Setting my sights Tri

Countdown to IMNZ 09

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16/03/2009 at 14:11

OK, finally got back on T'Internet now I'm back in Jakarta...

It's amazing reading the last few pages, I had no idea so many of you would be watching IM Dead in the middle of the night, thanks very much for your support, especially Jellybabe and Andy S & team!  It was a great race - the organisers bragged that 96.5% of competitors finished, well the Pirates did better, 100% of us finished!

Since Fat Buddha, Captain Candy and Bouncing Barley weren't there to officiate at the post-race breakfast, I took it on myself to dish out the points:

Jaggy - gets 2 pirate points for his second finish, would have got a bonus point for such a Piratey swim but I reckoned he should be penalised for not racing in the black & yellow so he is an able Seaman

Ally - gets 3 pirate points for her third finish, deserves an extra one for her sterling work advertising the race on behalf of the NZ tourist board but has extra point deducted for coming up with a really weak excuse not to do an IM anywhere else, so she is a Junior Pirate

and of course

Trogs - 1 pirate point, YOU ARE AN IRONMAN as well as a Scurvy Dog!

I modestly awarded myself another parrot for my 10th IM finish even though only two have been in full Pirate colours (it took me a while to knit my race kit).  If anyone wants my parrot back they can jolly well come to Indonesia to get it, or better still race me for it at IM China in April...

Finally, IM NZ is a great race, second only to IM Oz in Port Macquarie in my estimation.  There, that should wind up Ally if she is still reading this!

M...eldy    pirate
16/03/2009 at 14:25
10 IM ?? Aanders I had no idea!!   well done you 
17/03/2009 at 05:42
Well, I've only done that many because I can't think of another way to spend a good day out and then eat & drink as much as I want for a week!
18/03/2009 at 14:28

Finally got round to uploading some photos of the race and some last-minute training at Waiau Waterworks:

jaggy...    pirate
18/03/2009 at 16:45

Home - great to meet you Trog, Ally and Aanders....

A fantastic adventure......

19/03/2009 at 06:03
Have you signed up for the next one yet?!
jaggy...    pirate
19/03/2009 at 06:25

No - looking at a mountain bike race in South Africa for next year.

Going to give IM a break for a while

19/03/2009 at 08:37
Cape Epic by any chance?
jaggy...    pirate
19/03/2009 at 09:21
That's the one - planning to try and enter the night the site opens and hope I can type quickly!!
19/03/2009 at 14:29
Might just see you there.  Suggest you sign up for the Cape Argus cycle tour as well, it's a beautiful ride, well organised event and it'll give you a few days for sightseeing and wine tasting before the Cape Epic.  And you could stay a bit longer and do IM South Africa as well
jaggy...    pirate
19/03/2009 at 17:08
You doing it?
20/03/2009 at 04:38
Trying to persuade my little brother to do it
Trogs    pirate
20/03/2009 at 13:47

Nice pics Aanders - some quality last minute training there

Been home for a few days now and feels very odd to have so much time on my hands.  Might have to start doing some exercise again shortly to pass the time.

Not sure what to do next in terms of tri - will have to decide pretty quickly though cos otherwise all my potential choices will fill up.  Might to Vit again, possibly the Zurich Oly since I'm still planning to go and support the Ship for IMCH but otherwise probably just a couple of oly/sprint types.

jellybabe (M.)    pirate
29/03/2009 at 10:18

home last night from our round the world trip

had such an awesome time

it was great to support at IMNZ, one day I will get back out there and do it

and the post race brekkie was great and good to catch up with old and new faces

Trogs    pirate
29/03/2009 at 11:31

Welcome home Jellybabe

And thanks agian for your support in Taupo - keep finding myself wondering when I might be able to afford/justify going back to do it again, better

Ally Bally Bee    pirate
30/03/2009 at 01:52

Morning all,

Not been online much due to dodgy reception at home on my new mobile broadband. I'm sitting in the Thames mall at the moment where the reception is excellent.

It was great to meet you all, and good to catch up with Jellybabe and Big Dave - you'r holiday snaps look great!

I have done two tris since IM though nothing as long. I had a sprint (750m, 20km, 5.5km) last weekend and it was my bestest tri ever for everything. Great swim, smooth transitions, fast bike and I really enjoyed the run for a change. Yesterday I did a fun tri in Thames (275m in the pool, 10km, 2.8km). It was a blast and I really enjoyed passing people on the bike (it was in waves and I started in after about 50 others). I actually passed people on the run (for a change) and finished in 53 minutes. Not bad considering T1 resembled IMNZ's T1!.

Autumn is well and truley here so I'm now deciding what my winter goals will be.

30/03/2009 at 08:26
Eat, drink and be merry, I suggest!
Trogs    pirate
30/03/2009 at 20:58
Sounds good to me
Trogs    pirate
04/04/2009 at 20:30


I'm in 220 Tri - p131 IMNZ Brit finishers - age group top 10. 

jellybabe (M.)    pirate
04/04/2009 at 22:31

fab news well done

have edited my holiday pics and have a couple of good ones of our little pirate brekkie, will suss out how to put them on the forum

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