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Year of first Tri race?

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  1. I took part in my first trailrunning event on Sunday, and thought I'd give a quick synopsis. The series runs year round, with a race once per month, all details are here: Sydney Trailrunning Series The Duffy's Forest event had three distances, 8Km, 12Km and 22Km and was well organized and friendly. Trails were marked clearly with ribbon from trees, and the three distances took various routes - sometimes merging. Duffy's was a mix of mainly fire-trails, with some narrow single-track technical paths weaving through the trees - sometimes over or under them if they lay across the way. Timing was provided via chip-and-bib, and a very welcome bacon-and-egg sandwich was laid on afterwards for that all important recovery. The Series is 'cup-free', so you do need to carry a bottle with you (water is available, but no cups provided). Most of the 22Km runners seemed to use hydration packs; for the 12Km I took two gel flasks filled with water as a just-in-case measure, although I didn't use them. I do most of my running through the trails, but this was my first trailrunning event, and I thoroughly enjoyed it - and actually did some racing for once! Normally it's against the clock for me, but I 'tussled' with another lad for most of the way, swapping leads, shadowing each other, and then seeing if someone would snap by pushing the pave. This was quite an experience and I got to appreciate, even if just a little, that feeling of what actual racing is like - I got a bit nervous about it and started to think of the sprint finish, but on a climb I pushed the pace and managed to snap the elastic. I averaged 164bpm through the run (which seems higher than my normal runs, but I don't really understand heart rates) and finished in 14th (out of 43 men), and 2nd in my Age Group (41-50, 14 in total). It might not be the safest event if you're building to a race, due to the added risk of twisted ankles and the like, but I can't wait to do it again!
  2. Salomon XT Wings 10+3 Vest For sale - new - still in the sealed bag (I accidentlay purchased 2 of them) $85 pickup in Sydney CBD or add $10 postage. Currently $99 on Chain Reaction pre delivery. Red-asphalt size L/XL (I am 5.11 and relatively slim - fits me fine - will easily fit most men) Great running pack - very comfortable Pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/89525078@N07/8549308227/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/89525078@N07/8549308463/ More: http://www.outdoorgearstore.com.au/new-arrivals/salomon-xt-wings-10-3-vest-mens-red-asphalt.html
  3. BRAND NEW - never used - tags on. Great running pack for you trail running enthusiasts. Includes 1.9L Reservoir $120 inc post (Australia) This is the pack:: http://endurancestore.com.au/products-page/men/ultimate-direction-wasp-es/ KEY FEATURES: Innovative SportVest shoulder harness system that fits like a garment and keeps the pack higher on the body. Two front mesh pockets offer quick access to gear or food, and stretch mesh allows the pocket to expand and compress.m STORAGE: Separate top-loading reservoir pocket with reservoir hanger Top pocket allows fast access to race passport Easy access side zipping front pocket Two front multi-use mesh pockets attached to shoulder straps Zippered pocket on lower right front strap Multi-use pocket with bungee closure on lower left strap Mesh storage pocket on back COMFORT: 3D AirMesh back panel and shoulder straps for optimal ventilation MATERIALS: Lightweight material construction EXTRAS: Tie loops on the top easily hold an extra pair of shoes or trekking poles Updated low mounted tow line attachement loop Updated HyperFlow™ bite valve 1.9L reservoir ensures continuous hydration for peak performance Shingled exit port for tube routing Adjustable reflective bungee system on back Strap Secure webbing control Reflective logo Drain hole Colour: Spectra Storage Capacity: 6.9L Fluid Capacity: 1.9L Reservoir w/Kicker Valve Weight: 595g Sizing: Adjustable Material: 3D AirMesh, Nylon 210D Wide Dobby, Nylon Mesh
  4. These are the trail version of the GT2170 - Goretex etc... Brand New - Unused, in box Size US11, 45, UK10 Width D Purchased from UK for $161 - I would like $130... Bargain!! http://www.sportsshoes.com/product/ASI2117/asics-gt~2170-gore~tex-trail-running-shoes/ Selling as I use the 2E version of 2170... so purchased wrong shoes... I am in Sydney if you wanna see/buy
  5. just entered the two bays trail run! pumped, doing the 28ker. anyone else in for this?! will be my first trail run, some serious training will have to occur right about now!
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