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TriSam




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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't heard many reports with positive results this year! A lot of people struggled, was it different to years before? My friend managed to have 3 rear wheel blowouts before 50k on the bike, was it a really bad road surface? I don't trust her mechanic skills, but that's out of the ordinary

Well done to those who got through it, commiserations to those who didn't!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@griff Sorry you had an even worse day than me, but be proud you had the mental toughness to get through it.

I saw or heard a few people decorating the pavement and bushes.

PCP wrote:
My 1 positive for the day is that I got out of there with my life in tact.

One minute I'm doing 45mph coming over the back of Belmont, then as I hit the motorway roundabout at the bottom the skewer came out of my back wheel Shocked luckily my wheel just jammed and I had slowed right down. A guy found the nut in the road and back off I went.
I'd ridden 40+ miles with it loose!!


Jeez...it was only those pricks who pull right without looking that nearly killed me, but you expect that.

Did you see the guy face down in the middle of the road on the descent from Sheep House Lane? Didn't look like he was moving, and stuck with me all day. Keep meaning to find a Marshall and ask if he's okay.

Sitting at the awards ceremony, so ~#*$ thirsty still. Will it roll down 298 places...?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, well done all - it is an Ironman and things happen. Most people I know seemed to have unexpectedly bad days - long swim times across the board for a start, you have to do what you have do to reach the finish line.

The pointy end of AG's seemed very fast in terms of KQ; I do know a couple of fellas who blew completely chasing KQ as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wiganer wrote:
The route goes past my front door, so I just sat out with my camera snapping a few of the athletes coming by, then this abomination rode past.



It was a very warm day once the sun got out, but started with rain and a chill - the mistake loads of people made as far as I could see, was not stripping off their rain gear ... so many riding past with too many layers on, red faces and they would pay for that later I would guess.

Anyway, after the road was re-opened I chose to watch the Tour rather than go into Bolton, but well done all of you guys who finished and hard luck to those that didn't make it.

For anyone interested, I have posted up a short gallery of different type shots here - you may be included, you may be not - http://www.martinholdenimages.co.uk/ironman-uk


There is a great side-one 'critique my position' picture of me on there. 11th row down, right hand column.
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50TT - mechanical
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100TT - 4:47
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aero helmet with a peaked cap Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
Aero helmet with a peaked cap Laughing


Is that the only thing that you could find wrong with that picture? Shocked Rolling Eyes Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ran with TC for about 200m till he bounced off into the distance Laughing
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25TT - mechanical
Horwich tri - 2:11:12 (57/393)
Monster Mojo Middle - 4:44:50 (29th)
50TT - mechanical
UK Ultimate 1/2 - DNF
100TT - 4:47
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wondered where Wiltshire was in the podium standings, turns out he had a bad day too - DQd for littering!

https://mobile.twitter.com/harrywiltshire/status/886606280617598976
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Iron '16 14h30
Half Iron '17 7h39!, 6h28 '16 5h53
Olympic '16 3h18 '15 3h33, '13 3h36
Sprint '16 1h17, '14 1h40, '13 2h01
Half Mara '16 2h04, '14 2h07
10 Mile TT '16 00:26:30
Trail 10K '16 54:01 '13 54:46
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PCP wrote:
wiganer wrote:
The route goes past my front door, so I just sat out with my camera snapping a few of the athletes coming by, then this abomination rode past.



It was a very warm day once the sun got out, but started with rain and a chill - the mistake loads of people made as far as I could see, was not stripping off their rain gear ... so many riding past with too many layers on, red faces and they would pay for that later I would guess.

Anyway, after the road was re-opened I chose to watch the Tour rather than go into Bolton, but well done all of you guys who finished and hard luck to those that didn't make it.

For anyone interested, I have posted up a short gallery of different type shots here - you may be included, you may be not - http://www.martinholdenimages.co.uk/ironman-uk


There is a great side-one 'critique my position' picture of me on there. 11th row down, right hand column.


in the TriCentral kit and Giant bike ?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wiganer wrote:
PCP wrote:
wiganer wrote:
The route goes past my front door, so I just sat out with my camera snapping a few of the athletes coming by, then this abomination rode past.



It was a very warm day once the sun got out, but started with rain and a chill - the mistake loads of people made as far as I could see, was not stripping off their rain gear ... so many riding past with too many layers on, red faces and they would pay for that later I would guess.

Anyway, after the road was re-opened I chose to watch the Tour rather than go into Bolton, but well done all of you guys who finished and hard luck to those that didn't make it.

For anyone interested, I have posted up a short gallery of different type shots here - you may be included, you may be not - http://www.martinholdenimages.co.uk/ironman-uk


There is a great side-one 'critique my position' picture of me on there. 11th row down, right hand column.


in the TriCentral kit and Giant bike ?


That's it.
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2017 races:
25TT - mechanical
Horwich tri - 2:11:12 (57/393)
Monster Mojo Middle - 4:44:50 (29th)
50TT - mechanical
UK Ultimate 1/2 - DNF
100TT - 4:47
IMUK -
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tin Pot wrote:
Wondered where Wiltshire was in the podium standings, turns out he had a bad day too - DQd for littering!

https://mobile.twitter.com/harrywiltshire/status/886606280617598976


some of those aiming comments at the race referee calling them "a bit of a dick; overzealous; overly harsh" really - REALLY - should read the race info where it states clearly

"Littering will result in a disqualification"

unless littering is spotted by an official or a marshal or member of the event team, then other offenders will escape as athlete word against athlete word does not count. same as drafting offences - we don't have eyes everywhere.

and as a Pro, Wiltshire should know better as there are always more eyes looking at these athletes so infractions will get spotted quicker. he could have stuck the visor down his top and deposited it at the litter zone at the next aid station - it's NTFRS!! he only has himself to blame.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PCP wrote:
That's it.



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wiganer wrote:
PCP wrote:
That's it.




Thanks!
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2017 races:
25TT - mechanical
Horwich tri - 2:11:12 (57/393)
Monster Mojo Middle - 4:44:50 (29th)
50TT - mechanical
UK Ultimate 1/2 - DNF
100TT - 4:47
IMUK -
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fat buddha wrote:
Tin Pot wrote:
Wondered where Wiltshire was in the podium standings, turns out he had a bad day too - DQd for littering!

https://mobile.twitter.com/harrywiltshire/status/886606280617598976


some of those aiming comments at the race referee calling them "a bit of a dick; overzealous; overly harsh" really - REALLY - should read the race info where it states clearly

"Littering will result in a disqualification"

unless littering is spotted by an official or a marshal or member of the event team, then other offenders will escape as athlete word against athlete word does not count. same as drafting offences - we don't have eyes everywhere.

and as a Pro, Wiltshire should know better as there are always more eyes looking at these athletes so infractions will get spotted quicker. he could have stuck the visor down his top and deposited it at the litter zone at the next aid station - it's NTFRS!! he only has himself to blame.


Totally agree. A pro in any sport has no excuse for not knowing the rules of his trade.

I had the same problem with visibility...so I took of my shades and stashed them in my pocket. Disaster averted. No one is forced to wear a visor.
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Half Iron '17 7h39!, 6h28 '16 5h53
Olympic '16 3h18 '15 3h33, '13 3h36
Sprint '16 1h17, '14 1h40, '13 2h01
Half Mara '16 2h04, '14 2h07
10 Mile TT '16 00:26:30
Trail 10K '16 54:01 '13 54:46
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, some very tough stories here. Well done all for making the start and finish, and for those who didn't quite get there, hope that you have better luck next time. Just goes to show that you can think of everything but sometimes even the best laid plans plans can turn to worms. I guess that what makes people go back for another go.
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