Races

Back to all races
Race Details Ratings 32 Reports 35

Race Reports for Harvest Moon Long Course Triathlon

[1]
Reported by:
Race rating (4)
User photo
  • 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: Fun course! well organized, great support on course. Kinda bummed all of the vendors had torn down before I finished. There was still an hour and a half left on the course.
[2]
Reported by:
Race rating (5)
User photo
  • 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: Tough race but incredibly well run! Lots of volunteers, plenty of aid stations well stocked, even ice on the run!
[3]
Reported by:
Race rating (1)
User photo
  • 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: Too hard

  • Comments: I will NEVER do this race again!!!!!!!
[4]
Reported by:
Race rating (4)
User photo
  • 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 race and well organized. Great food and swag. Just wish the park would open a little earlier.
[5]
Reported by:
Race rating (4)
User photo
  • 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: This is the longest running Half Iron Distance in the area and incredibly well run and organized. There were times on the bike were cars and trucks let us know they were not happy we were on the roads but that was the only negative and nothing the race organizers could control.
[6]
Reported by:
Race rating (4)
User photo
  • 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: for a local 70.3 that's not wtc branded, they did a good job. run was insanely well supported. i think had i been properly trained, i could have been dangerous on this course. until the last bit of the bike when i ran out of gas, i had a pr in me.
[7]
Reported by:
Race rating (3)
User photo
  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

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

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

  • Comments: Didn't like the hairpin turn on the swim, to easy to get off course and get mixed up. The 1st bike road was horrible, didn't like the rolling hills on the run but they were not horribly steep hills. Could do it better if I had trained any on hills this year.
[8]
Reported by:
Race rating (3)
User photo
  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

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

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

  • Comments: I enjoyed the race and glad I made it through my first 70.3 On to Florida in November to complete my first IM!
[9]
Reported by:
Race rating (5)
User photo
  • 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: Love the atmosphere around the area sure puts some pep in the motivation
[10]
Reported by:
User photo
  • Organised?
  • Events on time?

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

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

  • Comments: The race is a smaller local race. I was surprised how "lonely" it was. Not as many stations, not as many volunteers. But overall, it was fine. The Bounce House slippy side at the end was to die for. SOOO awesome. Like a cool pool in the middle of the Sahara.
[11]
Reported by:
Race rating (4)
User photo
  • 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: Still a great and well run race. While my nerves were a 10/10 scale last year, this year I was very relaxed and confident. My training was ahead of last year. Having a good race until the run. My concerns for IM Arizona in November are huge now.
[12]
Reported by:
Race rating (4)
User photo
  • 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. Thanks to Lance and all of the voluteers! Really happy with my perfromance for my first HIM. As always, learned more about myself and am looking forward to giving it another shot.
[13]
Reported by:
Race rating (4)
User photo
  • 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 it was a well run, well planned race. Plenty of aid stations on the run and lots of volunteers. Transition area could have used a sweeping.
[14]
Reported by:
User photo
  • Organised?
  • Events on time?

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

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

  • Comments: lessons learned ...take the third bottle just in case you miss the first aid station and have extra electrolyte tabs. Maybe eat more on the bike but I think I ate a lot so maybe that was fine.
[15]
Reported by:
Race rating (2)
User photo
  • Organised?No
  • Events on time?No

  • 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 had problem breathing. When I crossed the finishers’ line I was helped out of the finishers shoot. The med people were too busy looking at the women coming out of the slip and slide. So once I was feeling well enough to walk I got up and left. This is defiantly not a WTC event.
[16]
Reported by:
Race rating (5)
User photo
  • 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: What a great event - lots of competitors but laid back and well organized. A big event without much hype, in a nice area and three great courses. I was beyond pleased with the entire day.
[17]
Reported by:
Race rating (3)
User photo
  • 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: Since I don't have a ton of experience with different race organizers I think they do a good job for this race. The volunteers are great, 3 aid stations on the bike, police officers at every intersection making the biking really safe for a non closed course. The run had aid stations every mile and they were great about yelling out what they had available ahead of time so you could yell back to them what you want before you even got there. The post race activities are a little lacking, but I don't know if that was because of the rain that came in or what? I considered myself pretty MOP, but it seems like they did the awards pretty quickly after I finished, I actually missed them because I had gone to my car to get more layers of clothing on. Overall though I think Without Limits does a great job on their races. I have done other races by them as well and always enjoy myself. Plus Aurora Reservoir has some really clear water, you can actually see others around you under water.
[18]
Reported by:
Race rating (3)
User photo
  • 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: Without Limits took this over from Racaing Underground 1-2 years ago. Compared to Rattlesnake, this had less support. Only 6 porta-potties. Really only 2 aid stn on bike. 1 at 10 mile (turn) was also same aid stn at mile 45.5, had no water, Gatorade only. 1 at Mile ~30 entry to Bennett, had water. But one of their promotional bits is they try to economize, so this maybe wasn't out of character. Lots of police/state patrol on the bike course. Bike aides on motor cycles provided good support, I saw 3 people being assisted with tires. Choice of Wahoo fish tacos was great.
[19]
Reported by:
Race rating (4)
User photo
  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?No

  • 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: This was my first HIM and my goal was to do it around 6hrs. and I beat my goal by ~15min. so I was really happy! I felt good on the swim, bike, and run and felt I nailed my nutrition! The race was organized pretty well, but there should have been more porta-potties (6...are you kidding me??). Also, I thought the food at the end was kindof gross. It was cold and dry and just didn't taste good. My husband brought me a sandwich (thank god!) which I gobbled down! Also, I think they should have had more "security" in the transition area for after the race. My dad was able to walk right in, grab my bike, and leave. There was noone making sure the bikes leaving were with their rightful owners. It kindof made me worried b/c there were alot of nice tri bikes there that could have easily been stolen! The great thing though was the amount of support on the run...great aid stations and great volunteers! I will definitely keep this race in mind for next year!
[20]
Reported by:
Race rating (5)
User photo
  • 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 a really fun race. The volunteers were fantastic, I can't thank them enough, and there was lots of support out there. The conditions didn't cooperate but thats just bad luck. I've never been challenged on so many levels, and am extremely proud of how I came through it all.
[21]
Reported by:
User photo
  • Organised?
  • Events on time?

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

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

  • Comments: Well, doing a HIM as my first triathlon might not have been a very sound decision. I have even more respect now for those 300 odd people that came in ahead of me. The volunteers were terrific, as were the other participants. Everyone was really friendly. I liked the course a lot, and I think I'll do it again sometime.
[22]
Reported by:
Race rating (5)
User photo
  • 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: I really enjoyed myself this race. I have the Best Boyfriend Ever cheering me on and congratulating me when I finished. The race was very organized and well run, volunteers were AWESOME! I definitely want to do this next year. More pictures are here if you want to see :) http://picasaweb.google.com/norinemali/HarvestMoonHalfIronman#52464...
[23]
Reported by:
Race rating (4)
User photo
  • 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 a good race. Darren and his wife do a great job getting this together and the post race food is better than average in my opinion. If I do another 1/2 IM next year it will most likely be this one.
[24]
Reported by:
Race rating (3)
User photo
  • 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: overall a fun race. The volunteers were GREAT! Everyone cheered - even the police officers! Great signs everywhere - and tons of water on the run.
[25]
Reported by:
Race rating (4)
User photo
  • 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: I'm a HIM! I signed up for this race cuz it coincided w/ the end of my HIM training plan -- needed a goal to keep me going. Then the race became my reason for the season after the training was done. By race time it was not a matter of finishing, but of beating other racers, altho I was glad to not see any of my AG close behind me at the end of the run. May have enjoyed it more w/o the additional pressure, but psyched to get 2nd. Glad taper worked, glad I did it, glad to take a week off now. There were tons of volunteers, results were almost instantaeous, and the bbq was delicious. Will probably do it again next year! 35/118 women.
Show Per page
 
 
of 2