Snow White banner
Meeting Mickey EPCOT Aug 18 banner
Nikki banner

The final piece of the jigsaw

June 2, 2011 | 10:23 pm

or the final nail in the coffin…. We shall see.

Either way, this turned up in the post yesterday.

It’s always fun to recieve new gear in the post. In the box was a bottle of degreaser (boring!), some red handlebar tape (for the bike build, more of which in another post) and this…

I’ve been looking at them for a while now on eBay, but nothing was coming up that either fitted me or was cheap enough. So I resorted to Wiggle, as my first open water swim is next weekend in the Rother Valley Super Sprint Charity Triathlon (thats a bit of a mouthful!).

Prepare yourself for this… it’s not a pretty sight.

I don’t think they make Triathlon wetsuits for fat blokes!!! This will have to do. It took two of us to get me into it and it took ages to get out of it afterwards. That doesn’t bode very well for the race itself!

I’m thinking of applying baby oil before putting it on – maybe it’ll go on and come off a bit easier!!!

Posted by Gareth

2 Responses to The final piece of the jigsaw

  1. avatar avatarRobin Crampton says:

    If its any consulation I think I would look a lot worse in a wet suit. I’m bad enough in cycling shorts. The truth is they dont make anything for fat blokes. I like you have missed a whole chunk of training, for the last week. What with taking the women in my family to Take That (I was only the driver) and my sons wedding in Alnwick. I really did wish I had a bike with me, the coast road on cycle route 1 is just so inviting. I intend riding it next year when I do Edinburgh to Newcastle. Good luck with the Tri, look forward to hearing how you go on.

    • They don’t make wetsuits for Triathlete’s because the truth is, there just aren’t many fat one’s!!! Have you seen a Triathlon – most of the blokes racing look like they could use a good meal!!!

      I think I’m what’s called a ‘niche market’!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.