Goblin Princess


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Ring of Fire

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 16:05

Thanks everyone for responses, which I have just re-read in a panic now this is only 6 days away!

I have got a compass that I don't know how to use, maps I don't know how to read and lots of snacks.  It was a complete delight going to the supermarket trying to get the most calorific foods that I could and I am hopefully practically prepared even if not physically.  I've just seen the amount of people who have DNF'd the first two years and am terrified!  I think I might have to take a hip flask.

I have earplugs and a sleep mask but I am unfortunately probably one of those who will be keeping the others awake...

I'm just reading through the blogs now, I am not sure whether that is a good idea or not!

I usually do events (though nothing this extreme) with some uni buddies and I am regretting not press-ganging them this time so if anyone is doing this and sees me along the way I love talking so please say hello.

Ironman 70.3 UK 2014

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 06:31

And hello to Red Stripe and Wabby in particular, lovely to meet you both and a huge well done, top racing!  Wabby I saw you finish but then couldn't find you to congratulate you in person.

Ironman 70.3 UK 2014

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 06:30

Massive congratulations to all the proper athletes on Sunday who did the entire course, a couple of laps of the run course nearly killed me! 

Hello to everyone I met and apologies for not talking longer, I had my "support" crew (aka the rest of the relay team) hurling abuse at me if they thought I spent even one minute not in absolute agony.  I love them really.

Anthony, at 400m in Outlaw 2012 (my first IM) I had a complete meltdown and was treading water for about 3 minutes before I could talk myself into carrying on.  All the cool kids do it.  I would like to say I have improved since but that would be a bare faced lie.  My Sunday highlight was that I didn't have to get in that lake (thanks there to my sister!).

Absolutely great race though, it deserves its reputation though, as my relay partner commented at registration "even the swim is hilly".  Might even man up to try the whole thing next year...maybe...

Ring of Fire

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 18:37

Anyone?!

Hello all!

I am an ultra thread newbie and can usually be seen (intermittently I accept!) over on the triathlon forum.

I am only a pretend triathlete and a runner at heart so coming back to my roots and my first multi day ultra is Ring of Fire in August.

Is anyone else signed up? Have any veterans got any pearls of wisdom or top tips?  All gratefully received!

P.s. any pirates lurking and searching for ironman traitors I will deny all knowledge of this post!

Ironman 70.3 UK 2014

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 18:28

Yeah...I'm still too much of a newbie myself to give the most important advice!

Ironman 70.3 UK 2014

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 15:42
Start at the back of the swim if you're nervous, ignore your legs, write mantras on your hands/legs/bottles, put flipflops and baby wipes in your post race bag, eat pizza (not necessarily in that order!)

I hope you have an brilliant time, I'll be there Sunday - wimping out with just the run leg of the relay this year.

ENJOY IT!

The 2013 PSOF buff thread

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 12:45

Arrived in the work post this morning, they are all very impressed and jealous. I am working on a legal network of pirates for 2015! Thank you so much.

The 2013 PSOF buff thread

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 22:15

If there is still spare room on the list for a (very) latecomer I would love a buff too please!  £20 (ish) fabulous.

London (Alternative) Christmas Beer

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 09:57

A list only?

Just brought a little treat

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 07:18

Great purchase, mine has almost surpassed the iPhone in the 'can't live without it' stakes!

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