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Race Reports for Longboat Key International Triathlon

[1]
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Race rating (2)
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  • Organised?No
  • Events on time?No

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

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

  • Comments: Unfortunately this race took a major turn for the worse after improving each of the first 3 years. They added a Sprint distance race to the program and I feel the RD was very unprepared for that. They did not put up the big tent like they have in past years which was a major draw for this race. There was also a problem with results which was very frustrating. It was Tuesday before my official results were posted. Overall I was very disappointed because this race had improved every year until now. Hopefully the RD will listen to the participants and make the needed changes to reestablish this race's reputation.
[2]
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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: Overall an excellent race and very organized. Highly recommended event. Nice amenities afterwards. The only disappointment was waiting around for results to be posted, as of 11:15am when we left they were still not available. Received an email with results early in the afternoon. All in all, a great event and location.
[3]
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Race rating (2)
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  • Organised?No
  • Events on time?No

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

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

  • Comments: Very mixed feelings about this race. Great venue, terrific food buffet and the organizers appeared to be trying hard, but just too many glitches: -Slow check-in, with long lines -Open racking in transition which led to confusion, frustration and overcrowding,, especially for late arrivals. - Inconsistency: TIght security at one entrance to transitions, but none on the poother end, letting people wander in and about. - Poorly laid out swim course. Needed more buoys and was measured short. - Needed at least one more water station on the run. -Timing & scoring was a fiasco, they kept saying that the awards ceremony would be in ten minutes, but after waiting in the sun for a couple hours they eventually cancelled it and said to check online later for the official results. Apparently they had a lot of penalties and DQ's to deal with (including one that moved me from 3rd to 2nd in my AG), but it was still a disaster.
[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: They cut out the pre-race dinner at packet pick-up, but the post race food is still great. More than enough food, salad, grilled veggies, potatoes with toppings, hot dogs, burgers, ribs, cookies, brownies, water, sodas and BEER!
[5]
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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 an enjoyable venue. I will be back. Well managed, lots of volunteers and a nice course. While I am not a fan of the beach run, it was all nicely done.
[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: This is a great race and venue. Really wish they would make it a true Olympic distance. The pre and post race food is worth the registration fee alone. Longboat Key Club is a GREAT host. Wish they would find a different lead sponsor however, I will not be wearing a shirt that advertises a menstrual cycle pain control belt.
[7]
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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: Love the course. The food was excellent too - pre race meal and post race meal included in entry. High quality catering by the Longboat Key Club.
[8]
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  • Organised?
  • Events on time?

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

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

  • Comments: Nice race, could have done better w/ the swim course (i.e. have it ready to go before race day, not setting bouys right before swim start). Otherwise the distance was great.
[9]
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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 volunteer support. Great pre-race and post-race food. Still has a lot to work on as a first year race.
[10]
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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: Lots of enthusiastic volunteers. Lots of food. Perfect weather.
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