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Everything posted by zed

  1. Rather than heading out to sea for 1km for the Busso 70.3 in May , looks like they're keeping it closer to shore. I wonder what they'll do with the iconic IM swim. Part of the attraction of the race is swimming round the jetty. But if they insist on having drones and helicopters looking for sharks, they're going to find them and swim cancellations will become increasingly common.
  2. Rotto swim canned - shark...

    I guess we need to get used to this in WA....
  3. Rotto swim canned - shark...

    Yeah I went to school in Darwin back when crocs could be hunted legally, last year they pulled out over 350 crocs from Darwin harbour (from traps). We used to swim, wakeboard, windsurf etc there.... their population has ballooned.
  4. Rotto swim canned - shark...

    https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/sharks/experts-suggest-10000-great-whites-off-wa-ng-b88744136z I think these are just rough guesstimates based on the number of breeding adults - 1500. And not that you could use anecdotal evidence as cold hard data, but mates that fish and spearfish are encountering GWs on a semi-regular basis, whereas back in the 90s, there were none to be seen, you could 3 or 4 years and not see one, now they're seeing them a few times a month.
  5. Rotto swim canned - shark...

    Guesstimated population of Great Whites off the coast of WA is 10'000, at an average of 1 death every 2 years I would say it's obvious they gave virtually no interest in humans as a source of food. From a risk perspective, the chances of getting eaten are incredibly low. We are obsessed with risk analysis, but when it comes to sharks that all goes out the window and we use the movie JAWS as a guideline.... I agree, If a large GW rocks up close to swimmers, yeah we need to do something, but a swim cancellation isn't necessarily the only option.
  6. Rotto swim canned - shark...

    Unconfirmed reports that a lot of people that got pulled simply drove past the 3km exclusion zone and hopped back into the water. So possibly some DQs to come? Not sure what kind of timing chips they have though and if it would report the whacko timings. I don’t think they were cheating just wanting to finish, but results have been affected, swimmers/teams finishing top 3 when they only swam 2/3 of the 20km
  7. Rotto swim canned - shark...

    Probably the back of mop. BOPers got to finish.
  8. Rotto swim canned - shark...

    Sounds like the RD was on point. Assessed size, species of shark, monitored it and then proceeded with race when it ****ed off.
  9. Rotto swim canned - shark...

    Yup sounds like they got this one right. 4m GW, pulled out only swimmers in a 1km radius and allowed the rest to finish.
  10. Rotto swim canned - shark...

    Pretty much until they come up with a better strategy.
  11. Rotto swim canned - shark...

    Unfortunately our old buddy Mark Robson got pulled from the water... gutted.
  12. Apologies

    FFS.. Use this site fellas it's better Triathlon.com.au
  13. Geelong 70.3

    Well done mate, great race and very detailed race report! Should go under 5 hours very soon. Run program seemed a bit light on the running? 2 x runs a week and under 30KM?
  14. Quest for Kona

    That could be a good show, but I'm guessing being American it's going to be cheesy as..
  15. Beth McKenzie IM Cairns

    I don't think that was ever determined. She sent in her salt tablets which were found to be contaminated with Ostarine, but they were unable to find Ostarine in any of the tablets they obtained. She could have dipped the tablets in liquid Ostarine before sending them in. Who knows. Maybe she was innocent.
  16. Beth McKenzie IM Cairns

    She told me off last time when I wrote something on here, so I'll sit on the fence with this one...
  17. Beth McKenzie IM Cairns

    I thought she was never racing again? And wasn't there some legal action going on? What happened with that?
  18. IMNZ 2018

    You racing? A few mates from my club are going over.
  19. Triathlon entry numbers baffling

    Yeah for sure. At the moment we have a huge variety, now with the Sufferfest series too,
  20. Trannies Strava Page

    Interesting to see how some of them train, a lot of easy running. I reckon gumby AGers are running faster than a lot of pros
  21. IvP will he make a comeback ?

    I wasn't aware how tactical they are and how hard/complex it is to get a breakway. The guy that won it looked like Homer Simpson. Just sat at the back the whole race.
  22. Triathlon entry numbers baffling

    Pretty much the way it is in WA, except Ironman numbers are pretty consistent. Numbers for the full slightly up the last few years I think. Ironman and to a lesser extent 70.3s aren't events that a lot of people can do year in year without a fair bit of sacrifice, whereas sprints and ODs, you can just rock up that week with a stinking hangover and no training. Best way of determining the health of the sport is looking at the race calendar. WA calendar is chockas and that doesn't include the 15+ community triathlons that held during the season: http://www.triwa.com.au/Downloads/TRIWA-Calendar-2017-2018.pdf
  23. What exercise did you do today

    swam as my daughter has squad. Was happy as I was keeping up with the quicker guys in her squad till I saw they had bands on...
  24. IvP will he make a comeback ?

    I did my first crit last week. Bit of an eye opener, almost got in a punchup!
  25. New Busso swim course - shark friendly

    Atta boy! Can you get her over for IMWA??