Red Squirrel - not a great week for you but nothing a little abuse of the flexible friend wont solve. Bike shoes are a tricky thing to fit and try out but as usual try and get to a shop with a decent selection and see what is comfortable. If possible find a pair where you are in the middle of the fit so you can tighten or loosen part way round your long rides if needed.
Not sure if there is Swim Cap order planned but no use for races anyway as the organisers insist you wear there Cap. Good for down the lake though.
I was hoping that 2017 would be a Pirate sailing to Wales as there seemed to be a ground swell in that direction before. But if its Bolton instead I might save Wales for another year.
No one has asked the usual question, how quickly does it sell out? If its quick I'll have to pay for next years race before I've done this years (Outlaw), not sure how that will go down with the IM widow.