Outlaw 2012 race reports

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Slagiatt    pirate
03/07/2012 at 10:19

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

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
03/07/2012 at 10:25

I like reading long reports though, 

We could have a prize for the longest

03/07/2012 at 10:30

You men!

It always comes back to size! 

Slagiatt    pirate
03/07/2012 at 10:35

hahahaha... right then .. Perhaps we could call it the " fifty shades" award

03/07/2012 at 10:41
Busy swim great bike crampy run walk great weekend........short enough
Razor51    pirate
03/07/2012 at 10:45

Brill and to the point Max...

03/07/2012 at 11:07
I didn't drown...goal achieved by 7:38am...all downhill after that!
03/07/2012 at 11:33

Fast swim.
Fast bike.
Fast runs -  which absolutely destroyed my proposed fast run.
Finish (a lot lighter than I started).

Edited: 03/07/2012 at 11:33
03/07/2012 at 12:33
As promised the report!! Day one. Drove down from Sheffield in convoy with microbeman, and pitched up in the campsite Saturday morning in the "pirate wing"! The atmosphere was electric. Made our way to the 11am briefing which delivered some corkers!! One lady enquired what she should do about T1 because she swims in a wetsuit naked!! Obviously all the fellas asked where she trained!! Met golden boots on the way back, and he was still waiting the delivery of his tent. Packed the bags and serviced the bike ready for racking, then we did a recce of the bottom loop. Made some tea: pasta, tomato sauce, cheese; rice pudding, sponge cake and decaf coffee to finish - masterchef try and compete! Bedded down for the evening for the 3:30 rise!! To be continued...
03/07/2012 at 12:41

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.

03/07/2012 at 18:16
Azattack the naked lady was Flowerpower (now i am dead!!!)
03/07/2012 at 19:16
Woke up at 02:10, felt like lunchtime by the start of the swim. Great atmosphere before the start of the race. Found the swim quite hectic compared to previous events, but no major issues apart from me struggling to swim in a straight line.

First 40 miles of the bike were super quick with the wind and it was good to get so many miles crossed off before the inevitable headwind. Feed stations were top notch and super friendly. Managed to complete the bike without stopping or unclipping, even the offroad slalom sections coming into HPP. Only disappointment was seeing some blatant drafting - one guy was with me for an hour or so and going from wheel to wheel, just inches away. Cheating twat.

The run was great, I quite like multi-laps in this sort of race as the atmosphere is great and keeps building as more and more of us join the course. Made it a reward to walk through all 17 feed stations and slogged it out for 11:23. I did an idiotic and wanky sprint down the finish straight and will be very embarrassed if I'm on the TV.
03/07/2012 at 20:03

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??

03/07/2012 at 20:06

FF, it was...but AFAIK it's been reversed and he now only has a time penalty, not a DQ.

03/07/2012 at 20:12

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

Red_dog_chris    pirate
03/07/2012 at 20:18

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.

03/07/2012 at 20:26
How do you know about the DQs?
03/07/2012 at 20:27

We have photos of the penalty sheets...anyone want me to check a number Ditchy, I checked your two numbers but not on there...

03/07/2012 at 20:33
I can't remember this guys number, I'll find him when the photos go online!

I was number 380, I better not be on there!
Cornish Digger    pirate
03/07/2012 at 20:39

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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