PSOF Championships 2013 - Challenge Henley

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iron fraggle    pirate
18/05/2013 at 21:47

Orsum time sandbagger Raf 

WhizKid    pirate
18/05/2013 at 22:01

Sandbagger indeed dodgy little git he is need to stop trolling forums up at 3:30

WhizKid    pirate
19/05/2013 at 11:47

Well I'm done and a new pb over the Olympic distance  

a mini race reportif anyone is interested

a nice early start of 3:30 am which I believe for a Olympic distance on a Sunday is almost criminal! Rammed a bowl of porridge down my neck and shoved my race wheels in the car off I went... Transtion was the usual quiet affair I have a ritual I do.. It  works for me well so it's all good...

the swim is the usual get lubed up affair, in which I always manage too miss a bit and realise post race I have a nice sore lump on my neck ... Anyway I was in wave 2 and the water was a massive 12 degrees! Swim underway I seeded myself towards the front. Strangely I managed to lead my pack the entire way so no one too draft except the odd straggler from the other pack... Now onto my first issue, my sighting is pretty good but my god it was very hard too sight as it was a marina and boats were everywhere! The swim leg was long almost the half iron distance at 1800 metres, an I came out 2nd in my pck in 30 mins (exact results not out yet) ....


the bike... Now this was FUN it was almost pan flat, 1 small climb and I went bonkers on it racing some other idiots with disc wheels and twat hats I think our average was about 25.8 ish mph and I was back in transtion incident free in 59 mins 25 seconds!


the run.. Well it was long (7miles to be exact) and it was ok I felt fine and ws running at about 6:30 m/m pace but at the end of the lap was a monster climb which was hard.. And to make it worse I had to do it twice, I did get slower adventually hit a 7:20 then a 7:05m/m once again I had the run nemesis who was hell bent on playing cat and mouse with me.. Which as I'm a bit of a weirdo I do like it... Anyway apart from a bit of gut ache in lap 2 it was all good.. oh and I was wearing my pirate hat yaaaaarghing at all the poor spectators!


on the whole a good event well run and a free t shirt... Oh and my unofficial time is 2:23



Edited: 19/05/2013 at 11:48
19/05/2013 at 13:13

Well done jamie - thats a stonking time. 25.8mph average, crikey. Good swim too. 

Scuba Trooper    pirate
19/05/2013 at 14:15

Jamie - Great performance and report. Where did you place overall and in age group?

Edited: 19/05/2013 at 14:15
iron fraggle    pirate
19/05/2013 at 14:37

Bloody hell Jamie - I think you'll be finished before I'm off my bike in Henley

seriously though, cracking times there, I am *most* jealous

Scuba Trooper    pirate
19/05/2013 at 14:43

Nice Tri St Neots Sprint Race Report

After a week of rubbish weather forecasts it was nice and sunny but still cool when I got to St Neots. Registered and had time to stop at the phsyio tent for 10mins work on my shoulder, £10 to Help for Heroes and piece of mind for me.

Lots of faffing as it was my first tri and not really sure how to set up transition but back to the car with extra kit with plenty of time to get the wetsuit on and back to the river. 12C is proper cold and took my breath away and made my hands and feet numb straight away. I tried to warm up and get my front crawl working but with little success before the starter called us to the line. Up to the turn round point i was probably doing half and half crawl and breast stroke but then I got control of my breathing and apart form a few short pauses front crawled the second half. Need to work on open water swims and in crowds if I'm going to have a decent IM swim later in the year. 750m in 17:42

T1 I decided I was going to take my time and not be rushed or cold. Quick rub over with a towel compressing socks and bike shoes on, buff, arm warmers, bike mitts, helmet and I was off. 5:29 

Loved the bike from the start felt really fresh and up for a race. Started overtaking straight away and continued overtaking the whole time. The only people that overtook me were the first Vet Male and first Female from the waves behind me and they were going like the wind with twat hats and disc wheels. Very flat course there was only one hill where I had to change to the smaller chain ring. 25k in 43:24 (something like 21mph average if my maths is right)

T2 rack bike, off with helmet, mitts, on with pirate cap and shoes, buff and arm warmers where forgotten until I started running so they got stuffed into back pocket of tri top. Couple of cheers of Go Pirate, which where much appreciated. 2 loop run across a park settled into a 7:15 pace which was faster than planned but it felt ok so I kept with it. 2 laps felt fine and was over before I know it. 5km in 21:16 (5km pb as I've never done a timed 10km before)

Total time 1:29:21, wasn't expecting to get below 1:30 so well pleased and if the swim had gone better who knows what I would have got. My shoulder is sore now and its going to be hell in the morning but ha ho.

Good day, nice race and very well organised. Offical time printed just after you crossed the line, how good is that?

Scuba Trooper    pirate
19/05/2013 at 14:44

I hope Raf is as drunk as a skunk 

iron fraggle    pirate
19/05/2013 at 15:06

Nice one Scuba

WhizKid    pirate
19/05/2013 at 15:14

Champion race ST that's a bloody brilliant time for a first tri well done chap! My first ever tri was horrendous lol! also a great write up! Really good time mate and Lyon smashed the bike leg! And the run...and the


in regards too my tri my time put me in 32nd overall out of 220, 7th in age group... Top 5 4 were in my age group Sod's law.... The swim times were on par with mine so it was obviously long!

19/05/2013 at 15:37

Congratulations Scuba.  

WhizKid    pirate
19/05/2013 at 16:29

Oh erm slightly on topic for the thread my mrs has kindly said at the race that she will post all the updates on here for all the pirates lap by lap, as she's there all day.. I assume everyone is gonna go to the pasta party before hand so she can put a face too a name...

19/05/2013 at 16:42

Great racing gents and thanks for the reports!  I don't know a single triathlete who doesn't like to read race reports! 

Suffered from a bit of CBA today and just did a 2:30 bike with a 10:00 run off. Just over 10 hours for me this week. Looking forward to a day off tomorrow then it will be another decent week before a mini-taper for Swashbuckler. Hopefully my shoulder calms down by then.  

Scuba Trooper    pirate
19/05/2013 at 19:24

Thanks for all the support and comments, much appriciated.

Badger - Hope your sholulder sorts itself out, hows the foot going?

Soup - Fraggle - When are you racing?


iron fraggle    pirate
19/05/2013 at 19:32

nothing planned as yet until Henley.

There are a few races round here in between times, but I haven't committed to anything yet

19/05/2013 at 19:34

1st June for me Scuba, Enduroman Half IM in New Forrest. A bit of a pirate gathering with Seren doing the half too and Donner Kebab going for the double- nutter.  Its got a 10 hour finish limit for the half so I should be able to do that. I'm just worried about the lake temperature but guess I'll just have to toughen up.  

WhizKid    pirate
19/05/2013 at 19:45

I swam in the new forest this morning soup in the marina/river and it really wasent too bad except the delightful taste of stagnent sea water 

19/05/2013 at 19:45

Looks like a Badger/Dragon double HIM header that weekend then!  I have to go to the Swashbuckler briefing on the Saturday, if I don't have the family in tow I might pop up to AT to check Enduroman out. 

Scuba the foot is actually getting a bit better now thanks. Not sure what the problem is/was (either tendonitis or a bit of PF) but I'm just training through it. 

Fraggle - book some races up. They're great for that short term focus and intermediate goals. September's still a long way away! 

Trogs    pirate
19/05/2013 at 19:49

Soupy, the lake at Avon Tyrell is quite small so I'm guessing it will be warmer than the majority of ow lakes.




19/05/2013 at 19:51

lol Trogs - thanks for the reassurance (I think). 

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