Caloundra Triathlon - TriathlonMini Sprint

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Caloundra, Queensland
USM Events
30C / 86F
Total Time = 30m 49s
Overall Rank = /235
Age Group = 16-34 Enticer
Age Group Rank = 17/55
Pre-race routine:

Got up really early (3:30am) and had breaky. got in the car at 4:15 and drove the 1hr 30mins to caloundra. found a park and got to transition. Set up at a good spot and ate my banana. headed out to the loo (line was ENORMOUS) and women pushing in because "I start in 5mins" "too bad! We've been wating 30mins and WE start in 5mins!"
Event warmup:

running to the start. Running on the spot
  • 06m 18s
  • 200 meters
  • 03m 09s / 100 meters

Lots of groping. My hand landed on one woman's arse! How terrible! Had a great swim, came out middle of the pack and didn't lose my navigation at all. coming back I was all by myself heading to chore. I swam in a straight line whereas others were sweaping to he right. I didn't think there was a current.

I think I was mid pack.

I looked down coming out of the water (after a massive grope fest) and saw 5:47. I clicked my HRM on the mats though for a time of 6:15.92.
What would you do differently?:

try to avoid other girls arses.
Transition 1
  • 00m

time included with bike
  • 12m 54s
  • 5 kms
  • 23.26 km/hr

BLINDER of a ride. Absolutely blitzed it! I was fast, wasn't passed by any female and just powered along.
Transition 2
  • 00m

  • 11m 34s
  • 2 kms
  • 05m 47s  min/km

Run was good. People overtook me but I managed to claw some of the way back. I KNEW I havd finished somewhere in the top ten because there weren't that many women accross the finish yet with HH on their legs.
Post race
Warm down:

My timing chip failed! And what's worse is because it failed - My time is posted at 16th place.

The time on my watch says 30:45!!! A PB!!! - GOOD ENOUGH FOR FOURTH PLACE ACCORDING TO THE RESULTS PAGE!!!!!

The time my chip SUPPOSEDLY says I did was 33:49 - 2mins slower than raby and I don't have a run or bike time posting... WHAT THE HELL????


USM events have posted this message on the results page.

The Timing Wizards who time this event, had a security issue at the Cycle split at QTS race 5. This caused miss of approx 30% of the field at this point. If you have a time estimate you can contact [email protected] please State your number and estimated times and we will update the times accordingly. We appollogise for any inconvenience this has caused.

Event comments:

I KNOW I did well. I don't get a medal but I want MY TIME!!!! I want my PB!!!! I want the mental and physical effort I put into this race to be RECORDED RIGHT!!!

Last updated: 2008-02-06 12:00 AM
00:06:18 | 200 meters | 03m 09s / 100meters
Age Group: 38/55
Overall: 158/235
Performance: Good
There was no tide.
Course: a V shaped course out and back.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 25C / 77F Current: Low
200M Perf. Average Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:12:54 | 05 kms | 23.26 km/hr
Age Group: 4/55
Overall: 31/235
Performance: Good
Actual time is 10:01 for 5km. (according to bike computer. 30kph.
Wind: None
Course: straight out and back with one hotdog turn.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence: 90
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:11:34 | 02 kms | 05m 47s  min/km
Age Group: 19/55
Overall: 104/235
Performance: Good
Course: Out and back along the golden beach shoreline.
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 3