Trentham Tri

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  • cake have you manage to fit a bike computer to your bike yet?

  • I was hoping to do this one, this time around, but haven't made the progress that I wanted. I think I could have blagged the Oly swimming distance, with some extra work, but I'm miles away from the bike and run distances at the moment. Hope you all have a great time. I may pop down to watch.
  • Steve Ho wrote (see)

    cake have you manage to fit a bike computer to your bike yet?

    image No but managed to work out that Wine gums are the best for a Bento bag.
  • cake, you can pick up a profile design computer mounting bracket from wiggles
  • image Been a very busy few days mate so not had the time to look (trust me you don't want to know). Hopefully on leave from Wednesday or Thursday so going to pop by nice friendly trishop to see if they have one. Would rather buy from him because he's helped me out a lot this year. He did try to give me one with the tri bars but at the time I wasn't thinking straight.
  • thats cool to have a friendly bike shop as i feel some of the descent bike shops in manchester are slightly up their butts at times...
  • I same the world over. Parkbench if you pop by and shout people on we can say hello and get you signed up for Germany IM next year while your not looking? image
  • "IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR GATORADE BIG HALF & TRENTHAM TRIATHLON

    We 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? image

  • Cake wrote (see)

    SA I think that means you can smoke at the lights and get the time taken off? image


    Must remember to pack them in the bento box

  • Perhaps I should turn up with a set of temporary traffic lights, an official looking clipboard and a stopwatch... I could then set them to red for everyone but pirates and pretend to be noting down wasted time. image
  • 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 image  but i guess I'll be so  dizzy after lap after lap after lap it won't make thst much difference image

  • I think Liverbird is marshalling. image

    I would help out but I'm trying to take photos so people will benefit in other ways. image

  • Nam wrote (see)

    I think Liverbird is marshalling. image

    I would help out but I'm trying to take photos so people will benefit in other ways. image


    You not doing it now Nam?

  • decided against it, have enough on and don't need a bad race at the moment so concentrating on Cardiff Half and Nantwich on the way. image Calfie is doing the Oly,.
  • image Boo!! She's letting the side down again. image
  • Don't start. image
  • *just passing by, honest*  image

    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 image

  • image 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.

    Night night image

  • Hi Frodo

    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

    http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/forummessages.asp?dt=4&UTN=152089&V=6&SP=

    Nam, can you send me some pictures, don't have acces to arsebook

  • Results are up

    Great performance from Calf, 13th

  • Thanks, SA - my first ever Pirate spot, yay!*

    It looked like one hell of a hill you guys were cycling up - awesome image

    *Edited to add - first ever Pirate spot in Pirate kit (apologies to Cake who was spotted with bike last week image )
  • 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! image

    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 image

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    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)

    Nam, can you send me some pictures, don't have acces to arsebook

    Certainly.  Pics should be up later tonight and I'll mail a link here.  You can mail me if you want any jpgs.

    image

    The Silent Assassin wrote (see)

    Results are up

    Great performance from Calf, 13th

    Wow! image  Great news.  I don't think he knows that yet.  Will drop him a text. image
  • 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 image

  • I only saw one lady pirate and that was Mrs SA.  There were two?
  • http://www.fun2tri.co.uk/Trentham-new/results/2010/classic_male.pdf

    Yay yes he's 13th overall and 6th in his AG, but for some peculiar reason his swim & bike time isn't showing.  image  Which is a shame cos the swim went quite well for once. image

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