PSOF Championships 2013 - Challenge Henley

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13/08/2012 at 09:20

I'm good thanks, Titanium hip?  isn't that cheating?

I did Roth last year, was fun  Got my medal given to me by Chrissie Wellington.

15/08/2012 at 23:16
Well good luck with it after December, you cycling at all ?
16/08/2012 at 10:19

Just had an email from Philippa Morgan, one of the organisers - they are looking for volunteers to help at this year's event.

We had a great day marshalling out on the bike course last year, but can't help this time as it clashes with IM Wales.

If you're entering next year, you could get the feel for it by volunteering this time around. They looked after us well last time!


16/08/2012 at 11:12

IW - we were at the top of a fairly steep but fairly short hill, which I think competitors had to do twice, and there was one other like this. Nothing too terrible, though - certainly not like IM Wales.

iron fraggle    pirate
16/08/2012 at 11:55

you have to do the two big hills 3 times for the full distance. the only thing I'd beware of IW is the road surface. it's very rough and bumpy, not like a nce smooth road at all! I've got titanium nuts and bolts holding my back together, and find that the vibration from the road can make it all ache a lot - not sure if your new bionic hip joint would behave the same??

iron fraggle    pirate
17/08/2012 at 08:58
Sorry to put you off! But I know what it's like, and where the screws go into the bone can get painful with vibration, and this road surface is quite awful. I'd planned in doing the half this year and full next (with the rest of the pirates) but not so sure I can handle 112 miles on that road
Cortina5    pirate
17/08/2012 at 09:03

The roads are crap.

My tri club has entered the relay this year, and their runner has dropped out......what to do?

iron fraggle    pirate
17/08/2012 at 11:21
You know you want to Cat
Cortina5    pirate
17/08/2012 at 11:41

But it won't be a case of !only 26 mile to go more a case of I have to run a bloody marathon.

It's flat though....XC surface....

iron fraggle    pirate
17/08/2012 at 11:41
........ And I've just compared bike profiles and Challenge Henley has 200 ft more climb overall than IM Wales. - but the swim and run are both flat as a pancake
Rafiki    pirate
17/08/2012 at 14:20

What's the run course - 4 laps of the first bit of the half mara course?

And +1 for the crap roads - I cycled it last week, its terrible! Fortunately its doesn't affect my titanium screws as they are in my skull - and that's pretty thick!!

(In fact, Fraggle and IronWolf - we should enter as a relay team with the amount of titanium we appear to have between us - the Bionic Pirates?? )

iron fraggle    pirate
17/08/2012 at 14:41
Lol Raf
iron fraggle    pirate
17/08/2012 at 14:42
And yes the run is 4x the first bit of the Henley half route
Rafiki    pirate
17/08/2012 at 14:58

Excellent - so that's four times past the Little Angel - a pint each time should keep me going!!

iron fraggle    pirate
17/08/2012 at 15:09
Rafiki    pirate
17/08/2012 at 17:18

Pork scratchings??? Nah, not me - proper af-ar-lete me, got to be careful what eat. May a pack of cheese and onion though......

Cortina5    pirate
17/08/2012 at 17:22

Mmmmmm.......pork scratchings.

03/09/2012 at 20:30

Henley Half-arsed

  1. Cat5
  2. MovingAlong
  3. Lee the Pea

Challenge Henley

  1. Hope
  2. Gasbag
  3. Frags (*if* my back holds up and my attempt at the Half Arsed goes ok this year  )
  4. Gladys

Double Entendre - Challenge Henley and ExtravaLanza

  1. Meldy
  2. OC
  3. Rafiki D
  4. Happychap
Hope peeps are still keen for this? Really want to go with lots of Pirates, but as long as the quality is right, I can forgo quantity... (insert your own Meldy joke here!)    I'm sure I read HH and Ditchy were looking at this one? Must be more?
M...eldy    pirate
03/09/2012 at 20:36

I am sure they were Gladys

Mind you I am not sure Ditchy hasnt gotten herself another fish to fry !!

All the 'newbies' seem to have been attracted by Outlaw which is understandable but a little bit of a shame for Henley ....

Dustboy    pirate
03/09/2012 at 20:51

Lurks for a run leg maybe, save on hotel bills.

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