Iron Rose

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IronMan Copenhagen 2014

Posted: Yesterday 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

Best IM distance race?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 17:25
I have done most of Europe and taking out your German options I recommend Norseman as a bucket list race, you will need a crew and jordy can go with them.
If you can stretch to it I thought Wisconsin was the best race I have done, organisation and support (outside Germany)

Nice is erm .... Nice lol but hard to spectate the bike.

With your limitations on certain races as I understand it completely you are wiping out the other 3 top races, Frankfurt, Roth and Austria

Monster Mojo

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 22:55

Early 1/2 IM outing in 2 weeks, courtesy of Buccaneer Tri / Triathlete Europe and Monster Racing, anyone else at this event  ?

Pirate outing to Bala 2014

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 22:52

classic TOTP post

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