Triathlon for beginners

Slow start this morning but found my usual route lined with crowd barriers and cheery people in hi-res jackets with "APS" on their backs. Naturally assumed these were from the C25K Applauding People Service but it turned out they were only there to marshall the Tour De France. This has given me an idea for a basic-level suburban triathlon for beginners - run 5K, dip in inflatable family-sized swimming pool in the back garden then cycle to work.

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  • Paul, you've just more or less described Dozzer's Discombobulated triathlon, taking place during the last 2weeks of this month. Go have a look at Dozzer's posts and sign up. There are loads of us from this forum doing it. Go on, you know you want to :)

  • Thank you so much! Just found Dozzer. What a brilliant forum this is. All human life is here

  • LMAO! This has made me laugh and laugh! I would be tempted to enter, but how big is the pool ;)

    And will we have a C25K Applauding People Service present? Hilarious :D

  • Pool not too big and currently surrounded by a quagmire cos I didn't do up the jubilee clips tightly enough when filling it last night!

  • Tee hee Mr McGhee :-) xxx

  • You are the one for us!!!!! The The Dozz-ville Challenge Award For The Discombulated is the way forward for triathletes such as you! Join us! Last two weeks of July is participation fortnight. 30 mins running, 30 swimming (full on serious swim not essential, wading in shallow end is fine) and 30 biking (excerise bike fine). Any order. Any number of days! £1 to charity entrance fee. No results to be posted. (So I don't get depressed about mine which will not be good.)

  • The honour accorded to those who complete is the word triathlete in brackets after their name in my forum posts eg Paul McGhee (triathlete). Captain poppypug (ents and haberdashery div) already has a title so her's will be the lengthy - Captain poppypug (ents and haberdashery div, triathlete).

  • Sire, whatever you choose, as principal ring-giver to the wild riders of C25K I shall be proud to wear

  • Excellent, my man! Together we shall succeed, spurred on by what some call silly, but we consider amusing. Welcome to the army!

  • Dozzers Barmy Army :-) xxx

  • Pah! You will be demoted if you are not careful.

  • Bah ! Just you dare try it :-) xxx

  • Night Night Dozz :-) xxx

  • Hi pops half way back across frozen northern wastes and about to fall asleep in coffee saloon. I could quite easily put my head on the table and pass out but I think security would chuck me out. How much caffeine is it officially safe to drink? Night pop and pups and fish and bird

  • Aw Dozz, drive safely wont you ? I think anymore than a tincture is officially dangerous, so take care . Safe journey home my friend :-) xxx

  • Got home eventually. Thanks. Couldn't decide whether brain was going to chuck an epi due to caffeine intake or exhaustion.

  • Tip top Dozz, I was worried about you :-) xxx

  • Thanks pop and pups and fish and bird. I bought (and got one free) one of those travel tins of sweets. The standard trading outpost has stopped selling the ones made in Isengard. The new ones are kakky.

  • Ha ha that's probably why they're BOGOFF :-) xxx

  • Too right. Am surprised national chain trading post has changed product. I could be tester for them.

  • Yeah , get your name down Dozz. Ive already had 4 Malted Milk Biscuits and 5 Shortie Biscuits this morning, I have got the munchies really bad :-( xxx

  • I'm on the Babybels.

  • Oh ! I like them, I can fit loads of them in my mouth at the same time too :-) xxx

  • Aaaah Simpkins ! :-) xxx

  • I've only got three left. Feel like a lovely bit of Camembert now.

  • Bit of a cheesefest going on there Dozz, have you got a pot of tea to go with it ? :-) xxx

  • I was just thinking about school dinners then, peas like bullets , mashed potatoes with hard lumps in , meat with gristle , bleurrghhh , but we did get chocolate sponge and pink custard so that makes up for it,just about :-) xxx

  • That sounds much like my cooking apart from the pudding bit.

  • I am sure you are a very good cook , Dozzer Bloomin'heck :-) xxx

  • Tea, yes. Oven baked Camembert or just room temperature? There's a question.

  • Oven baked everytime Dozz, its a no brainer :-) xxx

  • Fair do's

  • Teabreaks, you MUST sign up for the Discombobulated triathlon. The more the merrier ( you don't even need to be able to swim properly!)

  • EEK! There's no excuse really is there, lol. What if my dog eats my cossie? lol

  • Hahaha. Just give Dozz your name and, if you like, tell him which charity you're going to donate your £1 entry fee to. Just make sure you keep the dog away from your cossie :D

  • Count me in, gulp x

  • Well done teabreaks - another true athlete!

  • By the way, the bit about he dog shows you are one of us.

  • You are the man for us!!!!! The The Dozz-ville Challenge Award For The Discombulated is the way forward for triathletes such as you! Join us! Last two weeks of July is participation fortnight. 30 mins running, swimming (full on serious swim not essential) and biking (excerise bike fine). Any order. Any number of days! £1 to charity entrance fee. No results to be posted. (So I don't get depressed about mine which will not be good.)

  • Pleased to make your acquaintance. I shall certainly join you and your fellow triathletes!!

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