Arm warmers are great, warmer than the sum of their parts. That said id want more than just arm warmers if racing long distance early May, possible a gilet or light weight jacket.
Much depends on the temperature, wind and any rain forecast. If dry and warming up later in the morning you may get away with arm warmers only?
You need to be aware of the morning temperature, not just the forecast for the day. While it maybe 20 degrees forecast by 13.00, it could be a cloudless night any only up to 6-7 degrees at 08.00 when youre starting the bike?
Ive long wanted to attend this premier pirate event, but missed it due to its previous clashes with London Marathon.
SA, Mrs SA, Jordy and SA's parents, a massive thank you for organising the weekend, chip butties, meatball roles, drinks and opening your homes to us. Thanks to Lou for the hoody
A tough, but the right decision on Saturday to cut the bike short, an inspired idea to allow more drinking time. I was impressed how early everyone managed to get to the pub. Talking of which, ive just one minor suggestion for improvements in any future event. Can you get someone a little less shit to do the swim lap counting
Great post, really really interesting to read about it. When I saw the thread tittle id already imagined the contents would be asking the question, 'which was the first UK iron distance', and was almost ready to come in and suggest The Longest Day.
Little did I know UK long distance went back to the early 1980's.
Id be interested in more information. I wonder what became of the lifeguards, those that raced? Have they gone on to other long distance event, even Ironman?