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Outlaw 2015

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 23:06

Hope everyone made it safely to the finish whatever method and have dried out. Total respect to Sid for his BMX achievement -now that takes real pirate Arrrghs. 

Cotswold 226 - 2015

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 09:03

Oh no Iron Smiff, that looks painful. Hope it heals quick and you can get back to it. 

I am gutted to say my bubble was burst on Friday. An uncle congratulated me for doing really well but then uttered the dreaded words..... 'but it wasnt a real one was it?' 

I did not say a word but in my mind I was screaming feckoffyoutwat 

Mums Running Club

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 16:26

Thanks Nessie, it was a long grind to be honest, only a few really sapping hills on the bike (which of course you do twice) but mostly flat and a case of mind games!

How are you getting on?

Mums Running Club

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 23:51

Whoops holiday! 

Mums Running Club

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 23:49

Hows the goliday going BP? 

I did my ironman. Swim was good, bike was increasingly tough and run was agony but  just kept plodding and finished in 13:40 which was well within my goal! 

Cotswold 226 - 2015

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 21:17

JP - we all said how fantastic the marshalls were on that roundabout!!!! You gave me a huge Arrrrrr and I couldnt help but grin even through the rain. Thankyou from the bottom of my heart! 

Pirate Logo

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 18:38

Please can I have a pirate logo, i have earnt it promise!


Cotswold 226 - 2015

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 17:07

Please sir can I have a pirate flag by my name?? Pretty please? 


Cotswold 226 - 2015

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 16:57

Ok, ok! Race report

Saturday - registered and then met up with the pirates to get some last minute tips and encouragement. 

Sunday up at 3:30 and last to enter the water at 5:30. Positioned myself to the far right to avoid the crowd and set off at a steady pace which I was able to maintain throughout. Got a bit close to the bank a few times and had to avoid some branches in the water and then fishing lines but did not panic and even managed one thankyou to a marshall although quickly realised it is not possible to shout thankyou in the time it takes to do a stroke. Was delighted to hear 1:30 as i was helped (dragged) up the ramp!

Quick change (and a smacked mouth on my handlebars) and off I set for the bike. Stopped at 1st feed station just to hear a friendly voice as bottles still full. Gosh the miles go slowly but remembered from the familarisation day that the 1st half of the loop is more up than down so kept going and got a lift from the marshalls but esp Seren, mrs Digger, Schmunks and Barlos as I passed them. My top had been obscured by my cycling jacket so bared all for the 2nd lap. This was a mixed blessing - definately got more attention in my pirate top but had no protection from the rain which fell pretty much all the way around. Westonbirt I even had a comedy moment when a passing car created a tidal wave almost submerging me. It wasnt cold but i could have done without the water in my shoes. Wanted 7 hours and was almost spot on as i skidded into T2. Thankfully the St John lady asked if I was ok, which gave me chance to check if my legs still moved. They did but only just! 

Dry shorts and trotted out 3 sub 10min miles before hitting the road and the SUN!!!! OMG the heat..... Not good. I had been meticulous about fuelling on the bike and had done 2 good wees but when i stopped on the run there was a drought. Time to up the flat coke and make the most of the support (Inc redstripe) My fab mentor Seren had threatened to chase me with a sharp stick if i thought about quitting so with that in mind I kept plodding. Thankfully it cooled slightly and I dared to think about a sub 5 run. The pirates give support but also attract support and I cant tell you how many people I high fived. Cake and Digger were running at the same time as me and Cakes snakes were a welcome treat! Felt quite flat with the pain but when I had that last band and was able to turn for the finish - the tears started. 13:40 for me. I'll take that. Thankyou! 

Cotswold 226 - 2015

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 08:46

Thanks Seren!! It is wierd because on a good day I dream about a 14 hr finish but then swing to no no no just finish. 

I am going to register and walk through transition to see the ins and outs later. 

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