Beth Roberts

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

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 12:51

Finally got my finishers t-shirt and itab yesterday!!!!!!!!  Only two and (almost) a half months after the race......................................................... 


Posted: 23/08/2016 at 13:02

Watched the women's triathlon on Saturday - very disappointing from Helen Jenkins.  For me, she should not have been selected over Jodie Stimpson who had consistently put in good performances in prior races and just had a blip at the Gold Coast.  Seemed like a massive waste of an Olympic spot to give it to someone who's form is at best hit and miss, and who on the day didn't appear to get off the bus, depriving a generally very consistent athlete, who had an extremely viable shot at getting a podium place, of her Olympic ambition. 


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 12:42

The cycling last night was immense!!  Way to go team GB.

The gymnastics has equally been superb and so impressive - it's just sensational to watch.

VDOT - yes I agree that there is abuse in the horse world.  You may not know that there is a lot of work being undertaken by independent groups to eradicate this completely.  However, not everyone trains their horse abusively.  And, before you troll me on here (as you seem to be fond of doing to others), no I don't agree with training by cruelty.  I have done some work with a horse whisperer and the results you get from kindness and love far outweigh those you get with force and cruelty.


Posted: 11/08/2016 at 13:24

So maybe the ballerinas should stop crying about it and lobby to have it added to the list of Olympic sports.........


Posted: 11/08/2016 at 13:11

As someone who rides horses, I can assure you that dressage is very very difficult.  It takes a lot of skill and years of training to get a horse to be able to move like that.  It's basically a test of the horse's athletic ability, but the rider has a massive input - it's team work essentially.  It's not everyone's cup of tea, and its not really mine, but I can appreciate the amount of work and effort that goes into it.

On another note, why do the beach volleyball women have to wear such skimpy outfits but the men cover up in baggy shorts and vests?????  Surely, it would be more efficient and easier for the guys to move in skimpy trunks, a little bit like the ladies pants.....I'm absolutely certain that the uniform makers are in no way exploiting the sexuality of the female athletes purely for the spectators and am sure this is totally not a sexist thing to dress the girls up really sexy, but to put the boys in baggy stuff.........   Surely the boys should want to show off their six packs too?!?!?!?!?!  Just sayin.................

Truly truly fat

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 12:44

I started doing triathlon last year at the age of 40, with a supersprint, and this year upgraded to a sprint.  I was very overweight and suffer with a chronic pain condition.  The training in itself has helped with my condition massively, I have lost weight and I love triathlon.  The people are what make it so good - your fellow athletes (and all of the marshalls/volunteers) are so supportive and generally friendly, but the biggest thing by far for me is the crowd support - it's immense and the buzz you get from it is amazing.  It never fails to amaze me that people who don't even know me are cheering and willing me on to succeed.

Perhaps to keep your mind focused you should actually enter an event - there's nothing like a deadline to motivate you to train.

Good luck and embrace the lycra!!

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

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 22:28

I didn't say it was their fault and I made that point to the chaps who emailed me.  It wasn't  obvious where we were supposed to get our stuff from and I only found out by speaking to another competitor.  

Ultimately, all I want is what I paid for, not too much to ask I think. 

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

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 13:03

Thanks FB - I did manage to get  a response from Zone3 yesterday, whining that I shouldn't be blaming them and it's not their fault!!!!  Typically good customer service.  Anyway, they're apparently waiting for a response from the event organiser on what to do with uncollected items..............  I wished them luck!! 

I'll keep the details you've posted though just in case I still haven't received my merchandise in the next week or so!

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

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 13:29

Yeah, that's the email address I've tried.  Just sent them another.  Funny that there is no telephone number to be found anywhere!!!!!

Unfortunately I'm not on twitter......

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