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MikeD

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Re: Lakeside fury
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2012 »

we got registered !
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Re: Lakeside fury
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2012 »

Edd 666 and i have entered, we have done a few races with CCAR, well organised events, anyone thinking of entering get in there,  it's a good days craic and you dont have to be super fit  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Lakeside fury
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2012 »

I could do with stone advice about what to expect, Web site its pretty skimpy on details!
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Re: Lakeside fury
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2012 »

My advice would be don't get caught up in the fast start. Take time to read instructions and maps as best you can. It sometimes feels like you are wasting time stopped to look at a map when others are running off into the distance but if they are going the wrong way then it's better to know your going in the right direction.

Depending on your fitness and how competitive you want to be if you want to make up time then fast transitions are a good way to make up time on others. Eat and drink on the move if you are pushing for a good place.

You will get route instructions and at some point get a map to follow. Read and listen to instructions clearly. Sometimes there is multiple routes so don't follow others even if they look like they are going the right way. Race your own race.

You will be running/walking orienteering, biking and possibly bike orienteering and kayaking. They can come in any order and you will have special tasks to do along the way. The marshalls will instruct you on what to do.

If your just doing it for a bit of fun then just take your time and enjoy it.

Hope that helps? Any questions just shout.

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Re: Lakeside fury
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2012 »

Thanks, that does help.... Just gonna bring a bladder and few cliff bars and take it easy I think... I've only ever done an hour in akayak, but I'm sure it'll probably be dead easy!
I might bring a change of top and shorts in my bag in case I get wet in the kayak...  Or do they give you a wet suit, maybe a small towel could be brought!
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mregan

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Re: Lakeside fury
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2012 »

Bladder of water or energy drink is good. Gels and bananas are useful. Remember to eat and drink as it sometimes goes so quick you forget. Seen a few people cramping pretty badly who forgot to eat or drink.

You won't get a wetsuit just a life jacket and away you go. The kayak is where lots loose time getting ready. You will probably get wet from splashing and these boats have holes to let water out so your arse will get wet etc or the odd team fall in getting into the kayak but these are sit on tops very hard to tip when you are paddling it's just off balance getting in causes problems. If you want to carry a spare top to change into that's up to you but remember you will be carrying it all day. Mandatory kit list usually has rain wear. You could always change into that for the kayak stage if you want to stay dry. Save you carrying extra clothing.

Definitely bring a change of clothes for after the Race to go home in ;-)

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Re: Lakeside fury
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2012 »

I hope you all enjoyed your days Racing.  I pulled out with a bad flu but decided to go down with the son and get a few snaps.  Sorry if I didnt get any pics of the NI-Wild crew (I didnt know who I was looking for ;-) ) 

http://s147.photobucket.com/albums/r305/MREGAN80/CCAR%20Craigavon%202012/

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Re: Lakeside fury
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2012 »

It was a great day out hard but fun. I think me and Mike are going to sign up for the next round as well.
Really well organised and friendly people.
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mregan

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Re: Lakeside fury
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2012 »

Good stuff! Where else do you get to go ten pin Bowling, kayaking, horse riding, shopping, Biking, running etc all in one race!  Gutted I missed it and missing the next one due to being in Barcelona Mountain Biking  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Lakeside fury
« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2012 »

Its a hard life lad ;D
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Re: Lakeside fury
« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2012 »

I know It's tough at times! LOL

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Re: Lakeside fury
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2012 »

Great pics knew a few faces looks like great fun but tough.
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Re: Lakeside fury
« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2012 »

Well hope you ni wild fellas are all rested up now, yous looked like you were having good craic on sat..! I was bringing in the controls from around the lake and think I know why yous missed the one on the water wheel, it was on the metal fence on the back corner where there is no wire fence, when I got there the si box was turned into the inside of the fence so all you could see was the wire it was sucured to not the easiest to spot..! Hope to see yous at the Vikings of Strangford..!
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Re: Lakeside fury
« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2012 »

It was a great day out Shirley.

All being well we'll see you's a Strangford.
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