Hello racers! Here’s an important race update for the sprint racers. We’ve been struggling with the sprint run for the past couple of years, trying to make it easy to manage, safe, and fun. After some careful consideration and in speaking of our local racers, we’ve decided to go back to our original sprint run course from 2011. This means more work for us marking the course and getting course marshals in place, but it works much better and relieves congestion in the finish line/transition areas. There will be an aid station where the trails intersect Boylan Rd, so you can hit that twice. Sorry for all the changes in this, but we want you to have the best race experience possible.
Here’s the final Psyche Sheet for race day.
See you in a couple of days. Conditions should be perfect!
Here you go. The final psyche sheet for 2013!
We are firing on all cylinders here and looking forward to a great day of racing! See you soon!
Hello racers! With less than a week to go we need to pass on some important race information. And here’s the final Psyche Sheet for race day.
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First, the weather looks like it is going to cooperate! We are looking at mid-70’s with just a slight chance of showers. It should be great racing conditions. The water has warmed up a bit and we are looking at temperatures around 70 F for race day.
Second, don’t forget your ID and proof of USA Triathlon current membership (if you have it) when picking up your packet. All team members must check in and sign a waiver!
Third, a few basic racing rules:
- Don’t forget your helmet! No helmet, no racing!
- No headphones when racing!
- Obey all traffic rules. This is an open course and cars are bigger than bikes! The will win any encounter!
- Long course racers, don’t forget the pre-race meeting on Saturday evening at 6PM.
Finally, we had a last minute change in timing companies, but we are excited to have Competitive Timing from Whitefish, MT taking over for us. Still chip timed with full splits. Competitive Timing also brings video of the finish line! A fantastic addition! Unfortunately, the Facebook and text updates you originally signed up for will not transfer over to the new timing software. Use the links below to sign up for Facebook updates, download the iPhone app, Mobile Results for other phones.
All results will be posted at:
Automatically post your results to Facebook
Competitive Timing iPhone app
Competitive Timing mobile results (for other smart phones)
We hit 251 overnight, so we we had to shut things down this morning. Once we get a few more of our refunds processed we may be able to squeeze a few more folks into the race. Keep a close eye on the site for updates.
I’ll try and get an updated racer list up soon.
Also, if you are racing the Sprint Race and have not let me know your Swim Wave preference, please do so now. Use the firstname.lastname@example.org with your choice. First wave is for faster, more confident swimmers. Second wave is for slower, less confident swimmers. Or indicate No Preference and we will assign you. This email is not for general race inquiries. Use email@example.com for all other race questions.
Thirteen spots remain! Who will be in the baker’s dozen?
We stopped by the pond yesterday to check the water temperature. What a difference a couple of days makes. We are sitting at 65.5 right now. They are calling for temperatures in the upper 70’s and low 80’s for the next week, so that should continue to come up a bit. Cool nights will keep the morning temperatures down a little bit, though.
We ran into our local Women Who Tri group who where gathering for their open water training swim. Smiles all around!
Women Who Tri open water training!
One final note. You should be receiving an email regarding which Swim Start Wave you would like to be in. This only applies to the Sprint racers. If you did not get this email, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your choice. First wave is for faster, more confident swimmers. Second wave is for slower, less confident swimmers. Or indicate No Preference and we will assign you.