It really was horrid. I nearly bailed a few times. I got a puncture in a tubular with about 17 miles to go, i managed to get in to the last checkpoint at the pub, but the mechanic had gone forty five effing minutes for me to stick a new tub on, really took a lot to get back out there then. Couldn't fault the landlord though, top bloke letting me change it in the pub
Tubs arghhhhh, I've given up on those things, I was riding tubeless wheels, touch wood not a single flat all winter on these beauties. There said it
Well done everyone it was so tough and I thought at times I wouldn't make it. SaintB sorry to hear about your puncture that must have been almost just after I saw you. B Bee you did the right thing if your temperature was dropping and 70 miles on that isn't for faint heart. Well done everyone else.
I've written a blog post about the event it if anyone is interested
Shame I didn't meet the other pirates but wasn't a day for anyone hanging about afterwards was it?.
Well done everyone super efforts all round.
Maybe next year???
I don't know about everyone else but I've had the munchies ever since I finished just seems to be constantly hungry.
timebikes - Thanks for talking time to read it I will drop you a mail sometime about trying to arrange a weekend to look at the Ironman Wales course if your up for it?.
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I don't know about everyone else but I've had the munchies ever since I finished just seems to be constantly hungry. timebikes - Thanks for talking time to read it I will drop you a mail sometime about trying to arrange a weekend to look at the Ironman Wales course if your up for it?.
yes defo give me a shout looking forward...
Red Stripe found a link to an article in the Western telegraph with a picture of you before the start.
Blog was a good read Unchartered, and hopefully good prep for Ironman, both physically and mentally,
9:00:49 for me, and continuous effort, 8:42 of moving time
MTRlumphant You didn't stop long at the Feed Stations well done. I could have had kip compared to that and think I nearly did at 82 miles in. Well done 9hrs on that course is a big achievement. Just got to see how it compares to this IM Wales Bike course now.
iM Wales course is not as tough, IMO, but, you do have to do a bit of running after it. why aren't you doing the bike on the LCW? Be ideal. I am. Where have you got digs to for the LCW? I'm at Kiln Park ( a neccasary evil I'm afraid, two kids in tow).
SaintB - I'm at Kiln Park for the event as my daughter is coming along but being looked after by her cousin parents think she will do IronKids on the Saturday. I would love to do LCW but can only make the Swim as have kids that weekend I'm sure I will managed to meet up with a few pirates for a blast soon.
Have you seen this years t-shirts, adapted with I SURVIVED TOP 2014 ! £10
Yep I've order 1 as I think it is needed after that epic not come through yet thou
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