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Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: Yesterday at 17:02

Did a little brick session this morning , 10 mile bike followed by a 2.5k run and felt ok, got the Ribby hall Tri next Sunday so getting a bit of practice in

Pirate DIY Half IM 2014 - A hat tirck production

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 23:05

We will Mrs D, We will.   

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 23:03

My legs seem to  have recovered from the Manchester marathon now so hopefully they will hold out on Sunday at the  DIY half IM .I've not swum or biked since September so it should be interesting   might not do it all I will see how it goes.

DIY half IM

Ribby Hall sprint Tri

Decathlon Bolton Duathlon

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 22:43

Snowman Triathlon

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 22:36

Crooky,   I really enjoyed it even though it was tough, we had good weather and the sun was out but it was cold and windy up the mountain so be prepared for all weathers 

Snowman Triathlon

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 21:27

Me and Horse did this last year, we did the sprint option.

Its a great event but tough, swim is in the lake which was freezing, the bike was all downhill for the first 5/6 miles then undulating then its a long climb back to T2, its not a tough climb just a long drag, then onto the run, I would call it more of a hike than a run, its 2.5 k upwards  along a stream bed , over rocks , boulders, bogs  so there isn't a great deal of running ,more climbing finished up in the clouds to the turn and then like freefall down again. Take a windproof with you because it gets really windy the higher you climb. Hope this helps and it hasn't put you off.


first triathlon

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 21:13

Hi Mac, where are you based, well done for losing your cherry at Clitheroe. 

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 20:09

Cheers Guys,

I think I am wearing every bit of compression kit that I own  

DB, yeah, he pops up everywhere. How you doing mate?

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 19:08

A very painful Manchester Marathon, things were going well, we running 9'30" -9'40" min/mile pace then at 7 miles my back decided start playing up. I was struggling to keep up with Horse so I told him to go on which he did reluctantly. I then started to get worse but said to myself  "I'll  get to halfway and see how I feel"  I was now running about 800 mts and walking 400mts so I knew it was going to be a long painful day.

Well 13 miles came and went, I'll run/walk to the 14 mile marker, that also came and went and thats how it went reaching for the next mile. at 15 mile my feet were numb  and my calfs were starting to cramp, this I put down to my unnatural running gait due to trying to protect my back.

By now my run was getting shorter and the walking was getting longer and each mile seemed to take for ever  I was running like a duck, waddling sort of sideways. The only thing keeping me going was Cake was still behind me somewhere and the fact I have never had a DNF.

I was now into the last couple of miles and I couldn't run any more so it was more of a half hearted speed walk but it was getting me there. with 500mts to go to the finish , Cake came up alongside me and asked if I was ok and stayed with me for a few minutes then said  " I'm going on cos I'm no getting beaten by you"   Typical.  so with 200 mts to go Horse met me and gave me a big hug which lifted me off my feet and caused my left calf to lock solid "ooooouuuucccchh, so with Horse and Sarah ( Cake's wife) pulling and pushing my foot they eventually sorted it out so off I went down the finish chute, and finally crossed the line in 5' 42" unofficial time. 

I have never been so glad to finish a race in all my competing days. It was a tough day made harder by the fact I hadnt put the miles in due to injury.

Horse finished in 4'50" ish and Cake must have in 5 Minutes ahead of me.

A great event and wonderful support from the crowds and marshalls.

Training for a shorter Tri

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 21:35

Suckitup, I hope it does cos I'll be wearing mine, I will have Horse and Cake for company.  

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