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Race Reports for Beach2Battleship Half Iron Distance Triathlon- DISCONTINUED

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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: Just right

  • Comments: As my first Ironman event as a participant and my first 70.3 race overall. It was a good learning experience dealing with the logistics of a point-to-point course. I’m glad I had a coach/brother to help me through the process. I enjoyed competing in a longer distance, especially with so many Ironman competitors on the course. I don’t have a good frame of reference, but the event went about as smooth as I could expect. It certainly helped to have Julie, Emma, Sherry, and Justin there in support. It didn’t take longer for the triathlon bug to bite. I went from cheering my brother on at IM Maryland in 2014 to a sprint tri in 2015 to a half IM in 2016. There’s something about the shared experience of training and competing that can bring you closer to someone you’ve looked up to your entire life. My triathlon journey will continue for a variety of reasons and motivations, but at the top of the list is maintaining that closeness and comradery with my big brother. I heard many references
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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: The atmosphere was definitely more electric than B2B. Tons more ppl. The unfinished construction was a pain, but hopefully won't be a factor next year.
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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: Just right

  • Comments: This was my first half, and it was a great experience. There were a lot of logistical issues, but I'll attribute them to the storm and flooding in the area. This is a great first half with the current on the swim and the relatively flat bike and run. The run through the streets of Wilmington is amazing. Lots of support from the local people. Overall a great 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 finished the race slower than last year. I'll chalk it up to less race this season and not enough practice at transition. Sad to see a great race being bought off by the big WTC big brand, but I'm hoping it gets more exposure of the sport to more people in the area.
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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: One of the best races I have ever competed in. Great course, awesome volunteers and very well organized.
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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:

  • Comments: This is a well run race and a good course. It is a little confusing, but the organizers do a great job pulling off a complicated event. The course has potential for high winds, choppy water, and cold temperatures, but if the weather is good, it can be a fast course. The feel of the event is pretty big and comparable to larger branded events.
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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: Just right

  • Comments: This is my second time doing B2B half, and I really do enjoy the race. It is well organized and a great venue. We all thought that the new finishing line and post-race area was not as nice as where it used to be on the street. But it was sunny, just lots of construction and dirt nearby. It will be much nicer when there are grassy areas to sit nearby.
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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: Really this is around a 4.7. I mean this is a very well run and supported event for a non-Ironman brand. The Half distance usually sells out too. The fast swim is very attractive to folks who aren't found of the swim as well as the relatively flat bike and run courses for the promise of a fast finishing time. The two transition areas do make it a bit challenging logistics-wise and one does have to consider that the swim start isn't right next to transition either. Plus, it can be downright cold for this event. It was rather chilly as I wrote prior to the swim start and folks told me of sleet occurring during one year prior to the swim. Thank goodness they moved the race to late October rather than keeping it in early November when this first started years previously. So weather can be a big factor and I have seen where there's a been a chilly rain which is never fun on the bike. Even this one did present a bit of a challenge as what to wear on the bike considering the temperature
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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 will be doing the full next year.
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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: Just right

  • Comments: THANK YOU TO THE VOLUNTEERS AND POLICE CREWS!!! I missed BASE salts at mile 3-they said theyd be the only ones there, not so much :-( Finisher pants, again-BOOO! Gear still overpriced, and limited stock this year. Post events/area seemed smaller this year. Waiting for over an hour at the start-BOOO. Loved the shirts, loved the support, GREAT race! Results up QUICKLY, pics not so much.
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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: Seriously... if you don't know by now, this IS a Bucket List event. If you've done it, you know. If you haven't done it... go sign up right meow.
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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 a great time!!
[13]
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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 fun race! The race was very organized and great enthusiastic volunteers abound. If you want a fast course to do your Half Iron distance, this would be it. Great idea on the video athlete meeting. This saved time tremendously for traveling participant like me. I wish there were more T1 bus tickets available, since I missed out on buying them. Grabbed a cab with a help of hotel close by to get back to T1.
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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 race and they really try to bring in things for the family to enjoy while they wait. The location is unbeatable and downtown is really a neat place to be.
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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: Just right

  • Comments: This is my second half and second time at this event - I love it! its great for beginners and great for veterans looking for a fast time. The location is awesome and community makes you feel loved - the supporters have SO MUCH ENERGY. You feel welcomed in to their backyards and they make you feel like an individual person not just another racer. I will keep coming back as long as I race Tri's.
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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: Absolutely great event and a must do for anyone looking for a 1st half ironman. The volunteers were absolutely incredible! The locals fully support the race and were friendly as can be. the swim is blazing fast and is set to have a strong current every year. The bike course has <250 feet of total climbing and is marked well and controlled by police well. The run is desolate most of the way and can beat you up mentally if you arent careful. The finish line energy is like nothing else! Finishers get a beautiful medal and a pair of pajama pants.
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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: Great race, considering doing the full for my first iron distance next year.
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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 the best organized event I've attended! Not enough can be said for the volunteers or event staff. Superb experience and looking forward to next year!! Finisher Medal 2d Place Award (Para Triathlete) I felt like garbage for two days afterward. Third day, head is a little light still, but I'm recovering quickly!!
[19]
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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 is noted as one of the top 5 world events - I see why - awesome location, flat course, amazing spectators, downhill swim. Whether a beginner or experienced this is an amazing course and race to enter.
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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: Just right

  • Comments: Great race, Loved the Swim, Bike route is Good, The run course is Fantastic. Yes, I want to Tri B2B again!
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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: Just right

  • Comments: Can't change the weather. Would be nice to have consistency between athlete guide and actual day, and meeting. Minor differences, but one cost me over an hour. Athlete meeting...sigh, mostly PR, pat on the back garbage. Other parts very helpful and inspiring. Each one I heard was a different length in time. Ive heard good and bd on post race festivities however I had NO PROBLEMS. Expo merch was EXPENSIVE, and was charged for a finishers sticker. Computer systems also went down, but its now Tuesday and ALL results are up including A/G so kudos to them. This is a great race, If it werent 7 hours from home and often cold Id do it again. Great swim course even without a current, great bike course, and FANTASTIC run course. AMAZING VOLUNTEERS. CONGRATS to ALL!
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  • Lots of volunteers to help?
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  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: My only complaint about this race was the dicey traffic situation at the end of the bike course. I wasn't wild about the T2 setup in the convention center, but I think it would be easier if I had expected it. B2B is pretty flawlessly executed...despite complicated logistics, I always knew where I was supposed to be and what I was supposed to be doing. The volunteers are AMAZING. I've never seen anything like it. I have a feeling I'll be back next year. :)
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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: The race was a lot of fun and I liked everything about it aside from feeling like a popsicle before the race. The course is overall a fairly flat course, but it is still a lot of fun with some beautiful views.
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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: Set-Up does a really good job with all their races and this was no exception. Overall ranking was divided into men and women's - so rank is overall women's
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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: The race was well organized. The locals were very supportive of the race too. The area is well worth visiting. I highly recommend this race.
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