I got bought your book for Christmas. I'm about three chapters off the end now. Really good read! I'm aimimg for my first Ironman after being a pie thief myself so I've found it really interesting. I didn't realise librarians were that hard....
I'm coming to the show in Manchester so I'll bring my book for signing !! I'll feel a right div so I might have to ask you covertly.
Hi , I'm looking at the Tatton Tri this year to attempt my first Olympic distance tri. I've heard that the organisation can be very poor. It can be a case of "we've had your money so crack on" , and that some competitors were threatened with disqualification last year if they didn't remove their bikes from racking fast enough as the event had been over subscribed.
Are these just vicious rumours or is it a good tri for a novice ?
Either way , what other tri's around the north west/north Wales do people recommend. I'm looking at building up to Ironman UK in 2013.....
Hi , I'm considering the New York marathon 2012. As far as I can tell the only 2 companies offering guranteed entries are 209 Events and Sports Tours International who seem to be cheaper although all the packages I've looked at are UNBELIEVABLY expensive !!!!
Few questions -;
Does anyone have any experience of either company in relation to New York ? Good or bad. ( I've read some poor reviews for Sports Tours in relation to a cycling trip in France , I don't know if this extends to running trips. )
Does anyone know of a cheaper way of entering the NY marathon ? As far as I know you can't buy entry only , so is it worth getting the cheapest entry/accommodation , or entry/ flight offer then sorting all other details myself ?
I've also looked at charity guranteed entry (JDRF) , does anyone recommend a particularly good deal ?
Is the New York marathon worth the cost ?? I've done a few UK marathons now and the only other international city marathon I fancy is New York.
Thanks for the advice. I've used it for a couple of runs and a walk round the first stage of the Bob Graham round ( Keswick to Threlkeld). The Garmin was superb , loads of data that I don't normally have access too and nice charts when I linked it to my laptop!
The only downside was the walk was 20 miles ( including the walk back from Threlkeld to Keswick via the old railway line ) of steep boggy pathless terrain that involved a barefoot river crossing in November. Not nice.
So far so good with the watch but I'm not sure what "distance alert" means. I had set it to alert me at every mile which happened , but soemtimes \i would get distance alert with no other data. Is it when it's lost satellite cover ?