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2012-05-10 7:48 PM

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Subject: Woodlake Triathlon : Official Thread

Don't really know if I'm actually racing this sprint later this month, but will definitely attempt to be there.


I see a few others racing...


Anyone else racing?


What can you tell me about this race?


How hilly is the course?



2012-05-11 10:31 AM
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Dood,

I'll be there. 

They are having a practice session tomorrow morning at 8am.  It would be a good time to scout the bike course, which is very hilly.  Kind of like a shortened version of Pinehurst!

I think they are even setting up the swim buoys tomorrow and having the run course marked.

Several Sandspurs and some Fayetteville Tri Warriors have planned to be there.  Should be a pretty large group.

Alan

2012-05-11 12:12 PM
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I'm planning to race it too. Hilly bike and the run is a mix of roads and trails.

If you decide to come to the practice tomorrow, we are meeting at the Woodlake marina at 8.

 

2012-05-13 2:09 PM
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Had a good training session yesterday.  Looking forward to the race in a couple of weeks!!!!
2012-05-13 4:12 PM
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Hi there I have done this race several years now. It is a great course. The bike portion of the course is rolling on mostly country roads so not a lot of traffic to worry about. The run is on trail and road surfaces and is not hilly at all. I will mention that it says its a 5k but it is more like 2.85 miles. Just thought I would mention the difference between the advertised distance and the actual distance. Race is a pretty large race so get there early! they don't have you rack your bike by race number. At least not the last time I did the race.   
2012-05-14 6:19 AM
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runbikequeen - 2012-05-13 5:12 PM Hi there I have done this race several years now. It is a great course. The bike portion of the course is rolling on mostly country roads so not a lot of traffic to worry about. The run is on trail and road surfaces and is not hilly at all. I will mention that it says its a 5k but it is more like 2.85 miles. Just thought I would mention the difference between the advertised distance and the actual distance. Race is a pretty large race so get there early! they don't have you rack your bike by race number. At least not the last time I did the race.   

Get there early.  As mentioned by the previous poster, rack spaces are first come, first served, so the prime spaces go quickly.  Also, the close parking will fill up fast, so get there early to get a space in the field closest to transition.



2012-05-17 9:57 PM
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Will be there early! I've sent in my registration and can't wait to rock this race! 

The bike looks harsh, but any ride can be harsh if you don't prepare for it!

Thanks for the advice and look forward to seeing any of you racing there!

Booyah!

2012-05-18 10:30 AM
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d00d - 2012-05-17 10:57 PM

Will be there early! I've sent in my registration and can't wait to rock this race! 

The bike looks harsh, but any ride can be harsh if you don't prepare for it!

Thanks for the advice and look forward to seeing any of you racing there!

Booyah!

Dood,

It's good to hear that you took the plunge!!  If you can make it, a group of us are riding the course at 6pm Tuesday May 22.

Alan

2012-05-18 3:17 PM
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Thx for the info, Alan! I will try to be there. If not, see you at eoodlake.
2012-05-19 9:31 AM
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For those of you that have done Woodlake, is this a mass start, or does the swim start in waves?

How are pre and post race activities for families?

If my family arrives closer to the tri start time, how far will they have to walk to the race? I have small kids, so just trying to plan that out.

Thanks!

2012-05-21 1:55 PM
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It is a family friendly event. The transition/post race area is a little small, but if she brings a blanket or something to sit on she should be fine. I should point out that there are only a couple of porta pottys. There is always a line.

Depending on how late she gets there, she may have a little bit of a walk to the race start.

It is a very laid back/relaxed race.



2012-05-21 1:57 PM
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I should point out that there aren't really "activities" for the kids.

 

2012-05-23 10:34 AM
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Fun workout last night on the Woodlake course!!!  Had 12-15 people in the group.  Rode the bike course and most everyone did the run as well.

Super excited about the race the Saturday!!!

See y'all there!!



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2012-05-23 5:44 PM
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japarker24 - 2012-05-23 11:34 AM

Fun workout last night on the Woodlake course!!!  Had 12-15 people in the group.  Rode the bike course and most everyone did the run as well.

Super excited about the race the Saturday!!!

See y'all there!!

Bummed that I missed the workout! Sounds like it was fun! 

I'm excited to race, too! It'll be nice to see/meet a few of you out there, too.

Where will everyone be "mingling"?

2012-05-23 9:52 PM
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d00d - 2012-05-23 6:44 PM
japarker24 - 2012-05-23 11:34 AM

Fun workout last night on the Woodlake course!!!  Had 12-15 people in the group.  Rode the bike course and most everyone did the run as well.

Super excited about the race the Saturday!!!

See y'all there!!

Bummed that I missed the workout! Sounds like it was fun! 

I'm excited to race, too! It'll be nice to see/meet a few of you out there, too.

Where will everyone be "mingling"?

At the Sandspurs Triathlon Club tent!!!!!!!

2012-05-25 7:35 PM
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Some pics of the swim start and transition!

The swim will be an out and back, keeping buoys to your right.

Looks like getting out of transition will be kind of messy (sandy).

See you ppl there tomorrow!



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2012-05-26 10:11 AM
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you should be moving so fast through transition that the sand won't have time to stick.
2012-05-26 10:53 AM
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qrkid - 2012-05-26 11:11 AM you should be moving so fast through transition that the sand won't have time to stick.

haha! I actually rode on my shoes for about half a mile and the sand was all blown away.

This was a fun race! Atmosphere was pretty nice post race, too! Boy, that bike course is to be respected! There were enough hills and areas to really make you work hard! The run was a trail run, for the most part, with lots of mud!

Nice to meet a bunch of the Sand Spurs Tri Club members!



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2012-05-28 7:50 PM
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Dood,

It was good racing you on Saturday!!  had fun playing leap frog on the bike until you took off after the turn around!  Didn't even see you on the run!!!!!!!!

I look forward to hanging out again!

Alan

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