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great report stanners
Fab report stanners and a fantastic race well done. Also nice to hear I'm not alone pen rousing the family a year off!
Well done stanners, great report.
great report stanners.
SS I was at the feedstation and for some of the run I was on the left as you passed transition at the end of the lake - it was the only shady spot we could find
Great report Stanners - well done on the fundraising too.
I have created a gallery of images from the Outlaw at www.triathlon-questions.com in the BLOG section. I was an official photographer covering the event in a editorial fashion for One Step Beyond.
There are a few Pirate images in there but I will create a Pirate only gallery if you guys share, like and comment on the gallery on Facebook and Twitter etc. I am a Pro but trying to make it as a Triathlon specific photographer so want to get my work out there!
It was really inspiring seeing everyone race on Sunday in those hot conditions. I am doing Bolton in less than 4 weeks now and the reality of it all hit home!
Well done to everyone for competing!
David, good shout mate.
Stanners, cracking report and an awesome time.
Well done to everyone who made it, and commiserations to those who didn't. Sounds like conditions were horrific.... Particularly (as Stanners says in his RR) having trained through the coldest wettest longest winter on record.
Great report Stanners - I thoroughly enjoyed reading that.
Well done on a great race and cracking time. I'm sure you'll smash 11 hours in 2015 or before!
Nice Report Stanners,
David, a Pirate Gallery would be fantastic, good luck at Bolton.
I'm chuffed with how my day went, will do my report later.
Great photos David!
Well done and great report Stanners. When we chatted for a little and you then ran off to "stretch your legs" I was sure you were on for a sub 4 marathon, but that heat was brutal!
Thanks for the weekend all, pirates are amazing. Nice report Stanners, report will follow later off for some chill time with the family.
oh before my report.... A massive, massive, massive extra thank you to Ridge Back Max .. you saved my day
Keep the reports coming, in fact why is there only 1
Well done to everyone racing on Sunday, congratulations to all, sorry to hear that some peoples days didnt quite end up as they'd have liked but I hope youll be back to try again.I DNF'd my first Ironman, its always going to happen to some people whether it be down to bad luck, preparation or just a series of events that you have no control over.
"Thank you to all the pirates who looked after me at the feed station after I broke my finger, can't remember any specific names other than Little Sister, but thank you all."
I say - fab, fab, fab - report to follow
I've just done an hour of running round dog agility Legs feel way better than I expecte
Trogs - thanks very much for topping my various bottles up and having bike standing up and ready for me at the last bike feed.
Me..face - I checked my blisters out. Yours are definitely worse
''report' once it stops hurting ,and I have had time to read Stanners' report which seems to be very popular and a few pages back! Well done to all especially the fantastic support!!!
Very well done everyone who fineshed sunday and big hugs for those that didn't. I know from my own experiance last year that some of you are now thinking your have failed or some other b*llocks like that.
Please beleive me when I say you havn't!!!! Failier would have not being on the start line. There is nothing worse than some hairy biker pulling you off at a lay by or not making the cut off. But all of use regardless of if we where first last and didn't make it or somewhere inbetween had the braverly to aim hign and see what happens. Basically your all god dam hero's!!!
Speaking of which Flat footed and pixie thankyou for the PT from hell that last 2 miles and sorry for the swearing and most of all sarah thankyou for being you the last few months havn't been easy and some pampering is required.
Proper race report to follow as soon as I work out how to get some jokes in. But for now can I just point out that the last finesher was called claire and she spent the last 10 miles bricking it thinking she would come back to a empty finesh line. Told her every pirate she saw on the day would be there to cheer her on and you where. Why will always wear the yellow and black with pride and if channel 4 never show that it's there loss.
Ok long race report to come...please don't get too bored
to early to start the 2014 thread?
Really happy with the whole experience and the hardest last six months of my life emotionally and physically. I owe a lot to my wife Jo who has done more than put up with my tri specific conversation over this time and I will be more than making up for this to her. I don't think I could have done this without the pirates, every situation you come across in training someone has come across before and the answers are there on tap immediately. SA, your words helped me complete this and dig deep when I had to, you also made the pirate club seem very inclusive and this is how it should be and I am very grateful. The support at the race was phenomenal and was definitely a major factor in helping keep going forward. To anyone else reading this who is going long for the first time just remember you will go to dark places, but dig deep and keep moving forward and the feeling when you get through is beyond belief. See you all at the next one