The Untameable Origin
The incarnation of the Untameable Tri club, came from a misinterpretation of the abilities of the president himself. A maverick and lone wolf by nature, trusting in his own methodologies, a fellow swimmer enquired to me, as to whether I was ‘training him’ – to which I answered, ‘he is untrainable’….. An immediate (and deliberate) misunderstanding ensued, with the president declaring himself ‘Untameable’. As a newly formed club of friends and random encounters, the values are somewhat unconventional and combine a blend of tough love, with alternative motivational techniques – the latter including car park ‘beer club’ and a lot of karaoke. Despite all this, the membership has resulted in a surprisingly unique group of multi-sport athletes that love to train and banter hard.
The long awaited surgery for El Presidente occurred during lockdown 2.0, as at last he joined lieutenant Dan and got his ‘New legs’. UT’s leader had been 1-legged for a while now surving on a diet of protein & narcotics (the choice of champions apparently) whilst using the pull buoy for literally every daily activity.
The paps were out in force to see his homecoming and was spotted on crutches getting out of the back of the UT A-Team van. A spokesperson for El Presidente said ‘Woof woof woof’ (‘where’s my lead and why aren’t you taking me for a walk’ – Dave).
We wish him well and expect to see him back stronger to confirm his position as joint European Aquabike champion.
2nd December 2020
The x3 groups set out on a staggered start (x2 at the full distance + x1 at a slightly curtailed version), with the aim that the ‘fast’ group would catch the others close to the end. With some poor navigation skills in said group, their finish was a little later than expected (albeit would’ve been even later, but for the abilities of debutant Ben to rescue the route!).
With a COVID19 based picnic carefully socially distanced up on the beautiful surroundings of the monument, a great ride and fun time was had by all (with a few tired legs in the mix too).
11th July 2020
The UT’s president, mentor & leader found himself on the tarmac this weekend, following a slo-mo wheel clip with a rider.
Fortunately the outcome was cut hands and road rash, with minimal damage to his Cervelo pride and joy. Commenting hours after the event – “I was drawn into the pastel coloured socks” which suddenly stopped pedalling, leaving me no-where to go, but crashing to the deck.
A passing cyclist who was an eye witness to the crash, mused – “I thought it was a strange place for a selfie”.
El Presidente plans to be back on the bike this weekend.
13th June 2020
Following in the footsteps of many pros out there, the UT members having been looking for swim solutions.
The use of a 30KG dumb bell and a few bands has proven to be a great option during lockdown to keep those arms turning over.
*Note: A hole in the pool has meant this was a very short term solution.
30th April 2020