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The Wilderman Off Road Half Distance Triathlon - Triathlon

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Walhalla, North Dakota
United States
80F / 27C
Total Time = 17h 08m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
  • 46m
  • 2112 yards
  • 02m 11s / 100 yards

Swim was a little murky, but the water temp was fine. Based on time, I think the course may have been a little long. No worries.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, really
Transition 1
  • 25m

Three of us were racing together so Randy and I waited for Sue to get out of the water and helped her gear up.
What would you do differently?:

If I were racing for time, I wouldn't wait for my buddies.
  • 7h 08m
  • 64.4 miles
  • 9.03 mile/hr

About mile 20 is a river crossing. Descend from a field to the river (challenging descent), dismount and carry bike across the river. Steep ascent up from the river similar to the descent.

About mile 25 Randy's rear hub decided to fail, so we sent him to the next aid station which had a bike mechanic.

About mile 26 I got split up from Sue and spent the next 1:20 trying to reconnect with her. Thankfully we got back together.

Once connected, we rode to the next aid station where Randy had worked with the bike mechanic to cannibalize one of his bikes and fix his rear hub.

Continued on to T2. Some challenging descent and ascents on the gravel plus some pavement.
What would you do differently?:

If you plan to ride as a group, have a plan in the event you get split up.
Transition 2
  • 20m
  • 5h 49m
  • 18.7 miles
  • 18m 40s  min/mile

The creek run was fun and not so fun. Water felt cool. Shoes got full of sand and gravel. Once we left the creek it was impossible to get the sand out of our shoes/socks. Last mile or so was spent boulder hopping in the dark.
What would you do differently?:

Bring a bigger headlamp and figure out a way to get dry socks and shoes to that last aid station.
Post race
Event comments:

This is a really cool, laid back, challenging race. I think there were appx 40 competitors in the Full and Half distances, including relay participants.

Last updated: 2017-07-19 12:00 AM
00:46:00 | 2112 yards | 02m 11s / 100yards
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Suit: Sleeveless
Course: One loop out and back
Start type: Wade Plus: Shot
Water temp: 75F / 24C Current:
200M Perf. Remainder:
Breathing: Drafting:
Waves: Navigation:
Time: 25:00
Cap removal: Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Run with bike:
Jump on bike:
Getting up to speed:
07:08:00 | 64.4 miles | 9.03 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Course: One loop, consisting of maybe 10% pavement, 30% gravel and 60% quad trails. The paved section has no elevation change. Gravel has a couple large hills and the off road trail is challenging both up and down hills.
Road:   Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Time: 20:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Racking bike
Shoe and helmet removal
05:49:00 | 18.7 miles | 18m 40s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Course: Appx 6 miles of gravel and pavement....then all off road. Appx 7.5 miles of creek running - yes, IN the creek. Averaged 33 min miles during this challenging section. Appx 4.6 miles was in high grass and fields. with appx 1000 ft of vertical climb back to the home base.
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2017-07-19 11:33 AM

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