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Race Reports for Jackson County Triathlon - Short Course

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

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  • Comments: Well run race, among the more costly of local races but they also had a lot more finish line food and drink than some of the more budget friendly races, and they had Iron Band. Guess I'll just have to make a point of getting the early bird pricing.
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  • Organised?
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  • Lots of volunteers to help?
  • Plenty of drink stations?

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  • Comments: Perfect weather, nice venue, and well organized. Much smaller turnout than in the past.
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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: Each event my bike and run have gotten faster and faster. Last several months of swim training have help my swimming but still need to work more on it. I improve my overall standing from 83 to 44 this year but my age group rank was 5 same as last year. I
[4]
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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:

  • Comments: really well done race, excellent venue.
[5]
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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 race is conducted well.
[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: Swim distance was way off, which made it difficult to tell where your time would have been if it was correct.
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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? Bad
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: This was a good race for me. Over 4 minutes faster on the same course from last year. It's hard to be apples to apples here since the temperature and humidity were much higher this year than last. I heard some discussion about course confusion on the Oly course and the impact on the chip-timing results. My time was off by 5 minutes but I think that was the wave interval. My original wave was #9 but on race day they switched the 40-44 AG to wave #8. I think that's where the 5 minute discrepenacy came from. Looks like most of the times have been corrected in the results posted on line. It was cool to have the Q&A with Chris Legh on Saturday.
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

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

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

  • Comments: KLM still doesn't do a post race ceremony. Probably never will. We actually started 5 minutes ahead of time which was nice.
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

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

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  • Overall course based on my ability:

  • Comments: Good race, I heard there were 900 people between the long, short, and du with many of them walkups at packet pickup. They rearranged the starting heats a bit and it worked out. No results available on-site and online results weren't available for more than a day, judging by the chaos in the online splits, there was a lot of hand work to get those results ready.
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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? Below average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Nothing to speak of post-race. No prelim results, no music, nothing. I really enjoy this race and will probably be back next year, but I really wish I could at least buy some food or something.
[11]
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  • Organised?No
  • Events on time?Yes

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

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

  • Comments: Pros: Organizer went over everything about the course before the swim and made sure everyone knew what to expect. Made accommodations for my late arrival. Cons: Still waiting on results... No post-race activities... No post-race awards... No signage for run turnaround...
[12]
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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? Below average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Race was well organized. They did not have much to eat afterwards.
[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? Below average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: As a first timer I was VERY pleased with this race. I thought it was well organized and the spectators and competitors (with the exception of the person who might have 'borrowed' my goggles/swimcap) were great. On a personal note - I wanted to finish in under an hour and a half and I did. I will definitely be doing this race next year, and my goal is to cut ten minutes, which would actually put me in the top forty overall. I think I can cut another minute from the swim, three min from the bike, four min from the run, and AT LEAST a minute from each transition. Thanks for reading, see you all on the starting lines! -laugher
[14]
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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?
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: 46th out of 431, not bad for my 4th triathlon. Given I've only done 4 I would say the event was well organized. Lots of volunteers, no confusion on which way to go/turn etc. For the run I did make a left out of the trans area when I should have made a right but we were told short course was to the right so my bad on that one (luckily I only took a few steps before correcting myself). I'll do this one next year for sure.
[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? Below average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: I dont have any other races to compare this to, but it seemed to be run very well. Everything was on time and well marked/explained. My only complaint would be the lack of post-race activities. There was absolutely nothing. I am completely hooked on this sport now. I absolutely cannot wait until next season.
[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? Below average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Much has been said about KLM and their race management, mostly negative. I have read many a race report from fellow BT'ers and found that many of the gripes seemed legitimate. With all the rants I've read about KLM I was skeptical about how this race would go. Based on the race today, I thought they did an excellent job. There were volunteers everywhere. The bike and run course was well marked (not sure about the long course run). Every single intersection on the bike course was manned with volunteers/police officers. Sufficient aid/water stations. At the swim start the race director (I assume) went over with everyone the nuances of the course and he did it multiple times to ensure that everyone was aware and knew what he/she was doing. Overall, there was great support. I tried to thank every volunteer I passed by. Of the races that this group puts on I think the size of this race help contribute to its success. They are probably more motivated to put on a successful race here, where
[17]
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  • Organised?
  • Events on time?Yes

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

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

  • Comments: This race didn't offer many perks. Roads were blocked off well for bike ride. Not a lot of instruction before the race as to where to go once swim was finished and didn't really know where to start the run either. No orientation before the race.
[18]
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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? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Skipped run secondary to hurt left achilles.
[19]
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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?
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: First race besides doing an indoor triathlon. So, I thought it was good. A bit intimidating for newbies...there were some tough looking/long term triathletes out there!
[20]
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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? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: I liked the course. I'm glad this was my second triathlon and not my first. I felt some of the information about the race wasn't emphasized enough to my satisfaction. With it being my second race, it was easier to go with the flow.
[21]
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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? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: This was a good race. Challenging for me but in a good way. The only think I really didn't like was having to be there so early and then sitting around for almost 3 hours. That was hard.
[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? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Good race overall, KLM seems to be doing better as time goes on.
[23]
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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: Lots of vendors and interesting stuff for a noob to check out. My goal was 1:30 and I finished 24s over because I walked for many minutes during the run.
[24]
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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 tri ever and the overall experience was great! It was very well organized and the events ran very smoothly. Plenty of water rescue personnel, so I never felt in danger even though I was getting very tired. Definitely plan on doing this race, and any other KLM race next year. I have officially been bitten by the triathlon bug!!
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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 one down
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