Best of luck to GD and MsE - would love to go back and run Berlin again
Well done to the Hull tourists last weekend - smashing runs from OO and Poacher and well battled out to the finish Woldsman
GD - my son's bike was stolen last week after being at uni for 4 days - annoying
Gul, you need to say hello to folks in Lancashire - much friendlier.
Good luck to KR for the footy - I'm enjoying the sharp decline in United's form after being schooled by the blue shirted heroes the other week (waves to GM)
PMJ - hope your time on the rack is productive but sounds painful to me
Some early swimrun sessions again this week (starting in the dark in the lake is interesting - training buddy wore a head torch in the water!). Also been hitting the bike hard and body feeling ok whilst still ticking over some run mileage. All good
Taking it fairly easy here with some biking and some lovely early morning swimrun sessions in the lakes.
Currently no races booked in (first time in 6 years) which feels a bit weird.
My hip makes a clunking noise Leslie, not that I want to alarm you.
Anyhow, just popped in to wish our racers luck this weekend - looking forward to the reports
Back from Sweden - what a race. Incredible location, brutal and exciting course, rough, cold seas and bonkers currents at times, jellyfish, beautiful unspoilt forests, jumping off boulders into the sea, slippery rocks, it had everything.
Had an amazing time and met some great people.
Only downside was the result - my team mate had a big fall early on and that plus him not being quite fast / fit enough meant I was waiting for him a lot on both swim and run sections - dragged him through each cut off point and then to the final cut off but we missed it and were pulled from the race (Spent a long time through the day "encouraging" him but I did feel a little bit sorry for him when I saw that his hands had swollen up quite grotesquely - probably not a good sign)
Just over 12 hrs in and 44miles raced - there was only 7km to go with no time limit on the final section but rules is rules and we weren't through the gate by 6pm.
First ever DNF to my name which is such a shame as completing would've topped off a wonderful weekend. On the plus side I think I could've been at least 90mins before the cutoff with a different partner so there's life in the old dog yet.