Northwest Tri - Nantwich 05/09/10

Flaps and T!ts - a rerun

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Farnie    pirate
03/09/2010 at 20:26

ooooh you bike toooo......

03/09/2010 at 20:37
Erm, I did the 100 on a beaten-up mountain bike - providing much entertainment for the mamils. Best comment of the day (and there were many); "That's like riding the Grand National on an aged donkey"
03/09/2010 at 21:12
that second link makes things a lot different, glad I will be finished before any mamils come thru
Basil Brush Mk II    pirate
03/09/2010 at 22:28
Slightly concerned now. As a fairly green cyclist, should I be worried?
04/09/2010 at 08:15

The reason Farnie has found two routes is because the first link is for the Manchester 100 kilometers and the second is the 100 miles. (The 100k cuts out Nantwich.)

Surely the organisers are aware of each other? Or am I just being naive? 

04/09/2010 at 08:42

It looks like the Manchester race route tags onto the tri route just after the hospital and then they run together down most of the untdulating bit, out in the sticks. Looks like it crosses the odd roundabout too. Fortunately, they are heading in the opposite direction.

LIVERBIRD    pirate
04/09/2010 at 10:39

Viking - I am coming early so you can get it up for me.

And I am bringing plenty of lube....

LIVERBIRD    pirate
04/09/2010 at 10:40
Before he gets overexcited I am of course talking about my tyre pressures and chain.
Basil Brush Mk II    pirate
04/09/2010 at 14:49
Well, Pandorica's been in for a service, has been suitably adorned with subtle Pirate branding, and I am ever so slightly crocked. Makes for a good start Looking forwards to the fun tomorrow. Don't forget the sunscreen - if it's like today, we're going to need it.
04/09/2010 at 17:33
Following Alistair Brownlee's training advice, and eating more cakes and pies before tomorrow.
04/09/2010 at 18:26
so who is camping?
Basil Brush Mk II    pirate
04/09/2010 at 18:34
Not I!
04/09/2010 at 20:25

Poor Caz drove all that way to be camping on her lonesome.  We've had her here at the flat for a bit and Calfie went to help her put the tent up a moment ago. We offere for her to stay with us for the night, but there are other people camping nearby and she was happy to sleep ou. 

Someone find her in the morning please.  Little tent near the blue Beamer.

04/09/2010 at 20:39

Folks, hope you have fun tomorrow - sorry that I can't be there to cheer!

Do me a favour and wave and shout and anything else that you fancy when you pass Leighton Hosp - you can cheer me for a change!!

Have a great day and go get 'em guys!!

Loon x

Basil Brush Mk II    pirate
04/09/2010 at 21:16
Will do my best to locate Caz in the morning!
LIVERBIRD    pirate
05/09/2010 at 07:48

Morning guys!

Will be down in a bit. Just busy trying not to get too worked up!

Good luck everyone.

Farnie    pirate
05/09/2010 at 08:35

Good luck everyone for today.

What with swimming lessons and me resembling the QE2 at the mo, we wont be able to make it down, but make sure you race well and make lots of noise near the hozzie for Loon!

cougie    pirate
05/09/2010 at 09:20
I'm here ! Where is everyone ?

05/09/2010 at 14:25

done my race, question over my distance in the pool though, even Admirals can get it wrong, got to wait for my time for the swim but I 'could' be short in lengths, there was a lot of carnage in the centre lanes and I was trying to draft some guy who overtook me so I was just following blindly and it looks like he got it wrong and I followed, I had doubts at the time that something wasn't right but it wasn't until afterwards when one of the other guys mentioned something, it went along the lines of ' you must be Michael Phelps or you can't f_cking count' now not to be undone I did introduce myself as Mr Phelps but it has brought the doubt back.

I will check my time and I know if I am under 7.30 for the swim I was short and will disqualify myself to the organisors but what a school boy error to make, its not like I can't frigging count to 16 !  

Anyway, good event and the bike and run were honest and hard, just disappointing to know I could have got it wrong in a sprint and will have to live with that.

Anyway, good luck to the others later on and thanks for the support from Caz, SA, Jordy and then Calf/NAM.

ANd Calf was looking sweet on the run, good job.

LIVERBIRD    pirate
05/09/2010 at 15:49

Nick - your swim time is 7.10.

Get Teya to teach you to count!

Got some good photos of you though! It was only a mistake and I thought the guy who took you to task over it was seriously over aggressive. I mean its not as if you affected HIS time and did it deliberately.

I did 1.38.46. Amazed to PB. Found the wind quite tough on the bike leg and the pool was significantly more congested this time than in May. Got a good few kicks and gave a fair few back!

Only disappointment for me was I have got chain oil on the t-shirt! Now that IS a schoolgirl error!

Thanks to SA, Viking, Caz, Jordy and all the abusers on the run leg! I could hear you over by the start line you gobby swines!

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