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BP Ultimate/BRW Corporate Triathlon - TriathlonSprint

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Gold Coast, Queensland
24C / 75F
Total Time = 2h 53m 35s
Overall Rank = 486/887
Age Group = Female
Age Group Rank = 22/63
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 3:30am. had breakfast and got into my Santos gear. :) Loaded the bikes onto our NEW ROOF RACKS and headed down the coast. Parked at main beach and rode up to the spit. Set up transition and worked on "rules"

Caught up with my team and talked tactics. Watched the boys take off.

Stacey took off at 7:42am and had a fabulous leg.
Event warmup:

After her swim I went for a warm up swim myself and headed up to the "changeover" area. Jumped around for a bit in the shade waiting for her to come in.

Cheered on my teammates as they swapped their bands over. Cheered on my Fiance` as he recieved his chip and bolted off. I got my chip about two minutes later.

At 0:57:41 - Stacey came in, gave me the chip and away I went!
  • 08m 13s
  • 400 meters
  • 02m 03s / 100 meters

I BOLTED for the swim, falling into the "pot holes" other competitors had left for us... I ran until the water was at mid thigh height and started swimming (I'm a faster swimmer than runner - so I did that!) Drafted off some blokes feet for a bit before swinging wide around the buoy to avoid the breast strokers.

tucked in close to the second buoy and sprinted for home. Two handfuls of dirt before I stood up. Cap and goggles off, earplugs out and off I run!
What would you do differently?:

Flawless swim today. Nothing - Just keep working on speed!
Transition 1
  • 00m

The RUN into transition was long. I've noticed this is where I am MOST tired is after the hard swim to shore and hard run into transition, I felt myself cramping up.

TA rules were MODIFIED for this event - Race belt with number had to be warned on the ride. Who was I to argue...

Long run in the dust out to the mount line - Ran out and mounted quickly and WAS OFF!
What would you do differently?:

  • 25m 9s
  • 10 kms
  • 23.86 km/hr

The service Tim had done on my bike during the week worked WONDERS! After getting my shoes on I was AWAY and up to 35kph almost straight away! Felt good so i focused on dodging other athletes.

What would you do differently?:

Go faster. :)
Transition 2
  • 00m

Perfect dismount today. Ran into transition and was about to rack my bike when a volunteer grabbed the back of my bike and racked it for me... Uh - Okay... Didn't need the help but appreciated it anyway.

What would you do differently?:

I'm not sure... Would have let the volunteer rack for me if I knew that's what he was supposed to do.
  • 24m 4s
  • 4 kms
  • 06m 01s  min/km

FELT REALLY GOOD on the run today. My "uniform" shirt was annoying the heck out of me so I rolled it up under my sports bra and turned it into a crop...

Water was great at each station but the cups were a bit different so the water splashed around a lot... Overtook a lot of women at the drinks stations (they walked - I ran!)

Caught up to another Santos Team mate and high fived her as I ran past.

As soon as I saw the flags for the "race compound" I ran as hard as I could back!

up to the fence and gave the chip over to Sylvia. Who proceded to swim bike and run a time of 58:28 getting us 22nd place for the womens wave!!!! WELL DONE GIRLS!
Post race
Event comments:

The suspense of waiting for your teammate to come in after completing their leg is a fantastic way to start! The suspense of being the 2nd member made it so much more interesting and difficult to tell where you are in the race!
A great event. I'd love to race it again!

Last updated: 2008-08-29 12:00 AM
00:08:13 | 400 meters | 02m 03s / 100meters
Age Group: 25/63
Overall: 0/887
Performance: Good
Suit: N/A
Course: A rectangular course out in the spit
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 26C / 79F Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:25:09 | 10 kms | 23.86 km/hr
Age Group: 9/63
Overall: 0/887
Performance: Good
INCLUDES TRANSITION - Bike computer was at 25kph avg including running in and out to transition. Max speed 40.2kph - FLAT!
Wind: None
Course: 2 laps Out and back to sea world
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:24:04 | 04 kms | 06m 01s  min/km
Age Group: 25/63
Overall: 0/887
Course: Felt REALLY long...Out to the rocky jetty, back along the beach front...
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2009-04-26 6:40 PM

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Brisbane QLD
Subject: BP Ultimate/BRW Corporate Triathlon

2009-04-30 8:13 AM
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Perth, Australia
Subject: RE: BP Ultimate/BRW Corporate Triathlon

Great race! Fantastic speed!

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