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Outlaw 2014

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 21:14

No race reports done yet then?  Tsk.

Wetsuit advice

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 17:34

As many have said on here - the best wetsuit is the one that fits you best.  Do you have a tri store/ wetsuit stockist anywhere near you to try things on?  Some of the lakes might also have suits to try on.

You might also have a look at the sites of the usual suppliers - Blue Seventy, Zoot, Orca, Speedo - to see what design you might prefer.

Orpington High Elms 10k

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 20:47

Hope it went well Ash - I completely forgot about it until I was cycling back towards Farnborough Village.  There's always next year....

Challenge Vichy 2014

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 20:59

Based on last year, I didn't do the race briefing but the organiser was OK with it.  In terms of registration & racking, we all did that on the Saturday - they were a bit anal about the race belt having 3 clips but I think they just gave out safety pins for those with only 2 (Atom may have had one of them).

They opened the lake for practice swimming on the Friday & Saturday & plenty took part.  Don't remember a race on the Sat afternoon but wouldn't have done it anyway.

Hopefully you'll have the cool-ish weather that we had.

Emergency kit order

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 20:28

Kit arrived - many thanks Seren.  At the moment I think I prefer the side pockets based on other tops that I have but the chamois in the new shorts might take some getting used to.

Prescription cycling/running glasses

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 21:24

You can get prescription goggles (I used to get mine from D & A for around £15 - £20) if you don't want to do the contact lens thing for swimming.  I used to use the insert thing but cleaning was a bit fiddly.

You could always get laser surgery....

Spots Drink options

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 14:41

None of the ones that I've used have many calories in them but I use them as an easy way to get another sports drink & get my calories from energy bars.  They're a lot easier than carrying around little bags of powder & obviously easier to add to your bottle.

London Marathon Doctored Numbers

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 16:28

This is not new - I had someone use the same number as me when I ran in 2003.  As someone has stated above, the marshals either stop them before the finish or they get moved on from the finish area so don't get the medals, T-shirts (or get an official time).  Yes, they'll get the water, gels & whatever else but it would cause chaos at the water stations if they had to check the validity of each runner.

Did Paris last week and there were some spectators (I saw 2 who did this) who joined in at various stages to accompany their friends.  Presumably they pulled away before the finish but I didn't notice.  We also had a cyclist join us for some of the route but I think he got moved on.

Is it a problem?  A minor one.  Marshals can't be everywhere along the route so you can't feasibly stop someone if they want to do a bandit run.

Energy bar recipes!

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 21:32

Found this a while ago & some really easy ideas for recipes near the bottom of that page

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 18:49

Excellent - thanks to those above.  Will keep an eye on the forum for your meetups but we're staying with family so not sure on our timings yet.

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