Pirate DIY Half IM, The second coming!

4th & 5th May 2013

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19/11/2012 at 10:21

Well broached the subject with the misses, she said no, but didn't sound like she ment it. I asked if she would be happy to help out a little and she has since asked when she is helping out. Put me down for it, if she kills me and i can't make it then I'll just have to be dead and sorry!

19/11/2012 at 21:23

Id broach the subject with my misses, however I might need to have a normal shaped ankle first.

is their a map/plan of the route ? or a start time ?

 

The Silent Assassin    pirate
20/11/2012 at 08:36

Sgt Lard

 

The start time is usually 10 o'clock as thats when the pool opens, if they give us the pool early then will start at 9.

here is the bike course from last year

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5463208

 

and here is the run course from last year

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5466151

 

And just for good measure here are the race instructions also from last year.

*** Please note, there maybe be a couple of changes this year to routes etc *****

The following instructions will apply to both Saturday and Sunday

The race will start at 10:00, but it is 1 mile away from our house so would like everyone to get to our house by latest 09:30.

Start with a gentle 1 mile cycle to the swimming pool from our house at approx 09:45, the pool opens at 10:00 (there are swimming lessons on a Saturday morning, so it can get busy then).

There are bike stands just by the entrance and there will be someone watching your bikes at all times, so feel free to lay out any extra kit you want there as this will save time faffing around with lockers etc.

It is a pool swim and this will cost you £4, there are lockers at the pool but there will be a small tranisition area (maned) for you to leave your stuff

It is a 25M pool, so you will need to do 76 lengths; it is up to yourselves to count to the correct number.

Upon exiting the pool you have approx ¾ of mile cycle to get to the start of the laps, you will then complete 11 laps of a 5 mile course; there will be 1 feed station on the course, so you pass this 11 times on the bike.

When you have finished your 11th lap, you will then have 1 mile left (mostly downhill as well) to complete the bike section.

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5463208

It a rolling course, I would sugest that your first lap is taken easy so you get to know where you push hard and there are 2 left sharp left turns

Me and Mrs SA use this as our 10mile TT course (2 laps)

Transition 2 will be at our house and will be covered if conditions are bad

Depending on weather as to if transition 2 will be covered or not.

On exiting T2 you will attempt to run 4 laps of a 3 ¼ mile run, there will be a feed station at the same point as the bike course which you will pass 4 times, there will also be a feed station at T2 which is also the finish, you pass this 4 times, well 3 times plus the time in T2

On the bike course I will be able to supply water, if you bring your own bottles, which will be returned, if you need any special drinks or gels please bring these with you and mark then up so they can be handed to you on the course.

For the run I will supply water and coke any other drinks gels etc you require please bring them with you and mark them so they can be handed to you on the run.

With it starting at 10:00 I would expect everybody to have finished by 20:00 giving 10 hours to complete, we will hopefully then be able to have to some food for those wishing to. On Sunday we may well crack open a few beers as well.

I always treat it like a race, but it’s up to you, I won’t be drafting anyone, but if a few want to go round together then that’s fine, they are no hard and fast rules.

I am off work on the Friday and Monday so if anyone wants to drop stuff off early or pick up stuff up late thats fine

My address is

7 Chiltern Avenue

Macclesfield

Cheshire

SK11 8LP

My Mobile is 07791 993632

 

Edited: 20/11/2012 at 08:39
20/11/2012 at 08:52

running out of excuses now, thankyou for the details SA

 

The Silent Assassin    pirate
20/11/2012 at 09:49

If you need more encouragement then check out the thread from earlier this year, some great race reports towards the end.

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/triathlon/diy-half-im/185429.html

 

 

 

20/11/2012 at 14:13

I've been thinking about the medals thing and although it is in theory a good/nice idea, it only takes one person to forget to bring along  a medal and then someone goes home without one, I now think it's best that my idea is abandonned.

Britrisky    pirate
21/11/2012 at 20:40
Unless some sensible person brings / makes a couple of spare just in case ...?
21/11/2012 at 20:48

Or whoever doesn't bring one doesn't get one......?

edit - second thoughts, that sounds a bit mean. 

Edited: 21/11/2012 at 20:53
bburn plO.dder    pirate
26/11/2012 at 15:38

 

 

DIY Halfwits

  1. SA
  2. Mrs SA
  3. Slag
  4. Soup Dragon
  5. Button Mushroom
  6. MovingAlong
  7. Orange Cannon
  8. Nurse (Bacon1)
  9. Gastank (Bacon2)
  10. Stanners
  11. Bobby Nobby
  12. bburn plO.dder
  13. sarah the bookworm
  14. Cake
  15. JC(Iron)Digger
  16. Iron Rose
  17. Horse
  18. Razor51
  19. Rafiki
  20. Frodo
  21. Pingu
  22. Golden Boots
  23. 7755Matt
  24. The Evil Pixie
  25. Colourin (aka Shivering Whippet)
  26. Trundle Forth
  27. Tired Badger
  28. Silver Trucker
  29. Rustman
  30. H0nk
  31. Jammy Dodger 2
  32. Blue Peter
  33. Paul Platt
  34. run-with-dogs
  35. Ironholgs
  36. Mr bburn plO.dder

 

Support Crew

  • Lee The Pea
  • marshallini
  • Bobby Nobby
  • SuperCaz
  • 7755Matt + Mrs 7755Matt (probably)
  • Colourin (aka Shivering Whippet)
  • Trundle Forth
  • bburn plO.dder

Just added my other half to list of Halfwits.

After doing his first sprint this summer, I'm finally winning him around .

Still not got him on the forum yet, so he's stuck with being Mr plO.dder for now

And I've put myself down as a helper. I'll lend a hand on whichever day I'm not "racing" (I use that term loosely!!).


 

27/11/2012 at 12:29

ok, already. get me on the list. Im up for a go at this.  be a great learing exercise - and I need lots of learning.

 

27/11/2012 at 13:39

And me please! 

Ironholgs    pirate
27/11/2012 at 14:01

Mr SA Sir,

Would it be ok to maybe bring along a couple of COLT buddies who are doing the Outlaw? One sometimes post on here and the other is making his debut after knocking around with me for a couple of years.

Ironholgs    pirate
27/11/2012 at 14:02

Oh and medals, I'm not creative, people I'm sure would rather have nothing than one made by me.

27/11/2012 at 14:10

Not at all Holgs 

- and all you have to do is autograph it and it will be worth a fortune. 

 

27/11/2012 at 14:11

Cake - I love the idea of kids making some medals. 

The Silent Assassin    pirate
27/11/2012 at 14:12
Ironholgs wrote (see)

Mr SA Sir,

Would it be ok to maybe bring along a couple of COLT buddies who are doing the Outlaw? One sometimes post on here and the other is making his debut after knocking around with me for a couple of years.

No problem, I have a couple of mates who aren't pirates that may also be doing this

The medals t shirt question, I can both done and would only be approx £10 for both would people pay that?


 

Ironholgs    pirate
27/11/2012 at 14:48
Soup Dragon wrote (see)

Not at all Holgs 

- and all you have to do is autograph it and it will be worth a fortune. 

 

Or at the most 2p

Ironholgs    pirate
27/11/2012 at 14:49
The Silent Assassin wrote (see)
Ironholgs wrote (see)

Mr SA Sir,

Would it be ok to maybe bring along a couple of COLT buddies who are doing the Outlaw? One sometimes post on here and the other is making his debut after knocking around with me for a couple of years.

No problem, I have a couple of mates who aren't pirates that may also be doing this

The medals t shirt question, I can both done and would only be approx £10 for both would people pay that?


 

I'd be willing to pay it if that was what was decided. Loved Marshallinis design, that would look cool on a black t-shirt.

Ironholgs    pirate
27/11/2012 at 14:50

or we could have t-shirts with

"It's all Silent Assassins Fault" on them

The Silent Assassin    pirate
27/11/2012 at 16:10

but "its all Vikings fault" sounds so much better.

 

Will look into t shirts with Marshallinis desgin on, because I also think that will look great

 

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