Author Topic: The Triathlon Thread  (Read 57039 times)

citoyen

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Re: The Triathlon Thread
« Reply #375 on: June 03, 2013, 10:28:57 am »
Nice one, JJ. 301/690 is a long way from last!

What were the distances? And do you know what your splits were?

JJ

Re: The Triathlon Thread
« Reply #376 on: June 03, 2013, 11:21:42 pm »
Cheers Citoyen,
The distances were 10, 87, 20.  My overall  was 5:39:15 and the splits  are there, but the results site is a bit impenetrable.  They amount to last-in-AG, catch-up-a-lot, lose-it-again!

Just home now.  Legs hurt.  A LOT!

citoyen

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Re: The Triathlon Thread
« Reply #377 on: June 03, 2013, 11:33:12 pm »
Well, I know I would have been pretty pleased with that overall time myself.  :thumbsup:

citoyen

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Re: The Triathlon Thread
« Reply #378 on: July 27, 2013, 11:08:17 pm »
"David. Swim 00:37:36, Bike 01:14:38, Run 00:58:23, Total 02:57:05. Congratulations from the Virgin Active London Triathlon!"

Man, that was tough. Stifling humidity - could have done with an oxygen mask at the end. Was hoping to go quicker on bike and run but pleased overall - primary target was sub 3hrs so mission accomplished.

JJ

Re: The Triathlon Thread
« Reply #379 on: July 30, 2013, 02:15:22 pm »
"David. Swim 00:37:36, Bike 01:14:38, Run 00:58:23, Total 02:57:05. Congratulations from the Virgin Active London Triathlon!"

And from me, and from  me!

jogler

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Re: The Triathlon Thread
« Reply #380 on: August 03, 2013, 12:48:28 pm »
On British Euro Sport (Sky 410) right now.....
inaugural British Triathlon Championships staged in Liverpool.

JJ

Re: The Triathlon Thread
« Reply #381 on: August 30, 2013, 02:23:06 pm »
Anyone else going to be at Challenge Henley?

JJ

Re: The Triathlon Thread
« Reply #382 on: September 10, 2013, 11:08:13 am »
For the record:  A year's training, new wheels and a second-hand pointy hat resulted in....1 minute gained!  11:33:07, 6th in age group, 75th overall, and now I ache.

A word of thanks, however, to Father Thames for his contribution to my weight loss programme.

citoyen

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Re: The Triathlon Thread
« Reply #383 on: September 10, 2013, 12:43:31 pm »
For the record:  A year's training, new wheels and a second-hand pointy hat resulted in....1 minute gained!  11:33:07, 6th in age group, 75th overall, and now I ache.

Marginal gains!  ;D

Well done!

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A word of thanks, however, to Father Thames for his contribution to my weight loss programme.

Mmmm! Sounds lovely.

I'm amazed I didn't come down with anything after the London Tri - the water in the docks was like pea soup.

Pippa

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Re: The Triathlon Thread
« Reply #384 on: February 17, 2014, 03:17:31 pm »
Just spotted this on faceache, was posted an hour ago by London Triathlon

 :-\ >:(

Quote from: London Triathlon
URGENT!

Following the London Bike Show, TRI UK had two vans stolen containing approx £250,000 worth of top end bikes, frames and triathlon equipment! The hire vans were stolen from the Travel Lodge Excel car park at approx 1.58am on Monday 17th Feb.

Both vans had tracking devices on them. The tracking company located one of the vans on Newham Way, Newham, London. The Police managed to locate the vehicle but have now since lost it. The other van has not been located at all.

Many of the bikes stolen are extremely limited in supply. A number of the bikes are literally the only ones available in the UK. TRI UK are asking all cyclists, cycle stores and any other interested parties to contact them if they have any information regarding the vans or the stock. A reward of up to £100,000 is being offered by TRI UK for information that leads to the recovery of all of their stock.

Van details: Ford Transit Luton Box vans with ‘Dorset Vehicle Rentals’ in green decals. Registrations numbers: DY12 FJF and DV61 DJE.

Please contact ali@triuk.com or call the TRI UK store on 01935 414142 or dial 999

mattc

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Re: The Triathlon Thread
« Reply #385 on: February 17, 2014, 03:31:06 pm »
I'd like to know who made the tracking devices.
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Re: The Triathlon Thread
« Reply #386 on: May 25, 2016, 06:53:21 pm »
IM Wales in September. Ho hum.

[EDIT]

Swim doesn't bother me. I'm doing 8k-10k a week in the pool already and can happily do 5k of pull at 1:50/100m so I'm expecting 1h15-1h20. Have done sea swimming in the past, and also open water, but I'll be going to Shepperton Lake this summer to remind myself of the fun of open water swimming.

T1 should be 15-20 minutes given the bike racks are a mile from the sea and I'll want a complete change into cycling kit (no tri-suit for me).

Cycle obviously doesn't bother me, although I need to get faster and practice eating on the move. Worst case is 7.5h but I'm hoping to get that down as much as possible.

T2 should be much quicker (5m) although I'll change completely again as I'm not running anything more than 10k in a tri-suit let alone cycling shorts.

So that's about 9h to the start of the run worst case (cut off is 10h30).

Run does bother me. I'm not a runner. Did my first marathon this year and legs emptied at 18.5 miles (3h20-ish) so jogged/walked from there. Finished in 5h07. Recent HM of 2h06 shows I just need to put the miles in to keep me going. So I'd be looking at 5h with enough training over the summer (would be aiming for 3:59:59 in a standalone marathon by that point, possibly lower depending on how much weight I shift).

That gives a total time of 14h, which I'd happily take for a first attempt especially as finishing within the 17h time limit is my only real goal.

This will be my first triathlon.
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Pippa

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Re: The Triathlon Thread
« Reply #387 on: April 16, 2017, 09:20:42 am »
Anyone want my London Triathlon spot? Olympic distance, Sunday 23rd July, Westminster route.

I won't be able to race owing to all my broken bits. Annoyingly they don't allow deferrals, even on medical grounds. But they do allow transfers.

Have also posted on social media.

Gus

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Re: The Triathlon Thread
« Reply #388 on: May 05, 2019, 06:57:09 pm »
Did my first triathlon today.
A 4-18-4.
Lesson learned today: Transition from swim to bike
Is hard, now I know  why people wear earplugs.
I was dizzy trying to run to my bike and put in shoes.

But managed to finish in respectable 1h20 minutes.