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The Vitruvian 2014

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 15:32

Hi Golden Boots - I'm guessing you'll be ending up in Oakham or Stamford if you are looking for a hotel or B&B, unless you want to pay Barnsdale prices (which is just about walkable from Whitwell, and would probably please the girlfriend, but might dent the bank balance -

Hotel in Oakham depends on budget - there's a few, ranging from B&B to pub B&B to a reasonably decent hotel in the Whipper Inn. I've been surprised for a long time that no Oakham hotel bothers to offer packages during the Dambuster or Vitruvian.

There's a circular Rutland Water bus ( that would probably get you from Whitwell back to Oakham on the evening of the day before, and if you give us a yell we can probably give you a lift back in the morning as we're coming from Oakham anyway. PM me if that's any use.


Dambusters Triathlon 2014

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 15:07

FB - sure - will look out for you next time. Are you doing the Vitruvian?

Dambusters Triathlon 2014

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 14:55

Sorry to hear that, buttercup - wouldn't have been a great race to do in a single gear!

We both finished - I had hoped for better on swim, but got a good bike in. Was carrying a leg niggle that decided to attack at about 4K on the run, and spent the rest of the run lopsided and wincing, which explains the poor run time (and the comedic finishing photos!).

Mrs. Paperman was never looking forwards to the swim (only just moved up to front crawl) and was indeed last out of the water (from the last swim wave start), but hoovered up a few people on the bike and a few more on the run. Is now after more swim practice so that bit doesn't hassle her quite as much.

Good to see MC - didn't see anyone else in pirate colours, presumably because they were far enough in front of me. Good weather, good race.

Dambusters Triathlon 2014

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 09:50

Definitely - see you all down there. Is anyone registering this evening?

The Vitruvian 2014

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 15:46

Was certainly waves last year - I think four in total.

The Vitruvian 2014

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 09:12

Course update - they've re-tarmacced the roads round a fair chunk of the course (Whitwell to Oakham and Oakham to Uppingham) so it should be a bit smoother. And nicely done it enough in advance that the loose grit should be cleared by race day!

First ironman

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 14:36

I've got a friend doing his first full iron at Enduroman next weekend - he chose it particularly because of the multi-lap nature of the routes. Anyone who's down there, say hi to Damian from Rutland Running and Tri!

When to step up to Olympic or standard distance

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 12:53

I agree wioth Cougie - my suggestion would be not so much more tris before you step up, but more bike miles. That would also help you get to the stage where you can drink while riding - as the distance goes up, that gets more and more important. I did 2-3 sprints before I went up to Olympic distance, but everyone's different on that.

another tri done

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 09:18

Nice one on Flashman - I did that one as well. That run was hard in the heat!

Dambusters Triathlon 2014

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 11:33

OK, OK, and me as well - I'm in. See you all there!

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