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Race Reports for Square Lake Triathlon - Short Course

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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: 33sec from podium, 1:49 from 1st...
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Race rating (4)
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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: First podium for me with a 3rd in my age group! Kinda lame medal, but I felt good knowing I worked hard this summer and it paid off. Chatted some more with Emily and got to watch her take home hardware as usual :-) We had great weather for this late in the year and the setting is very nice out there. Will likely do this race again.
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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: It was fun. The results are still incorrect after a week. It started late but there were 3!!! water stops on the run, which is amazing. The finish line food is very limited - Chex Mix and Gardettos, water. They often have Gear West making hot dogs but I guessed I missed it. And frankly I'm not into supporting the hot dog industry. It's always a mixed bag with Front Runner.
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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: Too hard

  • Comments: Square Lake is an ideal place for a triathlon swim and the stairs to T2 offer a unique experience. The bike course is in rough shape in a stretch and made the race less enjoyable. The race events were late. The biggest let down of the day is crossing the finish line and seeing water and chex mix. Thanks to Gear West we got a hot dog.
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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: Race was better run than had been expected from statements from BT members.
[6]
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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?No
  • 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: I love this race. Probably one of the best venues for tris in the cities with a challenging bke and run and the water in the lake is very clear. Water temps are on the coolside, but comfortable. This year was a 20 minute improvement on the course in similar conditions from last year, but that was due to the amount of work I put in this summer compared to last summer. That and the amount of weight that I was able to drop this spring.
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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: Too hard

  • Comments: Good race. It is a short course tri, but it's an Olympic effort in disguise.
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  • Comments: Love this course. Perfect level of challenge for me. Not easy, but also not impossible. Vacation Sports does pretty well with this race, and the location can't be beat. Love having a September race, too. Now I can kick back, enjoy fall, and focus on shaving a few pounds for next year's season.
[9]
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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: I did this race for the first time 4 years ago (2006) as my first triathlon. It took me 2:25:50. I rode a mountain bike that year. It's great to gauge how far I've come and how much triathlon changed my life (quit smoking, lost loads of weight, etc) This race will always hold a place in calendar. Next year, podium?
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Race rating (3)
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  • Organised?
  • 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: Hilly bike and run. Roads fairly rough. It was nice to have my family there, including my wife's parents. I made the mistake when I got home of lying on the bed and I passed out for 2.5 hours. When I woke up my number had transferred to the sheet - dang.
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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: I had a lot of fun and overall it was a huge success for me. My goal was 2 hours and I had 2 hours 22 seconds.
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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: hazelmn - good race. You were 2 places ahead of me in the clydesdale division.
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  • Organised?
  • Events on time?

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

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

  • Comments: I now realize what they mean by this race having the reputation of being a bit "loose". It was a good race and a nice, challenging course, but I'd recommend they get a few more bike course volunteers, and maybe try to set it up so exiting cars from the race aren't trying to use the same driveway that incoming runners are using. Overall, though, the beauty of the Stillwater area makes up for any shortcomings.
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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: Great season closer. PR was unexpected, especially coming off of vacation. The lake water is great, the course is hilly, but beautiful. Would rather not run on dirt roads, but it was only for a mile. I will do this next year with Jason and Cindy, and if I register before January 1st, it's half price!
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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: Overall, beautiful course and well run. In its 8th year and here to stay. Will stay on my race schedule.
[16]
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

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

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

  • Comments: Second time doing this race, and I enjoyed it even better than last year! I really love the course. It is super tough, but fun.
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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: Great race. Wasn't going to do this one, but glad I did. Impressed myself on the swim and bike, but a few folks said the bike course may have been short...
[18]
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  • 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: It was a rate cold day with the temperatures in the 50's. The nice thing was that it made the swim really nice with the warm water. But when you got on the bike your body got cold and it was hard to warm up. My legs froze, especially my acillias tendons got really cold. Once I hit the run they began to hurt and didnt stop. They felt like they were going to snap and I finished the race running the whole way. The hardest part was the bike. Lots of hills made it difficult on the legs.
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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: Great race, super courses and distance - cannot wait for next year. I would like to see more races provide more post-race snacks or foods. Also, how about some freebies in the race packet. I help w/ several running races and we always have samples drinks, snacks, products in the pre or post race goodie bag. Just my 2-cents worth.
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