Running Postie

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The 2016 LG Kit Order process

Posted: Yesterday at 18:08
Is there any reason why you can't run in the cycle top, if you want something looser to run in? (Like in my photo) great to cover the flab????

Challenge Weymouth 2015

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 20:08
It was nice to meet you Gas man and I do remember! Congrats on your GB place!

Challenge Weymouth 2015

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 18:35
I'm on the injury bench with no chance of making the start line. (Diagnosed with a herniated disc in my neck) I will still be there supporting though!

Challenge Weymouth 2015

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 22:13
It's the European long distance champs. Grab a beer after and support GB, whilst you wait to get your bike out! I'm really looking forward to it now

Outlaw 2015

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 22:09
Must admit, just pressed delete!

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 21:48

Some really good stuff on here guys. cutting out process food and getting you head around that is probably the first thing you could/should try. Cutting out pasta/bread/cakes etc can be hard but after a couple of days you'll really notice the difference.

The guy that taught me on my nutrition course had a saying.....If it doesn't swim, walk or grow then don't eat it! A very good rule of thumb..

let us know how it goes 

Challenge Weymouth 2015

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 18:42

Not doing the full due to having a bad first half of the year, just about to enter the half though as I'm there 'supporting the OH' it'll pass some time whilst I wait for him!

Outlaw 2016

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 18:37

Feed station, but willing to be a back up for the teams, if anyone should drop out ????

Outlaw 2015

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 18:25


 T2 who should I bump into again, but Tracey! I took ages getting dry and changed but great to have time for a nice gossip.

started the run feeling good, legs felt fine. Did the loop of the lake, no problem, started the out and back and was feeling good, counting the ladies as I went, to see who was in front. Reached the turn around point and started to feel faint. Slowed my run until I got to the next feed station, where I had to stop and stuff my face full of Jaffa cakes. Carried on jogging till I got to the feed station under the score board, where I was handed a bottle or erdinger by a friend. A big swing on this and I started to feel a lot better. (Id like to say it was the beer but I know it was the Jaffa cakes kicking in. For the next half of the run I tried my best to try and gain the places I had lost whilst I was having my 'mini bonk'. Cake, bless him jumped out at me by the cricket club and handed me a can of carling, which fueled the last 2 laps of the lake.. (Started the run in 17 place lady, dropped to 26th and ran back up the fieldto 21st place)

expected time 3:50hrs actual 4:29hrs 

Overall time 12:13:40hrs 6 mins slower than last year

lessons learnt, put some thing in my T2 bag to eat if I want to do the run on just coke and water or eat a bit more on the bike.

very nice to meant some more Pirates. Next year I will be on the feed station!

Outlaw 2015

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 18:12

Right race report time.....

after having a poor first half of the year (health wise) I had to re-evaluate what I wanted to achieve this year. I had set myself 3 targets, which I had ticked off already. So for me Outlaw would be, for 'fun'.

My beloved OH, in his wisdom, decided he wanted to race Alp D'Huez triathlon the Friday after Outlaw. So decided booking ferry tickets for the Monday morning, after Outlaw, was a good idea! His parting shot before the race was, get your bum in gear, you need some sleep tonight, before I wake you again at 3:30am!

other than having this at the back of my mind, I actually felt quite relaxed about the race. 


did the usual faffage with the bike, got my wettie on, bump into a girl I know from another tri club, asked her to zip me up, had a quick conversation about what we expected-time wise, said our good byes and parted ways.

jumped in bay 2 and made my way to the front. Hooter went off, started swimming expecting a bit of a punch up, but nothing! It wasn't until I got further down the lake when bay 3&4 joined us that there was a lot of 'traffic'. It thined out for a bit until the first buoy, and then got congested for the rest of the swim. Hauled out of the lake by a mate, had a hug and ran to T1. No wet suit stripped for me, I did it all by myself 

Expected time 1:15hr actual 1:10:56hr, more than happy


in T1 I decided to put my cycle jacket on to save time later, no socks, I hate cycling in wet socks. Had a quick chat with Tracey about transition times and how bad mine normally are, said my goodbyes and legged it to the bike. Hopped on, got my feet in my shoes and pedalled away from the mayhem that is folk trying to get on their bikes. (Comical to watch) I planned to get my head down and make the most of the dry weather. Coming out of HPP was draft fest city, I decided having a game of 'you've just been chicked' was in order, and past loads of folk, until I found a nice bit of space. 

It wasn't long until I got to the Pirate feed station, my  favourite bit of the course, nothing like a pirate greeting to cheer you up. Onwards to the 2nd loop. I normally hate this loop as it can be so windy, but surprisingly it went quite well and passed with nothing to note. By the time I started the last loop, it was beginning to rain. Quick pitstpp at the pirate feed station for a pee and back on the bike. The wind picked up and I could see people slowing, I kept aero for as much of it as possible and tried to maintain a good pace. I came to the end of loop 3 and onwards to HPP. I got to Radcliff village and prayed at mile 112 that I would get a puncture, like last year. (Silly but knowing my luck and all.....) any way got to HPP, no punctures, rather soggy but pleased to hand over the bike and still be able to run, it looked promising for the marathon

expected time 6:00hrs actual 6:16:58hrs, put it down to weather conditions

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