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  1. MissJess

    Western Sydney 70.3

    Cannot see a thread that has been started around here. Most importantly - Water temp as tested by the TO's on Saturday at the Hills race (and tested in multiple places) was 22.3 degrees. That measurement was taken at 2pm. Penrith forecast for the week, make of it what you will, not sure if it will get the temp to 24.5 degrees. Today - 26 and partly cloudy Tuesday - 30 and mostly sunny Wednesday - 30 and shower or two Thursday - 25 and partly cloudy Friday - 25 and mostly sunny Saturday - 28 and mostly sunny Sunday 25 and partly cloudy Who will be there? I am there on the bike as part of a team, last minute inclusion due to a team member for a Balance and UTS team falling ill over the weekend. Guess I get a catered long ride.
  2. Hey all, I am super slack in getting this on here, but here are the upcoming dates for the Hills Triathlon Club race series. Registration opens as soon as one race ends, and closes at 9pm on the Wednesday before the race. Sunday, October 21 4pm (rego starts at 3pm) Saturday, November 17 3pm (rego starts at 2pm) Saturday, December 8 5pm (rego starts at 4pm) Sunday, January 13 8am (rego starts at 7am) Sunday, February 3 8am (rego starts at 7am) Saturday, April 6 8am (rego starts at 7am) Check it out! http://hillstriclub.com/tri-club-races-events/
  3. MissJess

    Forbes triathlon - who is in?

    So, which trannies are willing to travel? Me, Standard or maybe Ultimate - I still have 2 days to decide. It will be my first attempt at the Ultimate/70.3 distance.
  4. MissJess

    Forbes triathlon - who is in?

    I had no idea! But I am not sure if I am up for the trek this time. Preso was at the Service mans club, and a few of us stayed on for some country and western music and more beers, tried boot scooting - all in good fun!
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    How do the age groups work.

    All Australian based age group races are based on your age as of 31st December in that financial year. So if you race on July 1, 2018; If you are turning 30 before 31/12/2018 you will be 30-34 If you are turning 30 after 31/12/2018 you will be 25-29 The exception are ITU Juniors - An athlete’s age is determined by their age on December 31st in the year of competition, they age up on January 1; Athletes aged 15 to 17 years old are eligible to compete in the Youth category; Athletes aged 16 to 19 years old are eligible to compete in the Junior category; Athletes aged 18 to 23 years old are eligible to compete in the U23 category;
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    Jetstar Bike changes

    Never flown Jetstar with baggage before, but that made me look into their baggage policies. Not sure if I will fly Jetstar at all now. Baggage x 2 (clothing and bike bag) + a handling fee on the bike...
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    I'm not fit enough (Bullshit)

    Ok, so I can understand the idea of not physically being able to swim 750m without drowning (and I am cool with people not entering due to that), but I call BULLSHIT on fitness. That's me on the right. Yup, me. End of 2015 at Nepean. Probably a 28-30min swim for 1k, 1:15 for 30k bike, 1:20 for the 10k run. Bullshit on not being fit, they just want easy racing or to win.
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    A message to race directors

    Yup, they tend to do that for a reason. There's always that hope that people will stay an extra night in the race location (admit it, for shorter distances most of us will stay there the night before at the most as starts are usually early). Didn't work at Devonport with the juniors one from memory, they rocked up off the planes, went to the race, then came back to Sydney! Bikes barely made it out of the bags!
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    A message to race directors

    Yeah the spot prizes are a bit meh for me as well. Goggles never fit, spare tubes and tyres are always good, drink bottles are handy (as those plastic ones do get mouldy). Depends on the sponsors, as far as I can get off the top of my head we have a running shop (not Willie) that we get shoes from sometimes, physio that gives us massage vouchers, then Garmin who gives us a watch for every triathlon, each entrant gets 1 ticket and all vollies get 2 tickets. We also have Fulfil bars being handed out at the end of each race as you cross the line now. Our sponsorshop coordinator is some kind of goddess.
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    Big Husky 2019

    Prizna - I guess we can now, as most of the keen folk have already booked their digs for the weekend (and when I did last month, there was almost nothing affordable!) I'm in, Scotty and I will be there - we are staying in Vincentia. Arriving Friday and leaving Monday. Race plan is sprint distance for me and enticer for Scotty on the Saturday and maybe the swim or bike for a team on Sunday, if you want to make up a team let me know.
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    No medals for teams :-(

    I'll be doing a team for Port, mainly as the running at that distance will be a big nono.
  12. MissJess

    No medals for teams :-(

    Thanks again Emo!
  13. MissJess

    TriHusky 2018

    Thanks for listening Emo. We need more race directors to consider feedback. Scotty had a great time at the Try-a-Tri, he's asking about the next away race, might wait until the water is a bit warmer for him.
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    Long course bike setups (storage)

    The chocolate tastes like chocolate icing straight from the bowl *naughty Jess* 😀
  15. MissJess

    Long course bike setups (storage)

    I've had running races where they have stated that they will have electrolytes and there has just been water, or worse, nothing left at all #backofpack
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    A message to race directors

    1. Regarding presentations - our club usually hires someone for any of our ITU qualifying duathlons, rest of the time we hope a club member can do it, we only present medals for the duathlons, the triathlon season we don't, that is more for the club members to earn points. For the pros though, I thought they usually have someone, EE has Jay Luke, IM Australia has Pete Murray. 2. The club info data usually does not appear on the category result sheets that come from the timing people, although I am sure it is something that could possibly be added. Maybe we should just make this a general feedback thread. There's a lot we can learn. My feedback, I know it's hard, but try to get the mid and back of pack in your photos, those people (if their shots look good) are more likely to buy your photos. Sometimes its tough getting pics when you do not have a non racing partner with you.
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    No medals for teams :-(

    According to the race info page there were supposed to be medals for teams.
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    On Saturday - I was walking out of the service station to the car in my kit after geting a V pre-ride, I got given the finger by a couple of bogans towing a shitty boat. Then we got honked at a lot coming out of La Perouse. 🙄 I don't remember it being this bad in Penrith or the Lower Mountains.
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    Long course bike setups (storage)

    70.3 distance. I ride a Specialized Shiv. I have an xlab torpedo bottle mounted on the aero bars which carries electrolytes. The fuselage (in frame bladder) which carries water. The fuel cell which carries gels and one tube. I have a 2 bottle mount in the back, one bottle is spares (tube, inflator, levers, cartridges) one is electrolytes. For Oly I carry one less tube, but I am thinking of carrying 2 tubes anyway, just in case.
  20. MissJess

    Noosa 2019

    Considering a team entry, but not doing the whole of Noosa myself - heard the swim was quite rough this year, not vomiting on fellow competitors! Happy to ride.
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    WTB - cheap simple gps watch

    I do have a forerunner 110 lying around, but the strap is broken and they are not the interchangeables (you would need to get a velcro strap) free if I still have it.
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    Upcoming Fox Sports streaming app

    Thought I would have been told about this, unless he does not know as they are still kind of separate...😂
  23. MissJess

    What training did you do today...

    Its this one - https://whatsonzwift.com/workouts/less-than-an-hour-to-burn/sst-short/ Sorry 182w and 168w
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    What training did you do today...

    FTP 190w... sweet spot is 175w so over is 180w and under is 170w
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    What training did you do today...

    SST was easier than riding that bloody new york course. Too many surprise and short climbs. Yeah, I am short course, so I train intense for much shorter periods of time. Easy training is the weekend if I can get outside to ride and not be attacked by cars or magpies.