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Race Reports for Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship Melbourne

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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: Volunteers - you are the best!!! Love you all, but Jess and Tammie, love you more! Thankyou for the huge effort you put in, simply cannot overstate how good the vollies were. Amazingly, I've pulled up quite well. Achilles hasn't inflamed, it's like the 'run' did it good. The blister though is a beauty! I think I've decided I'm not doing Melbourne next year. Want to finally get healthy, spend some time at home doing jobs around the house. I'll go short-course next season and look to IM at the end of 2014, early 2015, either Busso, Cairns, NZ or maybe head overseas...?
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Race rating (3)
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  • Organised?No
  • Events on time?No

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

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

  • Comments: There was a lot about this race that was stellar, which I've mentioned, and a lot of important stuff that was downright dismal, which I've also mentioned. So overall: average, although there really wasn't anything average about it. Pretty much it was either awesome or crap. As far as the whole experience goes, though, in my book ... this has been one of the greatest times of my life. I had a ball, and carry with me a host of riotously good memories and not one regret. Best of all, as I said, is YOU sharing this with me ... all along the way, and during this particular trip itself. The support, love, encouragement, sharing, and celebration you all have given me is priceless. I cherish it, and you. I will say I'm kind of puzzled by it all. I tried to do an IM I wasn't prepared for, and I got cold. That's pretty much it.
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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 was a well executed race and worth doing once. The bike was somewhat dull and the start/finish logistics was a hassle. I do have to comment on the average Australian triathlete - they are really good (and very nice). There were 12 45-49 Ag'ers that went under 9:30. There were 24 40-44 AG'ers that went under 9:30! The depth of the field was even better than Europe and way more competitive than what you find in the US.
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  • Comments: Volunteers all day, and spectators especially on the run made this such a perfect day for me. Every single part of this whole event was amazing, from registration to the the carbo dineer, welcome show, expo, awards ceremony and finally the party - it was all so special. Only wish I could have met Yanti at the finish line, as she had had a really bad day with the cold - when she sent me a text at 11:45pm telling me about the hypothermia, I was in tears, so so sorry for you, sweetie! I know you'll smash it next time, just make sure you do a warm IM! On the Monday, we met up, had a(nother) big hug, went for lunch and visited my bike shop where Crowie and Rinny were doing a media gig. Such wonderful wonderful people, and awesome athletes. Got my photo taken holding Crowie's trophy which was pretty cool! And that was race week. So many thankyous to give out!! To my wife who supported me during all my training, to my physio and myotherapist who got me through the dark days
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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: Loved it!
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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 best thing i ever did . considering the short and crappy training i did im very happy to have finished. so many volunteers and fans out every where . if this was a fast course by the pro times im glad i didnt do a hard course :). felt not to bad the next day just blisters making it hard to walk and really bad wetsuit hickys under my arms luckly arm warmers stopped them rubbing on running .
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