Outlaw 2013

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  • The spread of food last year was rather good, I thought. 

    HPP has showers up the horrid steps and turn left, you need a code to get into the changing rooms. It's worth trying to find out what the code is from reception the day before. You'll prob walk past the changing rooms going to the briefing. 

  • The Evil Pixie wrote (see)

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    awesome! So far I have
    Dad - kidney removed for cancer Jan 2012, Jan 2013 told he had prostate cancer, Just finished radiotherapy
    Grandma - died of cancer
    Grandad - died alone in hospital I was the last family member to see him (both these grandparents were my biggest fans as a kid and traveled miles with me doing horse shows.)
    Mum - open heart surgery Probably with thinking about grandparents is it brings tears to my eyes - I never really cried when they died as I knew they were both in a lot of pain and it felt selfish when I knew they were better off out of pain. So in that case Cake at the end of my HIM (and also him doing airoplanes on the run)
    The marshal at the end of my HIM making me run the last 1/2m for ice-cream (it worked!) I'll keep thinking

    @EP, A few events ago, I was thinking about a friend who died of cancer and I wound up greetin so much that I had to stop and get my breathing under control. Great photo finish of pinched swollen and red face with snot running down my nose. My mate would have thought that was hilarious! I now think of happy memories, fun and inspirational things. I was reading a book on visualisation techniques that suggests you visualise yourself going through the chute at the finish, strong and happy, with all of your friends and family cheering and happy as they watch you finish. Any negative thoughts that creep in your head, just wipe them out like on a blackboards, and replace them with the winning thoughts of finishing image

  • So silly question. Where do we put change of clothes, shampoo etc Guess this makes a change to worrying about the race itselfimage

  • The steering headset from my bike always gives me the little bit of extra motivation when I'm feeling at a low image

     

     

     

    http://s4.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/450712/gallery/headet.jpg?width=350

  • love it Rafiki..............Mine is a little bit more me me meimage

  • fantastic rafiki

  • seren nos wrote (see)

    love it Rafiki..............Mine is a little bit more me me meimage

    Why doesn't that surprise me image

    Hope you've got enough room in your cooler for my beers on Friday!!

  • Southern Snail wrote (see)

    So silly question. Where do we put change of clothes, shampoo etc Guess this makes a change to worrying about the race itselfimage

    You should get three bags at registration. The first one you put your bike kit in, the second one, you put your run kit in, the third one you put your gear that you  take off before the swim and anything you will need at the end.

  • Thanks for the info on the bags Raf

     

    will you be there friday lunchtime to help put up my tent........If so i'm sure there will be room in my fridge for a few beers as i will only be using it for milk, sausages and bacon as i will be teetotal that weekend as i am an athleteimage

  • Should be there by 1:00 and I've bought a new camping chair, so I can sit down, drink beer and supervise you putting your tent up image

    And in case anyone else missed the location of Pirate HQ.......

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  • remember I won't be with the rabble and i have bought 2 new camping chairsimage

  • Love your headset Rafiki.

  • seren nos wrote (see)

    remember I won't be with the rabble and i have bought 2 new camping chairsimage

    I'm sure Raf can supervise from a distance image

  • Hi BBT.......are you joining us on teh campsite

     

  • BrokeButTri'ng wrote (see)

    seren nos wrote (see)

    remember I won't be with the rabble and i have bought 2 new camping chairsimage

    I'm sure Raf can supervise from a distance image

    Probably from the bar at the pub down the road image

  • Rafiki, loving the headset cap!!   Lee, I think getting your monies worth is the best attitude, I shall be doing that and stopping to admire the view on the run!

  • seren nos wrote (see)

    remember I won't be with the rabble and i have bought 2 new camping chairsimage

     

    Don't be so sure Seren

  • did someone say that you drive onto campsite, park car and pitch tent next to car?

    that means I can keep my bike in the car if needed.

    so nervous now, but cant wait to experience my first pirate outing and meet you all.

  • Just wanted to check, Rafi has agreed to put all our tents up, right? Raf, I'll be there for two with my tentimage

    btw, re the showering, I went back to camp site for shower afterwards.

  • TJ1004, yes park ur car next to tent and lock the bike up in car.

  • So Pingu, how many bikes are you taking, just in case... image

  • thanks IP

  • Yes TJ ... keep anything of value in your car until its time to rack and then it will be secure in T1

    Might also be worth mentionning at this stage, Pirates like to camp together and to be sociable.  Even the 'sociable' ones go to bed early on race night but if you do like a bit of peace & quiet on other nights then be warned that some voices carry louder than others ... another reason why we camp together!!   

    I shall now sound like a 1950's American Holiday Camp announcer 'Please be considerate to your fellow campers'    image

    Lecture over  image 


    Pirates Rock

  • pingu - shall I pack you a few spares??

    Symes, are you coming to Dottingham ??

  • tis ok, outlaw is flat, dont need gearsimage

     

    meldy, your prev post, sometimes I wish u could 'like' posts like you can on facebook!

  • Last shift of the week done image. Am having a wee nightcap

  • Go to bed !

  • still in for another 4.5 hours for my last shift of the week! although that is with an early finish. Love night shifts image

    Not long now...image

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