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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? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Too easy

  • Comments: It turns out Adams took in a bunch of water and started throwing up. You can read about his list of excuses here. Never the less, I beat him and am accordingly crowned World Champion (In my mind). Karin did great as well and you can read about that here. Another Desert Tri in the books. Can't wait to race next year. Sponsors: Buy these items: Wattie Ink, Herbalife 24, blueseventy, ISM, Power Bar, Speedfil, Reynolds Wheels, SpiderTech, Rudy Project, Hypoxico, 10 Barrel Brewing, 454 Tattoo, Tri Bike Transport Also thanks to Blair Ferguson at Ventura Athletics and my coach Brian Stover. Thanks to Buns....she's the best!
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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
[4]
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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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[8]
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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!
[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?

  • 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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[11]
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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.
[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: Great race again, the shirt was awesome this time and the finisher's medal artwork is rad.
[13]
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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!
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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.
[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? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: This was my first official Tri, I had a blast.
[16]
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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.
[17]
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[18]
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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.
[19]
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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: 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.
[20]
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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.
[21]
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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.
[22]
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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?
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Race was well done. Post race activities were canceled due to rain. Bummer.
[23]
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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: 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!
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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.
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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.
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