Northwest Tri - Nantwich 05/09/10

Flaps and T!ts - a rerun

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LIVERBIRD    pirate
05/09/2010 at 16:46

Did anyone else find it quite disconcerting to have the 100 mile sportive riders about? It was causing a LOT of problems for the traffic because they were cycling four and five abreast and the traffic was forced to overtake fully on the opposite side of the road.

Unfortunately that put me on a collision course with several cars coming straight at me. 

Farnie    pirate
05/09/2010 at 17:53
I thought about you all today when I saw the 100'ers weaving their way through Wilmslow in a rather random manner.
Basil Brush Mk II    pirate
05/09/2010 at 17:56

Good Lord, I appear to have done my best to get a PW - despite my shiny new bike! not quite sure how that happened...although I was conscious of "saving my legs" a bit on the bike. Overall felt more comfortable though, and I did manage to run all 5k, unlike last time. I don't know where it all fell apart, though, because there are no split times for me after the swim. Pah. Still I hadn't really trained so I can't complain.

Thanks so much for all the legendary Pirate support - SA, Mrs SA and Jordy, Viking and his collective, LB and Caz - you were all fab, thanks

Yes LB I had the same, except in one instance it was the motorist trying to pass a sportive rider on a narrow bridge who was heading right at me. Pratt. The sportive rider's language was colourful when he cut her up to get back over.

05/09/2010 at 18:48
think i might  be 'Vikings collective'!
Basil Brush Mk II    pirate
05/09/2010 at 19:08
Hi Colourin - sorry didn't know your name! Nice to meet you
05/09/2010 at 19:17
And you, well done today, you looked quite comfortable and happy on the run
Basil Brush Mk II    pirate
05/09/2010 at 19:25
The Pirates always make me smile Thanks
Farnie    pirate
05/09/2010 at 19:42
Colourin wrote (see)
think i might  be 'Vikings collective'!


05/09/2010 at 21:38
LIVERBIRD wrote (see)

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

Cheers LB, I have emailled the organisors and asked to be adjusted or DQ'd, my time reflects 2 missed lengths, thats the beauty of being a seasoned athlete, there shouldn't be surprises and I know what my time should be and thats too quick for me right now.

Yes, I agree the guy was a little aggressive and he could have worded it a little better but thats why I didn't want to let it drop until he had got it off his chest, I am man enough to admit when I am wrong but I was aware I was also standing there in a pirate top (it could just as well have been Chester Tri) and I didn't want some one to leave with the impression that I had cheated and it could have tarred more than just me.

In his defence, I don't have to but I will, if I had been behind someone or even in front of someone that I either knew had lost 2 lengths or in my eyes cheated at the time I am the sort of person who would steam about it until I mentioned it, although I might have put it a little more diplomatically I can see where he was coming from, no I wasn't going to win, and in the end it doesn't look like he did either.

However, I have a clear conscience and a possible DQ. I don't do sprint races unless I am having fun - might not have looked like it - and a DQ won't kill me, but someone thinking I cheated would.  

As it was I got 7th and if I had swam the right lengths I would have been 13th, c'est la vie, unlucky for some ;-(

cougie    pirate
05/09/2010 at 21:50

LOL at not being able to count to 16 !

The swim did look like carnage to me - I'm just glad I wasnt in it !

I loved the sportif riders - so much fun ripping through them, but at the roundabout at Reaseheath I heard a marshal shout 2nd turn, so I set my line up for it, and then realised he was a sportif marshal  - Doh ! One v quick u turn later and back on track..

 It was a fun event though - I may do the team thing again next year. 

Well done on the 7th/13th Rosey - thank god Kona isnt 25m lengths eh ?

Farnie    pirate
05/09/2010 at 22:52
06/09/2010 at 07:01
Lol, cheers Cougie, sorry didn't get to say hi, am happy to get 3rd fastest bike split but the run needs some work as lost too much time there, less said about the swim the better ;-(
06/09/2010 at 07:21
I didn't think things were going too bad, until I looked for my car keys....
cougie    pirate
06/09/2010 at 08:25
Sorry I didn't see you mr SA but mrs cougie says cheers for the support on the run
LIVERBIRD    pirate
06/09/2010 at 09:11
Mrs Cougie can't half shift!
06/09/2010 at 09:14
Looks like you did a fair bit of shifting yourself LB, Well done on your PB
06/09/2010 at 10:36

Just a quick note to say thank you for all those who came to cheer!!   Was nice to see everyone.

I was only a couple of minutes slower than last year which just goes to show that even with training I don't get much better. LOL

06/09/2010 at 10:37
In fact my swim was a minute faster despite zero training... and no I've not missed out any laps...
06/09/2010 at 10:48
The Silent Assassin wrote (see)

Funniest comment of day was not by us, but by a supporter of someone else

As the person ran past him, he shouted very loudly

"Oh you've got a camel toe"

made me laugh anyway


Quote of the day for me was the bike-in marshall who looked at a male competitor with a raised eyebrow and said dryly...

"That's not a timing chip, that's a lip balm!!!"

06/09/2010 at 12:48

"although I was conscious of "saving my legs" a bit on the bike"

I read that as SHAVING your legs on the bike Basil - very impressive time if that was the case!

Thanks to everyone for making my weekend.  With Windermere cancelled I could have been a mooching cow all weekend but you all pulled me out of it.

Thanks particualrly to Nam and Calfie for looking after me!

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