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70.3 Staffordshire

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 22:04

just under an hours drive will see me there...unlike the hour to do about 8 miles down in Exmoor!

Ironman 70.3 UK 2014

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 14:16

there is definitely something to the cold water on the head thing that raises the heart rate.....

For those of you who swim train in a pool/gym with a sauna and plunge pool after swimming I sit in the sauna for 10 mins and then do a 60 sec dip in the cold pool to get used to that eff me its cold feeling!

Ironman 70.3 UK 2014

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 23:19
The Silent Assassin wrote (see)
Stanners from the Bridge wrote (see)
Depending on how my races pan out next year, fancy giving me a second shot at you?


Calf wrote (see)

race on fella.....  but not toooo serious...we are Pirates after all

Stanners be careful, I seem to remember Calf and Rosey having a bet about who would run the quicker marathon at IMUK a few years back, cost Rosey a night on the beer with him having to buy all the beer


Great reports and performances from all



Aaah if only that was the case...I ended up buying the beers on that occasion, think my standalone mara is quicker than Rosey's but he's a bloody animal at the ironman (and annoyingly great bloke too boot)

And for those of you worrying about panic attacks etc....I was telling the g'friend just before the start how in my first open water swim tri at pembrokshire 7 years ago I was a flapping panicking mess (some would say not to different to today) and ended up racing (splashing alot, going round in circles and breathing in water)  the last 10m when myself and another guy realised it was between the two of us not to be last out of the swim.....2nd to last was in my mind a huge was surviving.... so you do get used to might not get any faster  but you do get used to it...

And clello at under 38 mins for the swim with a little panic and breaststroke at the start that's a cracking swim time.


And reiterating my peoples comments..well done all that finished...that was by far the hardest HIM I have raced!!!!


Ironman 70.3 UK 2014

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 22:01

race on fella.....  but not toooo serious...we are Pirates after all

Ironman 70.3 UK 2014

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 21:34

that would be me....


Sorry Stanners......certainly didn't think I was going to catch you at the end till the errrr obvious mind over matter/voodoo cramp inducing high 5 and saw you walking up that final hill (if only I could use this power to pick 6 numbers) and hoped to have a pirate race to finish with you.

Great bicycling sir..... and great race...and good bit of banter in the finish tent after


Think I might be back there next year...very tough but I am sitting on the couch painfree

Ironman 70.3 UK 2014

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 21:13

Outlaw Half 2014

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 16:44

thanks for the support today guys...the pirate group 1/2 a mile from the start was awesome (in best American)


HELP Please! Bike Skills

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 20:24

when you said you were all over the place what did you mean....tired or the front of the bike was wandering left and right across the road....if the later when your out of the saddle and for instance pushing down on the left pedal it is the right side of your body the force is acting against so you need to be bracing that side...concentrate on keeping the wheel straight ahead and don't let the bike move too much under you a little is ok but too much is wasted energy....and practice practice practice!

Pirate DIY Half IM 2014 - A hat tirck production

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 19:52



Mrs SA
Mrs Digger
Soupy (my birfday on 13th too)
Medic Girl (my birthday on the 13th tooo)
Little Sister (depending on 2 things; me not getting into VLM and it not being the same weekend as HONC)
SuckitupButtercup (dependent on whether I get into the VLM)
Lee The Pea (Olympic)

Following a breadcrumb trail while cycling with 919xt

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 19:36

I've done it with both a 305 and now a 310xt......

works pretty good...more so on the road than mtbing.... and your not watching the trail...your cycling along occasionally looking for changes in the direction of the trail.... means you don't have to stop and dig a map out of your back pocket all the time.

Can be quite annoying on the mtb though where you might get 4 or more paths intersecting and only when you have gone 10-20 m's along do you realise you have taken the wrong one.....but even then it works pretty well and good for learning new routes you might not have tried otherwise.

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