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trifun    149

Anyone going to the Townsville Triathlon Festival August 18 – 20, 2017. Thinking about the OD event and considering travel and accom options for a flying (by car from H.Bay) visit.

Drive up thur night (via tannum sands stop over) /friday, race sat, drive home sun (or even home sunday via an overnight on sat night somewhere).

thoughts?

Any done this even before? What is the water like? etc

 

 

 

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Rocket Salad    1,059

Wow trifun, are you reliving your youth? I used to do crazy stuff like that back in the day.

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trifun    149

Aim is for only one day off work. A 3hr drive after work on thursday (to a mates place in tannum) then on to townsvillle on the friday morning with an afternoon arrival for the sat race. 

 

Still a bit financially compromised after the HBT / 2XU fraca so air BnB (or offers) will be the way to go (getting on a bit for sleeping in the back of the car). Wanna join us in a campaign for Gold Coast 2018?

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Youngy2    90

Done this twice.

Great race.

Wetsuit swim -- water was fine. Didn't see any crocs or jellyfish :D

 

Signed up again

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trifun    149

Just to revist, if anyone along the way is interested, I have room for a passenger (to talk to / share driving/ contribute to cost of accom if wanted)

I'm:

  • leaving Maryborough at 3pm next Thursday to drive to Tannum Sands then overnighting there with friends (but room for one more)
  • then driving to Townsville on Friday morning to arrive mid afternoon (Motel on Strand booked -= once again, room for one more)
  • Saturday AM - participating in the Townsville Tri OD event (despite being overweight and undertrained compared to my plans......)
  • leaving Townsville after lunch on Saturday and driving back to Tannum,
  • leaving Tannum after a late breakfast to drive back to Hervey Bay.

 

ron.acutt  at   icloud.com 

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Cat Lady    287

forecasting 29 degrees next saturday ?!? and it's a wetsuit swim ??!?

 

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AA7    989
37 minutes ago, Cat Lady said:

forecasting 29 degrees next saturday ?!? and it's a wetsuit swim ??!?

 

For stinger protection?

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Cat Lady    287
44 minutes ago, AA7 said:

For stinger protection?

When I queried why it was a wet suit swim they said they had a special dispensation from TA - when I asked if it was to protect against stingers I didn't get a response.... so I presume so 

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IronJimbo    488
8 hours ago, trifun said:

Just to revist, if anyone along the way is interested, I have room for a passenger (to talk to / share driving/ contribute to cost of accom if wanted)

I'm:

  • leaving Maryborough at 3pm next Thursday to drive to Tannum Sands then overnighting there with friends (but room for one more)
  • then driving to Townsville on Friday morning to arrive mid afternoon (Motel on Strand booked -= once again, room for one more)
  • Saturday AM - participating in the Townsville Tri OD event (despite being overweight and undertrained compared to my plans......)
  • leaving Townsville after lunch on Saturday and driving back to Tannum,
  • leaving Tannum after a late breakfast to drive back to Hervey Bay.

 

ron.acutt  at   icloud.com 

 

I'm jetting up on the Friday and heading back on the Sunday

Would be good to catch up - I'll do a roll call next week

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Chuckie M    209
5 hours ago, AA7 said:

For stinger protection?

I swim in there sans wetsuits all year during non stinger season. 4m croc spotted 2 weeks ago...:wallbash:

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Rocket Salad    1,059
6 minutes ago, Chuckie M said:

I swim in there sans wetsuits all year during non stinger season. 4m croc spotted 2 weeks ago...:wallbash:

So it's for croc protection?

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BenjieB    8
28 minutes ago, IronJimbo said:

 

I'm jetting up on the Friday and heading back on the Sunday

Same here.

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Chuckie M    209
7 minutes ago, Rocket Salad said:

So it's for croc protection?

You will also get the local fisherman burley up for bull sharks off the pier and point. They don't care about swimmer safety. it's not there problem...:huh:

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Cat Lady    287
56 minutes ago, Chuckie M said:

I swim in there sans wetsuits all year during non stinger season. 4m croc spotted 2 weeks ago...:wallbash:

First Injured, then abnormal heat, then stingers, now crocs - aaarrrgggghhhh - might just head straight to magnetic island....

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trifun    149

I have to lose at least 7kg before the wetsuit becomes an option :(

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trifun    149

Near as I can tell they have 150 men and 136 women entered

- so an avg of about 20-25 per cat - ie just about guaranteed points if you finish.

- but plenty of interstate - which might suggest the secret is out (edit)

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Cat Lady    287
35 minutes ago, trifun said:

Near as I can tell they have 150 men and 136 women entered

- so an avg of about 20-25 per cat - ie just about guaranteed points if you finish.

- but plenty of interstate - which might suggest the secret is out (edit)

how do you know how many have entered?   Is there a start list up somewhere?  

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trifun    149

20+ cut and pastes into Excel then just a little sorting ,

For you mylady:

sorted by: gender, age, name

 

name age gender town state country
         
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trifun    149
On 13/08/2017 at 2:15 PM, trifun said:

Near as I can tell they have 150 men and 136 women entered

- so an avg of about 20-25 per cat - ie just about guaranteed points if you finish.

- but plenty of interstate - which might suggest the secret is out (edit)

 

As at Tue evening (and really that should be about it), they have 322 ind for the Oly.

I'm not redoing the list (and the previous list I've taken down for privacy reasons - PM me if you want it.

Now I've just got 3000 words to write :(  before I pack the car for Thursday afternoon's after work drive fest.

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Cat Lady    287

It appears Active had A few issues and there were a number of people entered not on the list.  Apparently they are slowly adding them and should be completed real soon now 😄 better make sure you have your confirmation email handy at registration....

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