City of Rockingham Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Perth, Western Australia
19C / 66F
Total Time = 1h 19m
Overall Rank = 351/584
Age Group = Male 30-34
Age Group Rank = 41/60
  • 18m 1s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 24s / 100 meters

Tough swim for me, struggled with running through the water part.
Totally hated it. Found last few hundred meters difficult.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe do some water running to build up strength if racing this event again.
Transition 1
  • 01m 29s

Wetsuit came off real easy, putting Vaseline on my lower legs really helped it slide right off. Fairly good transition apart from getting into shoes, must have looked like a total novice. Got one in but it took me several times to get the other in.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe this needs some practice.
  • 35m
  • 20 kms
  • 34.29 km/hr


The first 3km or so I sat on about 28km into the headwind. My legs were trashed from the swim's running and I couldn't get going.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe do some more hills and trash my legs a bit more.
Transition 2
  • 00m 29s

I passed 2 guys in my age group who passed me at the end of the ride. I dismounted faster then them, racked my bike and I was gone. It took them about 2km to catch me in the run.
What would you do differently?:

If only the rest of my race was as good as this transition and I would be on that podium too!
  • 24m 9s
  • 5 kms
  • 04m 50s  min/km

I ran ok at times and crap the rest, had nothing left when I finished.
What would you do differently?:

Working on my run and my pace is ok for now, just need to starting doing some more distance work for Busselton. If I can manage 5 min/km or better for then, I will be real happy!
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

I have been suffering hay-fever since Tuesday night.
I also need to start training more consistently.

Event comments:

Damn swim leg is hard! After i had finished I went back to my bike where I found that the competitor beside possibly took my helmet by mistake. So I had to report that to the race organizers. I was a bit bummed about that but decided to stay around for the spot prizes anyhow where for the first time in about 75 triathlons or so I won a prize! Not just any prize but the major prize, a $300 voucher for an Orca wetsuit!

Last updated: 2010-09-15 12:00 AM
00:18:01 | 750 meters | 02m 24s / 100meters
Age Group: 50/60
Overall: 432/584
Performance: Average
Suit: Sleeveless
Course: Run 50m through knee deep water, swim 650m, run 50m through knee deep water. All in a rectangular shaped course.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 19C / 66F Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Average
Breathing: Average Drafting: Average
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:29
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed: Bad
00:35:00 | 20 kms | 34.29 km/hr
Age Group: 35/60
Overall: 275/584
Performance: Average
Wind: Strong
Course: Out and back 2 lap course.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:29
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:09 | 05 kms | 04m 50s  min/km
Age Group: 44/60
Overall: 369/584
Performance: Average
Course: Zig zag course which seemed a lot more like 6km.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3