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Ocean Lava Wales 70.3

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 21:31

I am very tempted by this as it is local to me and certainly a fantastic place to cycle. Anyone got plans of doing a recce of the bike course and would like some company give me a shout. 

Bala Middle Distance 7th June 2015

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 21:30

Thanks for the confirmation that its a good race but so far not many others racing it ? 

Dave - if you already owe the wife you might as well race and just increase the debt?

Bala Middle Distance 7th June 2015

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 19:40

Anyone else signed up for Bala Middle Distance in June ? 

What could be better than a nice day out on a Sunday in Wales in the Summer ?

Any advice from people who are taking part or have done so in the past ?



Heart Rate Training

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 14:44

Gideon Levy - many thanks for your response. Will work with the 187 for now and test again in a few weeks. 

Is is this something that needs to be monitored and changes as fitness improves ?

Heart Rate Training

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 09:56

Sorry to hijack this thread but just a question about max heart rate. Based on 220 minus age it would calculate it to 176 (yes I know I am old) but based on max heart rate over 5k hard (ish) run it would be 187. (Two 5k runs and same result).

is the 187 a sign that I am very unfit and over exerting or should be the figure used to calculate heart rate zones ? i struggle to stay in zone 2 based on 220 minus age and using 187 would give a little more scope but I am worried that using the wrong figure would mean I am training in zone 3. Any help and advice would be appreciated. 

Time for a new bike

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 09:57
Thanks for your but one of the problems with my existing bike is that it's too small. Has Toby extra long seat post to get the saddle high enough and the handlebars are still too low.
Going to head to all the local bike shops today in the hope I have a few more choices but one the problems of living in West Wales is that I don't feel I have the best shops about - I should really travel further but then if there is a problem I have to travel again so I would prefer to buy local if I can

I was just hoping some others had similar problems and could advise me from experience.

Time for a new bike

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 23:09

Finally I am buying a new bike but as it is under the cycle to work scheme I am limited to £1000. This already limits my options but at 6 foot 4 I am struggling to find frames in my size to actually sit on them To try them for size and in fact have only found one locally that seems to fit and I was able to try. It was a 2015 Giant Defy 1. 

My question is does anyone know of alternatives for £1000 or under where they make a frame for someone tall with long legs ?

although I am sure a bike fit would be very useful if my only option is the Giant then it might be throwing away money that could be used for something else?

Thanks in advance for any help / advice.


Christmas Social south wales and west

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 21:19

was hoping to join you all but my wife has just received her December rota and informs me she is working which means I am on babysitting duties.

hope you have a good time.

Christmas Social south wales and west

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 10:20
I would be interested but could not say for definite until I get my shift pattern. I would vote for Cardiff as Newport is awful ! (I used to live there)

Fink Plan for half ironman

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 18:09

Thanks for your replies. Stanners I have messaged you. Duda thanks for the extra info and I have now ordered the book so it should be with me in a day or so.


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Discussions started by Tattooedwelshman

Bala Middle Distance 7th June 2015

Who else is registered ? 
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Time for a new bike

Options are limited 
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Fink Plan for half ironman

Does it vary much from full ? 
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Unsuccessful to get in VLM again !!!

Is it still five rejections and guaranteed the next time? 
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Recovery Time

How long do people take to recover from long distance events 
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Time for another list. Who is interested? 
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Anyone tempted ? 
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Tout Of Pembrokeshire 2014

Entries now open 
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Idiot's questions about pedals

Advice required for someone who really has no idea! 
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Last Post: 01/08/2013 at 11:09

So tired.......

Is it normal to feel this bad? 
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Last Post: 16/06/2013 at 19:30

Llanelli Standard Distance Triathalon

I am probably going to regret this but............ 
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Last Post: 14/06/2013 at 12:02

Ironman Wales Bike Course

Has anyone got the details? 
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Last Post: 04/06/2013 at 17:29

Dates for the diary?

If your diary what clear what would be the main things to add? 
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Last Post: 29/05/2013 at 21:51


Finding this forum extremely positive 
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Last Post: 26/05/2013 at 19:37

Ironman Wales 2014 - is it possible ?

Is 16 months enough time to train from relatively unfit to Ironman? 
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