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Old 22-06-2018, 09:49 AM   #11
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Wow, some in depth tips there. Thanks! Simplifying it a bit more than that though. No number belt, just a t shirt with number pinned, cycling in my running shoes too.

Found out that the run is further than advertised when I signed up, around 4.5km but should be ok. I had to declare an estimated swim time per 100m which it turns out I'm faster than too which I'm hoping won't cause problems in the pool with slower swimmers in front, although I'm not sure it's actually possible to be slower than me!!!
In that case it's crazy simple. Hang the shirt on the bike in such a way as you can just grab it and throw your head throuh it. Remember being wet makes it awkward to get on.

Forgot to say if you're putting socks on put baby powder in them and roll them up like a condom so you can just roll them onto wet feet

As for the swim just tap the swimmers feet you catch as you get to them and then pass them at the wall. Should be fine.
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Old 22-06-2018, 10:14 AM   #12
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That's a good tip on the baby powder, I keep meaning to put some on my spare inner tube anyway. I was thinking of a microfibre towel just to dry my feet off enough to get them in socks but it sounds loads easier than wrestling with them.

Just want it over and done with now so I can tick it off!
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Old 24-06-2018, 10:24 AM   #13
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Done, enjoyed it and apart from the first lap running never felt uncomfortable. Wasn't last out the pool, was very quick out the first transition compared to others thanks to some advice here but in the end was probably last of the 8 in my event. Got to wait on times.

Very pleased considering 6 months ago I weighed nearly 50lbs more and couldn't run for more than a few minutes at a time.
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Well done, you can do anything if you really want, thumbs up!!!
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Results just been posted online. Distances slightly different to what I said at the begining, not sure why they changed them. 336m swim, 11.5km cycle and 3.5km run. Took me 54:30, 11:48 off the winner and 6th of the 9 who entered.
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Well done, bet you felt great afterwards!

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