Iron Rose


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Pirate Records, Rankings and Shieldholders

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 00:37

Quite happy to remain as 'The Admiral' and be proud of it. 

 

IronMan Copenhagen 2014

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 23:39

Cheers hope, race report to follow, no probs SS, I was in buccaneer kit and already changed when I saw you so just a random going arrrrrrggggghhhhh really ????

nice report, was a bit cold eh?

IronMan Copenhagen 2014

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 15:09
First time for me, support was ok even though weather not fantastic.

IronMan Copenhagen 2014

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 10:32
Cheers all, it wasn't what I wanted but it was a good day at the office. Sub 10 is a good result but it's a faster course than I managed and I probably pushed a little on the bike due to wind and then the run was where I lost the 10 other minutes I needed to get what I wanted.

Assume SS was in pirate kit, that was me running after you at the finish on one of your turn arounds but you were obviously in the zone as the aaaarrrrgggghhh didn't even raise a giggle lol.

Great race and one to do, the city is great and compact and the split transition no issues due to public transport.

IronMan Copenhagen 2014

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 04:06
Race well all, I will be in the buccaneer kit and sportingly pirate visor, time to see of the training has paid off, leisurely 7.25am start for me. Tracker will be it's usual hopeless self but Copenhagen has an app for that, check out 'ironman dk' and use the ironman app to geo track athletes, my number is 1065.

See you on the other side, aaaarrrrrrgggghhh ????????

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.

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