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Race Reports for Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga

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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 used a new product developed by a couple team mates and my coach for the ride portion. www.slayrx.com I thought it worked well on the bike, maybe I could have used a few more ounces. I am not a fan of carrying hydration on the run, but I need to rethink that as I wished I had the slayRX rather than living off the course. The product works well and the taste isn't over powering to save the gut. After almost 3 years of back issues and recovery, it was great to be out on the course again. Highly motivating and enjoyable despite the heat. The Chattanooga community as well as the surrounding areas are wonderful. The support they give this race shows and it is one of the reasons I love coming here to race! The volunteers are also the best! The aid stations are all high energy and a much needed distraction!
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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: This was a fun event and I'd definitely do it again. The community is welcoming and the race logistics are easy.
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  • Comments: I've done a few 70.3s and not a lot I'd repeat, but this one I would (as long as I get up early), the course is beautiful and just challenging enough, volunteers fantastic, and the city of Chattanooga is just a blast (I likened it to Portland without the hipsters and meth heads). We got super lucky with the weather and I imagine this would be a LOT more painful in typical Chattanooga weather. Post race meals included Urban Stack for burger and fries race afternoon, and a stop at Ben & Jerry's (and why can't I run a 1:45 again???). Monday morning breakfast at Aretha Frankenstein's on Tremont. Very.. interesting. Tiny place, good food.
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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: Chattanooga is a great town. Everyone is so friendly, lots of nice places to eat, things to do for family. Overall a great race in a great location.
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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: IM does a great job with most parts of the race. Only complaint has always been the post race food. Cold pizza and pretzels. This was my first race racing with my new team, TriCoachGeorgia. Many team mates doing the race which was a lot of fun having them around all weekend. Good getting to know them in person as we had only interacted on line for me since I am not local to the team. It was a great pick up to see team mates on the course and the non racing members on the side cheering! I did miss having Connie with me and look forward to having her along with my good friends Dud and Y along when we go back to do the full. Dud will like the course I think (as much as you can like any course 140 miles lone).
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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: Too hard

  • Comments: I loved this race!! I will definitely come back. The volunteers were fantastic. The course was beautiful. The roads were very smooth and fun to ride on.
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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 love this race. Ironman knows what they are doing and everything was very well organized. The course is beautiful as is downtown Chattanooga. I plan to make this my full Ironman race for next year.
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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: This was a wonderful race with great support. Highly recommend for anyone thinking about doing it. Make sure to train bike/run on some hills though to be ready.
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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: First 70.3. Great race and great venue!
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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'll do this race again. I thought it was a fun course...I just need to get faster!
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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:

  • Comments: Great race. The volunteers were amazing and all the aid stations were well supplied and staffed. Couldn't have had better weather either: nice a cool with a slight drizzle at times on the bike. The run course was amazing and really showed off the city well. If I'm racing next year this one is on the radar.
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