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2012 Pirate Car Stickers

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 18:55

Stickers were waiting for me when I arrived home, thanks Schmunks 

2012 Pirate Car Stickers

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 20:33

Paid thanks again for all your hard work

Pirate DIY Half IM 2014 - A hat tirck production

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 22:37

I would love to do this again next year, was a great race last year, and looks like it will be even bigger this next time.

what now?

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 15:52

Blaenavon tri is roughly an oly distance, pool based swim too. It's a tough course with a right bitch of a bike course. Not sure if it will be running next year though.

Activity Wales run a couple of oly distances races around the gower.

I like to get off road in the off season and do a bit of trail running, I like being dirty 


The 2013 Pirate Kit Order Thread (Take 2)

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 18:42


Thanks Shmunks for all your effort 

South Wales group ride

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 20:47

I no longer live in Wales  but if I am back home on the weekend you go I will gladly come along. 

South Wales group ride

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 21:18

Just don't let Pingu organise it otherwise the weather will be a little damp 

Ironman Wales 2013

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 16:48

I'll show you Raf if I see you down Tri20 before the end of the season 


Ironman Wales 2013

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 16:11

I felt pretty good going out on the run, using a run 4 walk 1 strategy, and walking the aid stations. I had to go for a pee at almost every aid station which slowed me down a little. But going through the town with the atmosphere meant that I couldn't stop and walk, especially when running past the pirate support and getting shouted at when I was going to slow down. First lap was about 1:15. The second lap was pretty much the same 1:15, the third lap was a little slower, at 1:20, but I was feeling good and would love to put in a sub 5 hour run, so I abandoned the walks and run the last lap, thanking all the volunteers at the aid stations which thankfully I would not see again. I ran down the finish shoot and finished the run in 04:59:36 just beating 5 hours, well chuffed and finishing in a total time of 14:08:49.

A great race with tremendous atmosphere and support.

I was absolutely freezing after finishing and luckily had an offer to stay in a warm caravan instead of the tent, so a huge thanks to Button Mushroom and Slagiatt.

At breakfast the next day I think I said that although it's a great event I didn't think that I would do this again, but know that the pain has died down there's a little but of me thinking just perhaps I will enter next year. So hopefully it will sell out before I make my mind up.

Ironman Wales 2013

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 16:11

The bike was going quite well averaging about 18 mph for the first 15 miles, on a up hill there was a loud metallic noise from my drive train, my chain had come off and a screw had dropped out from the bottom of my derailler. I quickly stopped, popped the chain back on and made a quick fix, but did not do a very good job as I could not change from the big cog to the small cog. Although I was going up the hills pretty quickly in the big ring by mile 40 my legs were screaming on the hills and felt empty, so I stopped again to try and sort out the derailler, doing a better job this time I now had use of my little ring, but by this time the legs felt empty and after every hill I felt like being sick.

Going up the hill after Wisemans was agony and I think most of it the speedo was reading 1.5 mph. The atmosphere going through Saundersfoot was incredible with crowds on the road ala Le Tour, but still that hill went on for ages. At mile 60 at the last aid station of the first loop I felt like crap and thought about quitting, but I popped into the toilets, and got a few bananas down me and suddenly felt great. From now on at every aid station I would grab a few bananans, and this got me through the rest of the bike. It's no wonder that Eric turns into Banana man after eating bananas. The second time up the big hills after Wisemans Bridge and Saundersfoot seemed pretty easy the second time round. Finishing the bike in 7:33:35. A time I was really happy with.

Nothing of note in T2, 5:45.

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