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2010-07-30 11:56 AM

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Well Guys, 
My next Tri (2nd one!) is Sunday.
I am registered in the clyde category. When i registered i was around 205-210
Now i just checked my weight I am in the 186-190 range....
Hmmmm. I dont think very many people are going to be happy about this...
any ideas to make last minute changes?
All the race numbers and everything have already been assigned. 


2010-07-30 12:18 PM
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Yeah, you'd better start eating carbs and pounding beers now to gain all that weight back by Sunday
2010-07-30 12:32 PM
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I suppose you can email the RD and see what he/she has to say. Good luck in your race.
2010-07-30 12:48 PM
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I wouldn't worry about it. There is an athlete in our area who is about in perfect body condition, probably less than 7% body fat and he always races clydes. He's super tall and weighs the minimum. He is no way a Clydes, or at least what it was set up to be, and he races (and always wins) and no one says a thing to him. Good luck and have fun!
2010-07-30 12:53 PM
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I would contact the RD and leave it up to them to decide if it doesn't matter.    It will depend on the race organization and you definitely want to do your best to follow the rules.   Would suck to have  a great race and then be disqualified.

2010-07-30 2:04 PM
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Xuracing - 2010-07-31 2:56 AM Well Guys, 
My next Tri (2nd one!) is Sunday.
I am registered in the clyde category. When i registered i was around 205-210
Now i just checked my weight I am in the 186-190 range....
Hmmmm. I dont think very many people are going to be happy about this...
any ideas to make last minute changes?
All the race numbers and everything have already been assigned. 



I was just about to post a "what if" version of this.

In my first tri in 12 weeks there are 2 clyde categories. 200-220 and over 220.'I'm at 230 now so wondered what would happen if I got below 220.


2010-07-30 3:00 PM
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I weighed over 220 when I registered for an HIM in Sept.  I'm weighing in at 210 in the mornings but I have seen my scales go as low as 206 after some workouts.  I too was a little concerned about the "what if" scenario of losing weight. 

Last year for placement in a sprint I guessed at my 500 swim time for the registration.  Afterwards, I timed myself at 4 min faster so I immediately e-mailed the RD to clear my conscience. 

If I see 19x after a workout it's one thing but if I see 19x in the morning weigh in, I will inform someone. 

Edited by Pector55 2010-07-30 3:00 PM
2010-07-30 4:45 PM
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I wouldn't say you are in trouble but do think you need to inform the RD if you are weighing in below 200 every morning. 
2010-07-30 4:50 PM
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you can switch at packet pickup
2010-07-30 11:41 PM
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Sorry to hear about your dilemma, but that is an awesome jump down to the 180's. I agree with contacting the RD (I am a goodie goodie and would want an honest conscience) and let them know. Have fun in the race and do good. Good luck!!!
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TriPatrick - 2010-07-30 4:50 PM you can switch at packet pickup


This.


2010-07-31 12:14 PM
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nuttysami123 - 2010-07-30 1:48 PM I wouldn't worry about it. There is an athlete in our area who is about in perfect body condition, probably less than 7% body fat and he always races clydes. He's super tall and weighs the minimum. He is no way a Clydes, or at least what it was set up to be, and he races (and always wins) and no one says a thing to him. Good luck and have fun!


If he weighs over 200#'s - he's a clyde.

And Yes, even at 7% BF, in perfect body condition - he is a clyde.

The reason no one says anything to him - Because he is a clyde and really who the division was intended to be for.  Think of what the Clydesdale name implies - big, strong & muscular war/draft horse that's bigger than then the average horse.... (it has been 34 days since the last time this was brought up - so good news, we've moved the avg up to 32 days between "who is a C/A" post)



. /hijack off

Email the RD, most will let you switch up to 3 days before the race.  If the race allows 'day before' registration, then you should not have a problem switching categories, especailly if you let them know sooner than later.  They don't necessarily have to switch your number - just your race category.  Also, the smaller the event, the easier it is to do.

I wouldnt worry about it either but, if you're under 200#'s you need to switch (but still welcome here  in our group).  You aren't the first to drop below the limit right before a race and you won't be the last.

Edited to add:  Some races have scales and require a weigh in at packet pickup too so even if numbers are assigned, they can switch your category.


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nuttysami123 - 2010-07-30 1:48 PM I wouldn't worry about it. There is an athlete in our area who is about in perfect body condition, probably less than 7% body fat and he always races clydes. He's super tall and weighs the minimum. He is no way a Clydes, or at least what it was set up to be, and he races (and always wins) and no one says a thing to him. Good luck and have fun!


If he weighs over 200#'s - he's a clyde.

And Yes, even at 7% BF, in perfect body condition - he is a clyde.

The reason no one says anything to him - Because he is a clyde and really who the division was intended to be for.  Think of what the Clydesdale name implies - big, strong & muscular war/draft horse that's bigger than then the average horse.... (it has been 34 days since the last time this was brought up - so good news, we've moved the avg up to 32 days between "who is a C/A" post)



. /hijack off



I thought perhaps we would let that one slide.

2010-07-31 4:14 PM
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nuttysami123 - 2010-07-30 11:48 AM I wouldn't worry about it. There is an athlete in our area who is about in perfect body condition, probably less than 7% body fat and he always races clydes. He's super tall and weighs the minimum. He is no way a Clydes, or at least what it was set up to be, and he races (and always wins) and no one says a thing to him. Good luck and have fun!


Well, it's already been said, but I'll repeat it for the cheap seats -- that guy is EXACTLY what the Clyde cat was set up to be. It's not a "Fat Person" cat. Although sadly it has turned into one.

And the OP should just email the RD and tell them to switch him to AG. 

Edited by lodewey 2010-07-31 4:15 PM
2010-07-31 7:45 PM
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Thanks for the replies guys!
Well. It seems to be that, The race has almost 1000 people and its the day before the race. They said Not to worry about it unless i Place.

Which i think i probably wont. Since this is the 2nd one and super under prepared feeling haha.

The switching could cause a lot of confusion. Since they keep track of how many people are in each wave and they dont want to think they have an unaccounted swimmer in the water and stop the race because someone didnt get the memo last minute.

Well. We will see what happens and if i do happen to place in the clyde category I would most likely tell them that I no longer meet the weight requirements and let the next clyde in line take it.
2010-08-01 11:59 AM
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No worries didnt even come close to placing. BIke chain SNAPPED 

had to walk 3 miles in cleats and then wait for them to reattch it by removing links then readjust both derailuers...
TOOK an hour to do
Killed my time Booo 


2010-08-04 7:44 AM
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I agree with the RD. Although many people train very hard to get down the weight to race , I would think you wouldn't want to place in such a manner. The clyde division was started for the large frame athlete, not neccessarily over weight. So, if someone is tall and very fit he could never get down under 200 unless he starves himself-whats the point. I know I'm 6'3" and constantly tri to loose weight . I race with the series champ who is very tall and very good. Weight is very important but so is natural talant and hard work.

Be competative , but be fair.!

2010-08-04 1:28 PM
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Sorry you ended up with that trouble during the race!

I don't see why they couldn't have left you in the same wave, number, etc, and simply put your results in the proper category... But then again, often RDs confuse me.

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