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Looking for a half iron in the SE in early June.

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 18:11

Marshan Half will be 11/5/14 - details here:

I've done it the last 2 years, it's very flat so ideal prep for Outlaw. Nice atmosphere, roads aren't too busy and it's a pretty run.Being late spring you just don't know with water temp, but that's the same everywhere. 

Which Virgin London Triathlon to do? Quite a few in the list?

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 21:07

Also be aware that you won't get to ride up to the Houses of Parliament unless you start in one of the very early waves on Sunday - you'll get turned round before Tower Bridge which means that all you get to see on the bike course is urban highway. And other parts of the bike course around Excel are very congested, as is the whole run. On the plus side, it is a great atmosphere - it's what got me hooked back in 2010. Expensive though, as has been said.

Alcohol and Ironman training

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 16:00

Nice progression from "the odd drink isn't going to kill you" to "In Switzerland in 2009 ... we drank the bar dry of beer a few days before the IM" and "likewise IM France in 2008"

Triathlon is a lifestyle 


VLM Ballot is open

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 14:42

jeezus that was quick - ballot's already closed!!

TV presenters

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 17:20

I used to think Richard Osman on Pointless was a real twat but he's actually pretty funny having seen him on HIGNFY. He's much funnier than Alexander "I need a script" Armstrong anyway

Famous people you have seen running

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 23:17

Ditto Nigel Havers along that same stretch of Thames towpath, also Matthew Pinsent (same place)

minimum miles per week for marathon??

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 23:00

Just worked this out for myself, and like Cougie, I averaged 23 miles a week. Also like Cougie I cycle and swim (triathlon focused rather than just pure running). Unlike Cougie however I didn't go sub 3.15 - but my 3.28 was a PB by 23 minutes in my 2nd stand-alone marathon so I was totally pleased with that, still with plenty of scope for improvement. 

I went +30km 5 times in training, longest run 36km (22.5 miles)

London Marathon - The Last 7k

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 22:50

Passed 569, passed by 22 = 3.86%. 

Surprised at that, seemed to me like I was passed by at least 20 in the last km alone




VLM: we want to hear from you!

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 21:09

Edith, I was offering my bottles and to begin with I had no trouble finding a taker - interestingly (sort of) though, the further we went the less takers there were and I was chucking away half full bottles like the rest of them

VLM: we want to hear from you!

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 15:38

Your best moment (apart from the finish)
- 1) seeing my Mum after 17 miles 2) entering the last 6 miles feeling the best I ever had after that distance 3) nerve jangling in the starting pen and the 30 second silence
Your worst moment
- a lot of Isle of Dogs, roads too narrow and crowded between miles 15-17
What surprised you most about the day
- support in the early part of the course especially outside a lot of the pubs - fabulous
Your most memorable moment
- the drummers under the flyover somewhere in the first half - deafening bassy racket
What your goal was, and how your finishing time compared
- 3:30 goal, got in at 3:28:01, totally delighted
And of course, how you celebrated!
- bucket of ice cream at home with Mrs and dog watching the re-run of Alistair Brownlee smashing it in San Diego earlier

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