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  1. monkie

    Long Course Weekend - Who's in?

    Didn't realise you were a Tranny mate! I should have said hi! Great run after that bike, I cheated a bit by being a crap cyclist (although went all out) and focussing on the run. Well done on 3rd overall seriously impressive to drop a 5:18 on that bike course!
  2. monkie

    Long Course Weekend - Who's in?

    Yeah there's a complicated relationship between LCW Global, EE and also Sports 3? Price hike probably didn't help either but still cheaper than a full distance tri and a much more fun weekend...
  3. monkie

    Long Course Weekend - Who's in?

    True but I would say that the niggles this time were to do with format (i.e. bike wave starts) which is unique to this event...
  4. monkie

    Long Course Weekend - Who's in?

    Agreed. There were some niggles from last year improved for this year (i.e. more bike aid stations) but still some to go. To be expected after only the second year.
  5. monkie

    Long Course Weekend - Who's in?

    It was an A race for me hence my disappointment with the bike but pleased with the swim and run. Totally agree. A lot of people made the choice to go earlier because of the weather and Bosco pointed out that when he was there at that time in the morning it was not made obvious that it was for +7hours only.
  6. monkie

    Long Course Weekend - Who's in?

    I think they said the 19th... don't hold me to it though. @Sebee?
  7. monkie

    Long Course Weekend - Who's in?

    Do it! It's great. I would be tempted by the swim and the bike but I don't think running a marathon then is helpful...
  8. monkie

    Long Course Weekend - Who's in?

    I hope it does too because I love the EE team but I am not sure it will... numbers were down on last year and the April date for next year will mean that anybody doing Port Mac won't be doing the full LCW because nobody is going to run a marathon three weeks out... I'll be down for the halves and I'm sure there's some reasoning behind it but feels a bit strange...
  9. monkie

    Long Course Weekend - Who's in?

    I waved at her several times then realised that she has literally no idea who I am...
  10. monkie

    Long Course Weekend - Who's in?

    Well that was a better day out although still painful and disappointing in a very first world sense! Clicked along nicely at 4:10s and was in 1st place up to 36km... hit the wall and pace dropped to 4:25 / 4:30.. kept 1st place up until 40.5km then grabbed a coke in the aid station and looked back and saw Estoban (amazing pocket rocket athlete) come cruising past and I had nothing left to keep up. 2nd place by about 400m 😞 But time was 2:58:30 which is only 1min slower than PB I now hurt. Pub.
  11. monkie

    Long Course Weekend - Who's in?

    Opposite problem here. With fewer than 100 (or thereabouts) doing the full 180km and with 30 of those leaving 45 minutes before the rest it was desolate out there. I saw about three groups well ahead of me and very little else. Hence lonely! Good news is the legs feel awake this morning Bad news is that it's windy AF.
  12. monkie

    Robot vacuums?

    I'm now on my second iRobot Roomba and love it. My dog produces more hair than you can imagine and they do a good job. You have to invest though, I've seen the cheaper ones and they're rubbish.
  13. monkie

    Long Course Weekend - Who's in?

    Because I had ideas above my station. The early group is for 7+ hours, my aim was to find a bunch in the later group that would push me a bit... I should have gone with the earlier group.
  14. monkie

    Long Course Weekend - Who's in?

    Horrible. I had an absolutely miserable day. The roadie was a terrible choice in the end because in my wave there were only three people on them and it quickly transpired I wanted to be considerably faster than they wanted to go... so I spent the day on my own (the other road bike groups had gone 45 minutes before we started) basically doing a time trial on a road bike 😞 Also the rules about drafting weren't enforced as they had been published... the published rules stated that if you had aerobars then you had to maintain a 10m draft zone. This became on the day if you were on the aerobars. Which allows those with them to pick and choose depending on the situation and many people (not unreasonably and entirely within the stated rules) would ping along on their bars for a while and then bunch up to save some watts. My NP was 178W (high for me) and I only managed 30 mins faster than last year when I worked with some other folk. Also worried I've cooked myself for tomorrow. Meh, miserable. On the plus side great to see so many trannies and thanks for all the shouts of encouragement!
  15. monkie

    Long Course Weekend - Who's in?

    I'm impressed!