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fuelling during a sprint tri

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 16:17


you shouldn't need anything for a sprint, but if it's a hot day then some liquid/carbohydrate drink on the bike will be sufficient.  Do please try the drink in advance of the event to make sure you can stomach it.

breathing whilst swimming

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 11:32

+1 to what WildWill said.  Unfortunately swimming is the most technical of the three disciplines, despite having a reasonable aerobic base I was just like you when first swimming, gasping and getting out of breath.  It does get better with practice.

If you've got (a lot) of spare time you might want to look through the crap swimmers thread


Finisher Medals

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 09:59

The events I've done organised either by Dr Rob (http://www.trionium.com/) or Events to Live (http://www.eventstolive.co.uk/) have been blingtastic.  

Marathon Running and Toilet Problems

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 08:43

If you do a search on this forum for 'runners trots' you'll find a number of discussions on this topic.  Some people have found that changing their diet can reduce the need to go, which might work for you if you don't want to rely on imodium.  If you are going to need a pitstop during the marathon a little research will enable you to find courses which are well provided with facilities.

Pirate spotting

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 08:34


POdds - feel the fear do it anyway wrote (see)

About 1230 today heading south (slowly in traffic in last few miles) towards the QE2 bridge (dartford crossing) - small black car sporting a pirate sticker and someone who looked like they may have been outlawing yesterday


That was me- I'd normally go round the M25 via Thiefrow but the overhead signs seemed to suggest it was a bad idea.  I was wearing the event crew T.

The 2014 Outlaw feedstation/supporters thread

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 08:27

That was fun.  Loads of pirates I'd not met before as well as some of the old guard.  Thanks to Mouse for organising and Mr Button Mushroom for the mountain of bacon and sausages.  I was in bed by 10pm last night and I think I could have slept through the apocalypse. 

Tyre pressure

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 08:47

You also need to read the label on the wheel itself, that should also have a max psi rating.  I can't remember who, but someone had posted running at pressures that are OK according to the tyre but not OK for the wheel.  

Commonwealth triathlon- advertising

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 08:16

Bob Gabourel of Belize

Commonwealth triathlon- advertising

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 16:03

So the Brownlee brothers are riding unbranded Boardman bikes with highly branded Zipp wheels.  I'm struggling to think whether they're using their regular ITU bikes (where their kit carries Boardman logos) or whether there is an official 'Team England Commonwealth' bike supplier which happens not to be Mr B. 

The 2014 Outlaw feedstation/supporters thread

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 14:50

I've got a no-name L t-shirt you're welcome to try for size Bristolsparks

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