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Subject: Dewey or Bethany Sprint Tri?
Is one better than other? They are only a week apart this September and fairly similar.

Also, are there any ocean group swims in the Fenwick area?

Thanks,

Bob


2013-06-27 8:53 PM
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I did not know there were these two but I am just starting to do more cardio and get into running/biking so I won't be ready for either. Maybe I will come and check it out though.
2013-06-28 9:06 PM
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Subject: RE: Dewey or Bethany Sprint Tri?
Originally posted by dillrob

Is one better than other? They are only a week apart this September and fairly similar.

Also, are there any ocean group swims in the Fenwick area?

Thanks,

Bob

I can't speak to what the Bethany race is like. I've done Dewey twice. I love it. It sells out, it's a large field, the 16Mile brewery beer wagon at the end is quite welcome, the food tent is great. The run course through town isn't exactly scenic, but people are out watching the race. The event has been around a while. It's worth an overnight trip for us to come down from PA. We stay at the very south end of Dewey (Sea Esta III) and ride/walk to race site.

Bethany tri may be just as awesome, i just highly recommend Dewey. It is a pricey sprint, I will say. But what isn't pricey around Rehoboth?

2013-06-30 7:46 PM
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Thanks for the information and thoughts on Dewey. I think my decision will now be based on schedule. Thanks. Bob
2013-07-12 11:20 AM
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Dewey is a great race. Plenty of rrom for parking and transition. Last year was Bethany's 1st year and it rec'd good reviews.

If you are looking for an ocean swim. A bunch of us swim in Rehoboth on Fridays at 6. Everyone is welcome. We meet at Queen St. at the south end of the boardwalk and swim to the north end. (1 mile). It is kayak supported.
2013-07-17 6:30 AM
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Originally posted by efari71

Dewey is a great race. Plenty of rrom for parking and transition. Last year was Bethany's 1st year and it rec'd good reviews.

If you are looking for an ocean swim. A bunch of us swim in Rehoboth on Fridays at 6. Everyone is welcome. We meet at Queen St. at the south end of the boardwalk and swim to the north end. (1 mile). It is kayak supported.

I feel stupid for asking, but is that 6am or 6pm? I hope to join you the weekend of the Dewey tri.



2013-08-02 12:25 PM
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6p every Friday.
2013-08-07 3:57 PM
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I decided on the Bethany Tri. since the later date works a little better.

I am hoping to be available and volunteer at Dewey though. If I'm there I'll keep an eye out for you and introduce myself.

Also, did my second triathlon last week in ocean city md. It was a very casual, low key event primarily for the beach patrol staff. Really nice event. It had a half mile ocean swim which was quite an eye opener for me. It was my first time swimming in the ocean and I didn't appreciate how different ocean swimming really is. Allot harder than I thought it would be. It was a little rough and sighting was really hard for me. I would definately like to join the Rehoboth swim group but I'm not sure if I can get up there at that time. Still going to try though since some more ocean swimming will really be helpful.
2013-08-26 3:48 PM
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Subject: RE: Dewey or Bethany Sprint Tri?
FWIW, I did the Bethany Tri last year and it was a great event and I'm doing it again this year. My grandfather has a house in South Bethany and I used to work at Sea Colony, so I had done the Make-a-Wish triathlon at Sea Colony several times. I was very dissapointed when they announced they were moving the Make-a-Wish tri from Sea Colony, but the First Responders Bethany tri is a great "replacement". It was a very well run and supported event and I have no reason to believe it won't be again this year.

If you have any specific questions about it, please feel free to ask. Good luck with the training! The ocean swims can be quite unpredictable. Last year there was a pretty good current that helped, but it was little rough for some.
2013-08-29 12:22 PM
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Subject: RE: Dewey or Bethany Sprint Tri?
I've done both (Lewis was my first Tri ever). If a choice I'd do Bethany if looking for a more "fun" atmosphere as has a lot of related activities pre/post race and you finish along a crowd lined boardwalk which is cool. Lodging for Lewis is be a bit easier as is off Rte 1/13 and is more a purist race as is at a state park. I'm doing Bethany again this year so see you there!
2013-08-29 1:41 PM
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@phillyracer - no questions at the moment but I'll post or PM you if need be.
@dsm90awd - already signed up and looking forward to it.

Good luck with the prep and training and look forward to seeing you guys there. We can send out our bib numbers once we get them so we can find each other before the start.



2013-09-15 12:12 PM
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So how was everyone's race? I am sure we all had pr's on the swim, but even with the solid current assist and low chop, just the regular movement of the ocean was still enough to make me all sorts of queasy. I really need to get some experience in the ocean. I took a long time in T2, and nearly as long just walking from the beach to the transition area. The bike wind on the way back north was brutal. Met fellow bt'er stilgarnaib (Chris). This race seems to always start late, which seems to fit the laid back beach community, but I do have to check ut my motel and I like ot shower after a race. We stay a mile away, so I get it done.
2013-09-15 3:00 PM
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Andrew, great meeting you man. And agreed. That wind was brutal. Definitely was not a fan of it. But I am a fan of this race and will probably do this again next year!
2013-09-19 7:46 AM
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Hey phillyracer, dsm90awd and any other BTers at the race.

I'm BIB #411 in the M44-49 category.

Feel free to say hi if you see me on Sunday.

Have a safe, fast and fun Tri Sunday.
2013-09-23 8:48 AM
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Pretty good event yesterday. Can't speak for Dewey's tri, but Bethany was really good. The rain stopped just in time and the weather was nearly perfect - the wind was blowing a little. The post race food was awesome. Hope you guys had a good event.
2013-09-23 12:14 PM
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I was bib #313. We went off in the same wave....I'm male 35-39. I didn't get a chance to check BT prior to race morning since we don't have internet access at the house we were staying. Too bad we didn't get a cahnce to catch up.

Agreed the race was great! Weather turned out to be perfect for racing........although it was sweet releif to turn around on the bike and have the tail wind coming home! I'll definately be doing this one again next year.


2013-09-24 12:26 PM
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I heard someone from Phoenixville get called to the podium and it turns out to be you.

Congratulations, you had an awesome race.
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