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End of Season Social 2014

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 07:11




PSOF 10th Anniversary Champs

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 08:56

Has anyone started to think about half distance races for a warm up in the middle of May?

Anyone done Beaver before?

End of Season Social 2014

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 13:59

Could someone post this on the facebook page as well, thanks.

End of Season Social 2014

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 11:58

I mentioned an end of season social to a few people at Outlaw and it seems to be well received so here we go.

Meet for a few beer in the centre of London after work on either a Thursday or Friday night in the middle of October. Date with the most names will win out.

Thursday 9th


Friday 10th


Thursday 16th


Friday 17th


Thursday 23rd


Friday 24th

Outlaw 2014

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 08:26

And you Pudge, I'm sure we will bump into each other some time.

Kaz - you seemed very calm.

Seren - Thanks for the breakfast Monday morning.

Great to meet so many old/new pirates as well as those I've meet before.

Outlaw 2014

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 07:29

Blue Peter - It was me and Toucs you were chatting to.

Should say something about my race now I'm here.

Its very strange wait for a marathon to start at an unknown time but this was made easier by chatting to Digger and Ultra Kaz. I had nagged Raf a lot concerned that he wasn't going to put the effort in but as promised he made it round the bike in under 6hrs a nice addition to Nursey 1:24 swim. I suffered from greater ambition than training for this run, I only joined the team in May so I didn’t have a lot of run specific training but I hoped my general fitness would give me a chance at 3:30.

There’s a great atmosphere at the begin of the loop out on to the lake with lots of support but nothing compared to near the finishing chute with the pirate massive. Its a nice flat course but the uneven and cambered surfaces can make parts of it uncomfortable as well as being narrow and hard to overtake along the tow path. The first lap of the lake and out and back felt fine and 8:00 min miles were ok but by the end of the second out and back it was becoming obvious that the pace was unsustainable I walk a long way through a feed station at about 19miles and struggled to pick up the pace from that point forward. Each walk through a feed station got longer and  the pace between them lagged. By the last lap of the lake i had to walk some of the bits between the feed stations as well. Finally got to the finish chute and was grabbed by Raf and Nursey who dragged me at a pace unsuitable for a person in my condition over the line. I’m just glad Nursey forgot her spare Kilt. . A quick massage, a bit to eat and a shower and it was down to the finish chute for beer and shouting.

As so many have already said the support from other Pirate racing and in the crowd (and even those shunned and forced to sit by the lake) is amazing and it makes the day. I’m looking forward to Austria.

The 2014 Outlaw feedstation/supporters thread

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 11:48

Thanks everyone for a great time on the feedstation on Sunday morning. Special thanks to the team of cooks and cooks helpers for the coffee and bacon sandwiches they really helped. Also the great team at the last chance table.... "High 5?!?"

I totally agree with the other comments regarding the junior pirates all of them joined in and helped so well, the pirate parents should be proud.

Dawn Shadow thanks for the lifts.

breathing whilst swimming

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 11:35

As Wildwill says you need to breath out the whole time your face is in the water. You need to breath out quite hard too.

The 2014 Outlaw feedstation/supporters thread

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 11:24

Dawn Shadow - Thanks that would be good, I catch up with you on Saturday and make sure we work it out.

Pirate Themed Greepers Laces

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 16:56

Got mine - Thanks Fegan

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