Beth Roberts

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Anyone doing Leeds in June (Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon)?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 12:29

I will be racing in my cycling shorts and a running top - I don't want to subject anyone to seeing me in a tri suit!!!!!

On another note, starting to get a bit nervous about this race now as my swim has suddenly gone to complete shit!!  Had 2 panic attacks in open water in the last two weeks - this hasn't happened to me before in 3 seasons of OW swimming!! 

Newbie Triathlon questions

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 12:17

Loving the advice and useful info on here, definitely cheered me up today!! 


How much does it cost to buy a house these days?

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 17:14

Too F***ing much if you ask me!!!!!  I should be billing the estate agents and the solicitors for the amount of chasing I'm having to do!!!!  And as for the mortgage lenders.....if I made as many clerical/admin errors as they've done in the past 3 weeks, I'd be sacked!!!!!!! GRRRRRRRRRRR


Posted: 17/05/2016 at 12:37

I feel your pain at the moment - we are going through the process of selling my house and buying a new house.  All good from my end, no delays or issues.  My buyer's solicitor and mortgage lender though.....utter crap, causing no end of delays and stress.  Not checking their admin thoroughly and basically sitting on their hands instead of doing what they should be doing!!!!!

The estate agent wasn't much better until I enquired as to who was paying them (that would be me...) and why weren't they pulling their finger out and cracking on with it.  I'm on the phone with them every day.  It's ridiculous - there's no way buying and selling a house should be this difficult and stressful!!!

Outlaw half

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 12:35

We're in a hotel (fancy...!! ) and I really hope there are at least one or two stalls, I like looking at shiny new kit and buying things I don't really need!!

What do you do with you race medals?

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 12:24

Ours spend most of the year in a drawer, but every Christmas we get them out and use them to decorate our Christmas tree.  We put lights on and then just hang all the medals on and because all the ribbons are different colours, it looks really good.  It's also a way of reminding ourselves of what we've achieved.

cyclists on the footpath

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 13:57


Severe cramp after marathon

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 13:55

No problem Jamie.  He's done 13 in total (not counting ironman and ultra distance stuff - didn't seem to suffer in those) and he had this issue in 12 of them.  It must be something to do with the changes to his training and diet - that's the only thing it could be. 

Good luck going forward - I hope you can get it sorted.

cyclists on the footpath

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 13:40

On Saturday I went for a bike ride with my other half (using the roads) and as we were going through the town centre, which I might add is one of these 'shared spaces' where everyone's supposed to give way to everyone and live in harmony...etc.  As we approached the roundabout a motorist deliberately steered into my path to stop me passing and I was forced to bunny hop onto the pavement (albeit the edge and no threat to any pedestrians - it's a very wide pavement..) to avoid a collision with his front passenger wing!!  Why would someone do this?  There was plenty of room for both of us on the road..... Can't understand why someone would be such a bellend!!!!! 

For clarity, the length of time I was on the pavement was approx. 30 seconds, until I got past the aforementioned bellend.  So, am I in contravention of rule 54 or whatever it is?!!??? 

If I am, I don't give a f*** - sue me!

Severe cramp after marathon

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 13:26

My other half has suffered from this in every marathon he's ever done - up until Manchester.  He started training with a coach and was doing fasted training runs to teach his body to burn the fat.  He also changed his diet to more protein than fat and carbs, but he did carb load 3 days before the marathon and this year we had no rolling round on the floor in pain.  It was amazing.  Just thought it was worth a mention as it might help you.

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