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Race Reports for Old Colony YMCA Triathlon - Olympic Course

[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? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Small event, wish I could have done the tri and not just the Aquabike. May have been in the top 3 for the whole event.
[2]
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Race rating (3)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?No

  • 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: This was my first Olympic distance, and even tho I know I can do better; I am pretty happy with the result.
[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? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Good race, but run distance was way off.
[4]
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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: when will it ever stop raining. Whole transition area was a swamp. The trail running was nuts on the way out on the run. My hip is sore with a nice raspberry.
[5]
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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: Better than I expected. Everyone speaks ill of FIRM but it was fine. My only complaint is the transition area swamp but the weather wasn't their fault.
[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 was my first race so I don't have much to compare it to. Overall, I don't think I could have asked for much more. The transition areas were a little sketchy terrain wise, but besides that, it was great!
[7]
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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: Mileage was off and not crazy about the course loops. My performance was okay but compared to the rest of the field I struggled. I need more practice on the bike and a better nights sleep the night before.
[8]
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Race rating (3)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?No

  • 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 like the smallness and the flatness of this race. If it hadn't been a grand prix event this year with about 4 tri teams showing up, I might have actually placed AG.
[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?
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Can I do this again tomorrow? ;)
[10]
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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?No

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

  • Comments: Some mile markers on the run would have been nice. Another aid station on the run too.
[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? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Good race, organized and safe. Great chow after
[12]
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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 was a very well run race (as are most Firm races) and a fun course. Their description of a flat and fast course is spot on. I am very happy with my results and as usual I walk away with a whole bunch of things to work on. This was an experiment race before Cranberry and I think I got out of it exactly what I wanted.
[13]
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Race rating (3)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?No

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

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

  • Comments: Overall I am happy with the results. I came here shooting for a 5th place overall consider I could have a terrific race or a 10th place with an ok race. I could have finish 3rd or 4th at the most and I know I only lost it to a cramp and not to a bad performance. Yes it is part of the game so I am not complaining or diminishing what the 3rd and 4th places did. They beat me and that’s that… the best part of this is that even when the race wasn’t a true Oly distance based on the proportions of each leg it evens out and I finished under 2:00hrs which qualifies me to apply for my Elite credential! A few months ago I was obsessed to accomplish this and expecting not to reach that goal until next year. Yesterday it was the last thing I had on my mind and it happened :) The only thing I wanted was to go out there, have fun and push as hard as possible and play with Mike, Tim, and the other fast dudes on the course…
[14]
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Race rating (3)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

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

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

  • Comments: FIRM races leave a bad taste in my mouth. Four loops for a bike course is just f*cking lazy. It's advertised as "flat and fast" which I will now interpret to mean "recreational triathletes need not come here." Didn't see a single person I know. That's just weird. The whole time I was out there I was thinking that I really need to rethink why I do this. I mean, I know I'm slow but I usually have fun anyhow. That was not the case today. It was very hot and humid and I spent most of the race in a bad place, pissed at everyone and everything. If that's how longer races are going to be, maybe I need to think twice, three times about IMLP. That's going to be a long lonely race and I can't spend 17 hours being pissed off. Times are from my watch. Who knows if they'll get my time at all since I ended up using chip # 441 or something like that. Will not do this race again.
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