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Race Reports for Triathlon at Pacific Grove - Olympic Course

[1]
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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 Triathlon at Pacific Grove is a great race. Even though I didn't do as well as I hoped, I still had a blast. Watching the pros race is as much fun as participating.
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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 Triathlon at Pacific Grove is, simply, a GREAT triathlon. The scenery is unmatched anywhere, and it's exceptionally well organized. I'll keep doing this race every year until they tell me I'm too old or too slow.
[3]
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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: Will do this one again.
[4]
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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: The Men's 45-49 division is a black hole! ;-) Seriously, there are some really fast dudes in my age group. Being that I'm 49, I'm really looking forward to moving up another division next year. Heck, if I was a few years YOUNGER, I would have placed in the top 10 of the Men's 40-44 division. Go figure... But enough whining. I'm really glad I decided to do this race. It was a lot of fun. I can see why it's so popular. I'll be back... 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: Great organization and a great venue.
[6]
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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: Tri-California is my favorite event company. They are organized, safe, and have plenty of volunteers. Unlike the other companies, they assign your transition space so you don't have to get up at 05:00am just race for a spot. I hate that about other companies. What if you don't race until 09:00am? I think Tri-California has it down to a science and I will definitely keep participating in their events.
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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 easy

  • Comments: Loved it, kelp a pain but kinda fun at same time! Nice area.
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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: Excellent race with beautiful course, made me want ot train more and harder.
[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? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Tri cal once again put on a stellar race! Excellent job!
[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? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: This was the 1st one how could it not be good, but It was the most awesome experience. I am Hooked!
[11]
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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: Great experience! Thanks Tri-Cal and thanks for the slot to Alcatraz!!
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  • Comments: This race gave me a lot of insight into my training decline by the end the season. I am done racing this year, but I know where I need to work, as you can tell by the times. Blow up the bike course, but get my a$$ kicked on the swim and run. Think I need to work a little more on those two things??? I need to work on swim training with consitency for better times. I need to work on longer strides on the run for better times. I need to keep working the bike so I don't get muscle fatigue by the last 5 kilos.
[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? Below average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Too many loops but the race was well-organized and lots of fun.
[14]
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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: Tri-California put on a very well organized event. I will do this one again next year for sure. I want to thank my friend and fellow BT'r Geoff W. for all the coaching, advice, and support. He got me drinking the "tri" flavored Kool Aid and now I'm hooked.
[15]
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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?No
  • 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 nice solidly run event. Team in Training support was extremely well run. The TRI was on time and I believe the only delay that they had was 1 minute for the Pro Women so they men could complete their turn without conflict. This was the 12th year of the event and I thought that they did an outstanding job. There were tons of volunteers and they seemed to be very well organized. As this is my first TRI I don't have anything to compare it to. As far as the course what a location! Pacific Grove is one of the nicest places on the earth and it translates to a great TRI! The water is 61 degrees and filled with kelp--which I didn't mind. The bike course is small rolling hills (almost completely flat). The run is flat--except for one hill. I would love to come back again. I would like to thank my BeginnerTriathelete.com buddies. They have left me numerous comments that have picked me up when I'm down. In alphabetical order BodyCheck, Brian, Jak, MLJ. Thanks guys. Also,
[16]
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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?No

  • Post race activities? Below average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Too easy

  • Comments: One two aid stations on run, not bad but all in the first mile of each loop, need to spread them out. I like the have harder course to thin out the crowds. I tend to compete better with hills because of my strength on the bike.
[17]
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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? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: no water on the bike course kinda stunk. Overall it was a great race that was very organized and well run.
[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?
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: The volunteers at Pac Grove were AWESOME!! They cheered and were extrememly gracious and helpful. Thank you to all that came out to help.
[19]
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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: Over-all, I liked this race. It's a fast course, and compared to Wildflower, it's much easier. Will I do it again next year? Probably, but only because Eric will and it's a fun race. I still hate the kelp.
[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?
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Other than the idiot at the dismount, another great trical event.
[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: First Olympic tri - done. I had a great time at the race and I wish I could do it again.
[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? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: For my first triathlon I did n't do too bad considering my initial goal was to just finish, which I did. Want to improve my running. Probably could shave 20-30 min off the entire race if I work at it.
[23]
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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: Lots of fun, great people and superb talent in the pro race.
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