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Race Reports for Redondo Beach Triathlon - Sprint Course

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  • Comments: Great local race that is very safe and well run, and good for swimmers :) Ended up 5th, better than 7th last year, and better than the 1st through 7th or so I've been as a clydesdale here. Grateful to have gone from being clyde competitive to AG competitive. The kicker is that other than Male 16-19 I would have been on the podium in every other male AG, including a first place. Them's the breaks kid. As for going sub 50, last year 43 folks went sub 50 (and guess who was 44???). This year only 14. So slower course this 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
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  • Comments: Was scheduled to do this race last year but skipped due to injury. Glad I got a chance to do it since it's such a great little local race. Was shooting for low 50s and finished at 54:48, so not quite. But happy nonetheless. Was good enough for 7th and considering some of the competition in AG that's not too bad. Good early season practice race. Gives me a chance to evaluate weaknesses.
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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 fun
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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 know now what I am capable of. I feel ready for longer distances already. Getting ready for my first Olympic distance now!
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  • Comments: Fun race, my first in 2005, raced or volunteered every race since it started. Happy with the placing. Last year my clyde time would have put me on the AG podium, but all depends on who shows up!
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  • Comments: Fun little race. Glad it's in my hometown. Two things I was stoked about were the 7:XX run split and that I would have been 3d in my real AG. That would have been a first. Next year....
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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: I did this race to "get back in the water" so to speak because of my last place and poor performance on the swim/run in the Encinatas tri. I know it was short compared to most sprint tris but I was mostly interested and making it through the swim, by swimming and not just breast stroking the majority of it. I also wanted to run the whole 2 miles and not be in last place. I did enter as an Athena instead of age group, but there were a lot of very fit and fast Athenas out there. My recovery was good, so I always feel like I could have pushed it a little more.
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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 really like this race. It is put on by a local PE teacher who is an Iron Man triathlete as well. It is super beginner friendly with plenty of seasoned competitors in it too! The race motto is, "Show us your speed!" and many people do. But, everyone looks out for the new racers and makes sure they have a good time as well!
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  • Comments: Race was well organized, well marked, on time, and run well. Only minor complaint is the new bike course south on the Esplanade is narrower due to recent street improvements so it's a little "hermosa-ish," i.e., getting three levels of racers through (slow, medium, fast) in one narrow lane. Definitely a great local race, and will continue to be involved either as a volunteer or participant.
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

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

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  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: This is the first triathlon I've ever done, so it's amazing to see how far I've come in a year. I didn't stick around as long since I had stuff to do that day and fewer friends came out than last year.
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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: Many people say that this is the ideal first triathlon for someone starting out, and I agree. I found out a lot of weaknesses in my training and overall preparedness, and I've only gotten better because of it. Everyone was friendly and very encouraging. Some friends and I hung out near the last turn of the race to cheer on remaining finishers and it's awesome to see the look of accomplishment on people's faces. I can't wait to hit this race next year and kill my old time. I'm sure without some of the setbacks I faced I could have easily cut 15 minutes from my time. Look out 2011!
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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: Really impressed by this race. Short, but not crowded, nice local vibe, lots of volunteers, well run.
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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 far and away the greatest triathlon I have ever participated in. Additionally, this is the first triathlon I have ever participated in. But pretty great nonetheless.
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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 soooo well run and was so much fun to be a part of. Volunteers were literally everywhere helping out making sure you knew EXACTLY where to go. I had a great time and will definitely be back next year to hopefully move up two spots on the podium!
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  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
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  • Post race activities? Below average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: This is a really unique race in that the three segments are designed to yield roughly equivalent times for most athletes. For someone like me who usually lags on the bike, that's pretty appealing.
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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: It is Redondo Beach. I liked the long swim. They need more volunteers on the bike course! I ALMOST HIT A 90 YEAR-OLD LADY USING A WALKER TO CROSS COURSE WITH NO VOLUNTEERS IN SIGHT! This is my second Tri, so I can be more critical than "I survived". I learned that, although I am a good pool swimmer, I need more OWS. I need more bike TITS. Keep working on my running and overall conditioning. *Note: I could not see my name on the overall results (because I raced as clyde?) My Overall result is based on where my time would have fallen. My next goal is to go from the 33-34th percentile to being in the 60-70th percentile.
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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: it was my first, so I don't really have anything to compare it too. It was a blast and I thought it was a great event.
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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: All of my times are "Guesstimates" because I am pretty sure the timing chip was off. I know I am somewhere between 58minutes and 1hr 3m. I believe the first few splits are right and just the run is off. Other than that, it is a great beginner/fun race. Such a unique race in that it is very close to be an anaerobic race with the transitions/short distance and lack of rest! Will look forward to competing next year and not putting in such a poor performance
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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 second tri of the season and my first Sprint distance. I was proud to see my numbers and thought I was much slower overall. But it looks like the time I set for my goal was good. I wanted to finish in 75 - 80 minutes and I was psyched to see me coming in 02:37 ahead of goal.
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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: Too easy

  • Comments: What a fantastic race. It is SOOOOO newcomer-friendly and there is such a triumphant, festive spirit to it because of that. Everything is well-organized, and the post-race goodies are excellent. The length of the swim can be daunting--this is a unique race in that it is equilateral, i.e., the average person would finish all three legs in roughly the same time--as can be the three-part run up to T1. But there is no hurry, and there are lots of volunteers, and everyone is so encouraging.
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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 was not excited about this race ahead of time. I was a few weeks ago, but the last week I let my excitement wane as I caved in on my weight watchers dieting. I just thought I'd go out and do it as my workout for the weekend. But I was really into it once I got there. And had a great time!
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  • Comments: Would love to do it next year and shave 10 minutes off my time. I think it is possible if I can get that swim better
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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: Well orgainzed
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  • Comments: I really can't be that disappointed. It's like school where there's a curve. All you can do is your best, whether you win anything or not is (a) irrelevant -- although fun -- and (b) all depends on who else shows up. Last year I would have smoked 'em. But, last year I couldn't smoke 'em. This was my first tri ever two years ago, and I've taken ove 7 minutes off my time, which is pretty darn good considering my swim has been about the same all three years. Almost 4 minutes off last year's time, which in a course this short is a lot. It's not the greatest race, but it's my local race. All of my friends and training partners are volunteers or RDs or coordinators. There isn't one part of the race, from swim start, to ext, to T1, to bike in, to run out, to the announcer, where I didn't hear a little extra cheering. It's pretty cool. I'll be back, either as a racer (of course, now I need to shave another 4 minutes off my time and.....) or volunteer
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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: I really like this race. It is certainly unique as the sprint triathlon of sprint triathlons. I'll do better in a longer race, but this one makes for a nice change of pace from the multitude of "same-old, same-old" sprint triathlons, with their virtually similar distances; 800 yard swim, 10 mile bike, 3 mile run. There is talk of making the bike a three lap, nine mile course next year, and that will be to my advantage, but I hope they don't, because then it's just another "beach-city" tri. Long live the Redondo Beach Triathlon!
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