Posted: 26/09/2016 at 00:25
FWIW, IMO, nobody embodies the spirit of the Pirates more than Barlos. He offered to throw his Outlaw finish and stay with me when I went down 15 miles into the mara. Because "don't worry about it, I did Florida last week".
No, he's not 4 stone 3lbs and he likes a pie and a pint, but his experience at this distance is not to be ignored.
Yeah, train for your age, weight, size, strength etc, but also, learn from the ones who have done it time and again.
Good luck Woody, watch out for the Taffs, if you are English and slow, they will try to set fire to you. ;O)