This is my first year of tri-ing as it were so I have not raced the course. I do live in the area and if it is following the route I am told it does it is fairly flat with long gradual hills. Should be very fast. Due to a schedualing conflict I won' be competing in this years either. There is the Eagle River Tri, and the Xterra "Hammerman" that i plan on entering in June and July respectively
I have participated in the Northern Trust Tri the last 2 years and it is a great Olympic distance race. I plan on participating/racing again this year. Dont know if you have had the opportunity yet to ride the bike course but it is pretty flat, not pancake flat but no hills to worry about. And the run isn’t too bad either, a little bit of trail running for the first half. Sorry I havent posted a race report but I have posted in my logs on this site for the last 2 years. Last years, Aug 5, 2007 is not quite as detailed as the previous years, Aug 6, 2006 http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/training/index-weekly.... but you are welcome to take a look at those and get an idea. Also jcagg90 a BTer from TX came the last 2 years, I believe he completed a race report so there would be a nonAlaskan view! Found his first race report. http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/discussion/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=51548 Pretty detailed.