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Belwood Triathlon - Triathlon


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Fergus, Ontario
Canada
MultiSport Canada
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 19m 19s
Overall Rank = 238/286
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 14/16
Pre-race routine:

Woke early and quickly got ready and packed the car and headed out. I made good time and should have had more than enough time to register and unpack but... I couldn't find my way from the parking lot in to transition without walking around the whole site (wasting time), I didn't have my bib so just threw my stuff on a rack, hit the washroom and then waited in line. It wasn't a long line but there was only one girl and she was taking FOREVER! I finally got my swim cap, was marked and got my timing chip with only 6 minutes to spare. Ran to set up transition - not the way I like and stuffed myself uncomfortably in to my wetsuit.
Event warmup:

Ran to the water - everyone was already in and waiting for the horn. I was the first wave. Not fun. Didn't even have time to fully check out the course or find a good spot to stand.
Swim
  • 16m 17s
  • 750 meters
  • 02m 10s / 100 meters
Comments:

I went to the front and everyone took off so fast. I struggled at first to find my groove. At one point I just relaxed in to it realizing this was not to be my day. I got hit in the goggles which smarted and had a small leak which made my contact stick to my eyeball so tightly. And someone kept touching my toes - not a little tap but repeated and it really annoyed me so I kicked hard and I'm sorry to say - hoped for contact. After a while though it was okay and I remembered I was in the wave with the elite group so hence the speedy swimmers!
What would you do differently?:

Arrive earlier.
Transition 1
  • 03m 16s
Comments:

Horrible transition. I didn't undo the zipper far enough before taking it off so my wetsuit got stuck on my hips and I could NOT get it down. Then I just planted my butt in the mud and struggled to get it off my feet. ARGH! Horrible horrible. My socks weren't rolled (as I didn't have time) so I struggled with those. Not graceful at all.
Bike
  • 1h 10m 57s
  • 30 kms
  • 25.37 km/hr
Comments:

Beautiful course. Sunny day. Smooth road. Sucks to be in the first wave and be a slow cyclist because all you hear the ENTIRE ride is "LEFT!".
Transition 2
  • 02m 15s
Run
  • 46m 34s
  • 7.5 kms
  • 06m 13s  min/km
Comments:

Stayed focus and pushed the pace as much as I could. It got pretty warm on the way back. It's weird when you are hot and sweaty but feel a chill as your body tries to adjust to the heat.
Post race
Warm down:

Ran in to a ski season friend and chatted with him. Met up with Anne & Ken and got caught up a bit.

Event comments:

I love this race venue. Only complaints are - have a spot to enter the transition from the parking lot and more volunteers on pre-race registration desk. Otherwise another good event.




Last updated: 2015-05-21 12:00 AM
Swimming
00:16:17 | 750 meters | 02m 10s / 100meters
Age Group: 8/16
Overall: 156/286
Performance: Good
Suit: LONG SLEEVED
Course: BOX
Start type: Wade Plus: Waves
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Low
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Average
Breathing: Good Drafting:
Waves: Navigation: Good
Rounding: Good
T1
Time: 03:16
Performance: Bad
Cap removal: Bad Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
Biking
01:10:57 | 30 kms | 25.37 km/hr
Age Group: 15/16
Overall: 251/286
Performance: Good
Wind:
Course:
Road: Smooth  Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Just right
T2
Time: 02:15
Overall:
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
Running
00:46:34 | 07.5 kms | 06m 13s  min/km
Age Group: 11/16
Overall: 240/286
Performance:
Course: Trail
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2015-07-13 9:12 AM
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Subject: RE: Belwood Triathlon

Hey! You did it!! Nice job.  Too bad about the rough swim but you did it!  

I did it when it was still a subaru series event and enjoyed it except for the road leading back into the park, it was busy and there were some scary 18-wheelers and people just pulling out to pass.  But it doesn't sound like that was an issue for you! Great job, any day you can go out and do a tri is pretty darn good! 

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