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Race Reports for Ironman 70.3 Eagleman

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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: Despite the cancelled swim, rain and wind, it was a great race. It was the first time in 11 years that EM was not hot!
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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: There's a reason this race has been put on for such a long time. Branded races always have incredible support, and this one was no exception. The volunteers were plentiful and awesome. Wish the post-race food had been something other than pizza!
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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!
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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: Hot hot hot as usual at Eagleman but a good race otherwise.
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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: A sunny and hot race but the volunteers were great! I enjoyed meeting new people. The award ceremony started too late for me, though.
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  • Comments: Eagleman is a fast flat course, but when the heat and high temps show up, it's a challenge. The aid stations helped me finish this race. I've completed this race three times and each time has been harder and slower. But I'll be back.
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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: --Overall organized race. There was an issue with 2 other athletes with a GIRO 2 helmet with the CPSC sticker in it but an official telling them they could not use that helmet for ???? reason. --Had a slot to WC70.3 in Austria but I did not go to the roll down. My mistake. =)
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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: A great race, and one that I fully enjoy. This is my 3rd year doing this race and I will do it again next year. The town of Cambridge and the residents are great and are gracious hosts. Kudos to all the volunteers as well... they had a hard day.
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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: Very well run event. Volunteers were phenomenal. Event loot bag were great. Ironman runs a great event that makes competitors special for finishing.
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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: Race support was phenomenal. Well stocked aid stations. Plenty of ice on the run.
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  • Comments: Overall. Poor swim and run. Good transitions and bike. Heat played a role, but it was just as warm the previous year and my run was 10 mins slower. Nutrition – Bike - 600 cal Infinit - 4 scoops - 1000 sodium. 8 capsules of salt stick - 1500 sodium. Total sodium - 2500 (1000/hr) Run - 3 x GU - 150 sodium. 7 capsules of salt stick - 1350 sodium. Total sodium - 1500 (1000/hr) Hydration – Hit every aid station on bike. On run, took water, Gatorade and ice every station. Peed once on bike around mile 50. Takeaways – Poor run. Over-bike? Felt hot during bike. Perhaps holding back a little on bike would’ve saved some time on run, but not much. Recovery – Nothing abnormal.
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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: PR for 1/2 Ironman by 20 mins, PR for this course (from 1st 1/2 Ironman Eagleman) by 35 mins!!!!!! Very happy because I finally broke 6 hours!!!
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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: Lots of volunteers. Lots of cold drinks and ice on the run.
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  • Organised?No
  • 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: Too hard

  • Comments: First aid station on bike was in a crappy place. Less than 100 yds from a sharp right turn. Two times I asked for vasoline on the run it was packed away. But the biggest screw up was the race officials CLAIMING that you had to wear a top in the swim and THEN changing the ruling after the first 14 waves had started. Come on!
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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's taken me a few years to gather the courage to participate in this race. I've heard the stories of how bad the heat is and how tough the winds are. It was a solid race (and the conditions were ideal). The swag is great, the volunteers are awesome, love the crowds cheering the racers on. It can be complicated to figure out how to get to the race and get your gear in and out because you have to park so far away or take the shuttle. I was glad I had previewed the course twice in the month prior, so I was familiar with the local roads and the course.
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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: Amazing job by TriColumbia. These people had their act together. Really well done race from check in to finish and everything in-between! SWAG was amazing (even the pros commented on it) The Tri-bag is awesome. For a weekend warrior, this was a great course. I feel lucky to have participated in this event. On course staff was amazing, great volunteers, awesome locals cheering people on. Police handling traffic were great. Other athletes were kind and friendly. I would love to do this race again. Had an amazing time. First class all the way. Thanks TriColumbia for an amazing first experience!
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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?No

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

  • Comments: Wish they had aid stations on the run. Should be ever mile, was about every 1.5 miles
[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? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: On the mudfest that was Transition: With the incredible amount of rain the area received 36 hours prior, and being on the water, and named "Great Marsh Park", it's understandable that there would be some mud/wet grass. The transition area was set up differently from last year, that I think resulted in longer runs on grass with the bike, compared to last year. The organizers probably had a reason to change transition set up, but may not have considered the rain situation. They did the best they could given the situation. By some accounts, this year was worse for drafting, but others said it was a typical year. It sounds like any flat course has the potential, since they spread the waves out, with faster groups starting towards the back, it is naturally set up to bunch up.
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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: Race was well done. Transition area was a mess but not much you can do about the weather. Lots of really serious racers. Quality of field was very high. Guess the Kona slots bring all the heavy hitters in.
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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 race creates a long day, as I have to be up about 3:45 to get there in time, but the race organizers make it worth it. Overall it is a great, well-run race, and it's especially good when it's not so blazing hot. Would definitely recommend.
[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 am very pleased with my first half ironman effort. The flat course was perfect for me. However, just because it was flat does not mean that it's easy. There was no opportunity to rest the legs during the bike which they were obviously used to with the regular training. More training on trainer and tow path for flat races. My time rocked.
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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: Tri Columbia constantly puts on a good Eagleman. Even with the change in mgmt at Tri Columbia they still get it down and do it right. My only comment is that it's a super long day for everyone. Especially, racers with families. Those of us sticking around for the awards and slot allocation had a very long wait this year. I realize there were lots of penalties that had to be scored and adjusted but getting out of there at 6:30 PM or later when I'm done racing before noon is not my idea of fun. Others had it worse. I only had a 3 hour drive. Some people I knew were driving back to New England or Ohio/Pittsburgh.
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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: As always, the real report is at www.doughboytoironman.com with many pictures and narrative prose.
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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: the whole shuttle bus could have been a bit clearer, none of the volunteers seemed to be able to direct me to where there went from. Also told I was not allowed bike on the bus, yet loads of people took their bike on the bus which was kind of annoying then having to make the trip back to load it up. Overall though, was an amazing experience in a fantastic part of the world with great people. Loved everyone having cook outs and hosing us down as we go past. Will be back next year for sure.
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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, great town, and a great time... I don't need to say I'll do this race again, my wife already told me that I was, so I guess I'll be back next year! My poor bike, I posted before and after pics... if they attach... Mr. Felt was none-too-pleased!
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