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MarkD




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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:23 am    Post subject: MarkD's Alternative 2010 Ironman France Report. Reply with quote

Posted this in the IM France thread, but am thinking that this could well be my Ironman France Report, please see the link below.

They played the Black Eyed Pea's song in the last few minutes before the gun went off and the last song at night as the clock edged towards the 16 hour deadline.
It now sends shivers down my spine and puts me back on that stony beach in the swim holding pens.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDu27uYKxZw

Enjoy, and for those that are thinking of doing Ironman France, DO, because it will be A Good Night...
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers again for posting the vid Mark.

Just sat down with the family to watch it. I don't think the kids are too bothered about reading my report, but they quite enjoy sitting down listening to The Black Eyed Peas Rolling Eyes .
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice vid, you looked like you took it all in your stride.........
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good report...nice (and NICE) way of doing it!!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quality stuff, Mark. I will add a link to it on my blog.

It brought back the fun.

Simon
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bloody star mate....

Missing your company at IMA!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simon - please go ahead and add it.

FIM - That swim at IMA was out standinging.

Some out standing results this weekend.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great video.

You've got me thinking about doing Nice next year, looks fantastic.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well have decided that the video montage will be my IM France race report.
The other reports that have come out of the event have summed up the day that we all experienced very well.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark
Well done ,that looks great.
Good to meet everyone and enjoyed the race, bit slow for me aftre a poor swim tho.
Sai d that would be it for me after 5 IM and sore feet..............but have now entered IM Germany!
Any mountains there??
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great video!! Normally I find photo-videos boring but this was just superb. It made me want to do Nice next year (which considering my experience on Sunday's IMDE it a lot to say Very Happy )
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

awesome vid mate - well done brings back memories !!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quality mate - great "report" and really well done on your time. Nice is an awesome race & you've captured it perfectly. That song was this year's Lanza training music for me (France was Eminem, Lose Yourself). Glad it works for someone else. Well done again
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great video, also brings back memories for me. Why am I drawn back to this race again?
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