Ironman Maastricht 2016: Race Report by WildWill
August 16, 2016 – 2:26 pm | 5 Comments

For me, the race report starts away from the event. It starts with the reason I was determined to make it round the race, and within the cut offs.
My father had been battling cancer for …

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Ironman Maastricht 2016: Race Report by WildWill
August 16, 2016 – 2:26 pm | 5 Comments

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For me, the race report starts away from the event. It starts with the reason I was determined to make it round the race, and within the cut offs.

My father had been battling cancer for a few years and in February this year, after a bout of illness, he lost his battle. Training for an Ironman was the last thing on my mind. During the time I should have been building a base, I was spending my time in hospitals, and then a nursing home.

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Pirate DIY Half 2016 – The Report
May 2, 2016 – 8:55 pm | 9 Comments
Pirate DIY Half 2016 – The Report

Today is the early May Bank Holiday here in the UK, and that can mean only one thing. Yes, that’s right, that it’s the one bank holiday I have to work. No, not that, it …

Pirate DIY Half – Go On, You Know You Want To…
September 27, 2015 – 11:24 am | No Comment
Pirate DIY Half – Go On, You Know You Want To…

Kona, Lanzarote, Tenby, Macclesfield. Four words that strike equal measures of fear and awe into the hearts and minds of triathletes. “Macclesfield?!” I hear you cry, yes indeed. Home of the legendary Pirate DIY Half, …

Ironman Vichy 2015: Race Report by WildWill
September 15, 2015 – 10:24 am | One Comment
Ironman Vichy 2015: Race Report by WildWill

Ironman Vichy was never my intended ‘A’ Race for 2015. I was originally targeting Austria, with a bunch of other pirates. However, family illness put an end to that. A quick search of the internet …

Pirate Profiles – WildWill
August 11, 2015 – 4:26 pm | No Comment
Pirate Profiles – WildWill

I’m WildWill – Writer of fiction, geek, long-time Pirate. Longer-time triathlete and Forum member who likes his beer. A claim to fame is: “I posted the very first post on The Triathlete’s World Forum.”
I am based …

Pirate Profiles – Durham Biker
July 5, 2015 – 8:57 pm | No Comment
Pirate Profiles – Durham Biker

Ahoy shipmates! Here I’m going to kick off a new feature on here, profiles of some of the Pirates themselves. And although I’m yet to do my first full distance and officially become a pirate, …

Challenge Vichy 2014 – Report by IGIT
July 5, 2015 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

Challenge Vichy 2014
Arrived at around 6pm on Friday night and decided to go and register as some of my friends were doing the Olympic distance the next day – turned out to be a good …

Pirate Awards 2015
June 30, 2015 – 10:08 am | No Comment
Pirate Awards 2015

News just in from the Pirate Championship 2015, Ironman Austria, June 29th, Klaggenfurt

Awards were presented in the following categories:
Shields:

Fastest Male: Scuba Trooper
Fastest Female: flyaway
Most Improved: Swiss Bobby
Most Piratey: Major Disaster

Other

All the Gear, No Idea: Garr …

Ironman South Africa
June 24, 2015 – 8:31 pm | No Comment
Ironman South Africa

Ahoy shipmates! I’m Durhambiker and I’ll be trying to do some regular updates around here, and here is the first, Crooky’s race report from Ironman South Africa earlier this year. I’ll pass you over to …

2015 – PSOF 10th Anniversary Champs
June 23, 2015 – 5:03 pm | No Comment
2015 – PSOF 10th Anniversary Champs

 
The Pirates sail again: This time to Ironman Austria. June 28th 2015
A race to celebrate the 10th Anniversary as what is recognised as the 1st Pirate annual outing. Many old face and plenty of newbies will be taken part …

2014 – Pirate Championship – Ironman France
July 13, 2013 – 7:26 pm | No Comment
2014 – Pirate Championship – Ironman France

The pirates sail again