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05/05/2013 at 07:40

Jamie... just read about your crash. Hope you are all mended now! Crawling... I too wear socks (mainly because my bike shoes are too big without). Follow papermans advice AND sprinkle a good dose of talc in there! 

Good luck if you are racing this weekend!

05/05/2013 at 20:21

weather looks good for next sat

07/05/2013 at 05:29

I know!!! I'm really excited..... Ahhhhh we'll be looking back at these posts afterwards or in a few weeks time and go 'aw bless..... newbies....!'


07/05/2013 at 08:47

Thanks Ellie, I'm racing on Saturday, as is Jamie... Just a few days to go

I'll try the talc and roll the socks up (just got this image of lumps of talc in my sock afterwards )

07/05/2013 at 22:06

Shake them about a bit to avoid lumps! Gd luck!

07/05/2013 at 23:06

Will do! Thanks Ellie

10/05/2013 at 14:00

weather dont look good for tommorrow lol

10/05/2013 at 14:15

I know - keeps on changing doesnt it?? Oh well, que sera sera...

10/05/2013 at 15:27

The general temperature means that with any luck you shouldn't have a problem being warm enough even if it is raining. However, if it is raining, one suggestion is to watch what clothing you are trying to put on in transition. Struggling into clothing when you are wet is bad enough - struggling into wet clothing when you are wet is worse.

On my first tri last year, the weather was cloudy all morning except for the time I was actually swimming, during which time it hammered it down, so I came out to a soaking wet transition area. Fortunately, all I was pulling on over my tri suit was a bike jacket, which went on easily enough. The lady next to me was wearing a swimsuit and pulling on t-shirt and shorts - I learnt some new words that morning before leaving her to it!

10/05/2013 at 15:31

Ah so put stuff in plastic bags beforehand - or have a transition box with a lid...?!

10/05/2013 at 18:06

tried to order some tri-shorts but didnt have my size, so after trying it in the shower this morning going for swimming shorts in the pool, quick dry down in Transition, then im putting my cycling shorts over the top, then maybe whip them off on the run.

10/05/2013 at 18:08

Hahaha classic!!! Hopefully see you there tomorrow, brother coming with his cattle prod (told him where's a better place to put it).

Good luck if I dont see you!!

11/05/2013 at 17:37

tired, legs hurt, but loved it

wanna do another!!!!!!!!!!!!

11/05/2013 at 20:51

Go Jamie, South Cerney tomorrow? 

11/05/2013 at 21:25

Yup definitely loved it!! when's the next one?!?

11/05/2013 at 22:37

Well done guys! Its too addictive.... and expensive. At least its healthy!

12/05/2013 at 08:26

That's true.... Road bike is going to have to wait until the new year so slow bike times until then as that is where I lost time. 7 mins swim I didn't think was too bad, just waiting for the official times to come up....

12/05/2013 at 20:59

timings here buddy.....

i came 199 out of 258, not brilliant but not bad as it was my 1st

how about going up the runway, that head wind was like hitting a wall !! ..... i did 11mph going up and 28mph going the other way

Did you also see all the bkes that got crushed in transition?? near the end massive gust of wind and the bike rack fell over!!!!

12/05/2013 at 22:17

Well that's the last time I get my brother to time my swim!!! He was 2 mins out and they haven't got my run or bike times......

so I cam 205th.... Not bad but disappointed with the swim.... That run way was just mean. And to do it twice was evil!!!!


my bike was on that rack, went back to pick it up and they'd moved it.... Think she's ok....... 

it was great fun to be able to watch the fast runners coming in after us....


well done JB!!! Are you doing Halstead on 9th June!?

12/05/2013 at 23:10

the swim time must include the transition time aswell, because my swim watch said 6.41 and recoreded as 9.52


not doing halstead, but looking at another at friton lake, also have you seen this new triathlon place in chelmsford.......

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