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Race Reports for Wildflower Triathlon - Olympic Course

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  • Organised?
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  • Lots of volunteers to help?
  • Plenty of drink stations?

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  • Comments: Happy to be back at wildflower. Maybe back to camping and LC next year :)
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Race rating (4)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Too hard

  • Comments: This was a great race and very well organized. They have definitely perfected the setup through the 30 years and put on a great event. I will do this one again! The common theme for me was better hill training. I heard it from a lot of people but needed to experience it for myself, next year I will be better prepared.
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Race rating (4)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Too hard

  • Comments: Nice event, I recommend Wildflower if you want a challenge. Our relay was the last wave of the day, if possible try to get seated in an earlier wave!
[4]
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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: 5'17" better than last year! I'll take it considering melting on the run. *Chris "Macca" McCormack raced as a pacing race for his upcoming Olympic qualifier. SO COOL seeing him in person! 2:03:06 and overall winner. The M45-49 winner, John Murphy, finished 2:09:28 and 3rd overall.
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Race rating (4)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Too hard

  • Comments: Great race, so much fun. most likely will do the relay next year so we can party on saturday!
[6]
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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Great volunteers. Fun, organized festival. Lots to see and do before and after race.
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Race rating (3)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Below average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: I was suprised by the post race food and drink. I have been to a number of smaller races that did a much better job at it. This was the only negitive thing that I would say about this race.
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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: I chose an amazing event to be introduced to the world of triathlons! TriCal did a fantastic job on all levels, the spectators and support crews were great. Had a great time with the other competitors, even engaging in fun banter on course with several. Seeing the challenged athletes on course made me realize that words like "can't" should be stricken from the English language.
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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Too hard

  • Comments: Tri Cal puts on an awesome race and an amazing weekend!
[10]
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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: This was a great race and by far my best finish. I can build from what I learned today and have great races in the future. This whole triathlon thing finally makes sense.
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Race rating (4)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Too hard

  • Comments: Great Experience. Would do it again w/ a little more prepartation and training.
[12]
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Race rating (4)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Would rate as a "5", but its a very very tough course.
[13]
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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Definitely want to make this a hallmark of the triathlon season!
[14]
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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: I only drank Smart Water on my bike..ate one gel cap..and grap a sip here and there of Gatorade. On the run, I grabbed water here and there. Perhaps, my run could have been better if I had some gel/gu (although, in training I tried some and I couldn't find any that sat well in my stomach). I need to work on the nutrition/food part more.
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  • Comments: This was so much more than just a race. The experience was amazing. I got to meet lots of Pros and all around great people. We had so much fun. I cant wait to come back and do the long course! The race directors, sponsors and crowds were the best ever! The final results for all competitors are not posted but I got a nice email from Tri California explaining the delay. The girl who is listed as 1st o/a and 1st in my AG times dont add up. So, they said I got 3rd and will update the results page soon :)
[16]
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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities?
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: I missed my somewhat arbitrary goal of 3:30 by a minute and a half, but still shaved over 13 minutes off my time from last year, so I can't complain. Hopefully next year I will finally get to do the long course.
[17]
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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: This race is SUPERBLY organized. Even though I sucked during the race, I had a BLAST. I was very pleased that I did not get a single cramp and felt good during the race and I am thankful to God for that. A lot of people were praying for me and my first ever race. I really want to do Wildflower again. Camping out was so much fun - even in the rain. The festival atmosphere was fantastic. I really enjoyed the time spent with friends, family, teammates and coaches. I spent quite a bit in shopping. The environment is GORGEOUS. The Cal-Poly students who manned the aide stations (drunk) and who did the naked run - were hilarious and very helpful. There were sooooooooo many bike aide trucks that went around helping people with flat tires; I was really impressed. I was the "port-a-potty Queen" and got an extensive sampling of port-a-potties from beginning to end. EVERY SINGLE one had not only toilet paper, but toilet seat covers AND they were moderately clean - and I was at the tail
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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: had an amazing time at wildflower, I'll be back for sure
[19]
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Race rating (4)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Challenging race. Great expo/festival. Lots of spectators and vendor booths. Camping was fun. Distance from camp site to festival was long and hilly/steep.
[20]
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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Great weekend event with camping
[21]
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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Loved Wildflower, definitely doing Long Course 2009.
[22]
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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Like all TRI California events this one was extremely well run. The Cal Poly students were great hosts and all the volunteers were great. This has a reputation as one of the toughest Olys and it was a great day. Where else can you get 7,500 athletes in a weekend event?
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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: I now see why so many people do Wildflower every year. I really is a don't miss event. I'll be back next year, probably long course.
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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities?
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Wildflower, see you next year!!!
[25]
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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?No

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Too hard

  • Comments: I will do this race again, maybe the long course in a couple of years. I will be ready next time , better prepared and better trained. Well orginized race but logistics suck and nobody can give any good info, now I understand why people camp, It wears you out getting around at the camp, you have to climb hills watever you do here. I'm glad I did this race, I think it will surely help me become a better athlete. It is painfully obvious that my focus needs to be on the second half of my races, I believe I have spent considerable time focused on the first half. It exposed some weaknesses that I was not aware of and reminded that I suck at running, that is going to change this year!I did some things right, I relaxed and enjoyed the race for one, met some great people and had a decent swim!
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