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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 11:28 am    Post subject: David McNamee IM Reply with quote

He seems to have adapted to IM very well. He has placed well in Kona in 2015 took a solid 3rd place IM SA this year. Now he has won 70.3 Mallorca. He must be pretty happy with more away from ITU!
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been around for a couple of years, IM UK winner in 2015 I think.

Flies a little under the radar but our best IM distance male ATM, swims in the front pack, can hang pretty well on the bike unless it really is ferocious and a very good runner off.

Can't see him breaking into the top 5 in Kona TBH, but will continue to pick up wins on the circuit and should continue to place 10-15 in Kona.

Joe Skipper would dearly love his swim pace....
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TRO Saracen wrote:
Been around for a couple of years, IM UK winner in 2015 I think.

Flies a little under the radar but our best IM distance male ATM, swims in the front pack, can hang pretty well on the bike unless it really is ferocious and a very good runner off.

Can't see him breaking into the top 5 in Kona TBH, but will continue to pick up wins on the circuit and should continue to place 10-15 in Kona.

Joe Skipper would dearly love his swim pace....


Agreed with all of that. On paper I wouldn't of necessary picked him to be more success than Will Clark (and dare I say Tim Don) who had better (then again maybe I should say longer not better) ITU careers. Interesting how some adapt better to the longer distances.
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skipper & McNamee are both late twenties, so potentially lots of time to consolidate and improve their long distance palmares. For me, he still holds the greater potential if he has a great day out (ran 2:38 in Roth).

How old is our other sub-8 man Will Clarke?
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flies under the radar a bit, was good to see him take the win.
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roscoemck wrote:
Flies under the radar a bit


Probably because he doesn't run around telling everyone he's the best and how he's going to smash everything and how his competitors can't keep up with him.

He just trains, turns up, smashes it and goes home to train more.
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PCP wrote:
Roscoemck wrote:
Flies under the radar a bit


Probably because he doesn't run around telling everyone he's the best and how he's going to smash everything and how his competitors can't keep up with him.

He just trains, turns up, smashes it and goes home to train more.


Yes, not the most prolific poster on social media, which is quite refreshing compared to some.
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
Skipper & McNamee are both late twenties, so potentially lots of time to consolidate and improve their long distance palmares. For me, he still holds the greater potential if he has a great day out (ran 2:38 in Roth).

How old is our other sub-8 man Will Clarke?


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
Skipper & McNamee are both late twenties, so potentially lots of time to consolidate and improve their long distance palmares. For me, he still holds the greater potential if he has a great day out (ran 2:38 in Roth).


Probably true, and the good thing is they both have time to improve.

Skipper has massive potential as a bike/runner but he always faces a dilemma after the swim: tear through most of his matches trying to catch the front group and hope there's enough left to fight for the win or stick to plan and move up through the field sustainably to get a guaranteed good finish.

To be fair he goes for the win, and takes the risk so is less consistent than McNamee. But Texas and Roth shows what is in the locker, so he probably has more potential. I think McNamee has won their head to heads so far (UK 15, a couple of Kona's?)

I'll tell him to get his arse down the pool then; he starts 2 mins ahead of me in the North Norfolk Wheelers 100 on Saturday... Wink
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's multilap, watch out for him catching you Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3 x 33 mile laps.... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TRO Saracen wrote:
Can't see him breaking into the top 5 in Kona TBH, but will continue to pick up wins on the circuit and should continue to place 10-15 in Kona.


I'm interest to hear your justification as to why he couldn't place top 5?
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SF wrote:
TRO Saracen wrote:
Can't see him breaking into the top 5 in Kona TBH, but will continue to pick up wins on the circuit and should continue to place 10-15 in Kona.


I'm interest to hear your justification as to why he couldn't place top 5?


Justification. You make it sound like he hit a nerve Smile
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SF wrote:
TRO Saracen wrote:
Can't see him breaking into the top 5 in Kona TBH, but will continue to pick up wins on the circuit and should continue to place 10-15 in Kona.


I'm interest to hear your justification as to why he couldn't place top 5?


Fair question. His bike is decent, but not enough of a weapon put him at the real sharp end of the race at T2 in Kona.

At IM SA Hoffman and Frommhold put 6 minutes into him on the bike after similar swim times, then ran low 2:40's. Only one race of course, but I can't recall other races where he hung with the real top bikers.

With the depth in Kona I just think that puts him too far back to run into the top 5, unless he has Lange like run in him.

Love to be proved well and truly wrong.....
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the same thoughts ref Kona. A lot of the swim/run whippets can tend to fall back on the bike, meaning they have too much to make up in the marathon. If you let the train get away from you in Kona, certainly before the turn, you're out of it.
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