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New Zealand
21C / 70F
Total Time = 45m 52s
Overall Rank = 11/500
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
  • 06m 20s
  • 300 meters
  • 02m 07s / 100 meters

Pool swim - huge congestion hence slow swim time. Ended up swimming under a couple of contestants that insisted on taking up the whole lane and swimming very slowly... haha. Was never passed by anyone.
What would you do differently?:

there wasn't much I could have done in those circumstances - pretty happy with my pace when I had clear water.
Transition 1
  • 00m

Not sure on time - it was included in the cycle leg. Just removal of cap/googles (no wetsuit)
  • 20m 40s
  • 10 kms
  • 29.03 km/hr

Drank to much which came into play in the first lap of my run. Felt like I gave the bike a good go. Was never passed by anyone. 29km/hr avg speed which I felt was a little slow (would normally do 31ish), but I think the wind really affected this.
Transition 2
  • 00m
What would you do differently?:

I could have taken the transition a lot faster - was enjoying a little breather as I racked my bike and took off my helmet...
  • 18m 52s
  • 4 kms
  • 04m 43s  min/km

Felt like death the 1st lap, got 'second wind' though and pulled out a pretty good second lap. Final 1km was at a very good pace. Good home run.

What would you do differently?:

Push myself through the first lap faster.
Post race
Event comments:

Not many spot prizes!! haha. Swim leg was a nightmare - 500 people swum in 50 waves 1 minute apart. Was very messy and frustrating for those of us that were in it competitively.

Last updated: 2003-12-27 12:00 AM
00:06:20 | 300 meters | 02m 07s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/500
Performance: Good
Start type: Inside Pool Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
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
00:20:40 | 10 kms | 29.03 km/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/500
Performance: Good
Wind: Headwind
Course: head wind up one 1/4 of the road (tail wind back down the other way though!)
Road: Rough  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Too much
Time: 00:00
Overall: Average
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Average
Racking bike Below average
Shoe and helmet removal
00:18:52 | 04 kms | 04m 43s  min/km
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/500
Performance: Average
Course: 2 laps of a course that wwas supposedly 1.5km, although they after admitted that it was a fairly long 1.5km - I would say it was more like 2km.
Keeping cool Good Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2003-12-27 12:00 AM

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