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Race Reports for St. Patrick's Day Triathlon

[1]
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Race rating (3)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?No

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?No

  • Post race activities? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: It's hard to be objective about the quality of the race when my poor performance overshadows it. I really wish this had not been on DST weekend. I was pretty tired in the morning, and then the race started 30 minutes late. Aside from the tardiness, things were pretty well organized. Post-race food and drink were just getting started when I finished my race. I wasn't particularly impressed, but had I stuck around, probably would have been more welcome. The appeal of this race is that it is very early in the season, and the course is fairly beginner friendly. It's also local to Dallas/Fort Worth, being more convenient to the Fort Worth side of the Metroplex. Weather will always be a wild variable. The pool swim is both good and bad. It's nice for beginners, but can be crowded. I'm not sure I'll do this race again, but not because of how the race was operated. I'd almost rather wait another month to be more fit, to avoid the time change, and to chance the weather being a lot better.
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Race rating (4)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?No

  • Post race activities?
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: This was my first triathlon, so it's hard to rate the race. I thought it was well organized and the course was well constructed for ease of navigation. The pool was too warm. I would have liked to have seen an aid station on the bike course, but that's mostly because I was stupid and did not carry my own fluid. There was plenty of space for spectators. Several folks from work and church came to cheer me on. That was pretty fantastic. The swag consisted of a pullover and green socks. I like the socks, but the pullover is an ugly shade of green. It probably will not get much use. I think this was a good value race for a first-timer. The other competitors were friendly and the atmosphere was fun. I am glad that I lost my tri virginity with this race.
[3]
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Race rating (4)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?No
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Crossing the finish line on my first triathlon was really cool, and hearing them call out my name (which I didn't expect) was surprisingly satisfying. One of the coaches for my program was right nearby at the finish, and the volunteers were incredibly friendly and helpful. They helped me turn in my chip and find post-race stuff. Definitely wish there had been volunteers at the bike entry/exit to point it out, as all that was left by the time I got there were some cones. (I had to ask a cop.) All in all, this was a great race for me! I had more fun than I've had in a long time, even though the full swim/bike/run cycle was harder than I expected (and I expected it to be hard). Like anyone, I wonder if I could have gone faster, but I feel like I made good decisions and drew a good performance from myself for the day. VERY much looking forward to my next event. I'm addicted.
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Fun race to start the season. Cold, but that's to be expected due to time of year. I'd do it again.
[5]
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: I like the races that Dallas Athletes Racing puts on. It was very windy today and not quite as cold as it was last year. Oh yeah I forgot ... it wasn't raining he whole time like last year.
[6]
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Race rating (3)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: This was a good first triathlon for me. The only negative for me was that it was sooooo cold and windy. If the temps were up or the winds down a little more it would have made it a little more enjoyable.
[7]
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Overall a great race ... thanks to all the volunteers that came out even though it was raining cats and dogs. Very well organized as usual by Dallas Athletes Racing.
[8]
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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities?
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: first tri! had a blast will do many many more
[9]
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: This race had amazing volunteers. I was seriously impressed! I'm sure it would have been a fun race had it not been raining and freezing.
[10]
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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?No

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Frist time but everyone was very nice and was a good race
[11]
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?No

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Volunteers were incredible. Hats off to all of them for being there with smiles on their faces.
[12]
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Enjoyed this race in spite of the conditions. So thankful to the volunteers for being out there in the rain!
[13]
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?No

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Volunteers handing out drinks need to be prepared for the next runner in line. I had to grab the drink myself from the table. Overall everything was great.
[14]
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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Great race - awesome bag pipes and dancers... Great weather for the time of year...
[15]
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Race rating (3)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?No
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: I think I'm cursed on the bike course, that's two races something has gone wrong on the bike portion.
[16]
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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities?
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: First Race. Had to leave right after.
[17]
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Race rating (4)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Fun little race...always a favorite way to start off the year.
[18]
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities?
  • Overall course based on my ability:

  • Comments: It was my first tri and I had a blast! Moving up to an Olympic for my next one and I learned so much doing this first. I'll change some of my training to get better for the next one.
[19]
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Too easy

  • Comments: In the past, I have hesitated to recommend Dallas Athletes races. However, this event was much better and seemed to go off smoothly. (Other than the issue with not preventing diving into the pool.) Post race had pancakes (cool!) but only oranges and bananas otherwise. Fuze and PowerAde were providing drinks, and there was a band at the finish. (A bagpiper was playing in the natatorium during the swim, which I really liked.) Schwag included a decent running hat and socks (both with shamrock theme), but I wasn't fond of the long-sleeve cotton race t-shirt.
[20]
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Race rating (3)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: It had been 2 years since I did this race and I thought DA put on a good show. The announcer at the finish was pretty funny and they had plenty of volunteers.
[21]
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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: i thought the race production was great. the bag piper @ swim start was cool and the post race band and events were great. I wasn't quite ready for pancakes, but I saw lots of people enjoying them post-race. There were a lot of racers, but the event seemed to run well. I look forward to doing this race again.
[22]
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Race rating (4)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Dallas Athletes knows how to party. Great race.
[23]
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Race rating (4)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?No

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Too easy

  • Comments: good race do it every year
[24]
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Race rating (4)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: First Race, with nothing to compare it to, I would say this event was put on well.
[25]
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Race rating (4)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?No

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Race results were handled poorly. It took too long to announce awards and when they were announced they were incorrect. It then took too long to post them on the website. Everything else was top notch!
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