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Outlaw 2014

Posted: 28/08/2013 at 13:44


Blue Peter




Captain Marshwiggle

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Flat Footed




Iron worm


Phill Turton2


Running Postie

Scott Slater

Seren Nos

The Engineer





Button Mushroom




Mathschick, Mrs D, SuckitupButtercup

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Mrs BP

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The Engineer



Outlaw 2014

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 16:04

When does entry open for the full? Got some serious fat to burn off

Pirate outings in 2014

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 11:43

Think it's more like 200 miles from Copenhagen to Kalmar by road. I visit a factory in Ahus fairly regularly, which is about half way between Copenhagen and Kalmar. No idea if there's a train. It's mostly single carriageway after you get into Sweden and it can be fairly slow going.

The hotel I usually stay in is around £120/night with breakfast and dinner and is nothing special. I think beers are around Kr50-60 for a half litre, so 5 or 6 quid. I'll do a more extensive study next time I go.

 Absolut Vodka is local though


Something No Different to Last Years Competition

Posted: 16/01/2013 at 09:27

Finally back in the game with a 5 mile interval session

ChallengeCheggers 204 
Drunken Goodhew 171 
Flat footed 165 
H0nk 150 
Rafi 139 
Richardsdrr 124 
Tired Badger 135.5 
Seren 121.35 
Hokori 121 
BBT 113 
Mr Zuvai 100
Muffin 90 
Saffers 91 
SuperCaz 84.8 
Khanivore 79 
JCDigger 79 
Iron Pingu 74 
Cat5 72 
MTH 71.5 
7755Matt 68 
maths 68 
Blue Peter 66.8 
VT'd 66 
Chris68 58 
Long John Silver 51.5 
OrangeCannon 50 
PRW 46 
Rob_Cooper 39 
Gladys 34 
Slug 34 
Cake 34 
Alibear30 32 
mikasa 27.36 
Ironwolf 23 
Paperman 23 
Trogs 21 
K9 20 
In the Blue 18 
Rocco 16.5 
JvR 9 
CR 8.5 
NV 5
SA 3

2012 in review

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 13:32

A bit of everything.

The Outlaw. What a great day
PBs galore.

Bike crash in Feb that I thought had ended my Outlaw chances.
Getting up on the morning of the Marshman and seeing the weather.
Motivation being very patchy since Outlaw.

Arse back into gear and do some racing.

Is triathlon a fleeting obsession on a personal agenda?

Posted: 16/10/2012 at 08:24

Interesting topic. I think that there will inevitably be a decline in triathlon at some point. Other sports that have gone through the same rapid boom have gone backwards eventually. Golf in the 80's had a similar level of, for want of a better word, "fashionability", and the proliferation of golf courses and popularity during that time is starting to reverse. There will no doubt be another "fastest growing sport in the World" along at some point.

For me, what Dreaming of Magic said is about right. Triathlon allows me to mix up my training, and as someone who gets easily bored with doing one thing that's the biggest bonus. If I'm honest with myself I only race to give me a target to train towards.

introduction and wannabe pirate

Posted: 10/10/2012 at 14:12

Hi irondreamer. 40th decade huh? FB is the man to mentor you then

Newbies 2

Posted: 10/10/2012 at 14:07

HI all,

Back again!

Nice one Suzanne  . A half marathon is an achievement to be proud of.

Welcome JH. This thread has been a bit quiet recently.Very sensible, steady targets. Good luck with them.

Slowly getting motivated and fit again. 9 mile run yesterday at a  very sedate pace, then ride to work this morning with a puncture at almost exactly the midpoint of the commute. Snapped a tyre lever changing the tube and had to phone home for rescuing. Mrs NV was not best pleased!

TI weekend course

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 14:56

I did a series of about 8 TI lessons of 1 hour each, and went from pretty much non-swimmer to swimming 2 miles in about 10 weeks. Never did much for my speed and I could probably do with going back for another course of lessons. I reckon the weekend one would be great.

I'd second what WW said about control and balance.

What's the difference between your IM swim time

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 14:12

IM swim 1:39 

HM 1:42

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