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  • First post since October 2015. I must be serious!
  • I'm not adding myself to a list yet.  But it's looking likely....
  • funkin-baby wrote (see) Andras, Duda - you're right - I'm in an absolutely amazing position with 13 months to train for a single race.  Right now I am planning to be fairly sensible about the build up.  I might even get a book and think of some g…
  • i have no advice to offer here but would agree that little and often sounds like the right approach.  I often used a tempo trainer for my swims and when I start to fall off of pace I'd stop and rest, then try again.  As others have said, no point in…
  • I just wanted to wish everyone going out to race this weekend a load of good mechanical and bodily luck - whether you're going out to just get a medal or aim for glory. I'll be keeping a close eye on the tracker this weekend so don't let us down. …
  • SaintB wrote (see) i'll take it Funkin. Sorry to post again to the thread folks! SaintB - could you enable private messages on your Runners World profile or drop me an email at davidfunkincom. Thanks in advance.
  • Deal. I'll drop you a note tomorrow sometime (possibly late-ish). Thanks.
  • When Seren put the kit order together I purchased two monaco's - size L and size M.  The size L is just right for my (lanky) figure so I have a size medium sat here doing nowt. I paid £42 for each of the monacos so as its end of season etc. etc. I…
  • Andras, Duda - you're right - I'm in an absolutely amazing position with 13 months to train for a single race.  Right now I am planning to be fairly sensible about the build up.  I might even get a book and think of some general ideas for training. …
  • Thanks for the kind words all.  I've even managed to read a couple of the above reports which is pretty good going for me, with it being only a week since the race. Tired Badger wrote "The run is where the pirate kit comes into its own, loads of A…
  • Here's my monster report! Happy Friday all. http://rowerunning.co.uk/2014/09/ironman-wales-2014/
  • That was a tough old day. My hardest race to date (9th IM). Well done to all who got round. I smiled as best I could at any pirates I saw on the course and managed a couple of high fives. Race report to follow but I'm very happy with how my da…
  • Joddly - I'm sorry that things didn't work out for you on the day.  On the plus side I now know you can scream and shout as loud as Seren and seeing you a few times on the run to hear your (fishwife) calls was so appreciated. Thank you xxx
  • Full swim, Full bike and no running for me.  Looking forward to it. Weather permitting the pirate gilet will be out on Saturday. Feel free to say hello if you see me
  • I got an Adamo saddle a couple of years ago and get on really well with them.  Got a 'breakaway' first and then bought a 'time trial' for the posh bike.  Love em to bits.
  • Here's my write-up of Ironman France.  As per usual it goes on a bit. http://rowerunning.co.uk/2014/07/ironman-france-2014-race-day/
  • Ah, so this is why Harry Wiltshire didn't finish the bike.... https://twitter.com/harrywiltshire/status/483266672133144577
  • Here's a link to a video of some of the pirate finishers and then a few of the people from the final hour.  Enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1enfQ7FbHSo
  • That is a superb bike course. I loved it. I was very lucky to get dry roads on the descents from the mountains. The rain came as I hit T2.  So much so that I slipped on the matting and cut my leg up. The pain from that did help take the pain away of…
  • OFFICIAL POST RACE PIRATE SWIM TRAINING This morning.... 10:30am.  Any takers...
  • (UN)OFFICIAL PIRATE RACE BRIEFING AND PASTA PARTY ANNOUNCEMENT Meeting point is 6:45pm Friday at the Shuttle Bus stop. Hope to see some of you there.
  • FRIENDLY REMINDER ... OFFICIAL PIRATE PRE-RACE DAILY SWIM TRAINING* 8:30am Friday (and probably Saturday) down on the beach near the start/finish area.  There's a ramp down onto the beach with an area for people in wheelchairs to enjoy the beach w…
  • OFFICIAL PIRATE PRE-RACE DAILY SWIM TRAINING* I'm thinking 8:30am down on the beach near the start/finish area.  There's a ramp down onto the beach with an area for people in wheelchairs to enjoy the beach without trying to roll across the pebbles…
  • Golden Boots wrote (see) Does anybody know the best route to Monaco/Monte Carlo and back? Just planning a small ride on the Thursday morning as I'm told there are some nice views I'd probably be up for a scenic ride on Thursday.  Looking at …
  • I'd have a couple of pairs for sure.  Good luck to anyone who takes on this task.
  • Money paid and PM sent. Thanks
  • Just fixed a missing carriage return by my name.  Oh, and Flyaway - you've not put a size down for your monaco.  I don't see a size next to 'Thomas sharp' either for your shorts. Armwarmers  £20 Seren Nos x2 Evil pixie medium M Tri  medium Red s…
  • Just updated mine as I'd like two monacos instead of one. ----- Armwarmers  £20 Seren Nos x2 Evil pixie M Tri  medium Red stripe Duda Medium SA Monaco   £42 Seren Nos IronBlue  XL IGIT   medium Ewen lewis  XL Hofmeister bear  X2  large MTr…
  • Monaco - Medium
  • My road bike was a compact when I bought it. I didn't know what that meant. A couple of years later when I bought a power meter (two weeks before an IM) I got the cranks swapped over.  I didn't realised I'd moved from a compact to a 53/39.  I had no…