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Alistair Brownlee post race interview

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 11:37

On the subject of "celebrities not paying much attention to the ITU Final", I was on a little trot yesterday afternoon, just before race time, when Chris Boardman came riding past. Maybe he knew something we didn't? Unsurprisingly nice bike.

Alistair Brownlee post race interview

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 21:07

Barlos sold it to him for a sausage and a pint.

What does a virtual triathlon club offer you...

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 21:04
Lee the Pea wrote (see)
Blisters wrote (see)

Reading the forum keeps me away from training. After all, that's considered to be cheating.

Haha, very true

Hey VT'd! Nice to see you, haven't seen you about here for an age.  Seren and I missed you at Outlaw this year - no Celtic threesome!!! 

 

Lee the Pea wrote (see)
Blisters wrote (see)

Reading the forum keeps me away from training. After all, that's considered to be cheating.

Haha, very true

Hey VT'd! Nice to see you, haven't seen you about here for an age.  Seren and I missed you at Outlaw this year - no Celtic threesome!!! 

 

Ditto missing VT'd. Proper good bloke who makes life smiley.

Alistair Brownlee post race interview

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 21:01

Pathetic BBC commentary. How bloody obvious was it when Al's foot first hit the ground on the transition line that he'd spannered himself? It was immediately and painfully obvious. And yet none of their "funny sport" commentary team noticed it. We had to sit through Graeme Bell bumbling on about the rain or something. And then the commentator spouts...

"no sign of Alistair... unless he's already broken away".

Increasingly amateurish. Hey ho. Gomez. Class! The best triathlete ever?

which Ironman course is hardest

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 14:38
flyaway wrote (see)

As far as I can make out, this list is also generated based on the Pro results? Which doesnt really work that well for races like Wales, when arguably the best in the world will not be there.

No "arguably" about it, Flyaway. Isn't Scott Neyedli a part-time, semi-pro nowdays?

And agreed with you, Pingu. There's not any specific hills of note in Tenby, are there? That's not the challenge, There's just no break from the unremitting, miserable, grimmness of the thing.

10 grand worth of kit!!!

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 10:08

Must be a good "pre-loved" market from all the people who bought the kit, ticked the box, and moved onto Kite Surfing, or whatever else was the new fixation.

If you were going to have a mincing Half IM as your A race...

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 10:02

We did "Glamping" in a beautiful little site in the valley near to Bourg d'Oisans. All fringed with mountains. Lovely hot in the day and then cool in the night. La Ferme Noemie. Big cotton bell tents with proper beds in them and a separate gazebo with kitchen and dining table. Run by a british family that moved over there 20 years ago and stayed. All the little villages have swimming complexes that we can only dream of here in the UK. Nice restaurants in the town. So I only got into the Triathlon zone with all the noddies in their Kona gear and Compression guards on race day. Loved it to bits.

Did the longer of the two distances. I think the shorter one is an Olympic distance. Their long distance had an IM feel to it. Lots of fellowship and chat.

If you were going to have a mincing Half IM as your A race...

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 21:08

I found the Vitruvian dull as dishwater. Armed Forces champs, which packed the field with grim-faced and self-absorbed warriors who's training is helpfully funded by the generous tax payer. The bike route is lush, but the swim is a wrestle in sewage, the run's tedious and the goody-bag gilets look nice but fall to pieces.

Eirias in north Wales has a fun sea swim, a long, interesting bike route, but another uninspiring run. SA will tell you that they make the Powerade too strong as well.

Alpe d'Huez is jaw-droppingly brilliant, Gladys. Can't speak highly enough of the organisation, athlete care, route, scenery, atmosphere and challenge. It's also in the summer hols and, as I found out for myself, the locality makes for a brilliant summer holiday. I might do it again next year myself, so maybe let me know if you're in.

 

IM 16 - 17 hours club

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 20:46

So how many of the people who've put themselves on this thread as Lanterne Rouge candidates actually took longer than 16 hours? Not the poor folk who DNF'd... the ones who finished in 16-17 hours. I can think of Button Mushroom, Slag and Timmy, but I'm going to hazard a guess that the majority of folks who put themselves in that bucket either didn't start, or finished quicker.

What does a virtual triathlon club offer you...

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 20:38

I can participate in my virtual club whilst naked, scratching idly at my crotch and eating spare ribs. I'd be killed at my real club for eating spare ribs and not kee-twatting-nwa.

And the folks on here usually seem funny and irreverant, whereas my real-world clubmates are mostly dull twats. It's only on meeting my online clubmates that I realise that they too are mostly dull twats. But I appreciate their online narcissism by proxy.

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Like a bat out of Helvellyn. Anybody in?

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No-one loves them.... they don't care. 
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Who's in for a festival of pain, chips, beer and ice cream? 
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Re-run of last year's thread for anybody doing any 2012 iron distance race 
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Erm - excuse me! Just my post-swim flatulence

A strange, new affliction - surely not just me 
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