O.rangeCannon's pirate journey!!!!!!!
O.rangeCannon's pirate journey!!!!!!!

So I'm now a pirate, (ie normal people who are inspired by the runners world forumites doing IMs)..... This involves drinking beer, buying lots of yellow kit, oh, and a race or 2 a year to give it an objective.

I bumped into the pirates via the runners world magazine / forum, and they gave me the confidence to dare enter an IM.


2010 IMDE - flat, Outlaw - flat
2011 IM Regensburg 2011 - flat, IMWales - hilly, oh so windy
2012 Lanza - hilly and windy
2013 - IM Lanza - the return :-)

Recovering from knee issues, (too many rugby injuries) so now the plan is to swim OK, be an Uber Biker, and just let the run take care of itself. Oh Well


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IM Lanza - Race Report
orangecannonby orangecannon May 25th 2012
Pre race The race briefing was a bit different to the IM briefings I have been to before. It was done by the race director - he's about 60+, with his white hair in a pony tail - bit of an aged hippy. Credit where its due though, he has been runni...
IM Wales Race Report
orangecannonby orangecannon Sep 17th 2011
Prequal I booked this back in May as a reward for finding a new job. The choice was IMWales or Challenge Henley. The flurry of pirates signing up swung the deal.... Then I forgot all about it as I concentrated on IMR. However I did see...
IM Wales - Leadup
orangecannonby orangecannon Aug 27th 2011
hmmm a sea swim a 'relentless' bike course - constant hills, up or down - nothing big just conststant a run thats a bit lumpy a lack of training in the last 3 weeks, (IMR recovery etc). Its gonna be interesting! Part of me just wants...
Ironman Regensburg Race Report
orangecannonby orangecannon Aug 13th 2011
Preamble I had such fun last year I decided to do another year of IM, and a bit (more) training. I got some swim coaching, did lots more biking, and less running - the last as my knee went a little haywire 2-3 months out - it seems to be on the ...
Cowman 1/2 IM
orangecannonby orangecannon Jul 5th 2011
A recent knee injury meant little running over the weeks before - when I was allowed to run, their definition of a short run did not match mine ;-) Anyway, I like this half IM business - all done by lunchtime, burger on the way home, then still...
Swashbuckler 2011
orangecannonby orangecannon May 23rd 2011
Hmmm - a 3:30 alarm call preceeded by 3 hours of our tent bending horrizantal in the wind - I got 2 hrs sleep - not fun. So got up, lenses in, brush teeth, start eating breakfast croissants. Then it tarted spitting rain, a little. This was not in...
Outlaw Race Report
orangecannonby orangecannon Aug 11th 2010
Race report as posted on runners world tri forum Phew - what a pyear! You (we) pirates are buggers.... I would never have had the nerve to even think about entering an IM, but a little article in RW about a bunch of forumites (ie normal...
Ironman Germany - war and peace race report
orangecannonby orangecannon Jul 7th 2010
So this was the biggie...!! First Ironman first mass start first non wetsuite swim longest swim ever first marathon...... I guess I should have been really nervous, but I had spent 9 months getting here and so I felt as ready as I could be...
Windsor Tri
orangecannonby orangecannon Jun 17th 2010
My wifes B race of the season, so I entered as well...... Always thought this looked great on telly, less convinced in reality though, especially as a newbie friendly race. Anyway, still had a cracking time, except for the nightclub opposite th...
Swashbuckler 1/2 IM
orangecannonby orangecannon Jun 15th 2010
This was a great race - great location, great early summer weather, a nice small bunch of pirates! This was a key warmup for IMDE, being about 6 weeks ahead of IMDE. It was a key bit of my build phase. As a result I did not know how to approach ...
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