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Equinox 24 2016

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 08:45

Sounds good - will look out for you! Staring at pouring rain at the moment and hoping that the BBC have got the weather right for tomorrow.

Equinox 24 2016

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 12:13

Any other pirates at Equinox this year? I'm there as part of a running club team - anyone else around?

I is a triathlete innit!

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 13:59

Nice work Zannie. Pity about the knee - but if you don't fancy crawling 26 miles there's always the option of joining a relay team for an IM, and just doing the swim or bike.

Outlaw 2017

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 13:34


Team Podds Lil Knockers: Podds, Iron Lil Sis, Knockers
Team Ironhens: Little Clown, Ironbaws, Lee the Pea
Team 42: citizen146, cake, mathschick
Team Pirates Angels: SuperCaz, Running Postie, SuckitupButtercup
Team Golden Girls: Red Stripe, Seren, Ghost
Team RunToLive/PSOF: Trogs, Happychap, DPS Dave
Team Rumalumadongadingdong: Hofmeister Bear, Mallowpuff, canIrunyet
Team Zee Dragon Ninjas (TBC): Soup Dragon, Ginger Ninja, Mr.Z  
Team Nicks Knobblers: Nicko, Craig, Dave
Team 'Cos We Arrr!: In the Blue, DaylightR, gas-man
Team FAT Pirates: Efffing Madness, Duda the Mutineer, Iain Love         

Billy No-mates Solos

Stickleback (Mrs Paperman)


Rubicon triathlon

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 13:32

FB - thanks for that - something I need to keep an eye on for events I enter (and possibly we all should).

First Ironman distance

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 11:47

Outlaw was my first, but easy isn't the word I'd use - as people have said, there's no such thing as an easy Ironman. It does contain less bike climbing than most, although I definitely used my small ring to get up Oxton Bank. Atmosphere was amazing though, both times I have done it - can only recommend it.

Another order for PSOF LG Tech T's

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 11:35

Pixie - we're at Equinox. If the shirts make it in time, that's #onemoreshirt for #onemorelap!

Another order for PSOF LG Tech T's

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 11:04

Hi  Kit Fairy

1 x men's M for Paperman

1 x women's XL for Stickleback

Doing the rest of the stuff now

Many thanks again!

Another order for PSOF LG Tech T's

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 10:34

And the Stickleback and myself

Mathschick x2
Iron Fraggle
Magna Carter x2
The Evil Pixie
Hofmeister Bear x2
Cotswolds Wolf
POdds (1 or 2 size TBC)
Booo x 2
Duda X2
Daylight X2
Stickleback (Paperwife)

Outlaw 2016

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 15:41

Out to the run, and the plan was to run between the feedstations and walk while actually drinking. It was still hot, and despite going through 7 full bottles on the bike I was still having to drink at every station - which was about every mile and a half. I'd got very bored with gels by then and was trying to work with Jaffa cakes and crisps, by my dry throat wasn't enjoying it. In the end, I went back to gels and water, with High5 zero to try and keep the salt levels up.

The plan was working well for most of the run - I hit the halfway point in 2:15, which was fine for speed, and although it was hurting to start running each time I was moving along well enough. I got back to the lake with 7km to go, and was looking for a good run time, when something went wrong, and my left knee decided it had had enough and it didn't want to take any weight any more. I'm still not sure why - it's not a problem that I have had before - but my back had been giving me a bit of gyp after the bike and it's possible I wasn't running as freely as I normally do (and anyone who's got an idea on that, please let me know!). I tried to walk off the pain and then get running again, but I got another 200m and it died again. Walking seemed to work, but running wasn't going to happen. I walked to where Andy and Sam were waiting, and told them that the last lap was going to be a bit longer. Glancing at the event clock on the way past, I had 45 minutes to walk 5km if I was going to break 14 hours. I tried to get my arms swinging and kicked on a bit, and hit the 1km mark with 12 minutes to go. Sam was waiting and we finished together, even managing a run for the last 200m down the deafening finishing tunnel. The support at this event is like nothing I've seen anywhere else. We finished in 13:56:47. Very happy, very dehydrated (despite all the water stops!).

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