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  Topic: Sony World Photography Awards
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PostForum: General   Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:02 pm   Subject: Sony World Photography Awards
Great variation in techniques... makes me feel a little better about my own lack of style in the swim
  Topic: Holding a children's obstacle course event
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PostForum: General   Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:18 pm   Subject: Holding a children's obstacle course event
I did a NSPCC fundraiser with my daughter last year that sounds similar to what you're trying to achieve. Google "Messathon" for some ideas. Climbing over hay bales, under cargo nets, big ...
  Topic: Cotswolds 113 June 2018
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PostForum: Events   Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:14 pm   Subject: Cotswolds 113 June 2018
Excellent advice Stenard, thanks. It was chosen because of the bike leg particularly - I'm alright on a bike (no where the distance yet but that will come) but I'm rubbish at hills. Will try to get ...
  Topic: Cotswolds 113 June 2018
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PostForum: Events   Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:01 pm   Subject: Cotswolds 113 June 2018
I know, it's early, but I'm all signed up to this as my first half ironman and am hoping, by starting this thread, that I can keep myself focused over the next 10 months...

First step - turbo order ...
  Topic: Road bike v TT bike
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PostForum: General   Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:35 pm   Subject: Road bike v TT bike
Will look it up, cheers
  Topic: Road bike v TT bike
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PostForum: General   Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:28 am   Subject: Road bike v TT bike
Ok, no new bike, got it.

Clip on bars - an investment worth making? And a skill worth learning? Given that I'm very much not going to be at the pointy end, and am currently slightly nervous on my ...
  Topic: Road bike v TT bike
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PostForum: General   Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:37 am   Subject: Road bike v TT bike
Definitely not planning on winning... my target will be not to come last Very Happy
  Topic: Road bike v TT bike
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PostForum: General   Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:48 am   Subject: Road bike v TT bike
Apologies in advance for the numpty questions that are about to follow...

I'm considering my first half ironman next year, probably Cotswolds 113. I'm slow, and this will be a once in a lifetime t ...
  Topic: Newbie swim advice
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PostForum: General   Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:11 am   Subject: Newbie swim advice
Agree - persevere with front crawl as it will "click" but remember there is no shame in doing breast stroke, or some kind of head above water doggy paddle during the event.

If you can get ...
  Topic: Thames Turbo Sprint 2017
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PostForum: Events   Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 9:40 am   Subject: Thames Turbo Sprint 2017
You could just try being an impossibly slow swimmer like me then you get a nice early start time Very Happy

Think I was about 6th into the pool when I did it...
  Topic: Thames Turbo Sprint 2017
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PostForum: Events   Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 11:39 am   Subject: Thames Turbo Sprint 2017
Didn't do it this year but have done it in the past & always highly recommend it. Loved that the marshals all called out your name, nice touch
  Topic: Ladies only... long distance tri clothing question
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PostForum: General   Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:12 am   Subject: Ladies only... long distance tri clothing question
It sounds like an all round recommendation for the 2XU - thank you - I will check them out.

With regard to bike fit, I'm overdue an upgrade on my bike and will do so before starting proper training ...
  Topic: Ladies only... long distance tri clothing question
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PostForum: General   Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:57 pm   Subject: Ladies only... long distance tri clothing question
Adds "broaden mind" to my to do list... I'll put it just above "learn to wee while cycling"

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  Topic: Ladies only... long distance tri clothing question
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PostForum: General   Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:22 pm   Subject: Ladies only... long distance tri clothing question
You mean doing the bike leg sitting on a cushion wouldn't help?!

I think we may be delving in to the dark depths of where lady bits and boy bits differ... and none of us want to go there... But I ...
  Topic: Ladies only... long distance tri clothing question
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PostForum: General   Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:51 am   Subject: Ladies only... long distance tri clothing question
I hadn't even considered the toileting issue (I have so much to learn...).

Great advice to get a two piece, and I can experiment with layering trishorts underneath cycling bottoms in training.

O ...
 
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