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Race Reports for Longboat Key International Triathlon

[1]
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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 race is really losing it's appeal. The addition of the sprint race has made the bike leg dangerous. The change in schedule has reduced the numbers. The lack of markers/accuracy of the swim is frustrating. The change in the run course, from the golf course to the road is disappointing. I really enjoyed this race when it first debuted but over the last 2 years, it has really changed for the worse. I will be considering a different race for my end of the season race next year.
[2]
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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.
[3]
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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.
[4]
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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.
[5]
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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!
[6]
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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.
[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: 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.
[8]
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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.
[9]
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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.
[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: Great volunteer support. Great pre-race and post-race food. Still has a lot to work on as a first year race.
[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? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Lots of enthusiastic volunteers. Lots of food. Perfect weather.
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