Graeme's 3rd Ironman

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Graeme Gow
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Graeme's 3rd Ironman

Post by Graeme Gow » Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:23 pm

For those members who don't have access to Facebook, I will add a little update on here.
Most of you will be aware I was competing in Ironman Austria yesterday (29th June 2014) accompanied by the ever dependable Eileen. The event is a 3.8k swim, 180k cycle and a marathon.
I completed the course in a new P.B of 10hrs 3 minutes and 34 seconds, just 3 minutes and 35 seconds outside the time I was aiming for. After the finish I had my customary visit to the first aid tent to have 3 bags of ISO fluid put into my veins and a bag of magnesium fluid to stop the cramps and muscle spasms.
Many thanks for the support camaraderie and (urine extraction) from the fellow Vags during my seven month journey of training.
Long may it continue.

Danny Winthorpe
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Re: Graeme's 3rd Ironman

Post by Danny Winthorpe » Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:07 pm

Nice one Graeme, inspirational!

Nick Wild
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Re: Graeme's 3rd Ironman

Post by Nick Wild » Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:19 pm

Sound like you gave it everything you`ve got! Impressive PB, you must be delighted. Well done and speedy recovery.

Austin Wilcock
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Re: Graeme's 3rd Ironman

Post by Austin Wilcock » Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:29 pm

You really are an Ironman, brilliant effort.

Gary Enever
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Re: Graeme's 3rd Ironman

Post by Gary Enever » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:18 pm

Iron Man Three, my hero ( and Eileen is Gwyneth!). Congratulations, in awe!

Brian Craven
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Re: Graeme's 3rd Ironman

Post by Brian Craven » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:22 pm

Fantastic effort, great PB well done. Sounds like you gave it all :)

Brian Finlay
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Re: Graeme's 3rd Ironman

Post by Brian Finlay » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:56 pm

That is terrific, Kath and I are very very impressed.

Adam Hogarth
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Re: Graeme's 3rd Ironman

Post by Adam Hogarth » Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:07 pm

Terrific mate, pleased your dedication and effort has paid off. Well done

Bob Holywell
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Re: Graeme's 3rd Ironman

Post by Bob Holywell » Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:26 pm

Well done Graeme, all the dedication and hard work is paying off,

John Warrington
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Re: Graeme's 3rd Ironman

Post by John Warrington » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:26 am

Well done Graeme. That is a very good time.
What were your splits please? I want to do a sub-10 hour iron man one day when I eventually start doing long distance triathlons. To do a good time, I reckon you need to do the damage on the bike leg. I too would consider Ironman Austria as I believe it's one of the faster courses being quite flat? But I also hear it can be stupidly hot. To be fair, I reckon the Outlaw in Nottingham may suit my anglo saxon cool weather loving nature!

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