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Seren's cotswolds 226 report

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 17:05

nice one Seren, good report. Just got back  to normal knee size , and as such not noticed how quick you actually were even with a puncture!

 

Helwith Bridge Duathlon

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 12:05

on it, just got to phrase it right, 4 miles , hour a half in the pub not getting cold and a 4 mile warm down to glory

Helwith Bridge Duathlon

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 18:06

talk to me about relays,  just done the 226 and ruined my leg again , if only I could just swim and bike , or just bike?

Cotswold 226 Race Report, part 1

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 21:51

thanks red stripe , proud to be there in the yellow and black, thanks mathschick, come and join us somewhere.  Think you might find it can get much worse ,but am sure you can put a race on for those long distance keen people just as well next year, aaargh

cotswold 226 August 10th

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 21:15

probably to early for my knee, already cancelled the paras 10

Cotswold 226 Race Report, part 1

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 14:17

I definitely saw change tents for both genders though non gender neutral for our more considerate times- I saw  a ''gender neutral toilet " at the university the other day.

At my end of the field I could have just asked the marshalls to turn around

Cotswold 226 Race Report, part 1

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 12:09

minor injuries unit confirms no need for x rays just rest and wine. If you flick through many of the threads here there is loads of support on your journey to repetitive injury or long distance triathlon success with good training ideas and hopefully injury free

Cotswold 226 Race Report, part 1

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:44

merci, it's never as hard as I make it look!  Take the plunge, if not now then when? The pirates can give you all the help you need

Cotswold 226 Race Report, part 1

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 07:43

part 3

The part of the run lap from the finish/start to the main road and one of two police crossings was very scenic and it was nice to run through a village were winning the lottery would be the only way in - though the villagers were VERY pleasant and supportive. The second half of each lap was a drag up the bypass, flat but HGV and boy racer friendly. Marshalls were great , I have never seen so many people walking at an event , even at my end of the field , not sure why that was (perhaps the weather) others will have more valid oppinions.

And so to the finish, I and several others were escorted through the dark by friendly marshalls (is there any other kind?  might be good to see a marshall who told you look like crap and are clearly in the wrong sport and unlikely to finish ) with torches and bicycles and a great welcome was seen at the finish with a proper PA and a big clock which I failed to notice at the time but must have been there because it features on the photos.

I was suffering by the end and well looked after by the staff, the physio team were keen but professional enough to recongnise a non physio problem, 20 minutes after finishing I was warm and barely able to walk even after the ice pack to the knee. I didn't try the food , feeling a bit sick, but heard it was vegeterian which was good, the medical team were coping with a collapse and seemed to be doing a stirling job.

In conclusion appologies for the long and rambling report but have plenty of time as am off work sick due to being unable to walk in a non comedy manor, will need to work on my recovery between events and in not crashing in the days before, the Para's 10 in three weeks is looking dodgy according to me, and am not doing it according to my better half,  off to the minor injuries unit to let them point and laugh,...................................

Cotswold 226 Race Report, part 1

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 07:23

part 2

Out on to the very scenic bike course which had been billed as flat -PB- flat.  It soon became obvious that this was not the case even with the weather discounted. Wimbleball IM 70.3 is hilly, very, I hear IM Wales is hilly and IM France is alledgedly  hilly, I know Outlaw to be ''rolling '' which is where I think this race should be grouped. To a cyclist it is flat , but in the world of 3 sports and long distance this came in as rolling in my humble oppinion, which is all I have!

Having said that very pretty , lots to look at when not staring at the puddles trying to decide if they are worth going round or not.

Feed stations were great and nicely spaced. I liked what I took to be irony with a bell rung at the start of the last and second lap!

On to the run, by this stage I personally was not in a good place due to a range of factors, principally having a brand new untested saddle after a fall from the steed earlier in the week- the man in the shop told me it was  a bad idea but sold it to me any way as the other one was bent! My wounds were aching and and I had lots of numbness and sciatic pain throughout the bike leg. Plus an event 2 weeks earlier I was not at my best!

I was forced to walk/walk a change from the usual strategy of walk/run which has seen my post times of 6 20PB and 6 25 in successive outlaws ( not an A class runner).  On this occasion I had 7 hours and 50 mins to complete my task and set off at a brisk walk much to the first marshalls dismay 100m onto the course. First section was very pretty around the lake then we got onto the main road for the long drag , past the turn round point , to the finish where the first of four laps started. Psycologically this was hard going a long way to the start past people running laps, particularly as many looked ****ed early on. 

 

 

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