UK IRONMAN Anyone?

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25/07/2012 at 19:17

Sorry my report is only brief, I don't have much spare time and it takes me an age to write. this is copied form the other side that Mr Wiganer frequents. well done by the way, I can't believe you are retiring in your prime.

It wasn't a good one for me over an hour slower than last year.

Having downed my pre race pint and half of Guinness Sat night, I arrived home with the odd sniffle and sneeze. I took a hay fever tablet and went to bed, woke in the morning with a sore throat, bugger! Swim ok, T1 Ok, link to and first lap ok, second lap fading third lap suffered. T2 ok set off running ok then started to lose it on Chorley New Road. made it to feed station at the Beehive washed a gel down and still feeling rough as I passed a helper with two cups of water who asked, did I want them? I said yes, he said over your head? please, Brilliant that guy saved my run, I was clearly over heating which I should have know, coming of the bike with the wind generated cooling me to the relatively still air around me whilst running doh! I hung on and hung on to finishing in 13:09:35.

25/07/2012 at 19:26
Wiganer wrote (see)

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.

and you sir are a gent awesome effort with truespirit, anyone want to read about Wiganers race, pop across to tritalk. Hope to catch up soon matey.

25/07/2012 at 19:32

http://s3.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/280734/gallery/rw_copy_of_dscf1673.jpg?width=350

The bling

25/07/2012 at 19:43

mine just looks the same so I don' t have to post mine now

25/07/2012 at 21:28

Just popping in here.

My brother did this on Sunday and I spent the day cheering him, and everyone else on.....what an amazing/incredible/heroic/awesome bunch of athletes you all are!!!

I'm totally in awe of what an achievement it is to do an Ironman - words are just not enough!

Anyway - I was on the village green in Rivington for the cycle part and then along a stretch of road opposite Poundstretchers in Bolton fo rthe run. I cheered on the pirates that I saw (Woody - I pretty much know you were one of them!) I hope you are recovering well now. Massive, massive Congratulations to each and every one that took part - What an amazing day!!! 

Edited: 25/07/2012 at 21:29
26/07/2012 at 08:53

Cheers for the support Mandie, the village green was fantastic, I recall shouts of pirate support in the area in town you mention   and recovery is going well thanks.

The support on Sunday was second to none, you all need congratulating for making it such a great day for everyone taking part. It has been said that it's the first UK Ironman to have a truly European feel. Well done to you and everyone out there for making it so

27/07/2012 at 09:13
Ok, race report done, it's on my blog site here

http://nickrose33.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/ironman-bolton-2012-imuk-race-report.html

It's a tad long ????
27/07/2012 at 09:33

Bloody good read. Thanks for sharing. Especially liked the bit about you getting your elbows out with Eimar Mullen to max your air-time. Hope you did your zip up to show the sponsor's logo for that bit! Congrats again. Chuffed for you.

27/07/2012 at 10:34

hehe, they were looking at my bum so lets see eh ?

And thanks.

There is a tv piece on IMUK on Sunday morning on CH4 at about 6.30 that is based around Rebecca Romero, I know her boyfriend so we were chatting on the way to the water so I might get on that too

27/07/2012 at 13:12

Great report Rosey  you are on the the highlights video a few times @ 6:50, 13:31, and 17:47

http://www.tri247.com/article_10417.html

Edited: 27/07/2012 at 13:13
27/07/2012 at 16:09

cheers mate.

27/07/2012 at 16:31

Massive CONGRATS to everyone who completed the Ironman UK in Bolton last week!  Although I wasn't a competitor (you guys are crazy!!) I was lucky enough to not only watch the run part of the event on Chorley New Road, I was also lucky enough to treat some of you guys at the Expo in the Reebok Stadium in the upcoming days. I was there showcasing my own Sports Physio Clinic (which is on Chorley New Road ) and with the fab RockTape. 

 

I saw one of the girls competing sobbing on the 1st, 2nd and (again still sobbing) 3rd leg of the run and felt so sorry for her but good on her! She finished it!!

 

I hope one day I can complete one of the crazy Ultra Endurance distances

 

 

Lee the Pea    pirate
27/07/2012 at 16:32

Well done guys, two third places, awesome!!!!    Never read a shorter report, Woody, lol.  Great report from you Rosey.  So nice to read about folk at the pointy end doing so well.  Good luck for Kona!

29/07/2012 at 09:23
Yay, got my 8 secs of fame, that's me and Becs chatting just before we get into the water and I am putting wetsuit on.
Was on CH4 this morning
29/07/2012 at 11:36

Missed it I guess it will be on again sometime.

Thanks Maria,  Lea 

29/07/2012 at 12:25

Woody check wednesday moring around 5am its repeated then.

30/07/2012 at 08:55

Thanks FF I'll get it recorded.


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