Little Woody Roll Call

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25/08/2009 at 12:37
Righto then, who's in for this saturday, names, bikes so I can say hello when you pass me

Jellybaby - James - White Orbea with clip on tribars, probably eating jellybabies like there's no tomorrow

Beginning the transformation from fatman to ironman – Switzerland here I come, better hide the toblerone
Edited: 25/08/2009 at 12:38
25/08/2009 at 13:02
Scotty B - Big fella - White (& dirty) Trek 1.7 - pink hair, you won't be able to miss me....

What could possibly go wrong?? and how hard can it be?????
25/08/2009 at 13:31
mac. Black Orbea with Xentis tri bars. Still experimenting with kit so may have a black/orange camelbak on.
26/08/2009 at 17:03
Me - Darlo - Riding a Specialized Allez Elite - Wearing Non descript Black 2XU tri suit - Blue Seventy Reaction Wetsuit

31/01Toughguy2h 20m 30s
07/03Barca Marathon3h 13m 46s
28/03Cheshire Cat100m7h 2m 20s
29/05Beaver Middle 5h 16m 0s
27/06Ironman-France 12h 27m 20s
17/07Brit Aquathlon 35m 30s
04/09NW Sprint 1h 6m 2s
18/09Tatton Park Sprint 1h 9m 37s
03/10Loch Ness Marathon
26/08/2009 at 17:37
I'm in. Gary. 1.8m, 74kgs. First year of Tri, and first HIM, with no specific training.

Swimming in a black 2XU C2 wetsuit, with green stripes.

Riding a Boardman Team Carbon, clip on aeros, skeleton shirt.

Registering 3pm'ish Friday. Aiming for 6:00 bus Saturday.

See you all then, and good luck.

2010: White Horse Challenge, Dragon Ride, RoW Sprint, IM UK 70.3, Eastnor Castle Middle Distance, IM UK: All boxes ticked
2011: Now to go faster. Then IronMan Wales came along, so the speedwork can wait until 2012
GGB
26/08/2009 at 23:25
Dan - Blue/black Carrera Bike with Tri Bars .. see pic to the right - trisuit Black and yellow - I will be the slow one with the red face struggling, especially on the run.

Hoping to be over to register about 4pm, work depending - then take the bike over to the lake and back again before 6 to put the tent up. Ahh the Joys of Triathlon

Castle Combe Chilli Duathlon - 59.38
IMUK 70.3 Wimbleball - 6:12.53
IMUK Bolton - 12:21.49
Newbury Sprint -
GGB
30/08/2009 at 23:40
great event - if rather exhausting - I will post up a race report tomorrow.

Was good to meet you Scott and great result

Unfortunately didnt meet any of the other 220ers - but would love to here your results / reports. I managed a 6hr 25mins with a difficult run and am very pleased

Castle Combe Chilli Duathlon - 59.38
IMUK 70.3 Wimbleball - 6:12.53
IMUK Bolton - 12:21.49
Newbury Sprint -
01/09/2009 at 09:29
Hi GGB and other Little Woodys

I finished in a similar time (6hrs 15mins) so we probably passed each other along the way. I had been warned about the hills but still found them very tough - could have done with at least 1 lower gear on my bike.

When I got there on the Fri the organisation all seemed to be a bit 'last minute'; however, on the day everything went well and I found the support/helpers/marshalls really cheered me along. The event was very low key and relaxed and as my first middle distance event it was ideal and I would recommend it to anyone in the same position - the hype of an Ironman may have caused me to go off too fast and blow the whole race.

As a learning exercise it has really proved its worth and I am now looking forward in IMCH next year. The LW was a bit of a reality check as far as hills are concerned so my winter training plan will need a review, but apart from that I think I actually enjoyed the thing!
03/09/2009 at 14:00
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2010: White Horse Challenge, Dragon Ride, RoW Sprint, IM UK 70.3, Eastnor Castle Middle Distance, IM UK: All boxes ticked
2011: Now to go faster. Then IronMan Wales came along, so the speedwork can wait until 2012
07/09/2009 at 18:09
A little late with posting this reply, but what the heck, My overall time was 6h 16m 13s. Quite chuffed with this as it was my first HIM distance - Apart from the "Mud Wade" at the end of each lap the swim was uneventful and enjoyable, i was able to shake off some pre race nerves in the water and my swim split was 38m 48s. I took my time in T1 in preparation for the bike ride ahead in fact i was there for 3mins. The bike is my weakest leg and this tri was no different, i actually dont mind climbing on the bike but this course was something else. There was no part of it that i could reamin totally comfortable in any one gear for a sustained amount of time. I managed to lose a water bottle within the first 10 miles and the whole course was getting to me come the end (the Big Woody guys have my sympathy and respect for having to complete 2 laps and completing that dog leg 10 miles between the turn for the lake and t2 three times!!). I got off the bike in 3h 56min and spent a further 3mins in t2 banging on my compresseion socks and trainers then off i went. I dont think i'll ever be happier starting a half marathon again, i was just so happy to be off the bike and running - the route was challenging through the forest, but the weather was fine and the feed stations full of flat coke and jelly babies!! I registered 1h 41m 22s for the run a PB over that distance - Despite the pre race nerves and worries about the bike leg - I enjoyed the whole day, well except for after the race which involved a traffic jam ladened journey back to Manchester....

31/01Toughguy2h 20m 30s
07/03Barca Marathon3h 13m 46s
28/03Cheshire Cat100m7h 2m 20s
29/05Beaver Middle 5h 16m 0s
27/06Ironman-France 12h 27m 20s
17/07Brit Aquathlon 35m 30s
04/09NW Sprint 1h 6m 2s
18/09Tatton Park Sprint 1h 9m 37s
03/10Loch Ness Marathon
GGB
08/09/2009 at 23:45
Great reports guys - I never got round to doing my report - but I thoroughly enjoyed the race - unfortunately not done anything since though due to injury/ illness.

So who is doing the Big Woody next year ???

Castle Combe Chilli Duathlon - 59.38
IMUK 70.3 Wimbleball - 6:12.53
IMUK Bolton - 12:21.49
Newbury Sprint -
09/09/2009 at 09:53
I'm planning on being back next year. Can't decide between trying to better my Little Woody time, or have a go at the Big Woody. The thought of English Bricknor three times runs shivers up my spine though.

2010: White Horse Challenge, Dragon Ride, RoW Sprint, IM UK 70.3, Eastnor Castle Middle Distance, IM UK: All boxes ticked
2011: Now to go faster. Then IronMan Wales came along, so the speedwork can wait until 2012
09/09/2009 at 16:53
I intend to go back.. my A race is IMCH and at this point I'm thinking of entering The Big Woody as well.. that would give me a 5 week "rest and recover" period between IM races..

I shouldn't actaully say this out loud should I?

What could possibly go wrong?? and how hard can it be?????
09/09/2009 at 17:05
Scott, don't worry, I'm hoping to do IMUK on 08 August, and then The Big Woody atthe end of August, so only 3 weeks apart. But now I've actually typed that it seems too close to one another. Maybe a re-run of The Little woody would be better.

2010: White Horse Challenge, Dragon Ride, RoW Sprint, IM UK 70.3, Eastnor Castle Middle Distance, IM UK: All boxes ticked
2011: Now to go faster. Then IronMan Wales came along, so the speedwork can wait until 2012
09/09/2009 at 20:32
I'm registred to do IM France next year, but is it possible to do 2 IM distances in a year? - I'm not sure i could cope!! I'll be giving it some thought tho it'll be either the Big Woody or the New Outlaw Tri in Nottingham if i do decide to go for a second

31/01Toughguy2h 20m 30s
07/03Barca Marathon3h 13m 46s
28/03Cheshire Cat100m7h 2m 20s
29/05Beaver Middle 5h 16m 0s
27/06Ironman-France 12h 27m 20s
17/07Brit Aquathlon 35m 30s
04/09NW Sprint 1h 6m 2s
18/09Tatton Park Sprint 1h 9m 37s
03/10Loch Ness Marathon
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