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    Perth
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  1. zed

    Is Ironman Busso Doomed?

    yeah I get what you're saying.
  2. zed

    Is Ironman Busso Doomed?

    But where is the risk management or risk analysis. 1 shark attack in 40+ years of OWS and triathlon and that wasn't even fatal. 0.0000001% chance of getting attacked by a shark during a race. The race director is the last person who should be making the call on whether to can the swim, because if there is an attack he goes to jail. A 1m reef shark rocks up, he's going to be jumping up and down pulling swimmers out the water, because his life is on the line. It's impossible for him to make an objective, practical and sensible decision. He's got everything to lose. All I expect is sensible decision making. We had an OWS cancelled because a 5m Great White was gnawing on a marker buoy - I have no problem with that decision. If RDs are going to do risk analysis do it properly. Hillarys sprint is a classic example, 2 years on the trot we had wet, windy weather. 5 people were hospitalised after coming off the bike at a notorious bike, the swim was cut short because it wasn't safe(?) you either cancel it or don't. Irrespectively no-one drowned or needed rescuing. The following year, similar conditions, swim got cancelled, bike went ahead, same deal more people came off the bike and were hospitalised. Taking my competitors hat off, that makes no sense at all, especially when round the corner 8/9 year olds were competing in surf life saving races. Let the RD make the call, but remove him from any culpability if something goes wrong.
  3. zed

    Is Ironman Busso Doomed?

    Alice Springs 70.3
  4. zed

    Is Ironman Busso Doomed?

    My thoughts exactly. We don't want to search for sharks, because we're going to find them. Get rid of the helicopter, drones and any other technology that actually detects sharks.
  5. zed

    Is Ironman Busso Doomed?

    http://www.busseltonfestivaloftriathlon.com.au/newsletter-2015-term-1/triathlon-wa-partners-with-smart-marine-systems
  6. zed

    Shipping time from chain reaction cycles?

    They're owned by wiggle now aren't they?
  7. zed

    Is Ironman Busso Doomed?

    Albany is a beautiful spot, they have a half there that has never really taken off, but if it was marketed correctly it would be awesome. They could do the bike route down Frenchman's bay road, a very scenic coastal road, devoid of traffic with a few hills. The water in Middleton beach is normally crystal clear and there is a 10km bike path running parallel to the beach. The only issue with the half is the bike route, it goes up this shitty old country road which has more traffic than the coastal route. I got the impression they got little support from TWA/Trievents, similarly with other smaller races.
  8. zed

    Is Ironman Busso Doomed?

    Dunsborough, 10mins down the run has a perfect spot for the swim, a 2.2km swim parallel to the beach that is protected at one end by rocks and the other end by a sandbank.
  9. zed

    Is Ironman Busso Doomed?

    Yeah it's not doing much for tourism. I'd imagine more sharknets.
  10. zed

    Is Ironman Busso Doomed?

    Not sure if you're serious or not, but pretty much every water sport in WA has been affected. We used to get 30+ windsurfers and kitesurfers at seal island which was 2kms out to sea, now no-one goes there, for obvious reasons. A lot of surfers shy away from places like Gracetown, nippers are low in numbers, kids don't want to swim in the ocean when they no their was a fatal attack a few months earlier in the same exact spot. I'm not pro culling, but something needs to be done. It's not just affecting our way of life, but I'd imagine there's a massive imbalance in the marine ecosystem. Seal island used to be a seal colony to over 20 seals for decades, now they're all gone.. wouldn't it have been better to cull a few GWs and save 20 seals?
  11. zed

    Is Ironman Busso Doomed?

    I wonder how that went down with the surfers? I don't think I agree with culling Great Whites, but if it gets to the point where no-one wants to swim in the ocean, do we do something?
  12. zed

    Cairns 70.3 - any good?

    Cool thanks, sounds like a great race!
  13. zed

    Is Ironman Busso Doomed?

    He looks very focused!
  14. zed

    Is Ironman Busso Doomed?

    Yup the guy in my AG who is likely going to win WA triathlete of the year for 45-49 can't swim for shit, but has won 3 "triathlons" that all had swim cancellations.
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