Thanks for the messages of support, appreciate it. I just wanted to give people the sense of what a brilliant thing the Pirates are - the support, advice, piss-taking etc...I got a lot from being a shipmate and I wanted to show that. I've made some fantastic friends ( as I'm sure most people that jump on board have ) and if my books attracted people to a) join the pirates or b) do a triathlon then that in my mind was a good thing.
People are entitled to think what they want about me or my books, that's fine.
I'd love to read your book Monique, please get round to finishing it sometime
Even Flyaways post on page one: “the Team would benefit from some form of sponsorship/free or discounted stuff, but the idea would be to make sure there were discounts associated with any companies that sponsored us, that applied to ALL Pirates. The Team would benefit from the brand, recognisability and support of the Pirate massive” is separating the ‘Team’ and the people she refers to as ‘us’ from ‘all pirates’.
No, actually, I meant "us" as in "The Pirates".
As for the pages of argument about changing the kit, that was never actually suggested by those proposing the idea, and people seem to have become very fixated on it. Joddly is entitled to race in whatever she likes - speaking for myself, I dont like her kit, and wouldnt want to race in anything other than Pirate kit, but thats not intended as a criticism of her.
As for making money off the Pirates, I'm sorry Holgs, but I think you have done. That's meant as a statement of fact, not an accusation, and it can equally be applied to COLT.
I love the fact that somehow people think there is actually money to be made from all this - last time I checked, none of us were actually seriously any good. We're not talking Ford, or GoPro here. Although I think FunkyTrunks are seriously missing a billboard opportunity...
So am I making money off COLT as well, or is COLT making money off the Pirates? You've lost me.
I never deliberately set out to make money from the Pirates, I'm really sorry people see it that way. I wrote a book about my triathlon journey, I happened to be a Pirate.
I'm actually quite upset by what's been said about me, maybe I'm just too naïve or stupid. But in true Pirate spirit I'll HTFU.
"Interesting concept. I would never be fast enough to make the 'A-Team' but good luck to those that do, anything that helps someone get faster can't be a bad thing. As for the marketability I don't think it's needed but I'm a retired Pirate so what do I know. Good luck to everyone racing in the yellow and black."