K-Town Tri - brief "report"

K-Town Tri - brief "report"

Post by Rolf Aran » Tue, 23 Jul 1996 04:00:00


2.4 km swim - 52 km bike - 15 km run
Kingston, Ontario

Overall male winner from Australia in 2:39:27
Overall female winner also from Australia in 3:01:59

Swim:
The race flyer I had said 1.9 km swim.  The extra 500 m
surprised me.  I was a bit dissappointed they changed this
without telling us.

Swim was very rough.  Wind, big swells, and little chopper waves
made this swim among the more difficult I have done.  My time was
45 minutes and change (an average to slightly above average swim
amongst the field).  

Bike:
A pleasantly rolling course with a few decent climbs and descents.
I negative splitted here, taking 50 minutes out and 43 minutes back.
They advertised a 56.5 km course and gave us 52 km.  I passed
many people on the return leg, lncluding sprint triathletes.

Run:
Advertised as 9 miles, actually was 15 km (9.3 miles).  A pleasantly
rolling course with some nice hills in it, big and small.  I ran
extremely well (for me) at 7:28/mi pace until 8.3 miles, and then I
hit the wall and walked most of the last mile in sugar-depleted
dizziness, finishing at 1:15 and change.  

Final time was 3:38 and change, 78th out of 167 starters.  

Comments:
Overall a well run race and nice course layout.  Only points
of criticism were the awkward hours of the race checkin (12-4 PM),
the lack of water BOTTLES on the course (cups were given out with
most being spilled upon handoff), and the lack of an electrolyte/
energy drink on the run, which I though also was advertised.  

I guess I count on the race to have the distances and supplies
as advertized and/or essential to athletes.  

My criticism intensity is relatively low.  Overall, this race
was one of the finest I have done in a wonderfully friendly,
clean and scenic town, and only 7 hours away!

I'll go back without a doubt!

-Rolf

--
    Rolf "Ironman" Arands, PhD in ChEng
"This above all, to thine own self be true."

 
 
 

K-Town Tri - brief "report"

Post by Rolf Aran » Tue, 23 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>2.4 km swim - 52 km bike - 15 km run
>Kingston, Ontario
>Overall male winner from Australia in 2:39:27

Jason Harper that was.

Quote:
>Overall female winner also from Australia in 3:01:59

Joanne King that was.  
Lynne McAllister was 3rd woman, 3:12:30.  

Complete results are found at:
http://www.sportstats.on.ca/res1996/sportres.htm

-Rolf
--
    Rolf "Ironman" Arands, PhD in ChEng
"This above all, to thine own self be true."

 
 
 

K-Town Tri - brief "report"

Post by Michael McKen » Wed, 24 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Did anyone happen to notice that the Australian contingent also
raced in Collingwood the day before.  The winner at Kingston, Jason
Harper, also won the short course race and the second
place guy in Kingston, Lach Volmarhouse, won the 1/2 ironman in Collingwood.
Joanne King who won both Collingwood sprint and Kingston Long
Course. Deirdre Grace (or Grace Deirdre) won the Collingwood
1/2 and was 4/5 in the elite women the next day.

Does that make anyone else feel inadequate too?

By the way, has anyone notice a heart monitor floating along the
shores of Kingston?  It was pulled off my wrist two strokes into
the swim.  The time on it should now read about 48:30.

Michael McKenna