Anyone done the West Point Tri (NY)?

Anyone done the West Point Tri (NY)?

Post by Philbe » Wed, 25 Jul 2001 09:37:25


Hey All,

Time to start gearing up for my first east coast race...the West Point
Tri, at, you guessed it, The US Military academy at West Point.

Has anyone done this race?  Would you care to comment on the course,
atmosphere, etc.  Will there be anyone in a Sgt. hat screaming "Damn
it, Pyle!  Move it, you worthless sack of protoplasm!" along the run?
(FYI, I could use it at that point of the race).

Thanks,
Philbert

 
 
 

Anyone done the West Point Tri (NY)?

Post by timhigdogsp » Wed, 25 Jul 2001 10:21:07

Quote:

>Hey All,

>Time to start gearing up for my first east coast race...the West Point
>Tri, at, you guessed it, The US Military academy at West Point.

>Has anyone done this race?  Would you care to comment on the course,
>atmosphere, etc.  Will there be anyone in a Sgt. hat screaming "Damn
>it, Pyle!  Move it, you worthless sack of protoplasm!" along the run?
>(FYI, I could use it at that point of the race).

A great race!  Raced in 1998.  Swim was uneventful.  Bike course starts in the
middle of a long hill.  You start by going up the hill then go all the way down
the hill past the start.  At the bottom of the hill you turn around and go up
the hill to the start.  Little traffic, nice pavement, great course.  Good for
a strong cyclist.  Run goes through the base.  Support was fantastic.  Scenery
beautiful.  West Point people were extremely polite, helpful, and supportive.
If you are racing in the 20-24 group plan on getting beat badly by the West
point boys, they are very fast  If I was anywhere near the area I would be
there, have fun.

Tim
buaidh no bas

 
 
 

Anyone done the West Point Tri (NY)?

Post by Jsou » Wed, 25 Jul 2001 18:54:33

I have done the race two years in a row and will be doing it again this year.
It is my favorite race in the area. Although there are hills on both the bike
and run course, the hills on the bike are not super steep and the roads have
nice wide shoulders so even though there is still traffic coming by, you don't
notice it. For the run you go up hill and then slightly down, turn around a
cone and head back then make a turn on to a dirt path...back on to a road which
leads you into the back of the parking lot...there is a steep little hill
before you get to the end, but the final push to the finish line is a nice
downhill.
Last year it was kind of chilly before the race started (I can't remember the
exact temp) and everyone was hopping around trying to keep warm.See you there.
Johanna "forever young" Young

 
 
 

Anyone done the West Point Tri (NY)?

Post by Dave Kothe » Wed, 25 Jul 2001 21:30:12

I've done the race a few times and it is a great one!  The West Point cadets
do an awesome job of organizing it and there is music playing before the
race as you get ready.  The course is one of the tougher ones with some good
hills in both directions on the bike.  It is however very lightly travelled
by the motoring public so there is little to worry about and it is NOT a
technical course whatsoever.  All you need is big quads for the hills.  The
swim is in a lake and is nothing to worry about, being an out and back.  The
run is also somewhat hilly and is not totally on the roads, but some gravel
trails and cross country type of racing.  The accomodations are excellent as
they have showers there for after the race.  Just get there early enough
because parking gets a little hairy, although the cadets do very well at
keeping everyone moving.  Have a great time!

Dave Kother

Quote:
> Hey All,

> Time to start gearing up for my first east coast race...the West Point
> Tri, at, you guessed it, The US Military academy at West Point.

> Has anyone done this race?  Would you care to comment on the course,
> atmosphere, etc.  Will there be anyone in a Sgt. hat screaming "Damn
> it, Pyle!  Move it, you worthless sack of protoplasm!" along the run?
> (FYI, I could use it at that point of the race).

> Thanks,
> Philbert