Iron Rose

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PSOF 10th Anniversary Champs

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 07:43
Hilarious again, watching a conversation unfold when you can't see one persons posts gets a little surreal.
If you don't like what someone says or their opinions then block them by ignoring their posts, it's easy to do. Can be a little Wierd when they are ranting and you can only see one side but instead of bleating about what they write, just delete and ignore, you will never need to read another word of their ramblings.

Carry on ????

Arm coolers

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 07:28
Mouse, yes, it the right conditions, that doesn't happen very often in this country but if it gets really hot then I don't see why not, i put them on as polos at the start of the bike then once the arms have dried after around 10 mins roll them up saving looking like a plank trying to pull them on over wet arms.

bmc or fuji norcom or p2?

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 22:07

get a bike fit, work out what your stack and reach figures are (they can provide it) and then do a search on slow twitch stack and reach and choose from the bikes that are in your size, don't spend that much money on a bike that doesn't fit you.

IronMan Copenhagen 2014

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 23:20
I am, and it's going ok thanks. Week off work this week and halfway through a 26 hour week to finalise the power numbers and give my legs a beating.

Am staying at crown plaza and arriving Thursday leaving Tuesday.

Arm coolers

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 21:17

I used the Zoot ones in Kona and they were great on the bike and run but as people have mentioned above they can be illegal in some races run by governing bodies for non wetsuit swims regarding anything below the shoulder, sure crowie was disqualified recently for this.

Personally I wouln't wear them in the swim, hot conditions mean your skin needs to sweat, wearing arm coolers for this is a good idea but not if they are skin tight which mine aren't, by definition, this means that this will not be a good idea for the swim as you will effectively be wearing 2 arm weights.

To make it easier to put them on in the heat and with wet arms, pull them on, then roll them down from the shoulder to the wrist creating 2 'polos' and this will help to get them on.

Lastly I ended up with silly scars under my arms, because the arm coolers are elasticated at the top and you won't be used to the clearance required, be careful as mine rubbed 2 scars into the side of my under arms on my arm pit area but didn't realise due to the adrenalin til I finished.

Hope that helps.

Ironman UK 2014

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 22:31
Well done all finishers and unlucky to those that didn't have a great day, I have seen most people but apologies to those we missed as had to teya back after a long day, waited as long as I could Simon bit never caught you on the run

Well done to those we got in the run and bike, was a great day supporting. Have sent most pics already but have a few of crooky but no Facebook account to stalk you on mate ????

PSOF Championships 2014 - Ironman France

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 11:16

race well everyone, hope you get your stuff Meldy and someone lends you a wetsuit Flyaway, have you tried to flutter eyelashes at the reps ?

Pirate outing to Bala 2014

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 22:10

well done all, great to see a few regular faces and some new ones, thanks for all the shouts and if I didn't know you you will just have got an 'aaarrrrrggghh' or something similar. The supporters were once again outstanding, apologies we couldn't stay to the end, Millie decided that she didn't like the clothes she was wearing so crapped all over them in an attempt to get fully changed, exploding nappie means quick exit.

Best of luck to all racing Nice in a few weeks, at least the swim will only be that rough in the first 10 mins with the helicopter overhead !!

PSOF 10th Anniversary Champs

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 17:31
Austria was only my 3rd IM and being one of the 3 originals that spawned the anniversary i am very proud, I hope it works out for everyone and that we can go. It's not a fit for school holidays but we can maybe make an exception.

As for the advice to get a spot, get online when it opens and book one, if you don't manage it, use nirvana or endurancesporttravel to get your spot, schimples !!

PSOF 10th Anniversary Champs

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 17:28
Oooo the memories here
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