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29 minutes ago, Cat Lady said:

Nice photo of you smooching some random after the race on FB ūüėā

Hahaha! Thanks - just looked it up! Cool pbotos. The other 2 just after are better and a better representation of me ;-P

And how come you know who I am but I have no clue who you are? Freaky! Seriously...

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1 minute ago, BogFrog said:

Hahaha! Thanks - just looked it up! Cool pbotos. The other 2 just after are better and a better representation of me ;-P

And how come you know who I am but I have no clue who you are? Freaky! Seriously...

#2896 ūüė¨¬†

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Ah-ha! So I now know your name but not what you look like. And am still stumped as to who you are and how you found those photos!

 

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#stalker

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Ah, right. ¬†Well, mainly¬†because I was keeping an eye on cranky and AA7 qualification races. They are moving into your age group. ¬†Somehow because of a couple of things you posted re your race results¬†I sort of knew your name. ¬†As to the FB picture part of your name on your suit was visible and it's kind of memorable.ūüė¨¬†

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The great kamahl god rest his soul had a database on every member and other people n do like fastest times where they lived etc...  

either that or an amazing memory. 

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1 hour ago, BogFrog said:

Ah-ha! So I now know your name but not what you look like. And am still stumped as to who you are and how you found those photos!

 

I think Cat Lady knew me before i had any idea of who she was also.

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21 hours ago, Youngy2 said:

Just before finish line I saw someone in my AG so I sprinted and passed them just before the line. ‚ÄĒ ( where the finish arch was ) but results have me 4 seconds behind ¬†. Guess I will have to email Mooloolaba tri and ask them - and wait for photos to come out to show them proof¬†

Ironman got back to me -- timing mats are under the arch -- so they have sent my email to timing 

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Pre finish line mats are used at big budget events ( coz each mat cost $ to hire) to help in case of a bad read at the finish line, this being a rather crucial point ( unlike say a t1 split where you can ‚Äújust get over it‚ÄĚ).

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1 minute ago, trifun said:

Pre finish line mats are used at big budget events ( coz each mat cost $ to hire) to help in case of a bad read at the finish line, this being a rather crucial point ( unlike say a t1 split where you can ‚Äújust get over it‚ÄĚ).

Lucky they would have photographers at the finish line 

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27 minutes ago, Youngy2 said:

TA have updated the overall Sprint Selection -

do you think the points in sprint will be a good guide for where you need to be at for the standard distance?

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1 hour ago, workinglikeadog said:

Standard distance points updates -  do they normally keep to these timings or are they just a target ?

They are Often a day or two early

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5 hours ago, Youngy2 said:

Ironman got back to me -- timing mats are under the arch -- so they have sent my email to timing 

Woo hoo!

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4 hours ago, RunBrettRun said:

do you think the points in sprint will be a good guide for where you need to be at for the standard distance?

This.  I'm curious too.

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35 minutes ago, Cranky said:

This.  I'm curious too.

I thought you'd have a spreadsheet done by now.

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Interestingly looking at my current age group M50-54, the one below and the one above the 25th place person on the table has 47 or 48 points so it's surprisingly consistent. I assume for smaller age groups the points required would be lower and maybe in the biggest AGs it would be higher?

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Looks like the non official draft legal GC duathlon has cost me a sprint spot, plenty of people in front of me I know can't swim & others qualified that I beat in Canberra when it was the same draft legal format that it will be in Sept - go figure!  Will end up 2nd reserve & I notice that there is heaps doing the OD too - will those who qualify in both race both??? Call me jaded, but I can't imagine people are going to blow themselves apart in the Sprint race a couple of days before the OD. In TA's terms, is that picking the people who have the best chance of placing high? Lets hope it 'rolls'!!!!

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That was quick indeed!

Anyway, based on my Moo result (I think I have 76 points) I have just registered...  Not gonna do Wollongong as all that will do is give me up to 5 extra points and I don't think I need them.

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1 hour ago, imyoungmatt said:

Looks like the non official draft legal GC duathlon has cost me a sprint spot, plenty of people in front of me I know can't swim & others qualified that I beat in Canberra when it was the same draft legal format that it will be in Sept - go figure!  Will end up 2nd reserve & I notice that there is heaps doing the OD too - will those who qualify in both race both??? Call me jaded, but I can't imagine people are going to blow themselves apart in the Sprint race a couple of days before the OD. In TA's terms, is that picking the people who have the best chance of placing high? Lets hope it 'rolls'!!!!

Athletes are only going to be allowed to race either sprint or standard, TA won't let anyone do both, it looks likely you will get a spot once everyone decides which race they want to do

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7 minutes ago, cowboy said:

Athletes are only going to be allowed to race either sprint or standard, TA won't let anyone do both, it looks likely you will get a spot once everyone decides which race they want to do

Nah mate, straight from the TA website:

Athletes will be able to compete in both the age group sprint distance triathlon and age group standard distance triathlon events at the 2018 International Triathlon Union World Championships. 

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6 hours ago, RunBrettRun said:

Points are up for victor harbour in the standard distance already.  That was quick..

I gotta say that the Victor Harbour races were very well organised and run. Everything was low key and ran like clockwork. The swim is in a good location and the transition area looks a little bit tight, but it all work well with the way the scheduled events. I think they would be screwed if another two hundred competitions entered. Great weekend and good race. 

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OK I have done my analizing of the results and I am pretty confident I will end up on 67 points. 

4th at Robina  = 22

7th at Coffs = 19

13th at Mooloolaba = 26

 

Hopefully that is enough, I will be looking forward to this whole process being over and just worrying about my own race again that's for sure. 

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1 hour ago, cowboy said:

Athletes are only going to be allowed to race either sprint or standard, TA won't let anyone do both, it looks likely you will get a spot once everyone decides which race they want to do

Incorrect.

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2 hours ago, imyoungmatt said:

Nah mate, straight from the TA website:

Athletes will be able to compete in both the age group sprint distance triathlon and age group standard distance triathlon events at the 2018 International Triathlon Union World Championships. 

I stand corrected

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2 hours ago, cowboy said:

I stand corrected

I emailed them -TA - and you can do both - Sprint on the Thursday and OD on the Sunday

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4 hours ago, Greyman said:

I gotta say that the Vicotr Harbour races were very well organised and run. Everything was low key and ran like clockwork. The swim is a good location and the transition area looks a little bit tight, but it all work well with the way the scheduled events. I think they would be screwed if another two hundred competitions entered. Great weekend and good race. 

That would have been a race to do -- only 14 in my AG that were TA members

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With all the cancelled swims aquathon qualification will be at your local Parkrun next week ;)

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1 hour ago, Peter said:

What's the story for aquathon qualification? 

It isnt at the Gold Coast. Denmark.

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4 hours ago, imyoungmatt said:

Standard distance $360USD, sprint $340USD or both $560USD

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I'm looking at about 63 I think. Changing age groups so nothing is for sure.

19 Robina

22 Coffs

22 Mba

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16 hours ago, imyoungmatt said:

Standard distance $360USD, sprint $340USD or both $560USD

Bargain.  Seriously is that the cost.   

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17 hours ago, imyoungmatt said:

Standard distance $360USD, sprint $340USD or both $560USD

Wow. Plus a rego fee? 8%?

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"All registrations for the 2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast must be made through the national federation of the participating counties. "

So there will be costs on top of that I'd say - to pay for team doctor, team mechanic, etc etc etc

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Even the cheapskate in me would pay that to be part of a world's team.

Luckily for the cheapskate in me I'm shithouse!

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24 minutes ago, BogFrog said:

"All registrations for the 2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast must be made through the national federation of the participating counties. "

So there will be costs on top of that I'd say - to pay for team doctor, team mechanic, etc etc etc

The most expensive race per K you can do! 

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40 minutes ago, goughy said:

Even the cheapskate in me would pay that to be part of a world's team.

Luckily for the cheapskate in me I'm shithouse!

If money isn't an option, Go to the worlds in Lausanne next year.  We will be lucky to send 5 in each age group.  You could be the worst athlete in Australia and you'll get a start.  There will be people that have done the world champs for years that are slow that always go but can't this year because people are too fast.

I think the last time it was hard to qualify was when the ITU were in Hawaii and Kona was the week after.  

But 2019 is for you. 

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2 hours ago, Peter said:

If money isn't an option, Go to the worlds in Lausanne next year.  We will be lucky to send 5 in each age group.  You could be the worst athlete in Australia and you'll get a start.  There will be people that have done the world champs for years that are slow that always go but can't this year because people are too fast.

I think the last time it was hard to qualify was when the ITU were in Hawaii and Kona was the week after.  

But 2019 is for you. 

ITU TWC GC 2009 every man and his dog wanted to go to the Gold Coast

ITU TWC GC 1991 teams were only 6 per ag (only 3 for the non host countries) and some Pros would race a qualifying race or two A/G just to get WTC on their resume.

Lausanne if past years are anything to go by, should have a few more than the following year's WTC as there will be folks who got as fit s they could for this year but missed out so made that a target instead (but some will be just to broke after this summer). The following year (Edmonton 2020) should see the team thin right down as you suggest (plus it can be pretty cold in Canada ).

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Last years itu sprint champs had next to no one. For example just random picking an age group. 3 men in the 30-34 from Australia. 

8 women in the 45-49. The more cashed up ag that can travel. 

Still far short of 25. 

Basically if you wanted to go you could. 

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52 minutes ago, trifun said:

ITU TWC GC 2009 every man and his dog wanted to go to the Gold Coast

ITU TWC GC 1991 teams were only 6 per ag (only 3 for the non host countries) and some Pros would race a qualifying race or two A/G just to get WTC on their resume.

Lausanne if past years are anything to go by, should have a few more than the following year's WTC as there will be folks who got as fit s they could for this year but missed out so made that a target instead (but some will be just to broke after this summer). The following year (Edmonton 2020) should see the team thin right down as you suggest (plus it can be pretty cold in Canada ).

Edmonton 2020 will probably be a duathlon so if you can run but not swim that's perfect.

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7 hours ago, Peter said:

If money isn't an option, Go to the worlds in Lausanne next year.  We will be lucky to send 5 in each age group.  You could be the worst athlete in Australia and you'll get a start.  There will be people that have done the world champs for years that are slow that always go but can't this year because people are too fast.

I think the last time it was hard to qualify was when the ITU were in Hawaii and Kona was the week after.  

But 2019 is for you. 

Lausanne you say! Take your wetsuit as the swim will be cold. Bike ride is a bit lumpy too.

This is where Jo King won her title (1997?) yeah couldn't be bothered looking it up.The only time she stayed with the front pack in the swim in her ITU career. 

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22 minutes ago, trifun said:

Should have gone to SA, finish an od in 3 hours and get 11 points!

You seem surprised?  (and a few others have expressed similar things). 

 

If you want to get to the Worlds, you do your research on the best races to do.  

Its easy to do a little resarch on entry numbers and times for all these events from previous years, and plan your qualifiers.

 

It aint rocket science. And it aint nothing new. 

 

Maybe some people like to play the matyr by standing on the sidelines saying they're beter than those racing in the green and gold because they failed to qualify at a bigger race?  WTF?

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