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  • Organised?No
  • 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: No complaints about most of the race setup--it is what it is with 3000 people, and some things, like transition, just aren't going to be very efficient due to sheer numbers. But, given my own experience and the number of people who DQ'd, I think that the marshaling and course marking on the "hinterland" portion of the bike course was inadequate and not up to the level of a championship event. I feel that I did my due diligence--studied the maps, went to the briefing, and was even carrying a map. But I still didn't see the turnoff, and many others didn't as well. Clearly something was wrong. The turnoff sign was quite small, a little ways up a steep hill, and on the opposite side of the road from where we were riding, so it was easy to miss if there were riders passing you at that point, which I believe is what happened in my case. Some people in earlier waves complained that an official was not stationed at the turn, either, when they went past. I was also surprised that the official
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