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Race Reports for TOUGHMAN Minnesota Sprint

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  • Organised?
  • Events on time?

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

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

  • Comments: Fun race and the bike course was fast!
[2]
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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: Well organized and a good course. Non wet suit swim, numerous contested chose to wear wet suit and not be in final standings.
[3]
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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: longer swim would be nice, and better measuring of the water temp. The water was very cold in my warm up, but they claimed it was 80 degrees
[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?
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: It is always cool to get a finishers medal but only the HIM got them. It would be nice to know your wave assignments the day prior instead of finding out the morning of. I did not stick around for the awards but it seemed like a great event with my very limited experience.
[5]
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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: I took 6th in my division with having to walk the 5k. I'd be dangerous if I could run ;)
[6]
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Race rating (3)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?No

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

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

  • Comments: This was a fun race for a backup. It was fairly well organized but it was just not polished. I will say the volunteers were fantastic.
[7]
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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: Best and first traditional (outside of bike length) sprint. I've realized that what I thought was my strongest discipline (swimming) is the one I will need the most work with. It is not the open water that is the problem, it is the mass of bodies around me.
[8]
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Race rating (3)
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  • 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: Not badly run, but it seemed like things took a little while to get going that morning (partially waiting for fog on the lake to clear). I was a little disappointed by the (dis)organization of transition area, sturdiness of the bike racks, and the post race food. Not much protein! The bike racks that were on the hill (my rack) kept falling over, and I think it would have made sense to have the transition areas for the half and the sprint separate, if at all possible. Then we wouldn't all have been getting in each others' way.
[9]
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Race rating (2)
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  • Organised?No
  • Events on time?No

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

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

  • Comments: Not too well organized, maybe because there were so many participants. Crazy at check-in, not enough people to mark and to hand out packets. Tiny transition area which was confusing about where the bike and run out were and because everyone had so little space there was crap in the way. IMO, they accepted too many participants. 50 people per wave and 32 waves = 1600. Two massage therapists after the sprint. Drafting occurred during the bike--a large group that was working together. No penalties assessed in the results. That is not good. They must have ran out of flags and cones and at the finish people went running the wrong way because they had the path go over grass and it looked wrong since there was a nice clear path that wasn't blocked off that also looked like to went to the finish line. A bunch of us stood there to point people to the right direction until someone found a Midwest Sports person and asked them put a barrier to direct people properly. Dangerous at points on the
[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? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Didn't know what to expect for 1st tri. 307 of 382 men, I'll take it. 46 of 53 in AG and 29 of 36 in Clydesdale division. Overarching goal to finish - check. Time goal of 2:30 missed by 9 minutes, too much time in transition and cramping on run. Will definitely do another sooner rather than later ... but first will work on my conditioning especially for the run.
[11]
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Race rating (4)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?

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

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

  • Comments: Always fun to race as a family, Scott went 5 min faster than at Liberty coming in with a cold, Barb enjoyed herself. Good to see so many TriRochester athletes and many with great results! The overall rankings are men only at this race. I was beat by 3 women, so including females I was 46/639. I only throw this in because most races combine genders for overall results.
[12]
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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: Nice race w/ shorter swim/run w/ longer bike. Very enjoyable!
[13]
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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, again. Volunteers are awesome, and the course set up is perfect.
[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? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: put a fence up on the path for the 1/2 iron racers so the volunteers dont scream constantly for people to get off the PATH!
[15]
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Race rating (3)
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  • Organised?No
  • Events on time?Yes

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

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

  • Comments: Not very organized, swim was not measured right.... No body watching drafters during bike...
[16]
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Race rating (3)
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  • Organised?No
  • Events on time?Yes

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

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

  • Comments: It was a good race and post race, but the start just ruined it for me. I've never been to a race where I had to go searching for a swim cap because "they ran out"!
[17]
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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 would probably come back, but I want to try Lifetime and Annondale so I'm not sure if it will be next year or not. Run course was pretty tight, but mostly I thought it was fun and a great first triathlon experience.
[18]
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Race rating (2)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

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

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

  • Comments: Every publication for this race has the distances of swim and bike different - still not sure what it was. Advertised expo.. not so much.. post meal...not so much... and the worst thing .. no medals for sprint finishers. May no be a big deal for some - but I'm just starting and it would have been nice! Overall the registration fee was high, with a lot of hype that in the end didn't deliver. Just glad I had a great race for me.. and am happy with my individual results.
[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? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: more bathrooms.
[20]
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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: Liked the race. Well organized, and it drew some class athletes. The only issue I had was with the iTiming, in that my chip fell off. Need to perhaps figure out a different way to get those around the ankles so they don't fall off. Perhaps some sort of clip system would work.
[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? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Highly recommend this race. Something like 1600 racers, but very well organized.
[22]
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Race rating (3)
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  • Organised?
  • Events on time?Yes

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

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

  • Comments: One thing I always feel bad about are the athletes who are doing longer distances. All of the sprint finishers are milling about and getting in the way of those that are doing longer distances, in this case, the HIM. People had to be yelled at to get out of the way. People just need to be a bit more considerate as they are watching or heading home to move out of the way.
[23]
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Race rating (3)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

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

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

  • Comments: They really need to triple the amount of restrooms. They have 1300 people with 200-300 spectators and there were only 9-12 restrooms. The lines for the bathrooms were very, very bad. They needed more volunteers. I arrived early but was in line at the packet pickup when the race waves were starting. I and 100 other people almost didn't get let into transition because the race had already started. That part was very upsetting especially since I got there plenty early. Not to mention that they didn't have a race T-shirt for me.
[24]
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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: Overall I thought they put on a good race. The transition area is really crowded and I wasn't a fan of the last 1/4 mile of the bike but I'm not sure they have a lot of choices.
[25]
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Race rating (3)
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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: Needed more bathrooms!
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