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Outlaw 2016

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 12:19

Yep - the wife's after an entry to that one. Anyone else hammering their keyboards at 9am tomorrow?

2015 Water Bottles

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 11:14

I'll take two sets - we get through enough of the things! Thanks.

Outlaw 2016

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 17:12

Not much branded accommodation, but a LOT of B&Bs and small hotels along that coast. Check Hunstanton, Brancaster, Wells-next-the-sea. And some good campsites, as well as the actual event one they are setting up. Certainly a good location if you have a family to keep interested - sandy beaches within walking distance of the start, and a fair amount of other tourist stuff along the coast if you want to make a weekend of it.

As far as I'm aware, there's no Ford Capri in the lake, though. That may count against it!

Cant get rid of this itch! Another zero – Iron Man post

Posted: 04/11/2015 at 16:07

Outlaw was my first (and only so far) Iron distance, so I'll +1 that as well. I ended up shuffling (you couldn't call it a run) the first half of the marathon and alternating shuffle and walk for the second, but it was the first time I'd attempted a run over 13 miles. So you certainly don't need to be a trained marathon runner just to finish. I'm hoping to do a bit better next year!

I'd take run training slow and ramp it up as the weight comes off - its probably the easiest way of injuring yourself, and that drops you back into the I'm-injured-so-I-can't-exercise-so-I'm-putting-on-weight-again cycle. As Cougie says, if you're within range of Nottingham come and volunteer in the summer and you'll learn a lot about what goes on - I certainly wish I had.

Good luck with the training!

Outlaw 2016

Posted: 03/11/2015 at 17:24

RS - I'm hoping not. We'll see!

Where you racing 2016?

Posted: 03/11/2015 at 17:23

Monster Mojo
OutlawEquinox 24

For now...


Outlaw 2016

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 10:28

Have entered Outlaw again this year, in the hope of getting one without a monsoon season in the middle. Apparently, last year's had the worst weather of any so far. If that happens again, you can blame me, as I'm obviously a rain magnet!

Outlaw 2016

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 15:24

RTN - Outlaw was my first full distance last year, and the Pirates dragged me around it! Good luck with the training, and look forward to meeting you there.

Roadie vs TT bikes

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 11:15

The only thing I'd add (and most of those above have done a lot more of this than me) would be whether holding the more aero position for so long affects your running - may be worth some turbo/brick sessions to try and confirm that. No point in winning 5-10 minutes on the bike and losing half an hour on the run. I did Outlaw on a road bike with no aero bars, and passed quite a few people who had them - I'm thinking of adding aero bars on for this year and practising with them over the winter on the turbo.

None of which gives you the excuse to buy a new bike, so feel free to ignore me!

Outlaw 2016

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 10:10

OK - and me again. And its not going to rain this time, right?!

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