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  1. Paul Every

    Port - Right Here, Right Now

    Thanks to everyone for all the support yesterday. It certainly made a difference on a tough day. This year was always going to be about just finishing. After giving up cycling and running 15 months ago to help me fatten up for ocean swimming, then not doing any meaningful riding and just a couple of significant runs in recent months, Port was destined to be a slow year. Despite a very conservative swim and start to the bike, my quads felt smashed by about 70km on the bike. Walking was painfully difficult by the time I got off the bike. The "run" was just a slow shuffle interspersed with regular walks through the aid stations and up the small hill. Unfortunately, no amount of managing your race is going to make up for such a paucity of training. Finished in over 14:30, but thoroughly enjoyed the event. For me, being a part of IMAust (thankfully) goes well beyond my own performance. Despite my initial ambivalence and uncertainties about whether I could or would make it to the startline, I knew it was the right decision and was excited to have the opportunity to be at IMAust as soon as I arrived in Port. As for next year, it will continue to be a year-by-year proposition.
  2. Paul Every

    Is Ironman Busso Doomed?

    On a serious note, it does illustrate just how disinterested sharks generally are in humans as a food source. Predators aren't stupid. They know where to find they're preferred food. If they were genuinely interested in humans sharks would be queuing up at popular swimming beaches, surf breaks, dive sites, etc and grabbing easy meals.
  3. Paul Every

    Is Ironman Busso Doomed?

    Him and the odd unfortunate competitor.
  4. Paul Every

    9 weeks till Ironman Australia

    I wish.
  5. Paul Every

    9 weeks till Ironman Australia

    Not a beer drinker, Flannie. Prefer a glass of red. Last year I didn't even wait until the finish line to start celebrating with a cab sav. I had a sachet of vino and some olives in my special needs bag and was already a happy man by the last turn at Settlement Point.
  6. Paul Every

    9 weeks till Ironman Australia

    A part of my decision was to be there for Luis's 30th. Luis and I started IM together at Im Aust in 1988, finishing only a few minutes apart. Of the 10 Kona qualifiers in our age group, Luis was the only one to decline his place, which rolled down to me. We could hardly know at the time that we'd be racing each other in this new sport 30 years on. Back in 1988, even Kona was only celebrating its 10th anniversary.
  7. Paul Every

    Port 2018 - Who’s racing?

    Average Tranny age for IM Aust: 48. Not we that needed any confirmation that it's become the sport of mamils.
  8. It's a complex issue. While athletics (and other sport) is neatly delineated into male and female, the biology of sex determination isn't nearly as clearly defined. There was a lively and interesting thread on Cool Running quite a few years back, early on in Caster's international career. A non-runner joined the discussion, who IIRC was an intersex individual, which made for some well-informed and thought-provoking insights. World record holders are always going to be genetic outliers whose genes enable them extraordinarily well adapted for a particular event. When those genes express in ways that blur society's convenient descriptors of what it means to be male and female, it does become controversial and, to some, unsettling.
  9. Paul Every

    9 weeks till Ironman Australia

    Just entered. Is it too late to start training?
  10. Paul Every

    Port 2018 - Who’s racing?

    Full  Race no.  Trannie name Name AG  19106 IronmanFoz Andrew Foster M50 - 54 558 The New Guy Nick Hall  M35 - 39   245 Blobby Stephen White M50 - 54  14266 Dave T David Thornton M55 -59 1048 Rory-dognz Richard Houghton M50 - 54 286 Badger77 Staff Hurlston M50-54 694 Trickle Sean Dench M40-44 296 Tall Paul Paul Marshall M45 - 49 12332 noknees Chris Ernst M50 - 54 30-009 Paul Every M50 - 54 231 K3vski Kevin Siah M35-39 70.3 Race no. Trannie name Name AG 2929 Flanman Michael Flanagan 55.59 (Bronze Wanker 😎) 2533 Wombattri Andrew Ritter M40-44 (Silver wanker) 2983 Goodcatch Kevin Dixon M60-64  Rooting on the Sideline (i.e. watching) Roxii  iFoz (I'll be out there chalking up the run course)  RunBrettRun (will be in T1 change tent till 10am. Presumably men's tent, conceivably women's)
  11. Paul Every

    What's Perth or WA like to Live in general?

    Thanks. Might just fit in better than I thought.
  12. Paul Every

    Technology - how good is it for sport

    Agree. Though when people feel like they can't do a session or into the sport without it, it's not so good. Remember running to an old girlfirend's place back in the early '90s. Arrived in shorts, sox, shoes and sweat. Her flatmate was putting on compression knicks, running-specific shirt, brand-name cap, heartrate monitor, watch, ear phones and music, stretching for 30 minutes....all to run 5km around the local streets. Didn't ever race. Wasn't a regular runner. Felt like saying "Dude, it's only running. Just get out the door."
  13. Paul Every

    Technology - how good is it for sport

    Shifters on the down tube, leather toe straps, plastic spoke guard inside the cluster.... Is that 6 or 7 gears, Flannie?
  14. It was actually Alberto Salazar who broke Clayton's WR at NewYork in 1981, a few months before Deek ran Fukuoka. Salazar's time was about 5 seconds faster than Deek's and stood as the WR for three years until Welshman Steve Jones broke it in Chicago. Salazar's NYC time was then later invalidated when the course was remeasured, so unfortunately Deek never had the honour and recognition of being the current WR holder. Sadly, in some ways, Deek's WR is retrospective acknowledgement.
  15. Paul Every

    ITU Worlds - the new thread

    You do realise it's a triathlon forum?