Trentham Tri

11th July 2010

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Richard 123    pirate
12/07/2010 at 13:19

Yep, that was me Frodo; startled at the horn blowing thinking it was going to be some miserable fecker moaning about all the bikes but when I saw a happy smiley face and someone waving it gave me a real boost - good one!

Good report SA and good to meet you at last. I'm feeling tired today and struggled on the last lap of the run so not the great confidence boost I was hoping for but I thought the bike and run courses were good let down by a really poor swim - having run around the lake now I think it would have been better to have extended the swim course and had less laps which would have stopped some of the bunching.

At the second turn I saw two guys(?) have a head on collision as they were both slighlty off line

12/07/2010 at 13:32
The Silent Assassin wrote (see)

Nam, can you send me some pictures, don't have acces to arsebook

Certainly.  Pics should be up later tonight and I'll mail a link here.  You can mail me if you want any jpgs.

The Silent Assassin wrote (see)

Results are up

Great performance from Calf, 13th

Wow!   Great news.  I don't think he knows that yet.  Will drop him a text.
Richard 123    pirate
12/07/2010 at 13:33

Didn't see another Pirate lady but there was a woman in a white two piece tri suit who said 'go Pirates' eveytime we passed on the run??

Ahhh, I think Steve mentioned it when we ran together for a while - still funny regardless  of who it was

12/07/2010 at 13:34
I only saw one lady pirate and that was Mrs SA.  There were two?
12/07/2010 at 13:46

Yay yes he's 13th overall and 6th in his AG, but for some peculiar reason his swim & bike time isn't showing.    Which is a shame cos the swim went quite well for once.

Lee the Pea    pirate
12/07/2010 at 14:04
Well done Pirates, great work  
12/07/2010 at 14:18

Well done everyone.

I enjoyed yesterday. Swim was awful. First time I have swum in a wetsuit and first time outdoors (too lazy to practice!). Paniced a little in the first 50m. Ended up coming out of the lake with only a few behind me... 25:15 (presume this includes T1).

Bike was fun. Did it in 39:05. Stopping at the lights was a pain though. Enjoyed the course. Some fast bikes out there. Was pleased with the time as I haven't really done any training on the bike and haven't been on it since Nantwich.

Run was disappointing. Didn't push on enough and finished with a bit in the tank. Legs felt so funny. Really need to practice running off the bike... that was only the second time I've ever run off the bike. Finished in 28:05 (presume this includes T2).

Total time for my second ever tri.... 1:32:25

Presume I can take off the time at lights, 2:02, to give net time of 1:30:23?

12/07/2010 at 14:33
yeah it was me and it was dam painful and left me dazed had to stand up for a moment to get my self together.  looking at the results i did not come last on the swim as the guy on the tanoid commented - last of the swimmer from the big half.... adding more embarrassment....
12/07/2010 at 14:41
Young chap came out of swim with Oly pack and had the most toe curling cramps in both feet/calves...  they laid him down on his back and manually stretched his feet out with him screaming his head off on the floor...
12/07/2010 at 16:47
Really enjoyed the sprint distance yesterday,though lake very shallow at one end.pleased with my time also.the traffic lights were bit annoying as I lost my momentum.few things bit odd on the male sprint results.someone did 13 min run leg and I presume this included the transition ,think there was a 15 min split also.maybe i read it wrong or there were very quick runners.are the results provisional?
12/07/2010 at 17:00
Well done Cake. Was looking out for you and the Pirates but didn't see anyone.
12/07/2010 at 19:29

pics are up 

Anyone who wants a proper copy of a pic mail me and I'll mail it to you.

Richard 123    pirate
13/07/2010 at 17:46

Great pics Nam but unfortunately seeing myself in the 'flesh' so to speak makes me realsie what a fat knacker I've turned into 

Good reports guys.

13/07/2010 at 18:11

Fab reports.  Well done all. 

The Silent Assassin wrote (see)

After clambering out of the water (at this point somewhat dizzy and disorientated) my hands would not do what i wanted them to to try and remove the top half of my wetsuit and i almost fell over trying to put my trainers on for the run to T1 - just at the point that a voice said "Morning Mrs Pirate".  I looked up to see Nam pointing a camera at me!!!!

LOL!! Yes... apologies for that.

13/07/2010 at 18:20

My amusing sherpa moments were...

  • looking for Calfie in the swim, having been 100% I'd be able to spot him due to distinctive stroke style, but failing uselessly....  unknowingly to me he passed me 4x flicking the Vs at me whilst I was gazing into the distance.  I guess other spectators thought he was just an angry swimmer...
  • Liverbird making best possible use of her big gob by yelling at cyclists at traffic lights to instantly provide their race number... NOW!!
  • Calfie taunting Cakeyboy for being faster on the run than on the bike.
  • Mr SA's loud taunts about Calfie having opted for the "gaylord distance"... which had other spectators raise an eyebrow
15/07/2010 at 19:49

Have signed up for Leeds sprint tri in August... just need to get my arse on the bike more and actually try to swim a bit!

15/07/2010 at 21:23

 Cake - i've got my own profile!!!!!

Richard 123    pirate
16/07/2010 at 13:09
Cake wrote (see)
so we can all shat you up

Now, I really really hope that's a typo!! 
16/07/2010 at 17:03

Yeah it has to be!

17/07/2010 at 11:35
I see that a couple of people were DQ'd for running a red light. I would have thought that losing time at a red light (which was taken into account in your final time anyway ?) wouldn't have been that significant in the Big Half ?
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