Pirate DIY Half IM, The second coming!

4th & 5th May 2013

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06/04/2013 at 09:25
Kanga (M.) wrote (see)

As a non-sanctioned race, has Lance put his name down?

The Silent Assassin    pirate
06/04/2013 at 10:35

Hmm, may have to introduce urine testing, we could call it

"taking the piss"

 

Edited: 06/04/2013 at 10:36
06/04/2013 at 10:41

Seren will give a urine sample without being asked by the sounds of it. 

06/04/2013 at 17:18
Not signed onto the thread for ages. Will it be ok to come along on the Sunday and have a crack at the bike and then the run? Will give me a nice 'recovery' after the Manchester Marathon the week before

Also if need some help on Sat for a few hours let me know the best time and I'll pitch in.
Edited: 06/04/2013 at 17:19
07/04/2013 at 10:30

Trundle ... no problem.  Last year i just did the swim and the bike.  I couldn't run due to sciatica. If you could help on the sat, that would be great.  The more the merrier!

seren nos yn canu    pirate
07/04/2013 at 14:34

Trundle.My OH is only doing the bike and run on teh sunday

07/04/2013 at 14:44

I might cut the run a bit short. Not gone further than 5 miles for ages. And I'm only up to 1200m swimming in the pool and 40 miles on the bike so will see how I get on and judge what distances I want to do on the day. Great to be able to do that, top work Mr and Mrs SA. 

07/04/2013 at 17:09
Soup Dragon wrote (see)

I might cut the run a bit short. Not gone further than 5 miles for ages. And I'm only up to 1200m swimming in the pool and 40 miles on the bike so will see how I get on and judge what distances I want to do on the day. Great to be able to do that, top work Mr and Mrs SA. 


Soup Dragon - As a shorter alternative may I suggest;

Swim - 1500m. Instead of the standard 1900 meters (76 lengths) Why not push yourself up to 60 lengths/1500m.

Bike - 39.42km or 24.5 miles. This is 5 laps of the bike course.

Run - 10.14km  or 6.3 miles.  This is 2 laps of the slightly shorter old run course.

And there you have a very nice little challenge over the Olympic distance.....this is assuming it is ok'd by the governing body normally they are very nice

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I'll be bringing my running shoes along just in case I can get out on the run course at some time for a half marathon blast

Edited: 07/04/2013 at 17:12
seren nos yn canu    pirate
07/04/2013 at 18:42

can i shorten my swim to 100m please....i hate swimming

07/04/2013 at 19:49

Seren - if that stops your "problem" in T1 then the answer is yes. 

Thanks for the suggestion Marshallini. I was pondering a 1500m swim but thought about pushing to 50 miles on the bike and 10 miles on the run with a good number of walking breaks, and with the option of cutting that down to 6 if my legs don't want to play any more. That would be a nice little warm-up for Enduroman half the following month. 

seren nos yn canu    pirate
07/04/2013 at 19:56

soup...we are doing the same events 

09/04/2013 at 21:48
Nearly there. SA, what is the sketch with regards to info on the weekend? Where to be and when etc. Cheers
10/04/2013 at 08:58

Morning Ozzy

Meet up at ours.  We all then head over to the Leisure Centre (en route there will be a meeting point where you will be given a rundown of the bike/run course, bearing in mind SA will have put signs up round the course).   The pool opens at 10:00, but obviously we will all need to be there in plenty of time to rack bikes etc etc.   

10/04/2013 at 09:09

Oh by the way ... i will give everyone a bag to put your goggles, earplugs, swim cap in after the swim, which i will collect and take back to ours.

The Silent Assassin    pirate
10/04/2013 at 09:12

Full instructions will be posted up here 2 weeks before the event

 

seren nos yn canu    pirate
10/04/2013 at 10:15

Mrs Sa..I will have to have a big bag to put in my earpluds, noseclip, hat, goggles and pullbuoy 

10/04/2013 at 10:35

Seren - carrier bag?

10/04/2013 at 14:32
Mrs SA wrote (see)

Morning Ozzy

Meet up at ours.  We all then head over to the Leisure Centre (en route there will be a meeting point where you will be given a rundown of the bike/run course, bearing in mind SA will have put signs up round the course).   The pool opens at 10:00, but obviously we will all need to be there in plenty of time to rack bikes etc etc.   

I was thinking that instead of 12-15 people all queueing up to pay, that one person collects the (correct) money and pays for everyone, it'll save loads of time (this is assumimng SA hasn't already sorted something out with the center)

10/04/2013 at 14:41
Cheers SA.
Sounds like a plan. Will keep my eye on here. Hopefully fingers crossed for bike being roadworthy by then an especially this Wednesday as I have a race. My chain snapped in Sunday whilst racing. Waiting for wiggle to deliver new one!
seren nos yn canu    pirate
10/04/2013 at 14:44

now i need details about the bike course to know which bike to bring.or set up to use........for the first time ever I have a choice....

so how many miles is each loop..how much climbing..any straight bits.any falt bits.....any nasty nasty nmasty hills.......dowbhills are they technical or normal.

This is a major race for me........

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