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COLTs - massage recommendation needed. :-)

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 22:58

Pop into the Runners Centre in Lancaster and speak to Ian or Louise, they will point you in the right direction. 

Is iit being too ambitious to aim for half-ironman in the next 18months?

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 22:34

Seriously, if you can do 15 miles now you only need to add 1 mile per week to get up to that in less than 12 months! 

That really isn't hard. 

Is iit being too ambitious to aim for half-ironman in the next 18months?

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 22:20

I went in at the deep end...

hadn't run for ten years, could only swim 25m in June last year but had ridden a bike for a year.

i entered IMUK and finished it on Sunday. If you want it and work hard you can do it, I did Beaver Middle distance as my first and only other tri.

join a decent club, get involved and train , you can do a HIM  

Ironman UK 2014

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 00:50

Worked out did 17 bidons on the bike, now I know I sweat as a fat lad but it was bleeding warm ! 

Ironman UK 2014

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 00:43

We'll, that was a tough day out, great support and lots of banter with the pirates. 

I was in colt kit with pnk calf guards.

seemed very calm before the start, first swim lap 43 mins, super happy, second I somehow ended up sighting off the wrong buoy so ended up getting directed back by a kayak, still 1:33 , 15 mins faster than expected. 

T1, took my time, dried off and loaded off, onto the bike.

gutted to see Andy Holgate crashed out at the side of the road in the park

bike seemed fine to start with, goose bumps up COLT alley on run in from t1 then the grunt up sheephouse.  Onto Belmont and caught a training partner and fellow COLT Annette who was suffering with sickness ( which she caught off me the day before ) . Pushed on and started to cramp in the quads. Has always been an issue for me so backed off, started dropping the salt sticks and as much fluid as possible. Held at bay all the way round but dropped speed from what should have been a 6:30 bike to a 7:28 , not happy but Knowing I would finish. Slow t2 and out onto the run. Suffered with bad plantar issues so have only run a total of 25 miles since March so knew it was going to hurt. Run, walk strategy for first 6 miles then more walk, run. Onto the loop and was feeling it in my foot and the start of a blister in the other foot. 

Got chatting to an American, Jason and we spent the next two loops chatting, walk running until the last loop. The support from everyone and my club mates had been huge and kept me going. Got the last band and told Jason to run on, I was going to have to hobble the rest, did so and got in with 15:50 on the clock. So happy I had finished but not happy I had done it justice. 


Great meeting lots of people, pirate station was awesome and loved COLT Alley  

Ironman UK 2014

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 23:43

#372- Ironblue    PK

#636 - m.itten White IMA jersey on bike. PK or Shires Triers kit on run
#685 - Uncharted Waters   PK
#820 - Blue Steel   (White Compressport Top!  a good luck present from my boys!)
#950 - Pudge     PK
#1029 - Timmy_G 
#1185 - Crooky-BWFC   PK
#1419 - Sumo Sue   PK Poss
#1493 - Blackbelt   PK
#1636 - Rob22
#1793 - 9sqrun - PK it be 
#1899 - Woody2run
#1418 - Red Stripe
#1513 - Malcolm68 - In Cheshire Backmarkers kit

#1254 - gazhilla - in COLT kit 

Pirate short sleeve cycle top, 3xl

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 17:46


My name is ???????? and i am gonna seriously get my sh!t in one sock

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 11:38

Kate, only two , a £200 cannondale second hand road bike that has seen me through 5k miles with only new wheels and brake pads. The other is a cannondale slice tri bike I bought off a mate who had been to kona on it, it has sat all winter upside down with no wheels. Thought I had better get used to it!  20 mile swim commute yesterday on the bike and 4x400m swim. 

My name is ???????? and i am gonna seriously get my sh!t in one sock

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 23:11

Kate, yes it has, decided which bike too, tt one. It's a technical course, will be some lonely stretches with no support , good climbs but it's an ironman, it shouldn't be easy  

rd today. 

Ironman UK 2014

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 23:09

Did it fairly steadily with club mates yesterday, 3:15 with only the climbs getting some serious effort. Did on tt bike to see if right (large lad at 16st plus) and think it is just worth it over the road bike. Hunters stings, sheephouse is ok, very technical course lots of speed scrubbing corners but great scenery. 

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