Frowned on?

Hi all,

Gently working my way up the distances and now making my wife nervous about looking at the longer stuff.

But the question is - do you frown on folks running in the Pirate kit if they haven't yet completed a long course?

Main target next year is Olympic distance (incuding the Castle Series at Chantilly) and then 1/2 in 2015 with main eye on doing local iron distance here in North Norfolk the year after . . .(shhh don't tell me wife!!) and I really fancied running under the club colours.

I've looked at local clubs and they just don't flick my switch . . .

So, sorry if it's a dumbass question but if you want to know any more about me and what I'm upto then please shout.

I'll be hiding behind the couch now . . . 

Cheers,

Andy

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  • No - go for it. How else would we know you're a pirate ?
  • Hi One and welcome

    Thanks for giving us the chance to resurrect the should they/ shouldn't they kit argumentimage

    There are a number of (strong) feelings on thisimage personally if you are working towards an Ironman wear the kit that way we get to see you around and get to know you.

    Move over I'm coming behind the sofa as wellimage

  • Hello,

    You should definitely race your warm-up-to-IM-distance (your secret is safe with us - for now!) races in Pirate kit. That's what most of us do.
    What you definitely SHOULDN'T do is hide behind the coach between now and your race. Get involved, start chatting on some threads, make some friends, get a load of advice. The Pirates is more than just some recognisable kit - I know it can be daunting, but the best way to "become a Pirate" is to start posting as one.

    As an aside - do you already own kit? If not, I doubt another order will be going in until the latter part of next year, so you might have to borrow some for any earlier events?

  • I was about to say the same as Flyers .... being involved is as much the part of being a pirate as wearing the kit, although if you dont have any kit you might have to steal some  image

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     and where on earth is chantilly image

     

  • Wear it, you'll get thrown out of the race and banned from future ones if you run naked.

  • *nods* yeah.... He should know image

  • Seren I think that's the one in France isn't it?

  • Flat Footed wrote (see)

    Wear it, you'll get thrown out of the race and banned from future ones if you run naked.

    * Goes of to get cloth to clean tea of the screen

  • Wear it it's a statement of intent. Somethings I think we get to count up in what is a pirate anyway.

  • I was banned from wearing PSOF kit in a race yesterday, had to dress in a Satan (sic) suit image

  • Ooh I'm doing a satan run, where can I get horns from??

  • JPGoodboy wrote (see)

    Ooh I'm doing a satan run, where can I get horns from??

    cows??

  • JPGoodboy wrote (see)

    Ooh I'm doing a satan run, where can I get horns from??

    cars??

  • What everyone else has said, wear the kit get involved image

    If youre in the vicinity of London there is a social next Monday, people always say we're a friendly and welcoming group.

  • Fixed that for you.

    What everyone else has said, wear the kit get involved - just don't ever express an opinion different to mine or ever allow things to develop embrionically in a direction I'm not comfortable with image

    As it is.

  • It's "different from" and "embryonic". And a preposition is not a word to end a sentence with. image

  • Dustboy wrote (see)

    It's "different from" and "embryonic". And a preposition is not a word to end a sentence with. image

    image As a dyslexic can someone explain this one to me please?

  • it translates as "I did an English O level, and i'm pleased to have finally found a use for it" image image

    lets be honest.... its all prep for an Ironman on my 100th birthday
  • What's an 'O level'?

    *blank stare*

    ;)

  • Behave yourself Madame Mouse !

  • It was a proper qualification taught in schools, before standards had to be dumbed down massively for the yoof of today so they didn't have to deal with stress, failure etc etc., the poor cherubs!

    I've got lots of them! image

     

     

     

    (Probably, I can't actually remember!!) image

  • I have some but I cant remember where I left them    image

  • Bit like your dentures

  • Flat Footed wrote (see)

    Bit like your dentures

     

    Brave..... very very brave..... image

    lets be honest.... its all prep for an Ironman on my 100th birthday
  • Brave or stoooopid ..... you decide  image

  • i'll pin 'im down, you fit the snaffle bit...... image

    lets be honest.... its all prep for an Ironman on my 100th birthday
  • Blimey ... easy tiger   image

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