Guess there will be a lot of Outlaw race reports .should we have like a 200 words or less policy ? so they all get a look in . just a though
I like reading long reports though, We could have a prize for the longest
It always comes back to size!
hahahaha... right then .. Perhaps we could call it the " fifty shades" award
Brill and to the point Max...
Fast swim.Fast bike.Fast runs - which absolutely destroyed my proposed fast run.Finish (a lot lighter than I started).
Oohh I could definately win the longest blog award but here is the condensed version.
This was my first Triathlon, my first open water swim, my longest ever cycle.
I swam 1 hour 50 had calf cramp after 40 minutes or so and only succeeded in beating a few stragglers at the back who were doing breast stroke.
Swallowed a bit too much lake water so had to rush to the loo and spent 10mins in transition. I then grabbed my bike one of the few remaining on the lot. Hoped on at 8am ready for the ride.
A lonely slog of a cycle ended after 8 hours at 4pm just beating the cut off. Quick rush through transition out on the run with a little under 7 hours to go.
Took the run steady, ate loads, run/walk throughout and last hour and a half got strong and managed to pass about 15-20 people in the final 8 miles or so. Finished in a time of 16:05 with just under an hour to spare before cut off.
Great race, incredible day, my family, supporters, fellow competitors all made it a day to remember. Will be back for more 2015/2016.
There were over 30 DQ's for drafting....question is why take the chance?....oh and my favourite DQ "inadequate dress"...wonder if that was the bloke in boob tube and budgie smugglers??
FF, it was...but AFAIK it's been reversed and he now only has a time penalty, not a DQ.
Glad there were DQ's for drafting - it was pretty demoralising struggling through the wind to be passed by a 20 strong chain of draft cheats engaged in a mid race rectal exam..... I only remember two of their numbers, 313 and 456, but they weren't alone - the line came past me and stretched into the distance..... shameful!
I may be slow, but at least I did it myself
Saw lots of pirates there, nice bunch can I be one please? Did it in 11:54, quite chuffed as first one. Great atmosphere and well organised. would like to do it next year.
We have photos of the penalty sheets...anyone want me to check a number Ditchy, I checked your two numbers but not on there...
The penalty sheet I saw showed 2 mins penaltys for drafting not a DQ. 2 minutes is not enough and if they were DQ'd, all the better.
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