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Ironman UK 2014

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 11:39

I had a great day, up at 5am, bacon and eggs, head to the Bike course to marshall, set up on the A6 in Whittle Le Woods, scream and cheer every competitor, ring the cowbell, extra screams for the pirates and people I knew, oh and direct traffic, 99.7% of which were really nice and cool, a couple of dickheads, one who stopped to complain that I had held him up, yet after his discussion with me I reminded him he was held up for 5 minutes instead of the 30 seconds I had slowed him down for.

Thanks to Darren who lived near my marchalling post, who supplied me with coffee and loo facilities, and to the lady fresh out of church that also supplied coffee, lovely, then the moment where Tim stopped to ask me to post on Facebook that he was going to make cut off, the realisation I hadn't seen Holgs, but I had seen a very beaten up Chris Wild, who looked like he had been in a cement mixer.

The the last hour screaming at people and telling them the average MPH they needed to make the cut off, not sure if this helped but I think a lot of them made it through.

The a dash home to change and onto the run course to scream and clap some more, bruised hands from clapping so much, I watched the last people across the line and some more just after cut off. I missed Tim, didn't know about his injuries, next year Tim, smash it then, in all a great day to be out cheering on friends.

Injured knuckles from the cowbell, sore hands from clapping and a lack of voice.....I've already volunteered for next year


Ironman UK 2014

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 13:42

I'm helping on the A6 so I'll have a look for you all and give you a shout, pirate cap will be worn


You won't miss SA and crew, and if you do you can't fail to hear them


Posted: 09/07/2014 at 15:38

Ha, nice ride, no knee issues, what I thought was a sore throat is an ear infection which is giving me toothache...bugger, so can't ride as my balance is shot! I wonder if I get drunk that will sort the balance!



Posted: 07/07/2014 at 16:16

Christ, where to start, been a crap year, been told to stop running as I need a knee replacement of my left knee, full knee as well(46 years old!) I am actually wearing grooves into the bone, all part of playing rugby and getting injured, so I had an op to clean it out in Feb, that took 2 months to recover from and meant I had to cancel the Outlaw half, once recovered from the op I then stretched and tore something in my right knee which is still an issue, but getting slowly better, so I haven't done training this year and have just started cycling again, I'm volunteering at the IM in Bolton so look out for a fat bloke cheering you all on as you go past on the bike route.

Off out for a ride in 2 hours so can't wait, got the all clear to start again without the running.

Relay teams

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 22:03

That is a deal then Mr and Mrs SA, Mrs SA for the swim, I'll bike and SA can run a bit, if he pebbles it though he has to buy the beer 


Relay teams

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 16:11

Just a quick question, are these all set in stone or do people advertise for members, the reason being I have my 10th(just worked that out) Knee operation at the end of the month and I need a new knee but have put this off for a few years by having the knee cleaned and sanded down, but this is being done on the promise that I cannot run ever again, as this will mean I have the replacement knee op within a year,  so I had thought that my tri\ironman career was over but I can bike decently and can swim ok, so I think I may get the op, recover and get fit in time for next years Outlaw, so if anyone wants a slow bike bloke or a slow swimmer then I will be available



Need wheels....

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 16:39



Go Hard or Go Home - see it?

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 14:58

I'm with Cougie, just watched it, that was good going from them all

The 2013 Pirate Kit Order Thread (Take 2)

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 17:19

As per my mail, kit arrived thanks very much for all of your hard work and effort

Am I too late to train for Outlaw HIM?

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 10:30

I went from nothing to full IM last year, including the outlaw half as part of it, so it can be done, swimming, get on with it, get the lessons and 3 times per week, the cycling is self explanatory, get comfortable on the bike and ride it again 2 short rides and a longer ride when you have time per week, running, run after one of the bike rides, get used to that feeling ASAP, and keep going, enjoy it and smile, there is some superb support on here and on the day, as well as a lot of knowledge


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