instead of in public

seren nos    pirate
25/07/2013 at 14:24

and maybe have one catergory for someone who is still without a mentor.........so that they can make a bid

 

Tired Badger    pirate
25/07/2013 at 14:32

Sounds an excellant idea, not that I'm offering but it would be a great read.

25/07/2013 at 15:47

I'd mentor the badger.  He only needs to be told one thing.

Don't go off so fast.

Thank you, that will be £25 please.

Tired Badger    pirate
25/07/2013 at 16:43

LOL, thanks for that Mouse. It only cost me a cup of tea previously.

 

25/07/2013 at 16:46

Not with me it didn't.  I don't like tea.  You're confusing me with Hope.

Cake    pirate
25/07/2013 at 16:47

 You don't like tea?

Tired Badger    pirate
25/07/2013 at 16:48

It was the same advise though.

Tired Badger    pirate
25/07/2013 at 16:48

Yours is alot more expensive

 

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