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23/07/2012 at 07:22

Fantastic racing, Rosey. Congrats. Hope it's job done, because earning a slot would really validate everything you've invested. Awesome effort.

What's your news Woody... Lake etc? Where are you folks??

23/07/2012 at 08:15
Fab day for me yesterday...finished in a totally unexpected 13hr 37. Even after I crossed the line I was convinced I'd finished in was only when I turned round to check the gantry I realised I'm crap at maths.

And best of all, I don't feel too bad today (even though I woke myself up at 5am to eat a can of Pringles) and I've just had two fried breakfasts.

Now off for a family holiday at Centre Parcs, where I wil do everything I can to avoid biking or swimming.......oh dear.

23/07/2012 at 08:32
Razor51 wrote (see)

Wel done Rosey........ Wich one of you was wearing pirate kit?.... whoever it was I aarrrggggg  at you on the bike course near the Black Dog pub.....

Hope everyone else finished ok......

I was in Pirate kit and at least one other to my knowledge. My sister husband and mum (in wheel chair) were opposite the pub near the car park entrance. The aaarrrgggs were thick on the ground everywhere making it difficult to pinpoint anyone, but thanks to you and everyone else on the course, the support really does make a massive difference.

Rank 472 overall ...... Div rank 4

incredible! the 55 - 59 age cat winner clocked a time of 9:58:07 and came 20 th overall.

23/07/2012 at 08:57

Congrats Woody and Lake- great days racing!  

Woody - up for the LW?!!!  

Razor51    pirate
23/07/2012 at 09:39
Woody I was the one outside the pub with the pirate t shirt on. Well done mate. Oh and a pint in my hand....
23/07/2012 at 17:17

Been to the awards ceremony this morning, met and gratulated Rosey and surprisingly came away with an award

I sort of had an idea, that the results might be wrong on the website when it was announced that the Kona slot had gone to an American, not Spanish guy. I went to check the official results on the notice board but someone had taken the sheet , So it was a case of waiting for my age category to be invited up to receive the awards. Being at the older it kept my family and I in suspense for a while which in the end made for a nice build. When my time was read out I knew it was me 3rd 55 - 59  woohoo.


23/07/2012 at 17:19
Razor51 wrote (see)
Woody I was the one outside the pub with the pirate t shirt on. Well done mate. Oh and a pint in my hand....

Cheers matey yet to have my first pint, I felt sick and couldn't face any of the food on offer post event.

Britrisky    pirate
23/07/2012 at 17:22

Well done, Woody - what a star  !!

23/07/2012 at 21:12
Woody, was awesome to see you pick up award, great to say hi to but you need a pirate non racing top lol. Great racing matey
JPenno    pirate
23/07/2012 at 21:55
Rosey and woody you need to post pics of those fantastic trophies you have earnt as not everyone has you of Facebook
23/07/2012 at 23:08
Will do when I get a real puter, iPad is pain in bum for that on here
23/07/2012 at 23:12

Well done all the pirates at Bolton yesterday - saw a couple of you on the course and Rose finish! Passed one of you in the car on bike leg and waved (haven't any pirate kit yet but found some yellow and black socks with skull and crossbones on so was waving them!)

So inspired - it was an amazing day!  Can't wait to do an IM!

23/07/2012 at 23:38

Lake Maths becomes difficult in a stand alone marathon never mind an Ironman, well done you.

Slim when you mentioned LW the other day I was tempted, even thought about the BW which would fit in with my plan of carrying on with the marathon a month to hit 50 before the end of the year. Not sure at the moment I'll see how my recovery goes from this first.

Cheers Britrisky

Thanks Rosey. You're right but I've only just managed to get race kit.

JP gladly, hopefully tomorrow, my bed is calling me now

24/07/2012 at 05:37
Congratulations Nick. Great time. #437 for me. I was very pleased. The swim was not as scary as I though. Managed to bash my toe when exiting the swim the second time, but tried to ignore it and don't think it mattered. Did not see anyone drafting all day which is brilliant. I was also very impressed with the marshalled bike course. Atmosphere around Bolton (especially the finish) was great like the weather, if not too sunny for the run, but can't moan about that. Very good event. Worth it. Over the moon.
24/07/2012 at 07:12
Well done guys.

Just a quick thanks to the virtual supporters and on course alike, I (we) are always fed encouragement from the on course Sherpas, followers and it really does help, I court the abusive shouts as it spurs me on as much as the 'well dones' and 'keep goings' but makes me laugh more.
'move your fat arse' was a cracker yesterday but I had already prepped that one from a mate.
Wearing the black and yellow again has made a big difference again so many thanks, race report will follow in a day or so as back to work today and will have lots to catch up as totally switched off Friday onwards.
24/07/2012 at 07:45

well done folks

Rosey - cracking job, well executed, great to see that you have qualified for Kona again. I'm proud to have met you. Inspirational stuff. We have seen in recent weeks that CRABs camp mates are vey good, he had best carry on camping !

24/07/2012 at 11:35

Well that was interesting - I actually got sunburnt for the first time in 8 years of IMUK.

I saw / heard of a few bike horrors - particularly:

1. Chap who crashed on the speed bumps 200m or so out of T1

2. Car reversed out of driveway straight into a cyclist on a fairly fast section in one of the villages on the back section of the loop.  Looked nasty.

3. Japanese guy went over the bars at the sharp turn in Belmont - according to my supporter who witnessed it - he landed on his shoulder.

Does anyone know them / know how they are doing?  Very concerned for the car victim - he was lying in the road not moving.

Hope everyone else had an uneventful race and is recovering well.  Rumour has it that IMUK not returning to Bolton next year - anyone heard anything?

Tired Badger    pirate
24/07/2012 at 11:58

Massive well done to eveyone completing IMUK, but actually picking up an award must be extra special. Really well done must make all that hard work worth while. Look forward to reading some race reports.


25/07/2012 at 11:47
25/07/2012 at 19:05

only an occasional visitor to these parts, but just wanted to extend the hand of MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS to Rosey for his result this weekend - bumped into him several times over the weekend, including on the bike course - a top man, top racer and deserves all he gets - great work on a tough old day.

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