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Race Reports for Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon

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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 race and volunteers. Highly recommend this race to anyone looking to do a IM or HIM type race. The city is great with good activities for family.
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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: Seventh time at B2B. I love this race - it's organized, friendly volunteers, right time of year, Wilmington is an awesome host..what am I leaving out? Six of the guys I stayed with PR'd, so it was pretty happy bunch and I think everyone of the group is planning on being back next year. I hope to be with them.
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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 race, well done. Would do it again in a heartbeat.
[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: I would highly recommend this race to anyone. It was my first Iron distance and I'm glad I chose this one. Wilmington supports this event all the way--the volunteers are magnificent. So glad I did it!
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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 really can't say enough good things about this race - it was top notch from start to finish, and if I weren't doing Chattanooga next year, I would absolutely be back at B2B.
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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: my first Ironman complete and so glad it was in the company of everyone out there. Thanks for putting on this event and I look forward to next year.
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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: The only complaints that I heard were about timing (they had a computer crash) and pizza (need more). If that's all that people can find to complain about, that's a pretty good race!
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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?No

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

  • Comments: I'll be Back...
[9]
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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: don't do this race. you'll hate it (where is that sarcasm font?) I loved this race. i'm worried that it will start to fill up faster and faster and I will get left out. On Sunday afternoon, William looked at me and said "I have spent the last 30 minutes trying to figure out how to go faster next year". That is probably what I am most proud of him for. I was sure that after the run, he was going to say he was done with this distance. Instead, he is like his dad, just a little slower. I was having that same thought process about an hour after we finished Saturday night. :)
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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. I did a HIM that was IM branded and it did have just a bit more fanfare. However, I enjoyed this race every bit as much, if not more. I would love to come back. People that I talked to said that race conditions were better in years past (swim and bike). So I feel like I could easily go sub-13 hrs if I am able to give this race another go. Even though I could have done better, I did make a lot of really good decisions throughout this race and was pleased with my overall performance. Interesting things I saw: - A female squatting on the side of the road (bike course). Not sure if it was a #1 or #2... saw lots of men peeing on side of road, but just weird to see a female going squatty. - A guy right in front of me on the bike sat up and let go of the bars to stretch. He totally lost control and went wide right and then wide left... I have no idea how he kept it upright. I pulled up to pass him and told him he scared me... he said he scared the crap
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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 race, despite some of the problems they suffered (timing, ran out of pizza, some issues with athlete bags). Love it and will race it again...someday.
[12]
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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: Beach2Battleship is an outstanding race. Clearly they have listened to the athletes suggestions over the last few years. The volunteers in this race were second to none! Some of these people were out there longer than I was constantly supporting us. I had an amazing experience in Wilmington and an amazing weekend!
[13]
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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?
  • Overall course based on my ability:

  • Comments: Need for timing to update our friends and families. The website was down and it provides minimal information anyway. The course and volunteers were great!
[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: Despite the things that went wrong for me I cannot praise this race enough. They plan details you wouldn't even think of. They know there stuff and they run the most enjoyable race you could ever imagine. You should do this race, that simple. It is worth it. It is cheaper than Ironman. Wilmington is beautiful and not expensive to visit, the conditions are great. This race is worth doing in every way and if you don't have equipment failures you will have an amazing finish time here.
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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 well organized and well run by Setup Events. I would highly recommend this race whether it is going to be your first full distance or you are a seasoned veteran. The volunteers were second to none. The aide stations were the best stocked of any I have ever seen. One would have to work pretty hard to get lost at any point in your race from the expo directions, setting up your transition bags at two separate locations, the morning announcements, the swim start crew directions, T1 support, T2 support, to race course support, these folks work hard to make racing as easy as possible.
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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 have completed (3) 70.3 races and this was the best executed race so far. An excellent choice for those who are interested in doing a full distance with less drama.
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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 put on very good !! Would do it again and if you have never done it, I would give it a try
[18]
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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: My first full!!! Here's the tale of how a girl born with zero athletic ability managed to get through a full Iron-distance tri. http://runawayjill.blogspot.com/2012/10/i-am-ironman-b2b-very-long-...
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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 has logistical challenges but Set-up does a great job of helping you manage them. There was plenty of support and fantastic volunteers. The pre and post events were terrific.
[20]
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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: The race went flawless with little stress on our parts. Transportation was great. Staying at the Hilton was a good choice because it was a block from the finish line. Post event activities were nice. There was a live band, medical tent, warming tent, food, people hanging around, it was very nice. Sunday we went to the post race awards banquet and ate a huge meal. This was by the battleship. A great race, Setup events did awesome, and the Wilmington Family YMCA and PPD were awesome sponsors.
[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? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Great race, super support and voulenteers that were really into the race - supporting all of the athleates and providing some great motivation. For my first ironman the race could not have gone any better!
[22]
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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: This is my second time doing this race, and I really like the new course lay out. This is a spectacular race, and I will probably try it again next year.
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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: Setup Events does an AWESOME job with this race and with making the point-to-point dynamics easy to accomplish.
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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 my first ironman distance event, and I would strongly recommend this race to beginners. It was a super easy swim, an honest bike, and a very scenic run. The race was really well organized, the food at the athlete dinner and brunch was great, and everyone was really friendly. The lighting on the run was a little scarce, so I would pack a light in my run special needs bag if I did this course again.
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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? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Great course, great race, great volunteers. Amazing experience.
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