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Parksville, British Columbia
World Endurance Sport
18C / 64F
Total Time = 1h 03m 58s
Overall Rank = 3/250ish
Age Group = 25-29
Age Group Rank = 1/?
Pre-race routine:

Woke up, had a power bar and 2 bottles of water, checked my bike tires and equipment. Streched and tested the water.
  • 07m 30s
  • 400 meters
  • 01m 53s / 100 meters
Transition 1
  • 03m

Had to pin on my bib which took me too much time, saw a couple of people with clip on belts for bibs. Looked easy.
  • 37m 30s
  • 20 kms
  • 32.00 km/hr
Transition 2
  • 00m 30s
  • 15m 28s
  • 5 kms
  • 03m 05s  min/km
Post race
Event comments:

The course was really nicely laid out but extremely poorly organized. The top 5 finishers all were DQ'd as we didn't complete the run portion due to poor course marking and marshalling. I even asked a marshal where to go and she told me the wrong way!!! I will do this race next year just to see if they improve it but if disorganization continues I will not be there a 3rd time!!!

Last updated: 2005-08-23 12:00 AM
00:07:30 | 400 meters | 01m 53s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/?
Overall: 0/250ish
Start type: Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 03:00
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? No Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
00:37:30 | 20 kms | 32.00 km/hr
Age Group: 0/?
Overall: 0/250ish
Performance: Good
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 00:30
Overall: Good
Riding w/ feet on shoes Average
Jumping off bike Good
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Bad
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:15:28 | 05 kms | 03m 05s  min/km
Age Group: 0/?
Overall: 0/250ish
Performance: Good
Course: Unorganized!!!! No one in the top five had anywhere to go and we were all DQ'd as we missed about 1 km of the run.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? No
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 2

2005-08-23 10:33 PM

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Subject: My First Triathlon

2005-08-24 10:01 AM
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St. Albert
Subject: RE: My First Triathlon
How frustrating for you!!! Awesome swim and bike times though! Did you actually get to swim or did you run most of it?

I did this tri with my mom (I let her set the pace and just stayed with her as this was her first) and last year I did the same with my mother-in-law. It's an awesome tri for a first timer but for anyone with experience it is extremely frustrating. Tri BC will not sanction the race and I have heard that the race director has a very bad reputation. They lost my race package this year!

I hope you had fun though - you did great! Are you going to do the Juan De Fuca Duathlon?
2005-08-30 9:32 PM
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Subject: RE: My First Triathlon
Yeah thanks a bunch, I ran about half of the swim and swam about half. I will be doing the duathlon at Juan de Fuca, have you done this before? It sounds like a good event. Speaking of the race director, I had heard the My first Tri's were extremely un-organized although, they are a good way for beginners to ease into the sport. I think I will do this event again next year to see if it improves, although they have a lot of work ahead of them to make this event better. Apparently the triathlon of compassion is a comparable event except it is much better organized.

2005-08-31 1:38 PM
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2005-09-01 9:27 PM
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Subject: RE: My First Triathlon
Hey, that sounds not bad, is there a website for this event? Let me know as I would be interested in entering this race.

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