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??
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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......
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.
Congrats Woody and Lake- great days racing!
Woody - up for the LW?!!!
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.
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.
Well done, Woody - what a star !!
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!
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.
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
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 !
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?
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.
Ironbloke, there's this: http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/9835360.Ironman_set_to_return_to_Bolton/
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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