Shades, the chap who did Outlaw is a great bloke. Me and him were very similar in that we had both never gone below 1:40 for a half and we were more or less the same on 5Ks. We both went under 1:40 and then I got injured, and then he subsequently went under 1:35 for the half and sub-20 for the 5K. I'm really pleased for him, but I must confess to finding it a bit frustrating that he has kicked on another gear in his running (never mind all the Ironman stuff, which is well beyond me!!), whereas I've basically stopped running totally. (Edited to add, I am not saying it is a foregone conclusion I would have done the times he's done, but he's definitely kicked on compared to me).
I'm sure I'll be back though, and I'm currently enjoying the cycling. I'm thinking of going along to Mid Devon Cycling Club one Sunday to see what I think. They have different groups based on distance/ability and they seem a friendly enough bunch
Shades, just having a look on Strava planning a route for this morning when I saw your notification come in There are a few Trotters dabbling in tris now as a few of them are involved with Teignbridge Triers, which I think is quite an informal thing but they're all enjoying it. Fizz is also into it quite a lot at the moment
One Trotter did Outlaw on the weekend. I wrote a piece about it, but it won't be in the papers from me as he didn't do it as a Trotter, although his Tri club may publish something.
Shades, I know all that about the coverage not just being about UK viewers. I just think it could have been much better for all concerned especially in such a small field (I.E., the guy who lost 10th to Way probably had supporters who were wondering how he was getting on) but let's agree to differ then, and that's fine
I was wondering about the difference between running and cycling in terms of effort/mileage required and I had come to a similar conclusion whilst googling. One other thing that I found tough yesterday was coming back down the same hill; I was covering the brakes all the way down and my hands and arms were aching, but I'm told this gets better with practice.