Subject: RE: Looking for IM SEA region??
In your PM you mentioned 70.3 only. The only full IM I know of regionally
(unless we expand the region to include Australia/New Zealand, which you might consider
) would be Metaman on Bintan. If by even elevation you mean at sea level, yes, it's smack at sea level
(at least start and finish
) on the beach. If by flat, then no, it's pretty much constant rolling hills with a few false flats on the bike, and quite a few little rollers on the run, but nothing epic.
(I don't recall any hills longer than 1 km on the bike, or 2-3 minutes on the run.
) It's a scenic bike course
(I've done the Oly
), but personally I don't like it, as I find it hard to get into a rhythm with all the constant ups and downs. I tend to do better on flat bike courses, or those with a few really big climbs, since I'm good at the latter, being a lightweight. I'm a really sucky biker, though, so it might be fine for someone who's stronger in that event. Also worth considering the heat factor at Bintan--it's in my PM and you can probably surmise from my race reports for two Olys there what conditions are like.