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Holkham Outlaw

Posted: Today at 10:45

Ironshas - glad you are sorted out. Sorry to hear about the ....stuff.

If anyone's interested in meeting up with Stickleback and myself on the Saturday afternoon PM me and I'll let you have a mobile number.

Holkham Outlaw

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 09:55

Anyone else who is supporting but not racing looking at the 10km race on Saturday lunchtime at Holkham?

Outlaw 2016

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 16:44

Yep - there's a fair few people at the blunt end of the field (including me) who change completely for bike and run.

Ironman 70.3 Staffs

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 15:47

Well done Sarge - and a great race report. Nice one for your first half-iron finish - its a great feeling!

Staffs 70.3 vs Outlaw Half - who wins?

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 14:48

I think the thing that comes out of Leeds for me is that when you commit to a split transition, you are far more dependent on the organisation of the event than you are with a single one, as they will need to help to move you and your stuff around. This is particularly the case if you are going up solo and don't have a support crew available to pick up the pieces.

So you have to be very sure that you'd trust them to be there for that, and deliver on their promises. Since IM were also responsible for Leeds, I'm not sure that at the moment I have that level of confidence in them. I can't see myself looking at 70.3 Staffs.

If OSB (who do Outlaw) ever put up a split transition event, I'd be happy to go for it. I'm not against the concept, as it can deliver a nice race route - as it did in Leeds. But you do need to have that confidence in the organisers, or you'll end up stuck somewhere with no phone, no money, and just wet lycra between you and the world!

Anyone doing Leeds in June (Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon)?

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 14:48

I'd still maintain that spending a couple of extra minutes in transition to get yourself comfortable for the next 6-7 hours is worth it. Knowing the rain was coming, I took the time last year to put my bike shoe covers on - and that meant I actually still had a pair of functioning feet by the time of the run!

Anyone doing Leeds in June (Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon)?

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 15:44

Paperwife was trying to get a few Pirate photos while she was waiting for me to get round to finishing my swim and actually get into Leeds proper - photos at for anyone who is interested. I've tried to just pick out the pirate ones, but there's a few of Flora Duffy in there as well!

Outlaw bike feedstation 24th July 2016

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 10:20

After last year, I'll take the tomatoes!

Anyone doing Leeds in June (Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon)?

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 10:19

I'll let them off everything except the bag thing. The rest wasn't perfect, but manageable. Some issues were simply to do with the basic layout - there isn't anywhere near the lake that's remotely flat to lay out a T1 that big, for example, and I don't think there's any other way of doing the finish line if you want to use the same finish as the pros.

I enjoyed the weekend - good races for the lad and me, loads of pirate support on the Sunday morning - and massive crowd support, meaning that was certainly the fastest I've ever run off the bike (20:30 for what was just under 5K in the end). Sorry I didn't get to actually talk to any other pirates (except for the guy who I high-fived with over the top of someone's head on the run!).

And both races in the afternoon were excellent.

I'm not ruling out going back next year - if they can sort the bag thing and tweak the rest, its a great place for a triathlon.

Anyone doing Leeds in June (Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon)?

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 12:33

C146 - apparently there's at least 6 pubs on the bike route. It could be a little longer!

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