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Race Reports for Desert Sprint Triathlon

[1]
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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? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: My family loves this race, so next year will make it our 6th annual pilgrimage to La Quinta!
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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?

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

  • Comments: This is a solid mainstay of SoCal races. The volunteers are cheerful and great, so are the organizers. Results
[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: Good race. About 2 miles into the run, i asked myself why I was doing the Olympic the next morning. I did well. I got podium'd with a 2nd. My team did well too. So all in all it was a good day
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

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

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

  • Comments: I love the location, the race setting and the course. I'll definitely keep coming back every year for this one!
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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: This was a good race and the lake Cahuilla venue is awesome, I love it out there in the desert. Its a nice break from the cool coastal temps in San Diego. I would like to see a beer tent and maybe a kids activities area with bouncy houses for the stressed out moms waiting on their husbands or vice versa.
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[7]
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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: I beat last years time by 5 minutes. I love this race and hope to be back next year. I might even try the Olympic. I burnt 1547 calories. Not bad for an old man!
[8]
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

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

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

  • Comments: I enjoyed myself a lot! Was surprised when someone in my group told me I got 3rd AG!! Overall I'm stoked. First podium for me and I'm gonna enjoy it for a while! I'll certainly be back next year hoping to improve!!
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[10]
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Race rating (3)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

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

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

  • Comments: Good first real Tri. Learned a lot about transition and my limits.
[11]
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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: Great race again, the shirt was awesome this time and the finisher's medal artwork is rad.
[12]
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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: This was my second triathlon, and my first OWS. I think I picked the perfect race for this experience. Beautiful venue and picture perfect weather...couldn't ask for anything more!
[13]
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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 burned over 1800 calories.
[14]
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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: This was my first official Tri, I had a blast.
[15]
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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 good, well run event. Weather was great for this Wisconsin boy and without a doubt I would do this race again.
[16]
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[17]
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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: Very well organized. Well marked. Interesting and enjoyable run course. Bike course has enormous potential for some real speed. Only suggestion--make the wave start times 5 mins, rather than 3 to spread the swim waves out a bit more.
[18]
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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: Love the finisher's medal. Can't wait to do this one again next year, may have to lie about my age though, 35-39 AGers are fast.
[19]
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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: Results: http://raceresults.eternaltiming.com/index.cfm/20100307_Desert_Tria... Loved this race. There were lots of smiles at the finish, and few if any complaints about the organization. The sprint distance lucked out, as the weather held until I was at the car. The poor oly people raced in a downpour.
[20]
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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: This was a great event for my first triathlon: calm (but cold) water and flat bike and run courses. Unfortunately, I think it's just too far from home (3-hour drive) to be a viable option in the future.
[21]
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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: Race was well done. Post race activities were canceled due to rain. Bummer.
[22]
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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 just love this little race in the desert. There weren't as many people there this year as last though. Probably something do to with the economy. The Klein-Clark folks do a great job of organizing and have music at the front end and back and a good announcer and nice noshing food and lots of water and friendly and plentiful volunteers. They are on time and it's really a great way to start the season. My DH says I should do this race every year as a tune up and to get a gauge on how I'm doing from year to year. I'm all for it. It was a really nice getaway with my husband and we found a really great fish market/restaurant that had lots of choices on fresh grilled fish and shellfish and salads, which is right up my alley. It really is a pretty spot with the reddish mountains framing the desert and the snow-capped peaks off in the distance. It warmed to 80 by the time we got out of there around 1 p.m. They do have long thermometers in the desert. Yeah for my first tri of the year!
[23]
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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? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: I had a great time. I kind of felt like this was my first "real" triathlon, my first was a mini-sprint and had the pool swim. It felt really good to get through the OWS and perform well on the bike. I kind of had a goal to get into the top 20 in my age group. I went over the results from last year and was shooting for 1:33 to get into the top 20. Since I have not done any sprint distances before I was just going off the 1:33 as my goal. I feel very satisfied to come in 12th. I think next year my goal will be to crack the top ten.
[24]
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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: My first tri but I thought it was very well organized and on-time, good volunteers. A really great first experience.
[25]
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Race rating (3)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

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

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

  • Comments: Timing was a big issue for me. I was a little frustrated that my times were so off. I had a bad feeling about my chip coming across the T1 mat and not hearing a audible beep. The race officals were helpful and we able to locate my times eventually but as you can see they were pretty screwed up. Oh well. A great first timer race. I enjoyed this race and would consider doing it again because it wasn't over priced race. This race has the potential to be a disaster if the winds pick up. I didn't feel real challenged during this race but for a first time around I was pleased with my performance and it gave me an opportunity to transition and get the feel of a triathlon.
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