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staffs 70.3

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 13:28

Gutsy. And I'm not calling you fat, it takes balls to admit you were wrong.


Now you gonna show more by sucking it up and training better next time?

Nipping into the bushes

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 07:23
Big_G wrote (see)

That little episode ended up being about a 20-min mile.  I'm pretty slow, but not that slow!

If anyone can boast a faster time then make yourself known, or I'm claiming the world record for the "thousand metre curl-out" at 5 mins 10 seconds. 

Ironman Mallorca 2016 PSOF Champs

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 07:14

No but it's too soon to expect a sensible answer 


Edit: Maybe not! 

Ironman Mallorca 2016 PSOF Champs

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 13:26

Oarsum Ones

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 15:17

I voted for my three favourite pilots.

Amelia Earhart
Dick Dastardly
Pontius Pilate.

Haaaapppyyyy Birrthdayyy toooOOooo usss!

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 15:39

What is everyone's favourite Gin?


Major Disaster: Bombay Sapphire East
Little Sister: Brecon
Barley: Bombay Sapphire
TheEngineer: Tanqueray Malacca

Pirate Champs 2016

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 15:40
OrangeCannon kona-5 wrote (see)
IM maastricht??? August I think and an easy drive?

That'd be a treat...y.....

staffs 70.3

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 09:59

Thank you guys for your kind words. Good to meet you Banksy and glad you've got that ticket validated. 

SgtLard - sorry to hear you DNF. On the upside there's a whole year to train before next year's race, sure you'll bounce back. It's all a big learning curve, and we all had lessons yesterday!

EP - did you end your day after the swim?  Anything you think you could have done differently?

I had a bit of a charmed day on Sunday with regards the organisation. Got there early, saw some friends in the bus queue (they were just behind us). Our bus left promptly and full and we were at the start with loads of time. They were shuffled around and had a nightmare getting to the start! 

Felt pretty good myself but was severely hampered by pre-race nutrition - some big pizzas the night before did NOT sit well and my stomach was a nightmare from the moment I got on the bike. A quick pit stop in the woods at 11km into the run (sorry for anyone who had to see that!!). Then the lack of fuelling put paid to a fast finish, but was happy to hang on. On the upside it means I'm relatively fresh today.

staffs 70.3

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 09:04
PipRam wrote (see)

And.....ive taken to naming my bike today. Read somewhere on the Ironman Journey facebook page that people usually name their steeds during an ironman.


Ugh. It's a bike not a horse.

staffs 70.3

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 17:00

I'll be picking up some arm warmers and maybe some calf guards purely for warmth.

Daniel Phillips, 1761, Black and Red Falco V, Somewhere around 4:45 I hope.

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