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WND it was the saddest part when I saw you half way round the run cheering all of us still out there on. I think our passing words were something like "Not your day mate? Not my day!" and I instantly felt so bad for you, sorry to hear what happened at such an early point in the day
But well done for managing to come back out afterwards, it was great to see you on every (I think anyway) lap just after getting a new band
waving not drowning! wrote (see)
imangine having to introduce yourself at races as something like pingu pongu
Like in Tenby this year when after not meeting a single pirate, a strange woman approaches me and asks if I am Shaun, as she is Pingu....
I still don't know how she knew me as I lacked any form of pirate attire..... *stalker alert*
I wouldn't worry mate, 'tis not all it's cracked up to be!
I'm guessing you don't fancy this run on sunday? btw there is an Evans sportive starting/finishing in Epping on Sunday as well... get your name down for the 90 mile version!
edit to remove duplicate post .. grr
cant do the run or ride this weekend mate sorry .. which one are you doing. or you gonna try both
The footage of the swim is amazing imo, yes the waves were huge and the swell was big but it was all perfectly manageable, I'm not a strong swimmer at all, slowest in my masters class and I absolutely loved the swim, would have happily swum another lap if it was required. Don't be put off by the swim.
Slag, I think on the first lap I went quite far out to sea between the 1st bouy and the 2nd and after that made more effort to sight. But tbh, I has having too much fun to try to be too precise!
CK, as FB says, the waves did make getting in and out quite difficult, I got knocked flat a couple of times, though not a problem, just made it more interesting
Slag - I'm just doing the run, hoping to get my running legs back in case I don't go long in tri next year
The swim - the best fun I have had in rubber in a long time
i loved the swim............brilliant all around..............even getting thrown to the ground before it started
Even I enjoyed the swim and my swimming is rubbish!!
I worried loads about the sea swim in the run up to this race, but really you just have to deal wth what's in front of you on the day.
It's got to be unlikely that you will be racing in the tail end of a hurricane!
Iron Pingu wrote (see)
GB, you not doing Outlaw?
CK even my swim was entertaining. i lost my googles getting knocked over at the very start and only managed 1 and a half laps without them. Once you get past the surf it's all good and the views back to Tenby are great.
next time i'll have another hat over them and spare pairs strapped to my arms and legs.
not planing on repeating the 12 hours of clapping others round this year my hands got quite sore. but i always find people supporting round the course help me along so it was good to pay that back.
the support at tenby was great i thought.
good to see GB i'm just gutted i didn't survive to see slag come over the line. clapping people down the finish shute in a soaking pair of jeans seeing the joy on peoples faces got to be hard work.
clapping people down the finish shute in a soaking pair of jeans seeing the joy on peoples faces got to be hard work.
alright i take the hint ..... i'll try and get round quicker next time
if you lose as much weight training this time as you did last you'll fly up those hills?
not sure 9 stone will be a good look for you though.