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Bishopbriggs, Scotland
United Kingdom
Total Time = 1h 15m 39s
Overall Rank = 34/168
Age Group = M Vet
Age Group Rank = 11/53
  • 12m 49s
  • 750 meters
  • 01m 43s / 100 meters

A couple of guys in the lane had put down incorrect swim times. I was sad enough to search these guys previous form and they are both experienced triathletes so they are just deliberately putting down a faster time in the hope of getting a tow. Does piss me off.
Apart from getting blocked for probably a total of 5 length the swim was good. Sat on Joanne rfom my clubs toes for about 4 lengths before taking a turn at the front. Quite a big run from the pool exit before getting into T1. Jo overtook me during this run.
What would you do differently?:

Very tempted to bring the issue of false swim times up with the tri associations/referees. How is it that you are not allowed to draft in the bike but in the swim you are allowed to actually block someone.
Transition 1
  • 00m 44s

Overtook Jo through T1. A theme is starting to develop to this race.
  • 39m 16s
  • 12.43 miles
  • 18.99 mile/hr

Hill at the start of the lap (4 lap race). Each time I had a bit of a fight to get the chain to go back onto the big ring. Jo overtook me on the first hill. She opened up a bit of a gap but at the end of each lap there is a series of tight turns and at these I managed to close up on her each time. At the end of lap 3, 3 guys came out of t1 and wiggled right across my line so that I had to break almost to a standstill to avoid a crash. I shouted out to them that they were supposed to give way to oncoming bikes, one of them told me to f*** off. If I could have worked out which one it was I would have got this guy DQ'd.
What would you do differently?:

Raced really ard to keep in touch with Jo. So ride wise nothing differently. Definitely would have got the guys number.
Transition 2
  • 00m 34s

Flew through T2 and managed to pass Jo again
  • 22m 14s
  • 3.11 miles
  • 07m 09s  min/mile

Bust a gut trying to keep up with Jo. So much so that after about 2k the run passes back near the start line and I thought it was the end of the run. After this I blew up a bit and just kept on plodding.
What would you do differently?:

Glad I gave it a go. Happy with my time so nothing different.
Post race
Event comments:

The race was an afternoon start which is unusual. Hell of a long wait though between racking your bike and the off time.

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Last updated: 2008-05-20 12:00 AM
00:12:49 | 750 meters | 01m 43s / 100meters
Age Group: 7/53
Overall: 25/168
Performance: Average
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 00:44
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
00:39:16 | 12.43 miles | 18.99 mile/hr
Age Group: 16/53
Overall: 44/168
Performance: Good
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:34
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:22:14 | 03.11 miles | 07m 09s  min/mile
Age Group: 16/53
Overall: 47/168
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2008-05-20 10:42 AM

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