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not great at swimming at all OT LAW 2016

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 16:55

When you try your 1st OW session, take your time to get used to the wetsuit - don't expect to get it straight away.  Also, try swimming with other people so you can get used to drafting & sighting.

But certainly don't worry yet about an event in July.

First IM

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 16:36

Outlaw still has a few places left & is significantly cheaper than the M dot branded events.  Plenty of pirate support as well (although that isn't always a benefit).

The 2016 LG Kit Order process

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 09:27

I'm happy with a compromise of having piratey training tops rather than specific running vests - like several others above I'm happy doing running races in my monaco.  However, that doesn't necessarily mean that we need to add more options to the annual order.

I've never ordered from the PSOF/ spreadshirt site (I probably should but just haven't got around to it) so that might be the answer but happy to accept that some of you know a lot more about this than I do.

looking for Pirate top in XL for IM Barca in Oct

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 10:29

I have an XL monaco & bike jersey which you're welcome to have.  They're both used but if you want them then you're welcome to have them (and free, obviously as they're just taking up space).

Medical Cert for france

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 14:36

Do you know anyone who is a nurse or works at a health centre?  When I did events in France they're mostly concerned with the official stamp & mine certainly weren't the result of any medical examination.

When I did Vichy there was a doc around to 'upgrade' mine as I only had a cycling letter but now that they've moved to M dot not Challenge, they might not offer that service.


Nipping into the bushes

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 17:44

I think one of the pirate ironmen (real name Mark, can't remember his forum name) filled his wetsuit in this manner in a race.  Might be the same race with FB's story.

Not sure if he got changed in T1!

The 2015 LG PSOF Kit Order Thread

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 13:52

Kit arrived here as well - ta v much Schmunks!

London Tri

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 15:44
decadave wrote (see)

5p or a £2? 

Oh I'd recommend a 50p just for the added pleasure.

London Tri

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 13:39

Unless it's changed in the last few years then the swim isn't that bad.  I'm also a slow swimmer (most pirates are) so I was near the back & sighting was OK with only a slight bit of chop after the turn.

The water is a bit murky but the event has been running for a while now so I don't think there's too much to worry about in terms of water quality.

Quick tip for the swimming - swim as if you're holding a coin between your cheeks.  Keep that clenched & it helps you to keep straight legs when kicking.  Takes a bit of practice but getting a more streamlined position can improve your efficiency and stop you wasting too much energy.

Liverpool Rock n Roll Marathon

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 15:20

Sorry, no idea why that posted twice.  Don't know if anyone from RW Towers can delete it (and this)?

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