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PSOF 10th Anniversary Champs

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 16:11

Brilliant job, Flyers! Well done!! 

PSOF 10th Anniversary Champs

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 20:34

Good luck everyone, don't be shit !

staffs 70.3

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 17:10

Great report!

staffs 70.3

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 11:38

Agree with IGIT and other similar comments. 

The race itself was mostly great, in terms of the course, marshalling and support, but the rest of the logistics just hadn't been worked out properly.

my husband was supporting, and the buses out to the bike hotspot almost didn't happen at all, and when they did the waiting was long and unnecessary, the drivers didn know where they were going, and apparently some were called in at the very last minute.

Gripes from my point of view were;

no clarity about whether white bags would be brought back until the last minute

huge queues in and out of Shugborough

one-way practice swim, so you had to walk back in bare feet on unmatted road.....

....and same road was still not matted on race day, making a horrible run to T1

Lack of loos at start

Ttotal chaos at T-shirt table, they just seemed paralysed with confusion, and eventually although my shirt fits beautifully, it's a relay one! (Happy to swap/donate a wimmins small, if any relay member didn't get one...)

Having said all that, I enjoyed my weekend, and despite (yet another) swim shocker, coming into T1 38th in my AG, ended up 2nd. 

I hope they do resolve the logistics issues, as it's a great venue and lovely course. In some ways it must be harder to process a half than full distance, as the majority will turn up the day before, and it's all over in a shorter time. It may not be possible to sort that out with the current set-up.

staffs 70.3

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 18:52

Is there any clarification of the White bag issue? (ie what happens if you don't have someone there to bring it back for you?)

Outlaw Half

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 18:00

Second overall - very, very well done!

staffs 70.3

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 22:20

Sgt. Lard, you sound like a bit of a worrier, but that's not such a bad thing! As long as you keep asking questions and write down a plan, it'll be a real help on race day (and it may help to reassure the OH!)

in answer to your questions, there are a few unknowns as this is a new event and the wave starts aren't common In IM events. I think we should expect a few minutes to "warm up" / acclimatise before each wave, and before that we probably just have to hang around in wetsuits. If you've got supporters that can take stuff for you, that'll help. It ought to be warm enough to stand around in a wettie on race day - I don't think we'll have to ready to go from the time the pros start.

When packing your red and blue bags, yes plan for weather eventualities within reason, but you can make up your mind the day before. In my experience, decision-making is terrible in the heat of the moment, so I now try to have as little as possible in the bags, having pretty much committed in advance.

Keep it steady.

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

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 08:16

Morning all. 

For those still thinking about nutrition, bear in mind that during the race your guts will slowly begin to shut off during the bike, and more quickly on the run. It means that if you have over-indulged on the bike you will almost certainly get crippling "gut issues" on the run! This is why it's crucial to practice your race day nutrition well in advance, particularly on long bikes and including a decent run off. it turns out you can actually only absorb a relatively small amount per hour (for me around 50g carbohydrate, but you can look it up), not enough to fully replenish but enough to keep you going. If you consume more than you absorb it sits in your guts, holding water, and is potentially a showstopper....

Good to see some solid training going on, with hilly bike rides being the common theme!


Tri-bride for Christmas

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 14:48

Garmin 920XT if she runs & swims, or an Edge if not?

Ballbuster - a pirate plea for help!

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 09:56

Great time in those conditions, Dave, sorry about being pipped. 

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