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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, then. For a change, I won't do a normal report. Instead, I present, "What I learned on my holidays in Norway":

1. 2:15am is the wrong time to eat breakfast.

2. You ought to be glad of an extra 20k on the bike if it means you can swim in 15.5 degree water.

3. When you jump off the deck of a car ferry, you go down further than you'd expect.

4. No, really, even further than that.

5. If you find an area of fresh water in a fjord, it's colder than the rest of the fjord.

6. It's really easy to sight on a bonfire at 5:30 in the morning.

7. People who include a section of seaweed covered boulders in the middle of a swim have a sense of humour.

8. Tri top, cycle top, arm warmers, gloves, gilet and windproof jacket may be just about enough upper body clothing for a northern hemisphere triathlon in August.

9. Geilo is pronounced "Yigh-lo".

10. You should put your handbrake on if you get out of your car on a mountain road.

11. You don't want to be overtaken by somebody who's driving a car while taking photos of a cow crossing the road.

12. A slice of ham rolled up in flat bread is tasty and easy to eat on a bike.

13. It's not good to start cramping on only the third climb of five.

14. Supporting an athlete in Norseman is a difficult job.

15. Salty fish can cure cramp.

16. 8mph on the flat is considered a good speed in a triathlon if you happen to be on the top of Imingfjell with the wind againist you.

17. Salty fish are in fact made of liquorice.

18. 42km is a stupid distance to run at the end of a triathlon.

19. You don't actually have to run 42km at the end of Norseman.

20. 11km is a long way to walk uphill at a constant 9% gradient.

21. When somebody calls a hill "Zombie Hill", it may be that the name is apt, and not just that person naming it for effect.

22. I am greatly in debt to my support crew.

23. It's wonderful to finish.

24. I am greatly in debt to my support crew. (Sorry, if I mentioned that already, it needs mentioning again.)
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was quick, nice report m8. In idiot attention span format too.

12. Well done for inventing the sandwich.

10. I take it the car didnt roll down the moutain.

3. Did your goggles fly off when you dived in, or did you just jump feet first, not that that would make you a wuss or anything tho?

18. So how far were the swim, bike and run distances then, compared to a common IM.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spike wrote:
OK, then. For a change, I won't do a normal report. Instead, I present, "What I learned on my holidays in Norway":

1. 2:15am is the wrong time to eat breakfast.

2. You ought to be glad of an extra 20k on the bike if it means you can swim in 15.5 degree water.

3. When you jump off the deck of a car ferry, you go down further than you'd expect.

4. No, really, even further than that.

5. If you find an area of fresh water in a fjord, it's colder than the rest of the fjord.

6. It's really easy to sight on a bonfire at 5:30 in the morning.

7. People who include a section of seaweed covered boulders in the middle of a swim have a sense of humour.

8. Tri top, cycle top, arm warmers, gloves, gilet and windproof jacket may be just about enough upper body clothing for a northern hemisphere triathlon in August.

9. Geilo is pronounced "Yigh-lo".

10. You should put your handbrake on if you get out of your car on a mountain road.

11. You don't want to be overtaken by somebody who's driving a car while taking photos of a cow crossing the road.

12. A slice of ham rolled up in flat bread is tasty and easy to eat on a bike.

13. It's not good to start cramping on only the third climb of five.

14. Supporting an athlete in Norseman is a difficult job.

15. Salty fish can cure cramp.

16. 8mph on the flat is considered a good speed in a triathlon if you happen to be on the top of Imingfjell with the wind againist you.

17. Salty fish are in fact made of liquorice.

18. 42km is a stupid distance to run at the end of a triathlon.

19. You don't actually have to run 42km at the end of Norseman.

20. 11km is a long way to walk uphill at a constant 9% gradient.

21. When somebody calls a hill "Zombie Hill", it may be that the name is apt, and not just that person naming it for effect.

22. I am greatly in debt to my support crew.

23. It's wonderful to finish.

24. I am greatly in debt to my support crew. (Sorry, if I mentioned that already, it needs mentioning again.)


25. People who enter the Norseman are complete nutters

Fowey should be a walk in the park (hills - pah!).

Well done,

Luke
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well done to all finishers
spike respect mate, nice one Cool
and like the report you may have started a new trend Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spike wrote:
OK, then. For a change, I won't do a normal report. Instead, I present, "What I learned on my holidays in Norway":

1. 2:15am is the wrong time to eat breakfast.

2. You ought to be glad of an extra 20k on the bike if it means you can swim in 15.5 degree water.

3. When you jump off the deck of a car ferry, you go down further than you'd expect.

4. No, really, even further than that.

5. If you find an area of fresh water in a fjord, it's colder than the rest of the fjord.

6. It's really easy to sight on a bonfire at 5:30 in the morning.

7. People who include a section of seaweed covered boulders in the middle of a swim have a sense of humour.

8. Tri top, cycle top, arm warmers, gloves, gilet and windproof jacket may be just about enough upper body clothing for a northern hemisphere triathlon in August.

9. Geilo is pronounced "Yigh-lo".

10. You should put your handbrake on if you get out of your car on a mountain road.

11. You don't want to be overtaken by somebody who's driving a car while taking photos of a cow crossing the road.

12. A slice of ham rolled up in flat bread is tasty and easy to eat on a bike.

13. It's not good to start cramping on only the third climb of five.

14. Supporting an athlete in Norseman is a difficult job.

15. Salty fish can cure cramp.

16. 8mph on the flat is considered a good speed in a triathlon if you happen to be on the top of Imingfjell with the wind againist you.

17. Salty fish are in fact made of liquorice.

18. 42km is a stupid distance to run at the end of a triathlon.

19. You don't actually have to run 42km at the end of Norseman.

20. 11km is a long way to walk uphill at a constant 9% gradient.

21. When somebody calls a hill "Zombie Hill", it may be that the name is apt, and not just that person naming it for effect.

22. I am greatly in debt to my support crew.

23. It's wonderful to finish.

24. I am greatly in debt to my support crew. (Sorry, if I mentioned that already, it needs mentioning again.)


well done Spike, I knew you'd love it over there!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toyota_Crown wrote:
That was quick

If only I could race that quickly Very Happy

Toyota_Crown wrote:
12. Well done for inventing the sandwich.

No, no. This was completely different. Flat bread, rolled up, you see?

Toyota_Crown wrote:
10. I take it the car didnt roll down the moutain.

No, but it did roll off the edge of the road and into a ditch. Fortunately, not my support car. Driver was in tears.

Toyota_Crown wrote:
3. Did your goggles fly off when you dived in, or did you just jump feet first, not that that would make you a wuss or anything tho?

For a start, diving is not allowed in tri so I jumped Smile . Goggles were between my neoprene wuss hat and official race cap.

Toyota_Crown wrote:
18. So how far were the swim, bike and run distances then, compared to a common IM.

God only knows what the swim was. I measured 197k on the bike and 42.75k on the marathon (we don't call it a "run" here).

Photos to follow...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Norsemandave. (Note the stubble length - it was longer by the time he got to Gaustablikk. Wink )


Gingeadams: "How far???"


craig7 & Spike: "We may be gone some time..."


"And this is where you'll be leaving the boat..."


Sunrise at T1 - swimmers on their way...


The support crew's long wait at T1


Spike in T1. A rare shot with no nudity.


Spike layering up for the descent off Imingfjell.


Spike: "Can I stop now?"


craig7's support crew (Diane & Sam)


Spike: "Oi! Keep your hands off my support crew."
Norsemandave: "She won't let go."


craig7: "Did you spill my Gatorade?"


Gingeadams: "Help, I'm surrounded by mad people!"


Gingeadams: "Actually, I feel quite at home."


Traditional finishers photo with Gaustatoppen mountain finish in the background ( Rolling Eyes )

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done for finishing guys!! Cool Cannot wait to see the pics.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pics. Appeared to be a few folks in T1 - so did a few of you swim together, drafting as a pack?

Spike wrote:

For a start, diving is not allowed in tri so I jumped Smile . Goggles were between my neoprene wuss hat and official race cap.

I look forward to seeing that wuss cap again at Wensleydale. In fact i was so impressed i've even bort one of my own now.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wanted to say a MASSIVE WELL DONE to everyone Very Happy I am truly in awe of you all.

In an age of mass participation, all singing and all dancing european Ironman events with cheer leaders and lazer shows Ironman IS becoming the new marathon. That's not to devalue the achievement of competeing a 'normal' event but you guys are really taking it back to it's roots and exploring the boundaries of what is possible.

Can't wait to read all the race reports, Spike's kicked them off in style Very Happy

thanks for the inspiration,

T.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could not agree more. Well done to everyone. Just looking at those photos make me want to be there. Awesome! Next year perhaps... (Thnk I said that last year?)

Well done and much respect to you all!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spike wrote:

Toyota_Crown wrote:
18. So how far were the swim, bike and run distances then, compared to a common IM.

God only knows what the swim was. I measured 197k on the bike and 42.75k on the marathon (we don't call it a "run" here).

Thats 122 1/2 miles ish in english money then on the bike.

And roughly how far was the swim Question

(short swim long bike would have suited me Mad )
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work guys - there's some better results up now: http://www.nxtri.com/upload/2007/txt/nxtri_2007_results.html
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done all!

Spike...I may have to keep you from talking to mountaingirl at Helwith Bridge this year or I might end up asking La Marquise for tips on being a a great support crew!!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guys

Well done, Norseman is a top race, one bad thing is the fact that you are not guaranteed to finish at the top of Gaustatoppen, the views on the way up to the top are possibly the best I have ever seen and definately within a tri.

Was it fog or snow that prevented the run going to the top?

Really would like to go back after a long day in 04 but the 'pot luck' of whether you get to the mountain or not is preventing me at present.

Nice tops from Craft ......

Well done again

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