Outlaw 2013

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06/03/2013 at 20:20

electric pitch booked too for the caravan.  Got the inlaws on the pitch next to me. not sure if that's good or bad!

06/03/2013 at 20:49

how much is the camping with ehu 

bacon sannies sound yummy ......... Pizza well be my meal IF I complete the Outlaw 

seren nos    pirate
06/03/2013 at 20:57

£18 a anight with hook up......not bad

Rafiki    pirate
06/03/2013 at 21:02

Is there are a 'do' planned for the Monday after this year?? (you can tell I'm concerned about the important stuff )

06/03/2013 at 21:06

I will be packing up my tent Monday afternoon ant trying to drive home 

I think that will be harder than the Outlaw lol

 

seren nos    pirate
06/03/2013 at 21:10

Rafi.....of course.i'm booked until the Tuesday.why on earth do all that hard work and not stay to celebrate

Eric.........

last june I did the double and so was up for 2 nights.got to bed around 2:30 on the second night and then got 4 hours sleep before breakfast..........then had to pack a soaking wet large tent and all the mess from the previous few days as my teenage son hadn't had time to tidy and crew all weekend for me.........we stayed for an awards ceremony and then I had to drive back a hundred odd miles......

when i had got to bed I couldn't actually sit up or sit down without help as my quads had seized...but they did get better through the day.

PSC    pirate
08/03/2013 at 05:31
Blue Peter... We have all done it (ie not unclipped and come a cropper)!

I'm in my downsized mini-mini-bago so will be hooked up for the weekend. All booked and sorted. I'm rather glad it's an easy bike course as I still haven't done any bike training! CBA in this weather to get out there! Yep, I know, poor attitude.
08/03/2013 at 07:17
PSC its a relativly easy fast bike course if the winds not blowing as in 2010, but Last year there was a bit of wind and it was much tougher that course could be a pig with a decent windy day
08/03/2013 at 10:36
Just did my first full swim of 2.4miles. Managed 1hr 27min before they kicked me out. Any thoughts on how this relates to times in open water with a wetsuit. Ballbagged now!
08/03/2013 at 13:43
Ozzy
Its well within the cut off so thats the main thing
In my experience it should be a lot quicker on the day cos
A wetsuit sorts out all them body position problems
You dont waste time turning every 25m
You will be rested and fired up come race day
You can draft people
All the above come with the big disclaimer that you do OW swims before race day or as some peeps have found it ends in a hyperventalating panic induced DNF
08/03/2013 at 16:32
I've got a few OW swims before July so shouldn't be a drama. I was taking it easy which is a bonus. The water should be warm enough I hope come race day. Cannot be doing with a DNF to my race history!
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
09/03/2013 at 22:25

Its a nice swim at Outaw, my advice would be start in the lest pen (whatever your ability) and swim up the left side using the bank as a sighting point, you wont need to sight ahead just keep far left 20 foot from the bank.  Youll know youre to close when your knuckles graze on the gravel bottom

09/03/2013 at 22:42
What is the difference between the different starts and does it get taken into account that you are starting later, not that I'm plannin to take 17 hours of course. It's my first IM so will probably start later to be in the safe side as I'm not fussed about time, just finishing
09/03/2013 at 23:33

Everyone starts at the same time, you just start in different pens based on your ability.

Taken from last year race info;

The Swim 2.4 Miles
The swim will take place in the manmade lake at the National Water Sports Centre. All swimmers will be required to pass over a check mat before starting the swim. The check mat will be positioned on the left hand side as you look at the lake. All swimmers will need to pass the check mat by 5.50am, this point will be open from 5.30am.

The swim will start in the water using the whole width of the boat house end.
This means that the swim start will be approximately 90 metres wide. There are 4 separate bays in which you can start. We are recommending the following for the 4 bays. Bay 1 – swimmers under 60 minutes / Bay 2 – swimmers between 60 – 80 minutes / Bay 3 – swimmers between 80 – 100 minutes /Bay 4 – swimmers over 100 minutes.

I was a 60-80 min swimmer, but I started at the back of bay 1 (sub 60) and had a pretty uneventful swim. this is what I think Bouncing Barlist is saying.

 

The difference between my Outlaw swim and my 3.8k pool time trials;
Outlaw - 68:09
Pool - average 70:09
My ow practice I was doing about 71-72 mins, but I think  that was down to it being too cold for me. On the day at HP the water was nice.

Edited: 09/03/2013 at 23:48
Dustboy    pirate
09/03/2013 at 23:52

Ozzy, I was last swimmer out last year (ha ha) and I started in the slowest part of the slowest bay. It's such a long swim, I don't think it makes that much difference having an extra ten yards or whatever to go. Think I came in about 1.40, which was fine by me.

And as Barlos says, use the left bank for sighting as well as the big yellow thing in the sky at the end of the lake.

Mind you, it did get a bit choppy on the way back.

My overwhelming memory of the swim was the taste of duck shit which seemed to have all been blown down to the start and mixed with a thousand peoples piss and farts. It was a little ripe.

10/03/2013 at 08:16
Dustboy wrote (see
My overwhelming memory of the swim was the taste of duck shit which seemed to have all been blown down to the start and mixed with a thousand peoples piss and farts. It was a little ripe.

 

10/03/2013 at 09:54
Bay 3 sounds good to me. Can't wait to chew on some duck poo! Anyone got any thoughts on what middle distance they are doing as the last prep race?
BluePeter    pirate
10/03/2013 at 10:45
Ozzy, I'm doing the pirate DIY half organised by silent assassin;

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/triathlon/pirate-diy-half-im-the-second-coming/202383-20.html

This will be my first tri, the next one I do will be outlaw
The Evil Pixie    pirate
10/03/2013 at 13:06
Dustboy wrote (see)

Ozzy, I was last swimmer out last year (ha ha) and I started in the slowest part of the slowest bay. It's such a long swim, I don't think it makes that much difference having an extra ten yards or whatever to go. Think I came in about 1.40, which was fine by me.

And as Barlos says, use the left bank for sighting as well as the big yellow thing in the sky at the end of the lake.

Mind you, it did get a bit choppy on the way back.

My overwhelming memory of the swim was the taste of duck shit which seemed to have all been blown down to the start and mixed with a thousand peoples piss and farts. It was a little ripe.

 

Cheers Dusty that sounds err lovely! Can't wait!

I shant be doing any Tri events - I have a sportive next month and the 5K swimathon next month, I will do my own DIY HIM as where I swim is also where I did my HIM last year so I know the course!

10/03/2013 at 13:47
The duck poo and piss hot tub at the start was a classic the rsst of the swim is great for first timers just like a huge outdoor pool
The first year they ran outlaw there was a weed infestation it was like swimming through grass they seem to have that one sorted though!
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