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Same old competition 2014

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 21:04

Back in the spin shed

Awesome August

Stanners (274) (289) (305) (246) (324) (245) (325) 8
Long John Silver (59) (68.5) (114.25) (80) (119) (115) (94) 8 
Ironwolf (53.5) (48) (57) (92) (119) (90.5) (97) 5
maths (154) (185) (210.5) (143.2) (110) (126) (119) 4
Trogs (154.5)(74)(129.3)(103.4)(193.3)(156.2)(55.3) 4
Mikasa (44.6) (66.6) (8) (19.7) (66.4) (48.4) (19.26) 2.46

Fancy Name July

Cheggers (411) (404) (503) (467) (514) (559) 464 
Tired Badger (276) (283) (268) (271) (312) (405) 364  
Blue Peter (187) (223) (260) (293) (285) (348) 317 
Seren Nos (272)( 281)( 416) (411) (333) (400) 196.50 
TheBanksy (200) (175.5) (259) (232.5) (202.5) (255) 169 
Cake (121) (48) (144) (162) (207) (241) 199 
Rafi (195) (232) (152 )(0) (0) (0) 137 
Smiff Too (132) (140) (204) (154.8) (196.5) (201) 131 
Magna Carter (204) (234) (328) (212) (318) (314) 130.2 
Proven Rw (147.5) (142) (227) (300) (302.5) (270.5) 112 
In the Blue (15) (36.5)(26) (31.5) 51.7) (30.8) 43.9

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 20:54
Pudge wrote (see)
Cake wrote (see)

 Dear sir given that you and requested that these staffs have their job title as Project analyst and knowingly know that the system would use only use the first 12 character’s on all there information on the system unless it looked in detail do you really

a, expect us to treat you with any other than laughter and

b, expect us to be give you sympathy.

Tee hee

Same old competition 2014

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 20:38

More commuting; off road this time.

Fancy name July 

Cheggers (411) (404) (503) (467) (514) (559) 464 
Tired Badger (276) (283) (268) (271) (312) (405) 364 
Stanners (274) (289) (305) (246) (324) (245) 325 
Blue Peter (187) (223) (260) (293) (285) (348) 317 
Seren Nos (272)( 281)( 416) (411) (333) (400) 196.50 
TheBanksy (200) (175.5) (259) (232.5) (202.5) (255) 169 
Cake (121) (48) (144) (162) (207) (241) 199 
Rafi (195) (232) (152 )(0) (0) (0) 137 
Smiff Too (132) (140) (204) (154.8) (196.5) (201) 131 
Magna Carter (204) (234) (328) (212) (318) (314) 130.2
maths (154) (185) (210.5) (143.2) (110) (126) 119 
Ironwolf (53.5) (48) (57) (92) (119) (90.5) 97 
Long John Silver (59) (68.5) (114.25) (80) (119) (115) 94 
Proven Rw (147.5) (142) (227) (300) (302.5) (270.5) 112 
Trogs (154.5)(74)(129.3)(103.4)(193.3)(156.2)(55.3)
In the Blue (15) (36.5)(26) (31.5) 51.7) (30.8) 43.9 
Mikasa (44.6) (66.6) (8) (19.7) (66.4) (48.4) 3.5 

June 

Pingu Pongu (148) (158.5) (189) (200) (241) 127.5 
Golden Boots (96) (208.6) (215) (328.4) (316.55) 119.9 
Blue Steel (141) (103) (113) (105) (170) 65

IronMan Copenhagen 2014

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 18:57

SSnail - you don't need to be a club member to join BTF though it's slightly cheaper if you are.

whats next

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 18:21

Sprint tri in a couple of weeks time and maybe another in September.

Then work on getting my running back on form and trying to build leg strength to improve bike performance with long term goal of doing better at IM Austria next year.

Same old competition 2014

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 18:15

Easy bike commute

Fancy name July

Cheggers (411) (404) (503) (467) (514) (559) 464 
Tired Badger (276) (283) (268) (271) (312) (405) 364 
Stanners (274) (289) (305) (246) (324) (245) 311
Blue Peter (187) (223) (260) (293) (285) (348) 317
Seren Nos (272)( 281)( 416) (411) (333) (400) 196.50 
TheBanksy (200) (175.5) (259) (232.5) (202.5) (255) 169 
Cake (121) (48) (144) (162) (207) (241) 189
Rafi (195) (232) (152 )(0) (0) (0) 137
Smiff Too (132) (140) (204) (154.8) (196.5) (201) 131 
Magna Carter (204) (234) (328) (212) (318) (314) 118.1 
maths (154) (185) (210.5) (143.2) (110) (126) 106
Ironwolf (53.5) (48) (57) (92) (119) (90.5) 97
Long John Silver (59) (68.5) (114.25) (80) (119) (115) 94 
Proven Rw (147.5) (142) (227) (300) (302.5) (270.5) 90 
Trogs (154.5)(74)(129.3)(103.4)(193.3)(156.2) 50.7
In the Blue (15) (36.5)(26) (31.5) 51.7) (30.8) 43.9 
Mikasa (44.6) (66.6) (8) (19.7) (66.4) (48.4) 3.5

June

Pingu Pongu (148) (158.5) (189) (200) (241) 127.5
Golden Boots (96) (208.6) (215) (328.4) (316.55) 119.9 
Blue Steel (141) (103) (113) (105) (170) 65

Same old competition 2014

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 19:53

Outlaw swim

Fancy name July

Cheggers (411) (404) (503) (467) (514) (559) 364
Tired Badger (276) (283) (268) (271) (312) (405) 345
Stanners (274) (289) (305) (246) (324) (245) 301
Blue Peter (187) (223) (260) (293) (285) (348) 244
Seren Nos (272)( 281)( 416) (411) (333) (400) 196.50
TheBanksy (200) (175.5) (259) (232.5) (202.5) (255) 163
Cake (121) (48) (144) (162) (207) (241) 139
Rafi (195) (232) (152 )(0) (0) (0) 133
Smiff Too (132) (140) (204) (154.8) (196.5) (201) 131
Magna Carter (204) (234) (328) (212) (318) (314) 102.1
Proven Rw (147.5) (142) (227) (300) (302.5) (270.5) 90
Long John Silver (59) (68.5) (114.25) (80) (119) (115) 89
Ironwolf (53.5) (48) (57) (92) (119) (90.5) 86.5
maths (154) (185) (210.5) (143.2) (110) (126) 84
Trogs (154.5)(74)(129.3)(103.4)(193.3)(156.2) 47.1
In the Blue (15) (36.5)(26) (31.5) 51.7) (30.8) 33.4
Mikasa (44.6) (66.6) (8) (19.7) (66.4) (48.4) 3.5

June
Pingu Pongu (148) (158.5) (189) (200) (241) 127.5
maths (154) (185) (210.5) (143.2) (110) 126
Golden Boots (96) (208.6) (215) (328.4) (316.55) 119.9
Blue Steel (141) (103) (113) (105) (170) 65

Outlaw 2014

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 19:36

What a great weekend

Rafiki wrote (see)

Just thought I's tidy the list up a little bit:

Relay

28 Meldy’s Misfits!!! Total: 11:06:49
38 Trogs and Toucs book ending a guest cyclist Total: 11:17:59
4 Abingdon and vale Tri Club S Williams/ A Issacs/E Carter (Black Hat) Total: 11:51:09
15 Digger and the Divas Total: 11:59:32
51 John/ Pudge/ UltraKazaaaghKanga Total: 12:07:55
22 MC/Buttercup/MrsD TBC at Run 6/8
61 Bookie/Cake/Dawn shadow TBC at Run 6/8

Ohh ........ were we the first Pirate team home then .......  

I could argue that as team 38 ended up being a 2 person team, with Toucs doing the bike and the run, their 11:17:59 was a better effort

Ironman Austria 2014

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 08:59

Run
My watch was preset to a 3:1 run/walk which, before the event, I thought I’d be able to maintain even given my lack of run training.  That delusion lasted about 5 minutes.  Kept walking while I changed the setting to 2:1.  Nope, can’t even manage that so turned off the run/walk setting just walked. Through the park  thinking I’d get a boost from Happychap and Toucs who were bound to be on the lookout by the hotel.  Passed the hotel and not a sign of them.  Cue a mix of uncharitable thoughts and hoping they were both still in one piece and keep on walking. 

First feed station, lovely refreshing watermelon and some coke.  Keep walking and start trying to calculate what pace I need to maintain to beat the cut off.  Faster than I’m going at the moment; brain to legs, ‘run’. Legs to brain, ‘fur cough’.  Keep walking. Next feed station, perhaps something savoury.  Take a small, salty looking cracker, take a bite and wish I hadn’t as it instantly absorbs every molecule of moisture in my mouth. Slurp water and keep walking. There’s a pirate ‘arrgh, Pugsley’, brief chat, go pirate. Keep walking.  Greet pirates, chat to other walkers. Finally reach the turn around, check time and decide it’s time to try to speed up a bit.  Try 30s/30s run/walk; that works so stick with it.  Reach the hotel and hear a shout. Relieved to see Happychap and have a brief shouty exchange to hear brief version of her story.  (Last member of team Run to Live so now I have to keep going). Counting repeatedly to 30 kept my mind occupied and eventually I reach the town centre. Around the square and back we go again. Half way and time is looking better. The run/walk strategy had improved average pace from over 16:30 m/m to a more acceptable 15:15m/m which meant I should finish within the cut off, as long as I could keep it going. 

Slow and steady out to the far end of the course, round the loop and head back towards town again. Then it started to rain, light and refreshing at first, then proper wet rain. Turned down the offer of a poncho by one of the water stations on the way into town ‘cos I was still feeling quite warm but about half a mile further on, as the rain got heavier and the thunder started rolling around overhead, I wish I’d taken it.  Fortunately, in anticipation of maybe feeling cold as I got tired towards the end of the day, I;d tucked a buff and armwarmers into the pocket of my monaco so I put these on which improved things slightly.  Shortly after going through the town centre for the final time my brain rebelled and said enough and I physically came to a standstill. No point standing in the rain so started walking again and was joined by a cheery Irish volunteer who escorted me along to the last feed station where I stopped briefly to pick up a poncho even though I was wetter than I’d been when I got out of the lake and trudged onwards. Finally back through the park and the turn along the lakeside towards the finish. Tore myself out of the poncho and dumped it before summoning up just enough energy to jog down the red carpet.

6:37:45 – I’ve been slower!

And all that added up to 16:15:30 which was about 40 minutes quicker than I was expecting

Ironman Austria 2014

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 08:57

T2
Rack bike, waddle, deep breath and hold, visit portaloo, breathe, waddle to bag racks. Not many there so should be easy to find mine.  Hang on.  IT’S NOT THERE!!  Double check the few bags still hanging there. Nope. Check numbers on the end of the rack to make sure I’m in the right place. Yes. Look again. It’s definitely not there. Shit. 

Someone emerges from the change tent heading towards the racks clutching a bag and I can see my number on it. Sorry she says. She’s number 1084, I’m 1074. Panic over.  Into tent where this time there’s plenty of space. Sit down and take a deep breath. Brain is telling me it’s had enough now. Shut up brain. Change shoes, switch cycle shirt for monaco, visor on, take a quick drink and head for the ‘run’

14:00 – needed a rest

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