The adventures, mishaps, and everything in between of a mommy who is also a triathlete (and so much more.)
I saw that too! Pretty sweet. Jamesville beach is nice too. I went to grad school at SU. I may just have to return and visit the alma mater.
The addition of an Ironman tri in the Syracuse area is great. As I understand it the swim is set to take place at Jamesville Beach and the biking will follow from and back to that area. The run course is yet to be determined, but one suggestion is to have it end at the Syracuse Inner Harbor. This seems like a logistic nightmare. 1.) Those running the Tri as well as a contingent of volunteers will have to be in both locations.2.) All of the fans will need to shift from one location to the other, finding a new parking spot, to watch the participant(s) they came to see. If the fans are watching multiple participants each starting the run at a different time, this presents an even bigger headache.3.) Once the participant is done with the race they’ll need to cart back to Jamesville Beach to get their belongings – bike, swim gear, clothes etc…4.) With a multitude of cars coming and going back to the original site to pickup gear, there is a significant increase in risk for participants still in the bike stage of their event.5.) If everyone’s going back to Jamesville to get their gear, it seems that you lose the energy generated from the crowd cheering on the participants. In my opinion, this is significant to the ongoing success of the event, as I’ve seen at other events.
Hmmm...I say "Pooh on you, Anonymous!" I will wait to race until I pass my judgement!
I say poo on anon, too !! looks like a great race (and I Love the colors..hehe)
Fun - a great race in your backyard!Kelly - would you mind sharing with us how your PF started and if the doctor had any suggestions on how to avoid it in the future?
I agree with anon. Point to Point races are a nightmare for all the above listed reasons.
'Tis the time of year for plotting out next year's schedules! Exciting times :)Vineman is point-to-point and you don't hear most people complaining - if it's well-run, it will run just fine.
I just did Vineman, and as mentioned above, it is point to point. They have a great volunteer crew that transports all of your belongings to the finish line. You have a bag that you keep in T1, and after the swim just throw everything in it and drop it on the ground before you take off on your bike. You do NOT have to go back to the start to get your gear; it's all waiting for you at the finish line!
I did the Vineman 70.3 this year I'm looking forward to Syracuse. Upstate New York is beautiful in September.
I'm thinking of flying over from the UK to do this one. Looks like a nice enough race to be doing towards the end of the season and easy to get to.