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IronChamp
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Location: Poole (UK) / Nice (France)
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Tri / Duo Races 2007
 
7/5 Hart sprint - 1:12:23 (8:06,40:25,23:52)
20/5 Malvern sprint - 1:19:42 (7:57,48:15,23:30) - 5th supervet
27/5 Glos TTG sprint - 1:06:33 (7:58,31:46,26:49) - 2nd supervet! Very Happy
3/6 Weymouth Middle 5:04:26 (44:17,2:34:35,1:45:34) - 4th supervet
17/6 Windsor Olympic - 2:39:19 (35:29,2:23,1:10:30,3:00,47:55)
24/6 Nice Ironman - 13:29:05 (1:28:31, 7:20, 6:57:50, 8:15, 4:47:09)
8/7 Bournemouth Olympic - 2:36:16 (36:20 1:11:22+1:39,46:56)
12/8 Swanage Olympic - 2:43:13 (36:19, 1:31 1:15:38, 1:41, 48:01)
23/9 New Forest Middle - 6:06:50 (40:02, 3:08:38, 2:18:10) - 8th supervet
30/9 - Warwickshire Sprint - 1:14:07 (7:55, 44:42, 21:30) - 2nd supervet!

South-West region - aquathon championship
25/7 - 750m;8km - 48:11 (16:01;32:10) - 1st supervet!
Run Races 2007
 
1/1 Broadstone Qrtr - 48:09 [159]
4/2 Blackmore Vale Half - 1:41:36
1/4
Bournemouth Bay Half 1:34:53 [158]

7/4 Rotary Qrtr 46:22 [157]
15/4 Paris marathon 3:39:38
29/4 Nice Semi marathon 1:36:00 [159]
9/5 Purbeck 10k 43:10*
9/6 Inter-church 3 - 19:21
5/7 Aerospace 5 mile (4.43) - 29:51
5/8 Sturminster Newton Half - 1:44:26

21/10 Stroud Half - 1:35:30
4/11 Tewkesbury GF 5 - 33:49
11/11 Tavy 7 - 49:25
18/11 Wimborne 10 - 1:13:01
9/12 Christmas 10k - 43:30

Christchurch Runners events
16/2 club 10k - 43:26
16/3 club Half - 1:38:40 (1:14:38)
18/5 club 10k DNF
17/8 club 10k - 43:25
14/9 25th anniversary run - 21:05
30/11 club 10k- 46:36

Severn AC White Horse 5k series
17/5 - 20:12 [158]
19/7 - 20:08 [162]


Upton 3.5 mile summer series
15/6 - 23:14

HHH Airport 6 quarterly series
28/3 - 41:18
19/6 - 49:59
26/9 - 49:49
19/12 - 41:30


Boscombe Pier 5k winter series
5/10 - 19:43
14/12 - 19:56
TT Cycle Races 2007
 
29/3 Toddington 10 - 27:27
5/04 Wormington 9 - 25:52 [150bpm]
12/04 Toddington 10 - 27:47 [144]
7/06 Winchcombe 25 - 68:21 [145]
14/06 Toddington 10 - 26:12 [150]
12/07 Toddington 10 - 26:29
9/08 Toddington 10 - 27:01
16/08 Toddington 10 - 26:27
23/08 Wormington 9 - 25:35
Cycle trips 2007 (index)
 
23rd July 60-mile cycle to court case - my 5-day flood experience - TOP REPORT
30th June 22 mile charity ride - 28 years later!
28th May Tour of Wessex 130 miles - Day 3
30th April Nice pre-IM tour 180km
9th April Easter Monday century north
6th April Good Friday century+five south
Tri Results 2005
 
7/5 Hart Sprint - 1:09:12
30/5 Gloucester Tri - 1:07:10
5/6 Weymouth Middle - 5:17:30
19/6 Nice Ironman - 12:40:36
1/7 Bournemouth Oly - 2:32
14/8 Swanage Oly - DNS (broken arm)
Run Results 2005
 
4/2 Blackmore Vale Half - 1:45:24
13/3 Eastleigh 10k - 41:44
18/3 Christchurch Hilly Half 1:43:03
26/3 Rotary Quarter Marathon 43:59
3/4 Blandford Tri - 1:30:27
24/4 Shakespeare Marathon 3:41:12
28/5 Egdon Easy 10km (28/5) - 40:33
9/6 Inter-church 3 mile run ~19:15 (7th)
12/8 Christchurch 10k - DNS (broken arm)
Tri Results 2006
 
1/5 Hart sprint 1:10:20 (8:13,39:06,23:01)
20/5 Malvern sprint - 1:21:05 (7:47,49:28,23:50)
29/5 Glos sprint 1:05:17 (7:09,37:27,20:41)
3/7 B'mouth Olympic - 2:29:37 (31:36,1:11:01,47:01) [138,157]
13/8 Swanage Olympic - 2:30:39 (29:49,1:16:29,44:21)
20/8 IMUK 12:14:00 (1:20:51,7:27,6:07:53,4:04,4:33:40) [125,130]

B'mth aquathon series
21/6 - 300m;4k 23:50
12/7 - 500m;5k 35:11 (13:19;21:52)
26/7 - 750m;8k? 50:42 (27:08;24:34)
9/8 - 5k;500m 47:03 (32:27;14:36)
22/8 - 400m;5k 32:29 (9:55;22:34)
Run Results 2006
 
1/1 Broadstone Qrtr - 48:08 [? ave bpm]
5/2 Blackmore Vale Half - 1:43:39
5/3 Mad March Hare 20 - 2:44:16
2/4 Bournemouth Bay Half - 1:43:46
10/5 Purbeck 10k - 42:39
4/6 Poole 10k - 42:49 [160]
10/6 Inter-church 3 - 19:42 [154]
6/7 Aerospace 5 mile - 34:38 [158]
29/7 Swanage Half - 1:37:14 [(149]
2/8 Bugatti 10k - 46:05* [147]
6/8 Sturminster Newton Half - 1:43:50 [147]
22/10 Stroud Half -1:38:23 [164]
19/11 Wimborne 10 - 1:15:21* [163]
10/12 Christmas 10k - 43:50 [168]

Christchurch Runners events
24/2 club 10k - 45:47
24/3 club Half - 1:51:40 (1:21:43)
19/5 club 10k - 44:58
10/11 club 10k - 44:41 [161]

Poole Runners summer series
5/5 Upton 3.5 - 24:49
16/6 Upton 3.5 - 23:23 [158]
14/7 Canford 3 - 20:16 [161]
28/7 Upton 3.5 - 23:46

Severn AC White Horse 5k series
15/6 - 20:06 (160]
16/7 - 19:45 (158]
17/8 - 19:33 (158]

HHH Airport 6 series
28/6 - 42:01 [158]
27/9 - 41:21
20/12 - 42:50 [164]
TT Cycle Results 2006
 
6/4 Toddington 10 - 29:50 (159)
13/4 Wormington 9 - 28:51
27/4 Toddington 10 - 28:05
4/5 Childswickham 15 - 43:02
1/6 Harvington 25 - 69:22 (155)
8/6 Childswickham 15 - 42:11 (146)
22/6 Toddington 10 - 27:50 (139)
29/6 Winchcombe 25 - 68:22 (151)
13/7 Toddington 10 - 26:27 (148)
10/8 Toddington 10 - 26:14
Last Blog Posts
 
26th June 2011 - Boddington 50km tribute to George Dayantis
Boddington 50km tribute run
6th March 2011 - Mad March Triathlon (father & son warm-
Pembrokeshire half marathon trial - 12 Mar 2011
South Devon half marathon trail - 19 Feb 2011
2nd Jan 2011 - Broadstone Quarter marathon
30 Oct 2010 Gabrielle Malaika Champion weighs in @ 7lb 6.5oz

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24th June 2007 - Nice Ironman Part II (race day)
Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:31 pm IronChamp
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Awokke at 5am and headed to the main road at 5:15. Managed to hitch a lift with two guys who had just finished partying from the night before. Daughters managed to follow shortly in a low-cost taxi after missing the 5:55 train.

Spotted Andreas from Triangle cycle service team who ensured that my tyres were pumped to 150psi ready for the 2nd stage of the race. After the essential pre-race dump, I had a final drink before joining the others on the beach. I was genuinely delighted to see Keren as I headed to the start of the swim. I then discovered I was different from the others - I had left my numbered swim cap in my "street wear" bag. Not too worry, at least my daughters would recognise me in the sea.

Swim

Started well on the swim, but surprised to find my split was slower for the 2nd loop (41.5 v 47, as recorded officially on http://ironman.com/events/ironman/france/?show=tracker&y=2007&bib=1306). It was a bit choppier than 2005, and so I wasn't too disappointed at being 9 mins slower than IMUK in 2006, as I passed under the clock at 1:30:11 - virtually the same time as 2 years ago. I had managed to have a wee in the sea, but that was a bit surprising that I needed to go at all.

Bike

Then, after a slowish T1 as I got on my bike...shock horror, my tyres were soft Exclamation Perhaps getting them pumped to 150psi was too much (not that I can do that myself since busting my arm). Hunted around frantically for a pump cos only had one gas cyclinder, and the prospect of not even completing the bike loomed over me. Thanks to a spectator, I managed to re-pump my tyres to 130psi . Glancing at my watch, I noted the delay had cost me 7 minutes. My hopes of a PB were dashed.

The pressure was off as I knew that it was unlikely I could not achieve my target time. So, I settled for a steady start helped by a tail wind. Terrific views on the bike. Kept to a low heart rate all the way; max 148 on the long climb. The only surprise was the short first steep hill at Carros that I'd managed to miss somehow on my recce., otherwise had to stop at the 70km summit after 3:10 and use the gas cylinder to inflate my front tyre again. Should also have had a special drinks bag at the top cos I'd run out of water. Thx again to a spectator who offered me a drink of water.





Enjoyed the descents; but kept needing the loo. I didn't feel dehydrated but I did have a splitting headache - probably cold-related. Cruised into T2 after 7 hours on the bike but felt unusually drained. Inadvertantly picked up 1305 bag and so had to return to the rack for my 1306 "Run" bag.

Run

Deciided I mist learn something from this and started slowly on the run with the intent of speeding up. I was pleased with 1:05 for the first lap, but I was spending an increasing amount of time at each aid station every mile trying to keep cool. I couldn't seem to kickstart my pace without struggling for breath and so settled for 10+ minute miles increasing to 11-12 after half way as my IT band on my right leg tightened and my abs/groin strain returned to weigh me down.




Conclusion

So, mainly diisappointed with my near 5 hour run. Overall, I passed 180 cyclists & 106 runners, but the field was pretty empty when I finished in just under 13.5 hours. On the day, the bike & the lungs didn't cope, And recovery is still slow (last year, I managed an aquathon 3 days after IMUK.)

A bit disporited, I need to get "back on the horse" again soon when I can shake off this cold (might have caught it flying out as some reckon that flying is unhealthy with the recirculated air, with my resistance lowered by not sleeping the night before!).

At the award ceremony, I realised how poorly I had done overall (983rd) and especially compared to others my age. Difficult to stir motivation to do another one, but I'll be back... somewhere, somewnen.
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Race Plans 2010 - A(lan) & J(uliet)
 
January
17th - Rempstone MTB short duathlon
23rd - Portland Trail Half (A-2:05; J-1:55)

February
7th - Ryde 10 mile road run (A-71; J-68)
20th - Rempstone MTB long duathlon
27th - South Devon Trail Half (A-2:10; J-2:00)

March
6th - Clumber Duathlon (2:30)
14th - Mad March 20
28th - Bournemouth Bay 10k

April
2nd - Cheltenham to Poole
3rd - David Lloyd Quarter marathon
5th - Poole to Cheltenham
11th - Big Cow Duathlon
15th to 22nd - Lanzarote Training

May
2nd - Cambridge Duathlon
22nd - Exmoor Trail Half (A-2:30; J-2:15)

June
British 10k

July
25th - Ironman Switzerland (A: 13:14)

August

September
2009 Race Event Diary (with results)
 
January
1st - Broadstone Quarter - 48:26
24th - Portland Trail Half - 2:06:34 - 1st supervet
25th - Portland Bike Quest - 164 pts

February
1st - Mayhill Masacre - 1:16:36
20th - Christchurch Runners Club 10k - 42:31

March
1st - Cyclesport Mad March Bike - 4:25
8th - Mad March Tri - 58:07: 250m/15km/5km - 4:48(1:31)/28:00(3:01)/20:47
14th - Pembrokeshire Trail marathon - 4:21:15 - 1st supervet
15th - Pembrokeshire Bike Quest - 206 pts
25th - Airport 6 Handicap - 41:18

April
5th La Santa 10k - 44:34
6th La Santa duathlon (2.5km run; 14.5km bike; 2.5km run) - 51:48 (11:32; 28:22; 11:55)
6th La Santa aquathlon (200m swim; 3km run) - 18:23 (4:47; 13:36)
7th La Santa half marathon - 1:41:53
8th La Santa mini-tri (400m swim; 14.5km bike; 4.5km run) - 59:50 (9:18; 29:58; 20:34)
10th - Good Friday, Cheltenham to Poole via Cherhill, Wilton, Cranborne - 6:40
13th - Easter Monday - Poole to Cheltenham via Blandford, Chippenham - 5:21
23rd - Toddington 10 mile TT - 26:33
26th - London marathon - 3:38:03

May
2nd - Poole TT with Micah - 26:54
4th - Hart Sprint Tri - 1:09:40 (8:18, 37:45, 23:37) - 3rd supervet
7th - Toddington 10 mile TT - 26:32
9th - Exmoor Coastal Trail Half - 2:02:20 - 2nd supervet
10th - Stratford Sprint Tri - 1:14:26 (8:18, 44:37,21:31) - 2nd supervet
17th - Tewkesbury Sprint - 1:08:56 (8:31+0.56, 41:43+0:46, 17:00) - 5th supervet
21st - Winchcombe/Bishops Cleeve 25 mile TT - 1:07:02
23rd - Tour of Wessex - 6:00:58 - 11th supervet
24th - Glos Sprint Tri - 1:09:16 (8:24+1:23,33:26+0:53,25:08) - 3rd supervet
25th - London 10k - 43:44 - 8th in age group
31st - Swashbuckler Middle Tri - 5:08:36 (39:02,2:30:12,1:59:32)

June
4th - Wormington 8 mile TT -21:10
7th - Poole 10k - 42:12 - 17th in age group
11th - Winchcombe/Bishops Cleeve 25 mile TT - 1:06:44
12th - WNBR Southampton
14th - Bala Middle Tri (UK Ch) - 5:36
21st - South Cerney Olympic Tri - 2:30:59
24th - Handicap Airport 6 -43:00
25th - Staunton/Corse 14 mile TT - 40:26

July
5th - Ironman Austria - 11:46:18 (1:27:33 + 5:37:53 + 4:30:10)
12th - Upton Olympic - 2:47:11 (32:41,79:10,52:09)
23rd - Andoversford Hilly 19 TT - 54:50
30th - Winchcombe Bishops Cleeve 25 TT - 66:32

August
5th - Bugatti 10k - 46:02
6th - Teddington 10M TT - 26:09 (unofficial)
9th - Swanage Classic - 2:41:13 (35:50,1:19:25,45:58)
13th - Teddington 10M TT - 25:27
14th - Christchurch Runners 10k - 45:01
20th - Teddington 10M TT - 25:29
26th - Glos County open 1 mile - 6:07
27th - Wormington 8M TT - 21:17

September
20th - Littledown sprint - 1:21:33
23rd - Airport 6 mile handicap - 41:51

October
3rd - Cheltenham Racecourse 10km - 42:55 - 1st supervet
4th - Warwickshire Sprint - 1:11:19 (8:07; 41:55; 21:17) - 1st supervet
11th - Fast & Furious 2 Duathlon - 1:16:53
25th - Stroud Half - 1:36:38

November
7th - Dorset Trail Half - 2:26:06 (J: 2:08:44)
15th - Hyde Park 10k - 44:37 (J: 42:32)

December
6th - Rempstone duathlon relay - 15-mile MTB; 4 mile + 2 mile run
13th - Wyvern Christmas Cracker 10k - 42:32 (J: 40:24)
16rh - Airport 6 mile handicap - 43:11
24th - 3 mile Christmas Eve Fun Run
26th - Poole Round the Lakes 10k - 43:27 (J-41:04)[/url]
Tri / Duo Races 2008
 
9/3 Mad March sprint tri - 57:47
17/3 Club La Santa duathlon (3km run; 14.5km bike; 3km run) - 53:02 (12:03; 28:52; 12:07)
17/3 Club La Santa aquathlon (200m swim; 3km run) - 19:22 (4:47; 14:35)
19/3 Club La Santa mini-tri (400m swim; 14.5km bike; 4.5km run) - 59:27 (10:00; 29:00; 20:27)
5/5 Hart sprint - 1:11:26 (7:55;39:21;24:10) 4th supervet
11/5 Stratford sprint - 1:10:23 (8:06;42:01;20:16) 3rd supervet
18/5 Tewkesbury sprint - 1:09:57 (8:18,44:37,17:02) (SW series) - 6th supervet
25/5 Glos TTG sprint - 1:08:29 (8:06,32:29,27:54) (SW series) - 2nd supervet
1/6 Bealieau Middle - 5:15:48 (27:50,[3:58],2:30:30,[1:58],2:11:32)
22/6 Nice Ironman France - 12:30:14 (1:26:08,[8:44],6:15:25,[9:09],4:30:48)
6/7 Bournemouth Duathlon - 1:21:32 (22:15,[55],36:32,[48],21:00) (SW series) - 4th supervet
10/8 Swanage Olympic 2:40:39 (SW series)
6/9 Vitruvian - 5:27:32 (42:47,[3:38],2:35:38,[1:54],2:03:32) 11th/39 in J Group
14/9 Littledown sprint - 1:30:21 (8:01, 52:34, 29:46)
5/10 Warwickshire Sprint (as Superman) - 1:13:34 - (7:49,43:33,22:12) - 2nd supervet

Overall - 2nd BTF South-West 50-55 age-grouper :)
Run Races 2008
 
1/1 Broadstone Quarter - 47:59
13/1 Milborne 10 miles - 1:13:05
26/1 Portland coastal trail marathon - 4:30
24/2 Bourton 10k - 41:22
2/3 C'church Mad March Hare - 2:40:30
15/3 Club La Santa 10k - 44:56
18/3 Club La Santa Half - 1:43:52
22/3 Boscombe Rotary Quarter - 48:27
26/3 Airport 6 mile h'cap - 42:31
30/3 B'mouth Bay Half - 1:35:12
12/4 Exmoor Coastal Trail Half - 2:36:43
20/4 Nice Semi-marathon - 1:39:12
16/5 Christchurch Runners 10k - 42:15
3/7 Aerospace 5 mile - 34:07
17/7 White Horse 5km - 20:12
3/8 Sturminster Newton Half - 1:41:12
6/8 Bugatti Beer 10k - 49:06
17/10 Boscombe 5k - 20:37
26/10 Stroud Half - 1:37:57
9/11 Nice-Cannes marathon - 4:06:41 - as superman!
7/12 Christmas 10k - 45:00
TT Cycle Races 2008
 
3/4 - Wormington 8 - 21:17 PB
17/4 - Wormington 8 - 22:00
1/5 - Wormington 8*2=16 - 42:48 (20:55)
8/5 - Teddington 10 - 25:45 PB
15/5 - Winchcombe 25 - 67:00 PB
25/5 - Tour of Wessex (day 1) 95 - 5:46:46
29/5 - Childswickham 15 - 40:30 PB
10/7 - Teddington 10 - 25:03 smashed PB by 42 seconds!!
24/7 - Andoverford Hilly 19 - 52:59 PB
31/7 - Winchcombe 25 - 66:12 PB
7/8 - Teddington 10 - 25:31
14/8 - Teddington 10 - 25:27
21/8 - Teddington 10 - 24:58 PB
28/8 - Wormington 8 - 20:30 PB
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