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!
> 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).