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Race Reports for Ironman Canada

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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: Officated turn a blind eye to drafting and blocking.
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  • Comments: Great course. This was the hardest thing I have everdone. I was quitting Ironman totally when I was biking. On the run, I was just starting to train harder. Not sure I would do another IM if I did not sign up for CDA this year.
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  • Comments: IM Canada is such a great course.
[54]
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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 Ironman. Was disappoined with the food at the athelete meeting, Worst food ever, and was dissapointed that they did away with there tradition of having people stand up to honor how many times they finished the race. THey really could have used Steve King. I get bored of hearing "You are an Ironman!' all day long by Mike Reilly, I was sad to see such traditions of Steve King and the Bike barn passed by, but other wise it was another great ironman race.
[55]
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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: The race is awesome! The scenery, the volunteers, the spectators, the other participants, it's all so amazing. I'd like to try this again with some better training, and without the mishaps, to see what I could do.
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  • Comments: will do another ironman in my lifetime just not sure when. everything went pretty well. i am home now after driving 16 hours straight through. and really i dont have too many body issues. it appears i am going to lose a toenail though. but they grow back right. now its time for the tattoo!! it was really good to see people i know get through the race it was more enjoyable for me to see that then my own finish. is that weird? so long bt. i think i am packing it in for a while. thanks for everything!
[57]
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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: It was funny passing and being passed over and over by the same people on the swim, bike and run courses. I got several compliments on my bike, my bike colour, my butterfly jersey, my huge smile, and more! This was the hardest and most awesome thing I've ever done in my life. I loved doing it!
[58]
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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 will most likely be back next year...!!
[59]
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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 Ironman race it was well organized, in a very scenic area of the interior of B.C.with lots of Volunters. Which made this a great Ironman race to do.
[60]
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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: Bring Marker and do it yourself, Put fluids on Bike day/night prior just bring nutrition and pump, DEFINITELY stretch afterwards, get new batteries in cyclometer (if that is plan) during the taper NOT THE Day prior. Use lotion sunscreen water proof prior to swim and then spray before getting to bike rack. still faster then letting someone put it on and if needed just cutt out spray as lotion is on. Definitely ride hard portions to get knowledge and confirm route on Thursday before race and then also RIDE IT HARD get a hard workout meaning if I need to ride one hard portion and then again and then pack up and ride the next then so be it. ALWAYS TRAIN INVENTORYING BODY AS FAR AS HOW THE NUTRITION IS WORKING WHETHER I AM TIGHT TOO SOON ON BIKE AND ANY ADJUSTMENTS NEEDED (IE PACKAGE DIFFERENT POSITION DUE TO PAIN OR STARTING TO FEEL CHAFFING) NOT A VIRGIN ANYMORE
[61]
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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: The swim was about as good it will get. My start position was perfect and strategy worked well. I will make some minor changes in my workouts this winter to have more of a technical focus. I will not change much in regard to my bike prep or race strategy. Easy to Osoyoos, pick it up over Richter and the Sisters, maintain on the flat and out and back and complete Yellow Lake strongly. The only thing I will add this year is more running off the bike and try and do some slightly shorter rides followed by longer runs – 3 to 4 hours bike and then 1:30 to 2 hours run. The run was a struggle due to nutrition and hydration problems. I believe things would have been quite different if I was not woken at midnight with GI problems. These continued through the bike and ½ the run and resulted in hydration and electrolyte problems. Taper. I followed a three week taper at the advice of a number of friends. Next year I will not reduce things as quickly week 1 and week 2 and increase tempo during
[62]
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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: Just right

  • Comments: I won't say the city and volunteers because they know what an awesome race they put on. This race is admired world wide. Guess I did say it. Thank you Gwynne and all my friends, you friggin ROCK !!!!!!
[63]
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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 hard

  • Comments: The best part of this race was that I had personal bests in all three disciplines and that I did not get any cramps during the race. I would like to come back to IMC in 2009 to see if I can have an even faster race. Overall this was one of the most fun race that I have ever done. I was a blast.
[64]
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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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  • Comments: I'm pleased with how close I was to my goal time considering the issues I had and how much worse the day could have been. Fantastic race, the IronCrew were AMAZING and the crowds rocked! Definitely worth the camp-out in line fiasco!
[65]
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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 want to give a big thanks to my better half. Bellinghammaria, walking back and forth from the hotel to the race venue with two dogs, not knowing and not having any way of finding out what is going on with me during the day. Windy and cool weather. But it all worked out. She is so supportive and puts up with all this hobby of mine. This was the 25th anniversary edition of a great IRONMAN Race. I got to be a part of something very special. I didn't have the same excited shivers/goosebumps down my back feeling like the IMCDA finish of last year. But I am misty about bettering my time by an 1:15 minutes. More than I imagined I could do. IMC is a must do for any Ironman competitor.
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  • Comments: I’m almost in disbelief that I managed a 56minute swim. I would have been happy with a 59…56 wasn’t even thought of. Especially given the choppy day on Okanagan Lake. I started on the far left and took it out hard. After about 400meters I started cutting over to the main group and just tucked myself in. I was finally comfortable enough in the water to use a little bit of aggression and get the feet I wanted. After rounding the second turn and starting the long return leg home I felt the need to pass a couple people and started to weave my way through. It was a good plan and almost fell off my feet when I saw the clock at 56minutes. What a way to start a day. It was so nice being with a group of cyclists that I actually wanted to be around. Rather than having to play catch up I was able to chill out all the way to Richter Pass. I didn’t over exert myself for those first 60km and I knew it would come back in my favor later in the day. I focused on taking in some solid food and planning
[67]
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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: IMC is simply amazing.
[68]
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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 have no other comparisons as far as IM's go, but this race is awesome! I had a great experience start to finish, and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
[69]
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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: Just right

  • Comments: embarassing run, can do WAY better. This was my third and slowest Ironman, hope to do better in Lake Placid next year (site of first two ironmans)
[70]
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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: Cannot say enough about the organization and volunteers and fans. We were fetted from the time we got to Penticton to the time we left. Never wanting for anything. Officially there were 2531 registered, not sure how many actually lined up, but 2185 officially finshed the race in under 17hrs. Forgot to mention that it was very important, in order to combat the sun, to have a strong leather- like tan. Sun block will only help so much, especially when your using sponges or walking through the hoses to cool off. Train hard in the heat of the day between 10-1600. Dont tell Lisa the Lovely as I promised we would not discuss it for awhile, but I intend to be back with Ironcops in 2008. Pain is temporary, glory lasts forever!
[71]
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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
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  • Comments: THIS IS A GREAT RACE, and RECOMMEND TO EVERYONE!
[72]
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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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  • Comments: The absolute hardest but finest experience of my life thus far.
[73]
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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: Ironman Canada does an outstanding job. I heard pros and AG alike saying this is the best Ironman by far. I haven't been to any other Ironman competitions but I think this one would be hard to beat. The local community steps up to the plate and really supports the event and the competitors. They are genuinely concerned about your welfare and want to ensure that you enjoy the race. My hats off to the people of Penticton! The pasta feast was well done as was the award banquet. I really like the DVD they gave everyone with the race hightlights. I'm even in the video - you have to look real fast but if you don't blink you can see me!
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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 one day when i am more ready to complete it. ie: more training
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