PSOF Championships 2013 - Challenge Henley

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24/07/2013 at 22:09

Sounds great fun, and a fantastic fag packet maths make it an average of between 24 and 25 mph...brilliant.

Badger...great biking too mate...and also your run in this heat was pretty impressive

Rafiki    pirate
26/07/2013 at 08:00

Well guys, have a good weekend training - I'm off to the Thunder Run to stroll around pretty Derbyshire Countryside for a while. Scuba - see you there!!

26/07/2013 at 09:03

anyone figured out this book yourself on a boat thing yet...???

i am confusedled

26/07/2013 at 09:20

Why do we need to do that OC? I read the race pack and got confused too...

Rafiki    pirate
26/07/2013 at 09:24

What boat thing??? Can we take a boat instead of the swim.....I'm liking that idea!!

28/07/2013 at 18:57

Bit quiet in here? I hope you're all out training. 

Chuffed to have completed my first ever 100 miler today in 5h47@17.2mph avg (7000ft). Paced the whole thing well with my HRM and nutrition was good too. Very very pleased with how it all went. Got another (flatter) one in 3 weeks so would like to go faster next time. Then I'm pretty much done with the biking - I reckon I'll be set!

Just need to sort my running out now!  

WhizKid    pirate
28/07/2013 at 19:39

Nice work badger! Great effort on your first century it's a real mental boost! Weather was a bit dopey today though!

as always my resolution too cycle less and run more failed... It was off too a good start with a 15 miler on Friday... Then cycled too Essex on Saturday 100 miler almost dead on 99 too be exact and averaged 19.6 mph then decided a club run on Sunday was a great plan and ended having a massive hill smashing session with them! 70 miles later I was home again lol!?! Soo I am going swimming and running tommoro and not riding bad bad bad jamie

Scuba Trooper    pirate
29/07/2013 at 09:19

Whiz - Well done on your podium, and always great riding, how is the running coming on?

Badger - The first century made me much more confident too.

What’s all this about boats? I need to check out my accommodation properly too.

Haven't posted much recently due to working and then runners world tech issues whan I have got online. But still mamaging to keep up my training hours.

Did the "Thunder Run" over the weekend and boy did we get thunder, rained for 8 hours 8pm to 4am, i missed most of it as it started to rain as I finished my first 20km stint and stopped just after I started my second 20km stint. Did 5 10km laps in total and really enjoyed it even in the very thick slimy mud. Meet up with Rafi and 4-5 other Pirates too which was a good laugh.

Rafiki    pirate
29/07/2013 at 12:08

I was also at the Thunder Run at the weekend....and managed to shag my Achilles on the first lap, which means I may have to pull out of Henley as I'm in serious amounts of pain (this has nothing to do with any potential shoulder injury, despite what Scuba may say - that's just rumours and slander).

Will see how this week progresses before I make a decision!  

29/07/2013 at 14:07

Raf - you nobber!

Rafiki    pirate
29/07/2013 at 14:10

I knew I could rely on you lot for gentle words of encouragement!!

But having just checked the website, I can't get any money back, so may take Doner's advice - do nothing for 6 weeks as Achilles heals, then blag it!

29/07/2013 at 17:18

Sounds good to me. You'll be fine!

Scuba Trooper    pirate
29/07/2013 at 17:44

It’s all about the hairdresser’s car related shoulder injury. Seriously take it easy see a phsyio and get there advice on recovery strategy. Blagging Henley wont be a problem for you with your base from Lanza and you are a terrible sand bagger after all. I might even ba able to beat you that way.

WhizKid    pirate
29/07/2013 at 18:32

Raf just go straight for the blag fella! There will be no pulling out on my watch! But like the others said in seriousness... Stop running, don't dwell on it and hopefully it will be all be fine!

oh and the running is much much better even managed a few sub 7 miles but I am taking it very easy as I don't want to injure myself.. But so far so good no pain !

Edited: 29/07/2013 at 18:34
29/07/2013 at 20:17

(cough lightweight cough) hope you heal soon Raf 

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
30/07/2013 at 08:40

Raf has just reminded me that I need to get the sheilds for this years pirate champs ceremony, ill contact those currently holding them:

Fastest Finisher 145 - Cheerful Dave
Best Novice 145 - Iron Little Sister
Fastest Chick 3.9 - Meliffera
Not nearly as crap as last year 145 - Me

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
30/07/2013 at 08:42

The Rank system.
On a points basis, where only IM distance or longer counts for points. Its not a knitting club.

  • 1 point per IM finish.
  • 1 bonus point for doing the extra hard ones (norseman, lanzarote and [but only if you get in by the honourable route, qualification] hawaii).
  • 2 points for double IM finish. 3 points for Triple, 5 points for Deca.
  • 1 bonus point for every time you win a shield or set a record (above).
  • 1 bonus point for becoming “reasonably competent” (i.e. the first time you crack 12 hours).
  • 1 bonus point for becoming “outstanding” (i.e. the first time you crack 10 hours).
  • -1 point for a DNF (its not a quitting club).
  • Note that if you miss cut off but still finish the course (even if it takes 20 hours) then you still get the point.

-2 tritalker
-1 plank
0 landlubber
1 scurvey dog
2 seaman
3 junior pirate
4 pirate
5 2nd mate
6 1st mate
7 commander
8 captain
9 admiral
10 admiral (2 parrots)
11 admiral (3 parrots) etc
15 pirate king blackbeard

iron fraggle    pirate
30/07/2013 at 09:22

Is there going to be a whole pirate posse limping/shuffling round the run route then ?  I have ongoing problems with my left leg so run training has be less than optimal, the 'run' is going to be ugly but I'll give it a go.  

Raf, hope the calf heals quickly mate, if you can't compete on the day I'm sure you can take up 'chief supporter' position outside the Angel on the Bridge ?   


Bouncing Barlist    pirate
30/07/2013 at 09:26

Raf, sorry to hear about your calf, 6 weeks can be a long time, so there is the potential to recover (I hope).

Rafiki    pirate
31/07/2013 at 12:11

Cheers guys!

OK, I've now read the Race Pack (exciting stuff!) and I am also completely confused about the boat thing - which is not good situation for Pirates to be in!! So I have done the unspeakable  - I've emailed and asked them to explain it. I know, that's terrible - next thing I'll be asking for directions!! But I'll let you know if the response makes any sense!

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