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cake have you manage to fit a bike computer to your bike yet?
Steve Ho wrote (see)
"IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR GATORADE BIG HALF & TRENTHAM TRIATHLONWe have now been informed by Staffordshire Police that the two coned filter lanes for the traffic lights on the course cannot be used. Although it was originally agreed and risk assessed, there has been an objection raised to the use of the cones and we can only follow the instruction of the Police and the Highways department. We are therefore operating a simple stop when there is a red light and we will record the exact time you are held up and deduct it from your overall time on the day.Although you may feel that stopping for a short period may be a disadvantage in breaking your rhythm, there are benefits to it also in that you get a quick breather, chance to take on fluids and food in an upright position, re organise bottles or yourself in a safe manner and stretch out any tight muscles you might have. With that in mind whether you get stopped at any red lights or not, you can use it to your advantage to make up for the break in rhythm.Look forward to seeing you on race day!"
SA I think that means you can smoke at the lights and get the time taken off?
Cake wrote (see)
Must remember to pack them in the bento box
They are also looking for marshals. You receive a goody bag, £10 for travel, T-shirt and pair of sunglasses.
Look on website for details and contact, believe they are desperate for help.
Just read the cut offs - think I might be struggling to make the bike but i guess I'll be so dizzy after lap after lap after lap it won't make thst much difference
I think Liverbird is marshalling.
I would help out but I'm trying to take photos so people will benefit in other ways.
Nam wrote (see)
I think Liverbird is marshalling. I would help out but I'm trying to take photos so people will benefit in other ways.
You not doing it now Nam?
*just passing by, honest*
I was on the way to see the in-laws for Sunday lunch, driving up the Eccleshall Rd (A519), and saw a couple of pirates, mid-cycle. Gave a wave and a shout - hope it all went well guys
It was fun will give a proper reporty later when I can fell my legs. Only bad thing was some fool shouted your going the wrong way when I got out of the water, causing confusion and need for chocolate.
It must have been me that you passed as on the last lap, someone leaned out of a car and shouted "GO PIRATES"
Think Richard123 would have been he other one as he was just behind me.
Thanks for the shout
my race report can be found at the IMUK training thread
Nam, can you send me some pictures, don't have acces to arsebook
Results are up
Great performance from Calf, 13th
Yep, that was me Frodo; startled at the horn blowing thinking it was going to be some miserable fecker moaning about all the bikes but when I saw a happy smiley face and someone waving it gave me a real boost - good one!
Good report SA and good to meet you at last. I'm feeling tired today and struggled on the last lap of the run so not the great confidence boost I was hoping for but I thought the bike and run courses were good let down by a really poor swim - having run around the lake now I think it would have been better to have extended the swim course and had less laps which would have stopped some of the bunching.
At the second turn I saw two guys(?) have a head on collision as they were both slighlty off line
One of then I think was Steve. He chatted to me for a bit on the first bike loop. Will do a proper report race report, once I’m off the phone to the nutter I’m speaking to at the moment. Very well done all round by the way for Sunday and nice to put names to faces. Anyone know who the other lady pirate was? LB said she saw two on the bike. One will be Mrs SA but who was the other?
The Silent Assassin wrote (see)
Certainly. Pics should be up later tonight and I'll mail a link here. You can mail me if you want any jpgs.
Results are upGreat performance from Calf, 13th
Didn't see another Pirate lady but there was a woman in a white two piece tri suit who said 'go Pirates' eveytime we passed on the run??
Ahhh, I think Steve mentioned it when we ran together for a while - still funny regardless of who it was
Yay yes he's 13th overall and 6th in his AG, but for some peculiar reason his swim & bike time isn't showing. Which is a shame cos the swim went quite well for once.