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Outlaw 2013

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 10:36

10 Lee the Pea/Colourin/Into the Blue
23 Cake + Sarah the Bookworm
131 Alibear30
148 K9
171 The Evil Pixie
174 Iron Pingu
177 Nurse Ratched
195 Britrisky
199 Seren Nos 
208 Southern Snail
302 Blue Peter
351 Ozzy287
491 Bin Man
510 EricisBananaman 
536 Stanners from the Bridge
542 Tired Badger
544 7755 Matt
571 Doner Kebab

577 Jammy Dodger 2
608 JCDigger
637 M..eface
709 Darkness
816 H0NK
849 Citizen 146
873 SA
881 TJ1004
900 O.rangeCannon
909 Horse
1028 Razor51


Outlaw 2013

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 13:40
The Silent Assassin wrote (see)

Is anybody else just getting fed up with it all and just wants to do it and have a rest? or is it just me, or is it just as its getting to taper time

 Hiya - SA.  I'm feeling a bit the same mate.  had my first unshceduled 'missed training' day yesterday as was just too knackered.  Need to get my mojo back ready for a final big push this weekend before i start to taper...


Fink for outlaw 2013

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 13:03
Stanners from the Bridge wrote (see)

Quick question for Garmin and the like users. I have a target time in mind that I would like to complete the run in. Is it a dangerous tactic to set the Garmin to alert me when my average pace drops below that needed to achieve my target? I am thinking it could panic me etc and throw me even more off track.

Have you got the 910XT?  If so, maybe use the Virtual Partner?  My ride/run sessions are all uphill or downhill so i can never maintain a steady pace/speed throughout the laps.  If i see that I'm behind at certain points i can put in a bit more effort to 'catch up'.  Is good over longer distances particularly - especially when i can do a bit on analysis on the PC when i get back and measure it against my HR...

ultimately though, I haven't done this as a full on iron distance race/brick so i expect to bike and swim slower on the day than i am in training.  dont know if this is a helpful comment or not

2013 Outlaw Bike Feed/Support Thread

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 12:20

my kids might be there too if possible (not sure yet as we are just arranging transport and seeing who else from my family is coming down).  they did the DIY feed station and had a great time.

2013 Outlaw Bike Feed/Support Thread

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 13:00

Feed station

Iron Little Sister
Meldy MM and wife
Mr Zuvai
Mrs Digger
Mrs Matt (part of the day as she also needs to shout at 7755matt a bit)
Mrs SA + Jordy
Soup Dragon
SuckitupButterCup (and possibly Mr Buttercup)

Mrs Jammy Dodger2


7755matt and Mrs Matt
Mrs Digger
Iron Little Sister





Mrs SA



The 2013 PSOF swim cap thread

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 16:13
The Evil Pixie wrote (see)


The Evil Pixie

Jammy Dodger 2


Pirate DIY Half IM, The second coming!

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 10:20


Pirate DIY Half IM, The second coming!

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 12:23


Woke up early to a cold, damp morning and did a final kit check before loading up the bike and setting off to find SA's house.  Arrived there at about 08.30 to find a bunch of weird looking people all dressed in banana yellow supping coffee.  Was a bit daunting as it was my first pirate outing but everyone made me feel really welcome .  More farting around with kit and a complete change of mind meant that i dumped half of what i'd brought back into the boot of my car and then it was off to the Leisure Centre for the swim leg.

After racking the bikes and making sure all my bike outfit got completely soaked by not covering it up properly we had the obligatory team photo and then off to wait for the swim lanes to open up.

Opted for the middle lane (if in doubt, always go fot the middle option) which proved to be about right speed-wise.  Completed the swim in 40 mins, pressed the lap button on my Garmin to take me into T1 and realised that it wasn't working so had to stop it, save the time and switch sports from multi mode to cycle.

Out into T1 in the rain and wind and proceeded to try and dry myself on a sopping wet towel.  Put on Monaco, cycling jersey, wind jammer, socks and cycle shoes when i realised i hadn't put on my cycle bib .  Took off wind jammer, shoes and cycle jersey and got dressed again properly hot on the heels of SA as he looked like he knew where he was going and i hadn't paid attention earlier at the briefing....

Soon got into a good rhythm on the route and by lap 4 i could even find my own way round.  Played a 12 lap game of catch up with Honk who seemed to fly past me on the flat and down hill before i caught him up again on the climbs.  Saw quite a few other Pirates on the couse (except the front runners) which spurred me on a bit.

Forgot to eat or drink for the 1st hour so then made sure that i had my gels every 20 minutes or so.

Great enthusiastic support from the feed station which made me feel like a 'proper' triathlete.

Mrs JD had by now turned up with Girl 1, Boy 1 and Boy 2 to cheer us on at the final furlong.

Got to the feed station on lap 12 and realised that i didnt have a clue on how to get back to T2 (much to Button's dismay) so had to wait for Honk to catch up so he could lead the way.

Bike completed in 3h 15m

Into T2 to change out of bib, socks and jersey before setting off on the run leg.  Again, no idea where to go so waited for a runner who was on lap 2 to tag onto their shirt tails and lead the way (but not for long as I couldnt feel my feet or legs at that stage).  Ran the rest of lap 1 with Honk til he realised that he'd left his cycle shorts on so needed to change back at T2.  The rest of the run was pretty steady, not fast not slow (about 09.30 min/miles I think).  Thanks to Spidey for pointing the way on the corner .

Run finished in 2h 5m.

Lovely finishing run up Chiltern Ave to be greeted by the Pirates - even Ozzy who'd managed to slip past me on the run whilst i was refuelling .

In Summary:

A great event with great people.  Special thanks to the SA clan for opening their house and being so welcoming, Cake for his encouragement and Marshallini for being a good all round children's entertainer


Pirate DIY Half IM, The second coming!

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 11:49

Right then, race report is as follows (before SA bars me from next year's event for not doing one)...


Three of us (me, Mrs JD and girl 2) set off after work on Friday teatime and arrived at the Strawberry something caravan site at about 7pm.  After I'd finished farting around setting up it was about 8.30 so a bit late to make a mad dash across to the pub so decided to have my pre-challenge bowl of pasta and an early night instead.  Just about to tuck in when i got a knock on the van door and saw Mr and Mrs Ozzy standing there.  Quick chat and then back to the pasta before lights out. Slept barely a wink as my mind was churning with thoughts of suitable attire for the bike but must have evenutally dropped off as i woke up early on Saturday....

Pirate DIY Half IM, The second coming!

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 11:35
Blue Peter wrote (see)
seren nos wrote (see)

but was so jealous of the peleton that had formed in the middle lane......6 of them swimming in one line as one.....the poor guy at the front was dragging the other 5 in his wake

that was me Seren, for most of it anyway, as I had not started my watch correctly I had no idea how far we had gone. So, after around 30 odd minutes I had to step aside and let someone in who could count and I wanted to coast for a bit

that'd me then....altho i dispute the counting bit since my Garmin said I'd done 1925m yet still managed to stop at the same end i started from...

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