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White Peak Marathon and Half-Marathon

Posted: 26/05/2010 at 20:09

Thanks morticia & proper bo.

There was no picnic stop, but there was a different type of stop at the toilets just before the turnaround which seemed to cause the feed station marshalls some amusement (Garmin says it cost me a place - ooops)

I've got no plans for the ND Marathon, but as it's only 5miles from my house I may yet show my face.... It's going to be a tough course and that 'little' climb around 16miles should be a nice little leg tester for you.

White Peak Marathon and Half-Marathon

Posted: 26/05/2010 at 04:04

Love the link to the report morticia, I even got a mention I'll frame a copy

No idea who the chap was finishing with exactly the same time as me though, there was certainly no sprint finish. Had anybody been anywhere near me coming into the finish I would almost certainly  have been finishing behindthem (???)

White Peak Marathon and Half-Marathon

Posted: 26/05/2010 at 03:59

I ran/walked around the course on Saturday with a video camera (does an ipod nano class as a camera?) recording stuff on the walk sections, there's a link to it below .

 It's totally raw footage with no editing and (partly) due to the awfulness of my own voice I haven't actually seen it all myself yet. This means it's probably as rough as a badgers backside, rubbish and mostly just me moaning about the heat....... but it's out there if anybody fancies a look.

I don't think there is any dodgy language in it but I'll apologise now just in case

http://devoniain.blogspot.com/2010/05/white-peak-marathon.html

Thanks again to IAn and the crew. A wonderful job done under tough tough conditions.

White Peak Marathon and Half-Marathon

Posted: 22/05/2010 at 21:33

Damn that was tough going. Ian, congrats on pulling that off today, the weather was a beast. All the marshalls and the folks at the drink stations (did you add a couple?) were amazing. My massage after was well worth the money too, I don't think I swore at them too often.

 Apparently the scenery was stunning, but I'm afraid I was too busy blowing out of my backside to notice much.

 Well Done Sir, now sit down and get a few beers in you (I am)

Thanks

Iain (the strange fella with long sleeves)

White Peak Marathon and Half-Marathon

Posted: 21/05/2010 at 02:04

Hi all, - I'll be there tomorrow so long as I manage to get through today at work. It's a long old drive from down South, but now I know there's a mug up for grabs .................

Hope you/we all have a great race

Pirate spotting

Posted: 23/02/2010 at 03:38

I'm sure somebody is bound to have spotted this in the past, but just in case .........

 Have you got a 'slightly' more discrete Austrian branch

 Check out the 'Pirate' at the bottom of this page.

 http://ironman.com/events/ironman/worldchampionship/jim-scott-catches-up-with-some-of-the-mens-age-group-qualifiers-from-florida-and-wisconsin

360 Photo - Training for the Ironman Triathlon

Posted: 19/02/2010 at 01:22
Iron Rose wrote (see)

Nice to see you in here Iain, personally I just looked at the bike and thought, mmmm, I like Ceepo lol.

Did you get the last email I sent about apartment sizes etc ? Hope the plans for Kona are going well.

Yep Rosey, got the email thanks.

The advice has been great, the gf owes you a beer

Apartment was booked yesterday. I'd tell you which one but I just go where she tells me and if I woke her at this hour to ask I wouldn't be riding my bike for weeks (Hmmm, that's a plan).

360 Photo - Training for the Ironman Triathlon

Posted: 18/02/2010 at 19:07

True.. I have seen a lot worse. Think he's taken it quite well really. I probably just felt a bit guilty throwing him to the wolves because it was my idea.

360 Photo - Training for the Ironman Triathlon

Posted: 18/02/2010 at 18:36

Blimey, I thought TriTalk were supposed to be the bitchy lot.

 I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry.

The ugly pig astride the bike is me. We met up last week for the pics and I though it they turned out ok then it might be nice to share then around (if only so that folks could take the mic out of me).

Maybe I should have come on and posted the link, but I didn't really think for a second you'd consider it spam.

Sorry Peter, I guess in a way I set you up for the abuse. Believe it or not Triathletes are (normally) a very friendly bunch.

Regarding the track.............. No, you really wouldn't want to ride a TT up there but the Panoramic shot needed many pics with me standing dead still (I can't track stand. Peter nicely edited out my turbo trainer) and the yokels around here wouldn't appreciate me being stuck in the middle of their roads.

Once again, I'm sorry. All my fault

Roll up...... C'mon!

Posted: 08/02/2010 at 18:16

Hi all.

I'm in (as always).

Best race of the year bar none

Might have a taker if anybody wimps out and wants to pass a number on (unless my taker is all mouth and no trousers of course).

The race start/finish is on the seafront in Seaton (pictured above). The road itself is closed for the day around that area. There are a couple of big carparks in the town that are 'normally' free to competitors but they get very full so it's a good idea to get there fairly early and even car share if you're all stopping local. Just make sure that if you do car share the fastest finisher has access to a car key or there could be some very cold folks milling around the town.

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