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Race Reports for Jackson County Triathlon - Long Course

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Race rating (4)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

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

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

  • Comments: This turned out to be a smaller race than I had expected. Two years ago there were 250 people in the long course race, this year only 148. Of course two years ago they did not have a 5150 and a new Kansas Triathlon, both costing more for race entry than this race. Who knows.... I did like the beer mug in lieu of a finishers medal.
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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? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: While I ranked this as Average, I thought it was really well done, despite the longer swim and CLEARLY short bike course (come on, no way I averaged 23...). But, I thought the course was fun, everyone was in great spirits, and overall had few problems. The one complaint I do have is there was no one monitoring the turn around, just a sign the said turn around. I didn't see anyone cutting it short, but that doesn't mean it didn't happen.... All in all, a good small local race on a gorgeous day.
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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: I'd participate in it again. Probably the short course next time. I would have been fine only swimming 750m instead of 1500m.
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  • Organised?No
  • Events on time?Yes

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

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

  • Comments: Something about the organization of this race just felt "off". Not sure why, but it felt disorganized and a number of people I ran into didn't seem to know what they were supposed to be doing. It may have something to do with my mental attitude at the end, but this race seemed to lack some of the same enthusiasm and spirit of similar events. Not sure if I will do this one again.
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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 enjoy these races regardless of the amount of "fluff". KLM races don't have awards ceremonies, finishers medals etc. but I only paid $140 for 3 races. I was a little dissapointed in how short the swim distance was. Looking at the results I figure this cost me 4 to 5 places overall, one in age group.
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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: Based on previous reviews I was a little disappointed. There didn't seem to be any goody bags or post-race entertainment. I was a fan of the bicycle repair tent pre-race.
[7]
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  • Organised?No
  • Events on time?Yes

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

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

  • Comments: all i can say is that it will be interesting to see what the triathlon community of Kansas City will look like in 2009...... looks like there will be some change... hopefully!
[8]
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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?

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

  • Comments: Good race - probably liked the Shawnee Mission Triathlon better because the bike course was easier.
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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: KLM put on a good race this time. The only post-race food available was apples, meh. Good door prizes at the awards ceremony. I recommend this race!
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  • Comments: #1 I am still fighting the mental game on the run. Mentally I want to go faster, but my legs do not seem to cooperate. It is tough to get passed by several competitors on the run. I blame it on the fact that I am just under 200 lbs, but I need to quit making an excuse for myself. I must just train harder to get faster! #2 I also think I may have taken in too many calories before and during the race. Next race, I am going to try to have less calories before the race and drink just cytomax on the bike. #3 I think I may have trained too hard the day before. Next race, I am taking off on Saturday to rest.
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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: Very well run race with plenty of post race snacks. Also got a nice race packet with a tech t-shirt and water bottle. This is the final triathlon of the year and I'm very pleased with my first season. I have made a lot of progress and stayed injury free (thank you to the Man upstairs for both). Now it's time to get ready for the KC Marathon.
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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: A great race put on by KLM, I really enjoyed it. The goodie-bag is awesome! The courses were well-marked and there didn't seem to be any lack of volunteers. I recommend.
[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? Below average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Great race, but it is hard when you get back late on the long course. People are taking things down, awards are being given out, no food or drinks left. That is my only negative about the race. It was FUN for my first LONG!
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?

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

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

  • Comments: Pefect weather, sunny, light breeze, temp < 80* @ finish! Still don't like the two lap swim or the bike dismount's @ the bridge....
[15]
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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: Did not stick around for post race gala as we had to get back for the munchkins, always a great day when Kari and I get to race together.
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