"Escape From Alcatraz" vs. "Escape From The Rock"

"Escape From Alcatraz" vs. "Escape From The Rock"

Post by mbrya » Wed, 06 Mar 2002 13:30:17


They are obviously different courses but they both seem to cover pretty much
the same distance. Has anyone run either of these races or both? Is one
course harder than the other? Thanks.

Matt

 
 
 

"Escape From Alcatraz" vs. "Escape From The Rock"

Post by Jason O'Rour » Wed, 06 Mar 2002 20:46:56

Quote:

>They are obviously different courses but they both seem to cover pretty much
>the same distance. Has anyone run either of these races or both? Is one
>course harder than the other? Thanks.

Trical's event has a much longer swim, but you don't have to enter a
small opening at the Aquatic Park.  Both marginalize the bike portion
a bit, but I think Environsport's version is a very easy course.  Both
have the *** run.  

To get into Trical's, you now must register the day it opens (Dec 1).
The refund policy is a joke, though it appears enviro is even worse.  
Trical does put on a very well run event, and it will be televised
eventually.    
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"Escape From Alcatraz" vs. "Escape From The Rock"

Post by Brian Wagne » Wed, 06 Mar 2002 23:06:25

Quote:

> Trical's event has a much longer swim, but you don't have to enter a
> small opening at the Aquatic Park.  Both marginalize the bike portion
> a bit, but I think Environsport's version is a very easy course.  Both
> have the *** run.

> To get into Trical's, you now must register the day it opens (Dec 1).
> The refund policy is a joke, though it appears enviro is even worse.
> Trical does put on a very well run event, and it will be televised
> eventually.

But which one has better post-race food?
Enquiring minds want to know.

 
 
 

"Escape From Alcatraz" vs. "Escape From The Rock"

Post by Jason O'Rour » Thu, 07 Mar 2002 07:35:23


Quote:
>But which one has better post-race food?
>Enquiring minds want to know.

I've never done a enviro event (yet).  Reputation is that they're far
less organized, so I suspect trical would win a battle of the tables.  
Trical also offers all the clifshots you can stuff into your pockets,
available at every aid station.  One advantage to having big sponsors.  
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"Escape From Alcatraz" vs. "Escape From The Rock"

Post by jed michnowi » Thu, 07 Mar 2002 11:14:15

Quote:

> But which one has better post-race food?
> Enquiring minds want to know.

They had Ben and Jerry's ice cream at Escape from Alcatraz last year.
They win!

Overall post race party, I gotta give it to the J+A production guys
(SJIT, south bay, etc).  They give you beer and all your race pain
goes away real quick!

 
 
 

"Escape From Alcatraz" vs. "Escape From The Rock"

Post by Gordo Byr » Thu, 07 Mar 2002 16:47:34

Hi Matt --

Last year, I did both events.  The TriCal event is more formal.  Both events
were fun and enjoyable.  The Enviro event will favour a strong runner.  The
TriCal event is very balanced between the events.

g

 
 
 

"Escape From Alcatraz" vs. "Escape From The Rock"

Post by Urban Betta » Fri, 08 Mar 2002 05:44:27

I think the Environsport event has an additional 2m run between
the swim and bike.

Urban


Quote:
> They are obviously different courses but they both seem to cover pretty
much
> the same distance. Has anyone run either of these races or both? Is one
> course harder than the other? Thanks.

> Matt

 
 
 

"Escape From Alcatraz" vs. "Escape From The Rock"

Post by Jason O'Rour » Fri, 08 Mar 2002 09:24:17

Quote:

>I think the Environsport event has an additional 2m run between
>the swim and bike.

Enviro has you swim to the Aquatic Park, and then run to Crissy field
where the transition area is.  Trical has you swim to the near edge of
Crissy field, then run back to Marina Green (.5 mile instead of 2) for
the transition area.  Longer swim by a half mile, I estimate.  Both have
the same sort of run course, but with Trical you have to run a bit further
to get to Crissy Field.  9.5-10 miles versus 8.5  

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