Pirate DIY Half IM, The second coming!

4th & 5th May 2013

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18/04/2013 at 08:37

Morning Blue Peter    Don't fret!  The weekend is all about a bunch of mad people, all meeting up, having a laugh, and doing a bit of swimming, running and cycling.     You'll be fine.

seren nos    pirate
18/04/2013 at 08:39
Mrs SA wrote (see)

Morning Blue Peter    Don't fret!  The weekend is all about a bunch of mad people, all meeting up, having a laugh, and doing a bit of swimming, running and cycling.     You'll be fine.


I thought it was about a weekend of beer and BBQ with the odd bit of exercise chucked in for a laugh.........


18/04/2013 at 09:38

Cheers for this info SA. Looking forward to meeting you all on Sunday 5th.

18/04/2013 at 11:28
The Silent Assassin wrote (see)
BrokeButTri'ng wrote (see)

Had a look at that camp site Ozzy and it doesn't cater for tents so will have to find another

We will sort you out somewhere to camp, Seren has the back garden, you can have the front, or I happen to know the people who own the house where the feed station is, you can camp there, plus there is the front and back rooms downstairs, but I think Slagiatt and Button Mushroom may be using these.


Cheers SA

I expect I will be travelling up on Friday sometime, I think it is to far to travel on the Sat. Are many people going to be around on Fri? Are there any plans for a pint?


seren nos    pirate
18/04/2013 at 11:34

I'm there on the friday.I owe you a pint BBT.....

18/04/2013 at 16:55
The Silent Assassin wrote (see)

Colourin (aka Shivering Whippet) has requested that she is moved from Saturday to Sunday


That evens things up nicely 14 participants each day.



  1. SA Y-L-P
  2. H0nk N
  3. Soup Dragon Y-S
  4. 7755Matt Y-L-P
  5. Stanners Y- L - Y
  6. Les boules Y-M-P
  7. Blue Peter Y-M-Y
  8. Seren Y-M_Y
  9. Jammy Dodger 2 Y-M-N
  10. IronHolgs Y-XL-Y
  11. BrokeButTri'ing Y-L-N
  12. Razor Y-M-N
  13. Horse Y-XL-N
  14. Ozzy287 Y-M-N


  1. Mrs SA Y-M-P
  2. Mrs Matt (provisional) Y-L-P
  3. SgtLard Y-XL-N
  4. Britrisky Y-M-P
  5. bburn plodder Y-M-P
  6. Bobby Nobby M-N
  7. Paul Platt Y-?
  8. Cake Y-L-N
  9. Blaidd Drwg Y-M-Y
  10. Tired Badger Y-M-Y
  11. Tom's Psudonym Y-M-M
  12. Slagiatt
  13. Button Mushroom
  14. Colourin (aka Shivering Whippet)

Mrs SA, Jordy, Lee The Pea, marshallini, SuperCaz, Mrs Matt, Cake , Britrisky, Bobby Nobby, Blaidd Drwg, Slagiatt, Button Mushroom, Mr Monic.
SA, Jordy, Lee The Pea, marshallini, H0nk, Soup Dragon, SuperCaz, 7755Matt, Stanners (am), Seren Nos, Jammy Dodger 2, BBT, Ozzy287, Mrs Ozzy287.


Mrs SA wrote (see)

OK peeps.   SA spoke with the Manager at the Leisure Centre today and we now have 3 swimming lanes reserved for the Pirates on the Saturday and Sunday at 10:00.  Result!

We have been asked if we can use a separate exit which is the Fire Escape Exit at the rear of the pool which means we can set up T1 much better than last year.  It may be advisable to have a pair of flip-flops to hand.   We have to use this exit on Health & Safety grounds as people last year went straight out of the pool, through Reception, leaving a trail of water behind them....... yes SA, i am looking at you and .... *puts hand in air* ... me!


4.66 people per lane or 5+5+4 or 4+4+6

Edited: 18/04/2013 at 17:05
seren nos    pirate
18/04/2013 at 18:08

marshallini..........my OH is not doing the swim .so that might make it quieter......

i am down for the saturday and he is down for the sunday.......but he has just announced he wants the saturday so we might swap if he makes it worth my while.......

Tired Badger    pirate
18/04/2013 at 20:11
I'm looking forward to this now, starting to have a mini panic about my first tri too. Knew it was silly to go long without doing a short distance first.

Should i be having a mini taper the week before?
I'm also guessing i'm going to be better off on my training road bike from the comments above.
If i wan't to remove my tri shorts to change to running shorts can i do this without needing to expose myself and shocking the locals ?

Sure I'll have a million more silly questions before the day
19/04/2013 at 07:02

I'm staying at Premier Inn Friday and Saturday night. Anyone want to get together on Friday evening?



seren nos    pirate
19/04/2013 at 07:48


Mr StOat    pirate
19/04/2013 at 08:40

Mrs Matt is having second thoughts. Can she either just do the bike, or do a shorter distance (oly?)

19/04/2013 at 09:06

Matt ... no problem.  Last year i just did the swim and the bike (i couldn't run due to an ongoing trapped nerve problem).

Razor51    pirate
20/04/2013 at 17:18
Thats just typical of him, god help us
Edited: 20/04/2013 at 17:19
20/04/2013 at 17:59

Matt - I certainly won't be doing the full swim. Or the run. And I've got Stratford half the week before and I've only run 6 miles so I might still be a bit stiff and tired.  This is about bike training for me and social weekend. 

22/04/2013 at 08:11
I anyone is still in need of a bed, i live about 20 minutes away and have a spare room????
22/04/2013 at 16:05

Hi Colourin myself and slag are coming to SA DIY half is there enough room for two to camp down in the spare room ?. Would be mush appreciated if we could stay. thanks

22/04/2013 at 16:35

Q you just want me for my sausages and bacon i know what you're after.

Mr StOat    pirate
22/04/2013 at 17:08

Im the same as Colourin. About 20 minutes away and have a spare room / garden / sofa.

22/04/2013 at 21:00
Button mushroom, yeah course, plenty of space, more than welcome
22/04/2013 at 21:06
I think Slaggi is on FB, if you pm me, we can sort out details.
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