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Ironman Wales 2015 ....who's in ??

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 10:10

Hey, Slim, it'll be great to see you again! 

Ironman Wales 2015 ....who's in ??

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 09:02

The jellyfish were ok mostly, but plentiful enough in places to disrupt your stroke - they are remarkably firm if you inadvertently grab one!

Well done on the bike ride. I reckon it's the long bikes that give the biggest bang for your bucks, even when they seem painfully slow. And as you say, lessons learned from them are key.


Ive been sucked in

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 16:28

If you like numbers, I'd say a GPS watch and the means to upload your sessions to a training log or something like Strava. 

Ironman Uk 2015 who's in?

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 11:15

Shas, I did this a couple of years ago, and although I'm fairly cynical, went for the welcome dinner or whatever it's called. I really enjoyed it! Way too much hype, but reasonable food, seating at tables so no need to worry about being on your feet, and in 2013 they had an amazing drumming troupe which got the adrenaline going. It's also a good chance to chat to fellow competitor who are just as nervous, so I think you've made a good decision. 

Have fun

Ironman Wales 2015 ....who's in ??

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 21:13

Wow - fantastic performance Slotwin! Well done!

I'm not sure everyone had a nightmare, though - mostly just interesting .

Ironman Wales 2015 ....who's in ??

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 13:18

Well done, Daylight!

Ironman Wales 2015 ....who's in ??

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 16:40

Oh yes, I do recall Aarghing you!

i'm sure you're right about the jellyfish/rash issue. Maybe it was the velcro on the end of the dangly bit that escaped and swiped me round the front !

Ironman Wales 2015 ....who's in ??

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 15:56

Sorry to hear about your bike woes, DaylightR, hope you still got a good ride out of it all.

I did the swim and bike. The swim went some way towards lifting my confidence after last year's IM wales swim DNF, but was slow. Bike was enjoyable, and I enjoyed a brief exchange with Sunnysider Phil at one point but was otherwise low-profile Pirate-wise.

Two questions:

1 - does anyone else have what looks like wetsuit rash above the level of the neck of their wetsuit? I thought I had been stung by a jellyfish, and the pattern is linear, but it now just looks like old-fashioned chafing. Just can't work out what can have rubbed round the front, under my chin!

2 - what on earth was the custard-like energy drink they were giving out at the Salterns car park? I only had a few sips, but when I went to wash my bottle out there was an inch of sludge in the bottom...!

Overall, a very enjoyable couple of days, though I was happy to go home on Saturday night and do my own little run on Sunday.

staffs 70.3

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 09:04

That's a great, honest report SL. So much of this sport is down to experience, especially at the longer distances, and you've obviously learned masses from your first race. You weren't so far off managing a finish, and next time you will nail it. 

PSOF 10th Anniversary Champs

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 16:11

Brilliant job, Flyers! Well done!! 

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