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New Head torch recommendation

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 15:11

David - I have the Petzl Nao and really like it.  Burn time probably IS lower than advertised, but not by a long shot.  

You can buy replacement rechargeable batteries to use when they run out, to save you having to faff with changing to AAA (using the AAA batteries isn't a particularly elegant solution).

It is expensive, but worth it in my view.  I'm sure others will be along to big up other brands though.

Double Ironman?!

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 08:10
I have to admit, Mousey, I've eyed the brutal double before and it's on my list as a maybe for next year too. The distance and terrain are of equal draw, as is the very real prospect of a DNF.

Will be interested to know what you decide to do.

Pirate Champs 2016

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 09:09


I have to say, we were watching on the bike course for a while just opposite the penalty box and I have never seen so many people being given penalties - there was a consistent queue of about 10 or more cyclists waiting to receive a penalty for the whole time we were there.  I think alot of that will be because of the faff over the will it/won't it be a wetsuit swim, so people got caught out with the calf guard issue and with wearing nothing up top during the swim.

Pirate Champs 2016

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 08:53

What was he DQ'd for, Mallowpuff?  Was he another one who got stung by overzealous marshalls because he dared to get too chatty out on the bike course?

PSOF Championships 2017?

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 08:51
Schmunkee - The List Fairy wrote (see)

I thought the Champs was a toss up between Lanza and Lakesman so a little surprised that more options are being thrown into the hat to confuse matters further.

As Lanza is on the list I think it should be Champs

Happy with either of those, as I'll be at both 

Pirate Champs 2016

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 13:21
I'd guessed that might be the case Podds!

Weather looks to be easing, fingers crossed, and the dark biblical sky is starting to recede a little. Hope all are safe out there on the bike.

Pirate Champs 2016

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 12:51
Weather has now turned pretty grim indeed. Rain, thunder and lightening. Great to watch from the comfort of a bar - but will be awful to be racing in

Pirate Champs 2016

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 11:44
Some guy did it in just a pair of the skimpiest tighty whiteys I have ever seen. In fact his beard provided more bodily coverage than his swimwear did.

Equinox 24 2016

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 12:21
Good stuff, thanks.

It has been added to my list of possibilities

Equinox 24 2016

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 09:55

SIUBC - Do you know if this years event sold out quickly?  I quite fancy it, as it looked like you all had a great time from the pictures I've seen, but am still compiling (i.e. getting permission for) next years race calendar, so can't commit just yet.

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I see it's gone 5pm so the forum is left to disintegrate again.... 
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Apologies to all affected users 
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Is Sportcount still the best VFM option? 
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