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Race Reports for Oliver Half Iron Triathlon

[1]
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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? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Course is fantastic. Would love to do it with no wind (the sprint and Oly on Saturday had much better conditions, although it was hotter for them). BBQ and beer post race.
[2]
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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: Immediately after the race I was pretty disappointed with my overall result (though the bike time was awesome!) but given the heat (~30 on course - my first time exercising in weather hotter than 23 degrees this year!) and run training this went rather well I think. Looking forward to next year!
[3]
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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? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: I'd like them to be more careful on the swim and run measurements. I don't care that the bike course is short but a longer swim and run is sucky. My garmin data shows a different turn around point from last year. That seems careless.
[4]
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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: W00t: - Took off over 16 min from my previous half iron PR of 5:11 at Clearwater 2008. (Full disclosure: I did quite a bit of drafting myself in that race, so breaking that dishonest bike split makes me feel doubly good! Also, after my experience yesterday, I never want to draft in a race again!) - Came in 2nd in my age group and 9th overall. I’ve never made top three my age group or top 10 overall before in a half ironman. It feels really good! - Great race. Fun course, nice town, well organized, good for spectators. I recommend! Meh: - Both of my transitions were really slow and I made stupid mistakes in both of them. What’s up with that? I guess I just lost my short distance racing edge. In an Ironman, 3 min transitions are normal and you have volunteers that help you make sure you have everything and put your stuff away. I must have gotten lazy. Need to practice more and race more!
[5]
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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: This was my first half ironman. I think the cool weather and lower elevation were to my advantage. It was really inspiring to see so many people out doing their best and amazing to see the high quality top athletes. Proud of myself for accomplishing this and excited to try again and try to do better!
[6]
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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: I am giving this race a rating of 5 because it's the only one I've done so I have nothing to compare it to. The race was very well organized and the volunteers were great. Aid stations were great and readily available. Friendly race with people of all abilities.
[7]
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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? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: 408 out of 858 starters. Beaten by Smarty (2mins), Ets (11 mins) and Craig (50mins)! Mainly due to poor run. 312 out of 509 males, 22 out of 32 in age division
[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? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: another great race - a few comments soch as the aid stations ran out of coke and gave me soggy pretzels. but otherwise the stations were great. Awards ceremony was late and dragged on, but this was mostly due to the Race Directors wife being taken to the hospital during the race, so he was concerned with her as well as she does most of the awards stuff. so it was all understandable. I hope she is felling better, as otherwise it is a great team they make and some great races they put on. The community involvement is great, and the fundraising efforts they do to give back to the volunteers are amazing.
[9]
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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: outback does a GREAT race! looking forward to Desert.
[10]
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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: will do this race again, maybe not next year but in 2 years time.
[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: Good race, good course, nice people, great group of racers
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  • Comments: I am disappointed in the long transition. Other than that this race is good. Lots of very good racers.
[13]
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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 went into this racing expecting a mediocre performance. I knew my bike mileage was down and I hadn't started swimming till late April. I was very surprised with my overall time. The solid run I had allowed me to PR by ~5 mins. I am very happy with the results. Was great to know that peeps from BT were racing here too. I didn't know them well enough to look for them in the race although I did see hazmaster on the run but that was about it.
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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? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Great race, recommend it to anyone looking for a HIM. Michellie Jones and Tom Evans competing was a great touch. They are very impressive athletes, I had no idea Tom and Michellie were such strong swimmers.
[15]
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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: Great race, awesome volunteers! But I wish the roads were better for the bike - way TOO many people had flats.
[16]
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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? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Good race. Lots of good looking people wearing tight clothing. Compared to other races. Again, I won NOTHING for draw prizes! Brutal
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