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Ironman 70.3 to Full Ironman in same year?

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 14:06

erm, I've just done the half in Mallorca, and doing the full in september as well, so go for it 

IronMan Italy 14/06/2015

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 10:36

I used nirvana to take my bike to/from the 70.3 Mallorca last week, and found them very helpful - nothing seemed to be too much trouble

Pirate Champs 2016

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 21:11

ask Crashie 

Haaaapppyyyy Birrthdayyy toooOOooo usss!

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 19:55

Hoody - £22

Big DK 
Mr&Mrs Digger 
DIM Wickett
Ginga Ninja 
Iron Lindi x2 
Iron Pugsley 
Lil Sis 
Mrs WildWill 
Red Stripe 
Running Postie 
WildWill x 2 
Uncharted Waters

Polo £15

Big DK 
Bionic Ironwolf 
Bobs Your Father
Mr&Mrs Digger 
In The Blue 
Iron Lindi x2 
Iron Rose 
Lee the Pea 
Lil Sis 
Magna Carter 
Major Disaster 
Mrs Cougs 
Mrs SA 
Mrs WildWill x 2 
Posh Twat 
Proven Robbie W 
Red Stripe 
The Dawn Shadow 
Tired Badger 
WildWill x 2 
Uncharted Waters

Haaaapppyyyy Birrthdayyy toooOOooo usss!

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 13:30

Paid and email sent  

Haaaapppyyyy Birrthdayyy toooOOooo usss!

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 19:35

Thanks Hope - can you put me down for a hoodie please

Haaaapppyyyy Birrthdayyy toooOOooo usss!

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 12:07

maybe mouse, will have a think 

Haaaapppyyyy Birrthdayyy toooOOooo usss!

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 11:19

Is there any chance of a t-shirt rather than a polo ? (Sorry, I hate collars!)

"Pirate" Downlands Dash - 10km - Compton, West Berkshire

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 20:36

hmmm, its local, so I might well be interested  

IM 70.3 Mallorca 9th May 2015

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 16:52

T2 – 6.58

Racked my bike and headed for the change tent, changed shorts and shoes, and for once remembered to take my bike gloves off. Soaked my arm coolers with water and off I went.


Run – 2.33.20

Just outside transition was BluePete who gave me a big shout out. At this point it hit me just how hot it was out there (apparently 28-30C in the shade ) and that the run was going to be hard.  Once again I had to do the stop-start thing with the garmin as it kept losing its marbles. Lap 1 of the 2.5 lap course was horrible. I felt so bloated and uncomfortable with a stomach full of undigested gels, I had to keep taking walk breaks (and not just the aid stations) - I was also contemplating the use of the tactical chunder to make me feel better. At the start of lap 2 BP asked how I was, “b*ggered mate” was the reply and he told me to try coke, which I thought might bounce. Tried the coke, which gave me energy and didn’t make me feel any worse, so on I went. All over the course there were people armed with water guns,hosepipes, sponges and buckets of water to keep you cool. My arm cooling sleeves came into their own as they kept me cool and stopped my skin burning. My PSOF race cap was a godsend too as I soaked that whenever I could. Past the exit to the finish time the second time round and I knew next time round it would be me turning right. On through the town, up the pier and round those sodding cones, round the timing point, back through town and pick up my second band as I head past transition for the last time. I give out “muchos muchos gracias” to the fantastic aid station volunteers as I go. After an eternity I’m heading back up the beach path for the last time, there’s a woman about 5 yard ahead of me and I’m thinking ‘you’re not spoiling my finish photo love’ so I steam past her as we turn right onto the finish chute.  Arms aloft I milk the finish line and pose for a photo with my race bling.


I still have no idea of my time at this point, in my head its close to 8 hours as I feel like I’ve had a really bad day at the office. I stand under the shower then grab my clothes bag, go find some water, get my finisher t-shirt and find somewhere to sit down. I turn on my phone to find a text from Mr Frag saying well done – I then phone him to ask my time, as he’s been following me on the tracker.

7.32.46, which is at least 20 mins better than I thought.


I was initially very disappointed with my time, I know I’m not a gifted athlete and get where I am through sheer bloody mindedness rather than talent, but I do try my best. If it were not for the nutrition cock-up, I think I would have been about half an hour faster, which is what I was aiming for.

In some of my darker moments on the bike I was having serious self doubt, especially about doing the full here in September, and getting through the bike cut-off. I’m going to let the dust settle a bit and have a long hard think about it.


A big thank-you to DaylightR, Little Clown , The Engineer and Mr & Mrs Blue Pete for great company out there in Mallorca  PSOF rocks 


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