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Melbourne, Victoria
Super Sprint
21C / 70F
Total Time = 56m 16s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

The BRW Tri consists of teams of three, who all go out and do the course individually using the timing band as a "baton". I raced with two very fast individuals. One of who is a very successful AG competitor.

I got up at a ridiculous hour, had a honey sandwich and meant to pack a banana for later but I realised I left it at home.
Event warmup:

I walked down to the course after putting our bikes in transition on Saturday afternoon. Given I was the second person to race, my warmup was non existent. Or more so, it was the run from the team transition area down to the beach to start my swim. Thankfully the bay was pretty warm.
  • 10m 49s
  • 400 meters
  • 02m 42s / 100 meters

Grabbed the timing bad off Damon's ankle, attached it to mine and ran to the beach. 200m + ? It was choppier than I had anticipated. I didn't feel that strong in the water and I couldn't find anyone going at a decent pace to draft off. Coming in with the waves was alright though, even if my navigation was a bit off.

What would you do differently?:

I'd say T1 is included in this time. Still I'm slightly disappointed in this time and apart from more bay swimming there's probably little I could have done.
Transition 1
  • 00m
  • 25m 5s
  • 10 kms
  • 23.92 km/hr

T2 must be included in this time, because the time on my bike computer was at least 2 minutes faster. I was averaging 38km/hr away from the race and closer to 28/29km/hr on the way back. I could feel my legs burning, but decided it was only 10km and worth pushing it. There were a lot of people on the course, many who failed to keep left. The dismount line was a shambles (and came up way too quickly) and one had to take much care. The run to the transition was loooong!
What would you do differently?:

Know where the bike leg ends!
Transition 2
  • 00m
  • 20m 22s
  • 4 kms
  • 05m 05s  min/km

I could not be happier!! That's a really good time for me. I passed more than the two usual people!!
What would you do differently?:

This is the fastest I've ever run!
Post race
Warm down:

I caught up with a couple of people and then cheered James on as he came into transition and then down the finishing shoot.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Hmm, the conditions were different to how we've been racing prior. While it wasn't excessively hot, the bay was more like a washing machine than I've seen it in a while and the wind on the bike was stronger than we've had it before.

Event comments:

I guess, given the awesome talent of my two team mates, I shouldn't be surprised that we finished 1st in the engineering category and 31st overall. I'm a little ashamed that they couldn't have got someone faster.

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Last updated: 2007-02-12 12:00 AM
00:10:49 | 400 meters | 02m 42s / 100meters
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Suit: wetsuit
Start type: Run Plus:
Water temp: 0F / 0C Current: Medium
200M Perf. Below average Remainder: Below average
Breathing: Good Drafting: Bad
Waves: Below average Navigation: Average
Rounding: Good
Time: 00:00
Cap removal: Good Helmet on/
Suit off:
Wetsuit stuck? Yes Run with bike: Yes
Jump on bike: Yes
Getting up to speed: Good
00:25:05 | 10 kms | 23.92 km/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Headwind
Course: 1 x10km lap.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks:
Time: 00:00
Riding w/ feet on shoes Good
Jumping off bike Average
Running with bike Good
Racking bike Good
Shoe and helmet removal Good
00:20:22 | 04 kms | 05m 05s  min/km
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: 1 lap of a beach loop.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Too easy
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2007-02-25 3:12 PM

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2007-02-25 8:15 PM
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Hey there "fast runner"

First is so cool, you should feel very proud.

I'm even more jealous of you now.........

2007-02-25 8:39 PM
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Subject: RE: BP Ultimate/BRW Corporate Triathlon

Oh wow Casie that is an awesome run time!!! congrats you are getting so much faster!

well done on a 1st!! theres good prizes at the BRW isn't there?

2007-02-26 8:26 AM
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Second race in as many weeks. Congratulations!

You must feel great about passing more than just a few on the run. All that hard work is paying off and you're getting faster every time you're out there racing!

2007-02-26 4:43 PM
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Congrats on the race Casie - especially the run! Ive always thought BRW looks like heaps of fun!!!

Saw a pic of the transition area - thats a lot of bikes and a lot of peopel to content with! go you!

2007-02-27 5:59 PM
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Subject: RE: BP Ultimate/BRW Corporate Triathlon

nice doesn't matter how you got it in 10-15 years time...all that matters is you have a first place trophy in your cabinet...winning...thats what its all about.  ;-)

good run by the way...

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