The Old Guard

Where are all the original Pirates?

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M...eldy    pirate
14/04/2012 at 18:37

http://rowerunning.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/20090712-IMG_7965.jpg

There you go ... awesome Rowe photography 
seren nos    pirate
14/04/2012 at 18:47
I remmebered that photo....
GOM.    pirate
14/04/2012 at 18:50
That's IMCH 2009, powered by EWZ!
Dustboy    pirate
14/04/2012 at 18:56
So I was a year out. LOL!
M...eldy    pirate
14/04/2012 at 19:01
Lol GOM !  Yes EeeeeeeeeWzzzzzzzzzzz 
GOM.    pirate
14/04/2012 at 19:02
IMAustria 2007
IMFrance 2008
IMCH 2009
IM Germany 2010, Roth for most, Frankfurt for some
M...eldy    pirate
14/04/2012 at 19:05
Must have been Switzerland in 2009 as well then?
GOM.    pirate
14/04/2012 at 19:07
IMCH is Switzerland
seren nos    pirate
14/04/2012 at 19:07
switzerland in 2009....i can actually say i was there....never again
M...eldy    pirate
14/04/2012 at 19:31
Good point well made GOM   
14/04/2012 at 19:51
My introduction to the Pirates was Meeting Brian & Wifey at the Edinburgh New Years Day Tri in 2007, Didn't put me off!
The I went to Nice in 2008 to support & of course got talked into doing the Oly in Zurich by Petal & my darling Brother. The rest is Piracy!!

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/event-editorial/ironman-switzerland-2009-photos-the-finish/4230.html
M...eldy    pirate
14/04/2012 at 20:22
To be fair you did have 'insider knowledge'  
14/04/2012 at 20:31
True!
I think Swiss Bobby got hooked after going to watch IMCH in 2005. He entered Frankfurt in 2006 without being able to swim properly. I think he ended up doing Bala as his first tri when he decided he needed some practise!
M...eldy    pirate
14/04/2012 at 20:35
Likewise I think !
Plum    pirate
14/04/2012 at 20:49
Didnt quite a few enter Frankfurt totally incapable of swimming....... I can still hear the thud when the nice race director at the briefing said it was a non wetsuit swim and mine and Smiley Lady's chins hit the table
Mon dragged me down to the lake the next morning and made me swim at least a hundred yards without a wetsuit to somehow prove that 38 times that far would be easy peasy..........
Hope    pirate
15/04/2012 at 06:34
Jj, I've got the speedo's pic at home. I'll post it when I get back!
Garr looks well fit in it!!
I wonder just how many people who would never have done an Ironman have gone on to finish one inspired by the originals? And how many did it the Pirate way, coming from a background in nuffink?
I remember the first time I read Candy, Mon and Rosie's first race reports. Omg!! Soooo funny!!!
15/04/2012 at 07:04
Cougie couldn't swim before 2005 either. And Suffolk Punch had major hydrophobia issues.

lol - Little Sister, I remember being with Swiss Bobby at the first one when a wasp got into my t-shirt and stung me on the boobs. I think he was worried I was going to whip 'em out! ¦oD
15/04/2012 at 07:06
And to think it all started with a pirate sticker on a modified Pringle tin, and the antics of Candy, Mon and Rosey. Didn't Rosey wear a lovely white shirt to the post race party and roll in shitty water or something?
15/04/2012 at 07:11

Found em!! But I have to go and run now.

Here's one, anyway:

http://s3.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/4663/gallery/121_24940640296_765460296_1059089_7256_n.jpg?width=350&height=263&mode=max

(no rude comments about the knickers, please - the owner was just a little girl showing off the back of her t-shirt)

15/04/2012 at 08:42
Ha ha. Knickers.
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