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Hampton, Virginia
United States
Set Up Events
78.2F / 26C
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = DNF/
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

wait the extra 20 minutes while the staff set up the course.
Event warmup:

Sit in the water and wait.
  • 58m
  • 1094 yards
  • 05m 18s / 100 yards

Seriously why make use swim into the current?
What would you do differently?:

Transition 1
  • 03m

Took my time while talking to the wife. Explained to her why I was DQed and I was still going to have a go at the bike and run.
What would you do differently?:

Actually try at T1
  • 1h 17m
  • 21 miles
  • 16.36 mile/hr

Got a flat at mile 15. Hit a piece of metal that was on the course. Was going to give up but a moped came along and changed the tube.

Volunteer freaked me out at the dismount line causing me to flip. Then she called me fat. Then I had enough and quit.
What would you do differently?:

Punch the volunteer and do the run.
Transition 2
  • 00m

What would you do differently?:

Punch the volunteer and do the run.
  • 00m
  • 4.97 miles
  •  min/mile
What would you do differently?:

Punch the volunteer and do the run.
Post race
Warm down:

12 mile bike ride when I got home. Wanted to make sure the bike was ok and so were my cut and bruised legs. Other than paint and a grip being damaged the NEW bike worked fine. Oh yeah so did the legs.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Current, flat tire, volunteer who thought they were funny.

Event comments:

The bike was as advertised fast and flat. I'm sure the run was as well.

The swim was suppose to be an EASY swim. The boats picked up over 40 people. The faster time for a 1000 yard was over 20 minutes. This was not an easy swim. I saw a girl crying because of the swim. She was pushed off course by at least 1000 yards. Yeah that's how strong the current was.

Through it all I kept a positive attitude and even laughed when I flipped. But to have a volunteer call me fat, that ended my day. 166 at 5'10", I have a gut but by no means would anyone call me fat.

Last updated: 2011-06-07 12:00 AM
00:58:00 | 1094 yards | 05m 18s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Suit: desoto first wave
Course: Was in the first wave. Apparently after our wave started the course was altered. Everyone started in the wrong direction and were being moved off course rapidly because of the 2MPH current. Yes we swim INTO the current. Not something mentioned on the website. This was not a wetsuit legal race because it was 78.2. I was DQed because I wore one.
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 78F / 26C Current: High
200M Perf. Bad Remainder: Bad
Breathing: Good Drafting: Average
Waves: Bad Navigation: Bad
Rounding: Bad
Time: 03:00
Performance: Below average
Cap removal: Average Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: No
Getting up to speed: Good
01:17:00 | 21 miles | 16.36 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Strong
Road: Potholes Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills: Good
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Just right
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
00:00:00 | 04.97 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Bad
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? No
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? No
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 1

2011-06-13 12:59 PM

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Subject: Old Point Tidewater Triathlon

2011-06-13 1:20 PM
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Woodbridge , Virginia
Subject: RE: Old Point Tidewater Triathlon
good you kept grunting through. Sucks about the unfortunate incidients that happened through race.

thats crazy, swimming into the current.

I thought USAT rules stated anything over 80+ suits weren't legal.. if you wore a suit at 78 you dont qualify to win awards..
2011-06-14 9:21 AM
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Kingsland, Georgia
Subject: RE: Old Point Tidewater Triathlon
Tough race... bike and run were flat but the swim was uphill the whole way.   I was in the second wave and felt bad for you guys in front.   Way to hang in there!

Edited by golf2tri 2011-06-14 9:22 AM
2011-06-14 2:59 PM
in reply to: #3546590

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Subject: RE: Old Point Tidewater Triathlon

momo, yeah the USAT rules clearly stat at 78 you do not qualify for awards.  It doesn't say you're DQed.


Funny thing is I made the first orange marker and thought I was doing ok.  Just keep on the same line.  Next thing I know the turn marker was WAY!!! to my right.


Debating coming back to the same race next year.

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