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London to Brighton 100k race

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 23:17

I found the terrain extremely challenging - climbing over fallen trees/roots in the middle of the night. I'd trained off-road, but some of this was really hard, for a city girl like me, anyway.

The signage was brilliant, however - with glowsticks everywhere at night time, and loads where there were difficult hazards to get around. 

My son did the last 5k with me, no problems ... even when it went onto the race course at the end.

Re: train stations - at one point the route actually went through one, although it wasn't far from the end by that point, so you'd probably want to keep going!

Pirate DIY Half IM 2016

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 21:25

Saturday Racers

Seren's OH  ( not swimming )  
Effing Madness
Uncharted Waters
TJ1004 (bike)
Soup Dragon
Red Stripe (swim, run)
Britrisky (just running)


Sunday Racers

SA (orange)
TJ1004 (bike)
Red Stripe (bike)
Ironholgs (it's all his fault)
Ironholgs' mate Jack

London to Brighton 100k race

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 08:17
We got a glass of champagne at the end!

Pirate DIY Half IM 2016

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 20:34
Can you add myself and Lee the Pea both nights, too, please?
My tri is down to a uni, though ... So will just be having a run on the Saturday now :/

Pirate spotting

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 20:58

Askern Leisure Centre - I spotted your pirate sticker on your car ...?

Is this possible/sensible?

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 18:41

Is it the Action Challenge event? If so it is really well supported, but some of it is very off-road - clambering over thick tree roots, and picking your way down very steep wooded, difficult terrain ... its a fantastic event, excellent signposting - with lots of glow sticks at night time ... I guess recovery would depend how hard you tried - if you walked a lot, which is fine, since its predominantly a walking event ... I guess recovery would be a lot quicker, but get a really good head lamp for the night time bit!

How to be an assertive patient - tips to avoid being fobbed off

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 18:30

I've just had a letter to say my op has been cancelled - for the second time. This is the second time its happened, it was supposed to be in August originally, but apparently the surgeon got study leave so it was postponed until Oct 5th. This letter gave no reason, and no new date either

shall I just give up? 

Where you racing 2016?

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 18:26

apologies if I've missed anyone out - I'm hoping to come out to play next year, too!




Magna Carter




Bobs your Father


Effing Madness


Britrisky (depending on knee)
Mixed Grill


Magna Carter


Effing Madness


Durham Biker

DEVA 1/2


DIY 1/2

Durham Biker
Effing Madness


Effing Madness


Effing Madness

Pirate DIY Half IM 2016

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 22:43

I am so pleased to see this thread again ... I might even have a crack at the whole thing this time  Can't wait 


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  • Mrs SA (run only)
  • 9Iron
  • Pudge
  • Hofmeister bear
  • Ironbaws
  • Seren 
  • Red Stripe
  • Mixed Grill
  • Durham Biker
  • Britrisky


  • Lee The Pea

How to be an assertive patient - tips to avoid being fobbed off

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 18:06

Its had a lot of consideration - micro fracture, ACL reconstruction + physio rehab, then started running, with physio's go ahead. Once the problems began after this, I followed the advice of the rehab therapist (sports massage / soft tissue / not quite a physio) to the letter. He believed it was ok to carry on running, and I trusted his judgement, and did the exercises he gave me to do. Eventually he threw his hands up and said I should have an arthroscopy, but not getting referred to the consultant he suggested has thrown me .

I wondered if he was right not to stop me running - maybe if he works with rugby players he takes more of a gung ho - 'man up and keeping going' attitude, I don't know. He stopped me running when I had an ankle injury, but not the knee problem. 

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Discussions started by Britrisky

How to be an assertive patient - tips to avoid being fobbed off

if my knee doc thinks I should stop running ...  
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I get it's busy at the end, but how busy, how soon? 
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Anyone doing this or has previous experiences / tips to share? 
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Does a HIM really help prepare for IM? 
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Am I missing something 
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2 minute lunches avoiding bread and butter? 
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If not Nice then what?

events to fit around term time? 
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The next big iron distance coming to a town near you ...

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What do you do with your dribbles? 
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any better solutions to my chlorine straw head? 
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£1500 to spend - what on?

Not enough for a carbon TT bike, so what should I buy? 
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How long do HR monitor batteries last?

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Sports massage

Which bits do they do and who's in charge? 
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