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Ripon, England
United Kingdom
22C / 72F
Total Time = 2h 36m 56s
Overall Rank = 209/700
Age Group = SVet 50
Age Group Rank = 11/50
Pre-race routine:

2.00pm start so leisurely start. Usual Porridge and bacon sandwich.
Drank lots of water the previous day.
Registered at about 11.00am and then had an egg mayo sandwich.
Event warmup:

Nothing really.
  • 27m 34s
  • 1500 meters
  • 01m 50s / 100 meters

Water was quite busy. Racers were set off in three waves of about 200. There was some close contact but not too bad. Did do quite a bit of drafting.
What would you do differently?:

Perhaps use my legs a little more. I hardly kicked with me legs.
Transition 1
  • 01m 26s

It was quite a long run before you could mount and it was over dirt so you had to get your shoes on in T1.
  • 1h 22m 10s
  • 43.5 kms
  • 31.76 km/hr

It was a very busy bike race which forced you to do a lot of overtaking and fighting for position. Also I got screamed at by the bike for not looking back before overtaking. Was worried I may have got a DQ!
What would you do differently?:

Push the bike a little harder.
Transition 2
  • 01m 4s

Last year I did T2 in 59 secs so a little longer this time.
What would you do differently?:

Get helmet off quicker.
  • 52m 8s
  • 10 kms
  • 05m 13s  min/km

Tried my best and did the run 1 second slower than last year! I really need to work on my run times as the run is now my slowest discipline.
Post race
Warm down:

A few stretches

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Running ability.

Event comments:

I did this race last year. I think there were probably 400 then. This year 700 was too many, the bike course was far too busy.

Last updated: 2009-07-12 12:00 AM
00:27:34 | 1500 meters | 01m 50s / 100meters
Age Group: 13/50
Overall: 248/700
Performance: Good
Suit: Wet suit
Course: Lake. Out, round second island and back.
Start type: Deep Water Plus: Shot
Water temp: 19C / 66F Current: Low
200M Perf. Good Remainder: Good
Breathing: Good Drafting: Good
Waves: Good Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
Time: 01:26
Performance: Good
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
01:22:10 | 43.5 kms | 31.76 km/hr
Age Group: 7/50
Overall: 152/700
Performance: Good
I looked at my heart monitor a few times during the race. Lowest heart rate seemed to be 147 and highest 156! For a 51 year old that seems a little high!
Wind: Little
Course: Reasonably flat. This was the first race on the Felt B16. It felt good. I could have gone faster but I was worried about not having anything left in the tank for the run. Need to adjust tri bars a little.
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Average
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 01:04
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Average
00:52:08 | 10 kms | 05m 13s  min/km
Age Group: 15/50
Overall: 323/700
Performance: Average
Heart rate always in range 155 with a peak at 169!
Course: Reasonably flat out and in run.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2009-07-12 3:50 PM

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