A sea of Pirates on the 3.8K swimPre-race, the city was teeming with yellow and stamped with skulls and crossbones. The question ‘who are these pirates?’ was asked in 25 different languages. The roadsweepers, the shopkeepers, the motorbike officials – all had a wave and a cheer f...
Calm before the storm: Cath and co at the startFirst to say it was great to meet so many Pirates and everyone was really friendly and supportive. Pirate humour and camaraderie is really something which is in a league of it's own, but to be included in it as a newbie-triathlete w...
The calm before the storm: (from left to right) FB, Lindi, Ratbag, Oxy, Zilla and AndyIt's all Andy Collier's fault. His inspiring report from Ironman Florida in November 2004 threw down a challenge for the forumites to try their hand at this grueling triathlon distance. Seen as...
Shipmates: The Pirates arrive in forceOn July 8 the forum Ironman team (known as The Pirate Ship of Fools) weighed anchor for the fourth annual adventure. Forty Pirates – together with an army of enthusiastic supporters – arrived in sunny Klagenfurt to take on Ironman Austria. ...
If you don’t fancy 26 miles, or you feel it will cramp your enjoyment of the city, you can still enjoy some of the world’s best spring events. Here are five to whet your appetite.Lisbon Half-Marathon Month: MarchOne of the world’s best half-marathons and – with its downhill cours...
, December10. Amsterdam Marathon, October Marathon SenseThe easiest option for running a European marathon is to book a package with a tour operator who can guarantee an entry into a race. The following companies offer packages for UK travellers for many
, which I achieved aged just 28. From there, it was all about setting myself more goals. "I've got three moments that I'm very proud of. Running the most marathons in a year (87) is one - I had to fit the project around work; it was intense. I travelled
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