Pirate outing to Bala 2014

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  • Just had a look for Wales prep, son's 5th birthday on the 8th June so I'm out or shot by the wifey. 

  • I'm just waiting for final apporval from the other half.

  • May be worth going too abuse ST i miss our henley thread!

  • Whiz - I miss the banter from that thread too.  Raf misses the abuse so much he feels the need to text me instead. You booked in for anything races to close this season or open next?

  • I bailed after about 7 miles of the bike in 2011 after I stopped being able to feel my fingers, the wind was terrifying me and I saw quite a few other finely honed atheletes turn round, lol!!!!  Weather was hellish.  When it is warmer in the water than out, you know it isn't going to be a great day.  I've had smoother sea swims in rough sea than in the lake that day. 

    So 2014 weather has got to be better?!  Surely!

    Not sure if i'll do this - concentrating on running at the mo, but i'll come support if not.  It is on the list of things to put into next year's diary now image

  • I've always preferred the personal touch image

    But ST, just spoken to your misses, she said its fine if you wanted to enter - honest image

  • I bailed after about 7 miles of the bike in 2011 after I stopped being able to feel my fingers, the wind was terrifying me and I saw quite a few other finely honed atheletes turn round, lol!!!!  Weather was hellish.  When it is warmer in the water than out, you know it isn't going to be a great day.  I've had smoother sea swims in rough sea than in the lake that day. 

    Scottish jesse.. I managed to finish   image

     

  • Up here inthe Frozen Tundra we only get to start OW swimming around then, and it's erm, "character building". What's the water temp like in Bala then? I don;t ride well out of cold water and go on th suffer cramps

  • Youll be fine, the ice has usually only just melted in June

    http://rlv.zcache.co.uk/lake_bala_in_winter_wales_art_photo-r7c4425cbecb64217851bb96de1953f86_2f12w_8byvr_512.jpg

     

  • Beuatiful for Bala and Vile for Vitruvian .... thats what we used to say  image

  • and whilst we were on the subject

    Talk cropped up in the last month or so about the weekend training that we used to do in the Lakes .. it would be nice to do something like that again and then we wondered if a few days training in Bala with the race on the last day might be a good use of a few days.   We could do a couple of loops of the bike course, swim in the lake or the pool, lovely running country and a camp site that is tried and tested ...  Just a thought

  • Sounds suspiciously like a plan Melds

    Lee i remember you giving me a hand when i finished Bala that year I couldn't stop shiveringimage

  • I want to do this but cannot spend any more money until after the wedding, so we will just have to see how quick it sells out.

    Lee if you can keep the horror stories coming to put people off entering early I would be very grateful! 

  • Likewise .. but I dont think that it sells out as quick as it used to be all accounts. probably when we stopped going  image

  • Lol Hope!!!! If it helps, lots of people were treated for hypothermia that year.  In June!!!!

    Yeah I was definitely a jessie that year.  Lots of hardened Pirates (and others) managed to stick it out though.  My fav comment was from Waff as she cycled back into transition shouting "I don't want to be a Pirate, I want to be a Princess!!".  There may have been some swear words in there too image

  • St - I only have France booked at the moment... Probably the club duatalon early next season, then more than likely some kind of half ironman then France then 226 might add a sprinkle of random cycling CRITS in

  • Lee, Waffy's comment is Pirate gold! It makes me chuckle whenever I'm reminded of it. And she *is* a princess image

  • She wasn't very Princess like when I dropped my pint into her handbag at Outlaw image

  • Fnarrr fnaaaar image

  • So no one's actually entered have they? All talk talk talk!image

  • my monthly sporting entry budget us already used up, I'll enter next monthimage  I don't think it fills up anymore but I could be wrong.

  • Im not competing but intend to be there to add my little voice to the booming cries of Go-Pirate.

    Also keen to do a swim and perhaps a training ride on the Saturday.

  • Why not competing Barlos?  That's unlike you. Do you have a grander plan?

    I'm a definitely maybe but the race sock is a little depleted at present so I can't enter until at least the new year.

  • I just fancy supporting, ive done Bala 3x image

    Incidentally ive been to Bala 4x (supported once before) contrary to the weather the last 2 years in my experience it was always warm and sunny.

  • Fair Enough. 

    I've only ever been there in sunshine too. It must be our dazzling characters that bring the good weather.image

  • Thats it for sure.

    Arent we great image

  • image so why did it rain in Lanza then???? image

  • The sea was a bit empty and needed filling 

  • Boing

    Entries are open, get them in now to avoid disappointment image

    Not thinking of racing?  come along to support?  join a few for a training swim/bike the day before image

  • Should we start a list?

    Taking Part:


    Supporting:
    Barley


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