Woodhall Spa Sprint Tri

Got persuaded to do this by my husband with a bottle of wine on our anniversary!! This is my first tri and I reckon my bike ride will be the slowest of everybody!-I'm not confident on my bike. Is anybody out there doing this?


  • Hi Wakey. Skidpan said you were doing this. I have entered and it's my first one too.

    It's the swim I'm dreading the most. Look forward to seeing you there.
  • FS - What time have you forecast for the swim?
    Why are we putting ourselves through these disciplines? I'm not worried about the swim as long as I can do it slowly (like everything else!) but the getting out will be interesting!!
  • I can't remember. About as long as I put for the run! I think it will be breaststroke most of the way.

    Did you two go to the Lincoln Cycle Grand Prix today? It was fab. saw Rickster there. I guess you were probably at Lincs Track and Field with Sarah and Ian.
  • No we didn't as Sarah, JCM, Helen532 and myself went for a 3.5k run, 10mile bike ride and then 3.5k run. Why am I wondering why I am so tired?
  • Impressive stuff. I'm not actually running at the moment, so that sort of session is out of the question.

    I managed a 30 mile bike ride before going to Lincoln. Mind you, if I hadn't have had the boys, I would have cycled to Lincoln anyway. Are all the above doing the Tri as well?
  • Yes - but Skidpan isn't - he's on the finish line!
  • Yeah, I heard he had ducked out. He'll have to do the Spalding Tri instead!

    Are you doing the Wolds brick session tomorrow night with Lincoln Tri?
  • No - that sounds too serious for me! Anyway its running tomorrow night.
  • Blimey, not too serious I hope! I certainly don't intend to be taking it seriously, especially as I have hardly run since FLM!
  • It appears that most competetors are novices so youi will be in good company. There is a article on tri for beginners on the Lincoln tri website.
  • Hi JCM. That's a good article by Ken. Reassuring.

    Hope you enjoyed the duathlon on Thursday as much as I did.

    See you both at Lincoln 5K on weds.
  • I would like to have done this, but I've decided to do the half marathon instead.
  • SkidpanSkidpan ✭✭✭
    You could always do both Rickster.
  • Who'd be silly enough to do that?.....
  • During last years Woodhall half I was passed by a runner who still had his Tri number on his ankle, so obviously He had done both.
    If I did both I would probably need about 10 weeks off work to recover!
    I'm doing the half marathon, but maybe I'll do the Tri next year if they decide to hold it on a different day to the half.
  • i have done the woodhall 1/2m over a dozen times and this will be my frist tri(sounding like a pro already!).

    if i don't feel too bad i may enter the 1/2 on the day.

  • Hi Proper Bo, What club do you run for?
  • hi wakey, sleaford striders. are you in a club?

    i've just read my reply. i must have been tired last night. i meant to say over HALF a dozen times!-silly me
  • Hi Proper Bo, I belong to Lincoln Wellington. I've only done the half twice but I did it in 2002 with face-paint on my arm! Surely this counts as more ?!!
  • You are right rickster, there were a few last year that did both. Just as I erm, am thinking of doing. Possibly.

    Proper bo, we haven't seen your club mate fat bald bloke on here recently. Where is he hiding?
  • hi fat squirrel

    clive is going through the house moving rigmarole coupled with a new job role that has increased his work hours. he came to one of our club handicap races last weds and was in fine running form.
  • Cheers. I must email him. Is he staying in the Sleaford area? If you see him, can you tell him Terry says hi.

    Have you looked at the Lincoln Tri website proper bo? Have you been along to any of the sessions? I can definitely reccomend the Wolds Brick sessions and the Stapleford duathlons. Haven't plucked up the courage to do a time trial yet.
  • he is moving to the other side of town.

    my training is not going too well at the moment. ie:no time for swimming, about 10 miles per week running and taking my lad on the back of my pushbike every now and again.

    i'm glad this is only a small tri!
  • Oh dear. Doesn't sound good.

    My running is even worse than ever since getting injured in the build up to the FLM, and when swimming last week for the first time since October, I realised I am even slower than what I thought. Plan to have lessons before Spalding Tri to get technique right. The one thing that does seem to be getting better is the cycling!

    Don't knock cycling with the kids. I went out last night with my 4 year old on a trailer bike on my big heavy mountain bike! It was a good workout, and next time on my racing bike it should seem easy in comparison!
  • FS is right about the stapleford duathalons and the wolds brick sessions, although those hills in the wolds can be pretty vicious!! lincoln tri club is very friendly and has all abilities to people completein for GB to very novice novices. Is anyone going to the reccie on sun?
  • Sorry can't spell especialy after 12 & 1/2 hours at work
  • Very novice novices. I like that JCM. Definitely put myself in that category.

    I'll be there on Sunday. Should be fun!
  • SkidpanSkidpan ✭✭✭
    OK. So you've done the recce. You've had the practice swim in the pool.

    Are you ready for the real thing?
  • Bring it on! Sunday was good fun.Hope Wakey and Sarah enjoyed it as much as I did and thanks for guarding the bikes Skidpan. I cycled round the course again yesterday. Seems much harder when you are on your own!

    See you 7am Sunday then.
  • SkidpanSkidpan ✭✭✭
    At least you know you won't be on your own all the time on Sunday.

    I hear that some people are camping in the park on the Saturday night so that they don't have to get up so early on the Sunday.
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