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Outlaw 2014

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 19:18

I've been ok, haven't stopped eating though, but that's pretty normal for me

whats next

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 10:08

Were looking for a marathon later this year, maybe Robin Hood, next year the Avenger, Outlaw, Challenge Weymouth, possibly Lanza 2016

The 2014 Outlaw feedstation/supporters thread

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 09:59

You guys were fantastic, it was easy to grab what I needed and you all made it clear what was on offer, very organized and such a great atmosphere, you knew you were coming to the Pirate feed station before the sign, it was that much of a party atmosphere, I also got a smack on the bum while being pushed on my way, much needed too 

Outlaw 2014

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 16:49

You were amazing Happychap, did you get that cup if tea? 

Outlaw 2014

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 10:46

RUN: After a nice rubdown from the lovely lady with the sun cream I embarked on my first marathon, this was my favorite part of the race, I meat so many fantastic people and the support was amazing, all the Pirates I chatted to on the course were fantastic, all the high 5s, hugs and offers of beer really got me round, I walked and jogged the first loop but I was reduced to walking the second, I really thought I was going to pass out on the furthest point of the loop, I got to the timing bit of the turnaround and really thought I'd need to sit down, I felt really sick and went cold, but I thought, Id have to wait ages for someone to find me so I might as well walk back, I joined a chap who was also suffering the dizzies and we became a support group as we swept up another on the walk back, all chatting about everything and anything the keep our minds off collapsing, and then out of the distance came my beautiful wife, wondering what was taking me so long, so as a group we all got to the lake together and started the lap of honor. On the final lap I came back to life, as I got to the finishing carpet I actually broke into a sort of trot, I high fived as many people as I could then saw the Pirate massive, I wanted to leap over the fence and hug you all, I tried to keep it together before getting to the finish line, bit of posing and posturing then into the medical tent where they asked me how I felt, I think I murmured something about best day of my life before Lumpty pushed me up the stairs for a bit of dinner, I was gutted I missed the last few in, by the time I hobbled down the stairs it was all over.

I was really proud to do Outlaw as my first biggun and proud to do it as a Pirate, you guys are a special bunch of people and I'm proud to be associated with you, god bless you all

Outlaw 2014

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 10:27

BIKE:  I was so chuffed to get to the bike, I knew then that barring a disaster I had a good chance of finishing, I liked the bike course, it was tough, my legs were tired from the swim, it was a slog all the way round but the Pirate feed station was fantastic, gave me a massive boost, and the guys at one of the intersections, I think it was Razor and Horse? And another Pirate, what a great bunch of people you all are. My lovely wife and mum got the bus to the cricket pitch part to cheer me on, I stopped on the second loop for a cuddle and got a packet of crisps of mum. went past Buttercup who was looking strong, had a quick "go hard" shout, went past Cake who was having trouble with his bike, no breaks, I offered to help and asked if he wanted to pull over as I've got tools, no breaks he shouted, oh yeah , I let the guys know at the feed station and the message went back to the relay team. I finally got into T2 and threw my bike at a lovely volunteer who smacked me on the arse and told me to keep it up.

Outlaw 2014

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 10:12

What a fantastic weekend, it was better than I could have imagined, I'm still on a high now.

quick report: I am always late for everything, usually as I tend to talk to people a lot, this weekend was no different, we arrived in Nottingham on Friday evening and stayed at an old guest house type B&B owned by a lovely elderly Scottish couple who too enjoyed yakking, so once we got settled in and had a nice cup of tea it was bedtime, Saturday was spent rushing around and faffing with kit, registering racking, briefing, bed.

Race day was brilliant, I was really excited as it's my first biggun, I was really worried about making the swim cutoff as I'm a cack swimmer and didn't do a lot of training.

swim bit : I got myself in the slow bit at the back, the gun went off and I realized my flap at the back of my wetsuit was folded over so the Velcro was rubbing on my neck, after a few minutes of looking like an escapologist trying to get out of a straight jacket I got sorted, I alternated from breast stroke and crawl and eventually hit land after 2hours 1 min, got dragged through T1 by the awesome volunteers and before I knew it I was on the bike.

Outlaw 2014

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 16:35

Just got home from a fantastic weekend, Pirates are amazing, it was great to catch up with the ones I know and meet new Pirate friends.

I'm so glad I finished and still had minutes to spare, sorry I missed the last few coming in, I was wandering round the food tent in a state of delirium, and then I followed someone into the massage tent where a teenager inflicted more pain on me before pointing me to the exit flap patting me on the arse and telling me I did well.

The organizers, volunteers, supporters and athletes made it a special weekend, and a day I'll never forget 

Outlaw 2014

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 16:25

Good luck all, see you n Nottingham 

Ironman UK 2014

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 09:24

Sorry to here that Sue, hope all goes well, best wishes

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Anyone doing The Avenger?

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THIN COMP SPEEDO wetsuit £99 at Decathlon

Are they any good ? 
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Energy Gels and drinks

full of sugar ? 
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Pirate T-shirt M ?

Probably blindingly obvious, I often miss the point but............. 
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First olympic Tri coming up, need a wetsuit

does anyone know of a good place to buy one near Coventry? 
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Breathing with front crawl ?

Can you take too many breath's ? 
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