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Race Reports for Berlin Triathlon - Olympic Course 2017

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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: My first sprint went well & I really enjoyed it. Note though that I made a real rookie error & somehow lost my chip at the beginning & had to see who was in front of me at the end of each section. An official logged my end time luckily So, I was really nervous of the swim as it was in the Spree (large Berlin river), but once in I was comfortable despite having to lose the wetsuit at the last minute because of the heat. Secondly, all my swim training for crawl went out of the window as it was just too tight in the pack. Breast stroke was fine though & in the second half I was really enjoying the swim Bike went great! I had no clips or cycling shoes, but it didn't hinder me at all (last couple of weeks 100km rides sorted out my stamina!) I got into lots of packs & by the end I realised that I was going faster in my own as the packs had slowed down somehow The run was my weakest segment & I walked intermittently. Note to self that because I had no chip I didn't know what to
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