Tired Badger

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Pirate DIY Half IM 2016

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 16:27

Really sorry, I've not been on here much lately, life has been getting in the way. I've popped on to check when this is and realised that I'm now going to miss it as I have a family gathering that I "must" attend on the orders of those who must be obeyed

I've really enjoyed the last couple of these events that I've attended, and was really looking forward to catching up with old friends, making some new ones and also trying out my fitness following the running and swimming PB's for the start of the season. hope you can do another year so I can have another go.

Have a great time all, especially SA Mrs SA and Jordy

Sea swimming on holiday tips

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 13:27

Just as an update, I bought one of the chill swim floats and it worked brilliantly, I was able to run to the coast from the villa with a backpack containing the float my wetsuit and other swim kit. get changed on the beach and put the backpack and run trainers in the float. I swam for an hour along the coast and then had dry run trainers to put on for the run back. It was also great for resting on when I had just got through the breaking waves.

Sea swimming on holiday tips

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 16:57
Rafiki wrote (see)

Don't forget to swim on other side if you going abroad

I'm going to have enough trouble driving without swimming back to front

Sea swimming on holiday tips

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 16:55

I had thought about one of those pull tow floats, hmmmm another thing for the tri bag excellent


Sea swimming on holiday tips

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 15:45

I'm going to Vale Do Lobo in Portugal, I was planning on taking my wettie, unfortunately no hotel pool for laps. Family villa with a "play pool" Thanks for the responses I'll keep the currents and water sports in mind.

Sea swimming on holiday tips

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 14:08

I'm off on holipops in a few week and would like to keep up my swim training as well as run training. Any tips on sea swimming in a location that is not life guard managed?

I was planning on wading out to waist deep then swimming along the coast whilst my partner walked along side, I'll check locally for incoming / outcoming tide but I've normally just got in and swam in the UK, I think I'm only worried because of it being in foreign country.



Posted: 23/12/2015 at 12:07

That is a shame, it was on my shortlist his year but I decided on the cotswold 226. Hope you get something else sorted.


Posted: 06/10/2015 at 09:23

Yes it did go my way, thanks Dave I scrapped though with a 3:14:39. Chuffed to bits.


Posted: 05/10/2015 at 15:23

Now not so annoyed :- ).



Hi Mark,


Thank you for your patience whilst our race chip providers looked into your query.


I can confirm your details have been updated, these are being uploaded to our results page now therefore they should be active within the next hour."


Woo hoo, I hope this means its under 03:15.


Posted: 29/09/2015 at 12:22

Thanks E,M. I've done Chester a few years back, I dont think it was hilly but i do remember a bit of an uphill drag on the way back into the city. Its a bit close for me my legs are still sore from this Sunday.

I've decided to do the Autumn Shakesphere marathon in Nov, gives me a few weeks to put some decent miles in and try for a sub 3:10.

Organisers of the Nots race have sent my message to the chip timing company so we'll see what happens there.

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