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IronMan 70.3 Mallorca '14

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 22:41

I am going. May 8 to May 13. Probably a bit early in the year in training terms in reality but has got me out a bit before France at the end of June.

I only have a road bike with clip-on bars, I think looking at profile that there is quite a lot of the course where TT bike would go well. Cannot recall what was favoured on the video. I do not think you can take gas canisters on the plane. At most places there are track pumps but I will probably take one.

See you there


Prescription swimming goggles

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 20:10

I have used ready made since I started about 10 years ago. I have a -8 for one eye and a -7 for the other which are about 0.25 off my prescription. They are not perfect as I also use varifocal and have an astigmatism, but they do the job for open water swimming. I do not find it too much of a problem in the pool, although as someone does point out it can be tricky to read your watch if the numbers are small. 

I get mine from Vision express who have been very helpful over the years. They, at least the last time I bought locally, also sell the lens individually.

I am sure you will appreciate the benefit of being able to see better in the water.

London (Alternative) Christmas Beer

Posted: 11/12/2013 at 16:42

I have never worked out how to do this. I guess I should look into it.

London (Alternative) Christmas Beer

Posted: 11/12/2013 at 16:15

I hope to be able to come by a bit later on. 



IronMan 70.3 Mallorca '14

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 13:27

i have also entered this.

I look forward to seeing you there.

The Vitruvian 2014

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 10:31

Mrs SA
Lee The Pea
Alibear 30
Colourin / Shiverin Whippet
Running Postie
Soup Dragon
Seren Nos


PSOF Championships 2014 - Ironman France

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 21:28

Entered, I look forward to seeing you all in Nice if not before.

Mentors and Mentee's thread 2014

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 21:59

Indeed  - fair point. I have a bit of spare time at the moment and I saw this thread and thought there may be some more elderly members of the community needing assistance!

I had originally come on to see if there is a plan for Nice next year as was talked about after Lanza. I think this works for me.



Mentors and Mentee's thread 2014

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 21:48

I have been on a number of the Pirate trips since 2005, most recently in Lanzarote and am happy to provide my perspective/experience. I am contemplating Nice next year. I suspect that this would be of most use to those born before 1965 as I am of 1950s vintage and I have found that there is a need to manage your effort differently as you get older.

I do not come on the forum very often so best way to get me is to PM me. 


Ironman Lanzarote 2013 (3rd weekend in May?)

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 19:26

Thanks to everyone for an excellent week in, almost sunny, Lanzarote. Great to catch up with familiar faces and to meet some new ones. I thoroughly enjoyed the company and was very appreciative of the support both on and off the course.

Saturday was mostly enjoyable, apart from the usual grumpy hour on the run, and much improved by the level of support always engendered by the pirates with a special mention for COLT who also seemed to have a large supporting group that also gave very vocal support to the pirates.

Overall performance was a bit slower than I hoped for, not helped by some truely lesiurely transitions, but probably reflected how difficult I found the wind on the bike. Although I had one of the slower pirate swims it is always a relief to get out of the water safely and I enjoyed this one more than most.

So, thanks again to all the pirates, competing and supporting who made this such a good week. 

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