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Pirate Champs 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 19:37

Putting to the vote is all well and good, democracy and all that but do you just get the lowest common denominator?  Are the people voting committed to entering their chosen event or committed to going with the majority decision.

Similar things happened when Henley was eventually chosen and in the end about 8 people raced there.  There were those singing the praises of Henley, how cheap it was, UK based yada, yada, yada but they didn't enter.

Im not saying a small minority should railroad others or that the decision lies with a small group.  Successful pirate championships choice is usually made by achieving a critical mass of support, a good sales pitch and a majority brought on board to support it.

It also means people nailing their colours to the mast, 'I fancy this, that and the other doesn't do that'. 

I don't think the Pirate Championships should be about the most popular event , if it was it'd be Outlaw every year.  To me its always been about a bit of an adventure, somewhere that has an appeal (for whatever reason).  A

Anyway, those are just few of my musings and thoughts.

PS.  Western Australia for 2017

Ironman Lanzarote 2015

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 08:25

Its tragic, come on, we need reports

50 Iron Mans in 50 Days over 50 States.. June 6th

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 08:22

120 miles swim
5600 miles bike
1310 miles run

Wonder if he'll be on imodium every day, going to be a big job on day 51

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 08:19

I agree with Mouse, we all stayed at Ocean Club Holidays, Club Oceano appartments in PDC, its about 600m from the swim start and transition. Lots of bars and shops nearby but its far enough away that its pretty peaceful.  You get your own apartment and there's a nice pool, patio and bar for relaxing.  Means you can do your own thing or socialise (whatever takes your fancy).

I thin PDC is the best location, does mean you need a car to register at La Santa, but makes racking, race morning and and staggering back afterwards so much easier.

When it's raining......

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 21:11
Obv the buff won't keep out drafts if you leave it I. Jacket pocket

When it's raining......

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 21:10
I agree on the rain jacket, gloves, maybe a buff in the jacket pocket to keep drafts out of your neck/chest? Personally I wouldn't bother with leg warmers, bit of a faff to get on, I'm also not sure you'll feel the cold in your legs.

Decisions will also depend on your build, if low body fat, then err on the side of caution.

Entries opening for 2016 IM events...

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 10:19

Also bear in mind which event you want to do, some fill up in a matter of minutes, e.g. Florida, many fill the day registration opens and some take a little longer.

The respective Ironman site will publish what time (local) entries open.  If you want to be in you may need to be refreshing your screen with credit card in hand.

50 Iron Mans in 50 Days over 50 States.. June 6th

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 10:15

lol at the pool being shut

50 Iron Mans in 50 Days over 50 States.. June 6th

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 10:15

This is one extradordinary challenge.  Having been at the deca a few times ive seen how those participating are on their last ebb from day 4/5 and keep going on sheer willpower alone.  I can see how its feasible to survive on little sleep and push through we you see the remaining days ticking down 4, 3, 2 but for this challenge its 25 before youre even half way.

I cant see how it can be done without fatigue, lack of sleep and illness catching up with you? 

Having said all the above, I think a double deca (excuse the pun) has been done a couple of times and people have gone to 20+ consequtive?  I guess the climate, temperature and terrain will play a part.

PSOF 10th Anniversary Champs

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 10:08

Sorry to hear that Will, thats one less for the sandbagger pacing group.

Hope family illness makes a full and fast recovery.

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