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10 minutes ago, AA7 said:

About to get moist

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Looks like all those 3am hill repeats in the rain are going to pay off.

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10 minutes ago, AA7 said:

About to get moist

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That main storm was a doosey out here at Samford. I'm glad I left work early when I saw it coming. Trains to Ferny Grove were stopped for a couple hours, 15 minutes after I got off the train.

They really need to do something about the reliability of the Network in storms.

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Hoping the swim is no worse on Sunday than today. I went out about 11 to give @prizna a few tips, was pretty choppy. Earlier looked a fair bit better. Won’t be nice for the pros tomorrow arvo

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Anyone know why the 'bigger' athletes have their own check-in line?

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7 minutes ago, AA7 said:

Anyone know why the 'bigger' athletes have their own check-in line?

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They get embarrassed about it.

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29 minutes ago, AA7 said:

Anyone know why the 'bigger' athletes have their own check-in line?

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Bigger wristbands

Bigger timing chip velcro

To embarrass them so they enter their real age group next time..

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12 hours ago, pieman said:

Just saw someone in a trannie cap. She looked pretty fit but even from a distance looked a bit crazy... the cap saf this weird pinkish color... who was it? 

Did she look like this?

 

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Maybe we viewing from too far away for a definitive opinion!

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12 hours ago, pieman said:

Bigger wristbands

Bigger timing chip velcro

To embarrass them so they enter their real age group next time..

I was thinking so they can get back to the buffet quickly to make sure they make weight.

Seriously though, why should they get priority?

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14 hours ago, AA7 said:

Anyone know why the 'bigger' athletes have their own check-in line?

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Cause they have to be weighed and no one wants that done in public??

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13 minutes ago, BogFrog said:

Cause they have to be weighed and no one wants that done in public??

No they never get weighed. 

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57 minutes ago, AA7 said:

No they never get weighed. 

I saw them being weighed the year before last at Noosa

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19 minutes ago, BogFrog said:

I saw them being weighed the year before last at Noosa

I got weighed at Noosa in 2017 that is for sure. Just made it :D

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12 hours ago, Cranky said:

And you didn't come and say hi?! 😞

I was trying to wrangle 2 toddlers on scooters through the expo so was not stopping for anyone... 

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3 hours ago, Wronggenes said:

Any updates from spectating trannies?

Great weather. 

Crank is getting drug tested.

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Finally!!!  No one can be that cheery and happy all the time!

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23 hours ago, dazmuzza said:

I got weighed at Noosa in 2017 that is for sure. Just made it :D

I got weighed last year. First time I have been weighed for athena. 

But yeah you others, thanks for the fat jokes.😡

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4 hours ago, Wronggenes said:

Any updates from spectating trannies?

1st for AA7 and 2nd for Cranky

Congrats ladies!

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Champs!

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Missed the podium by 11 seconds - is this where I come up with all the excuses ? 😂

i thought initially  I could have gone with her if I’d known I was in contention but in retrospect I was totally done.  Nothing left and I’d given it my all etc etc etc.  I was however fastest on the bike in my age group 😄.

 Pbs are hard to judge with differing conditions so I tend to judge my performance against the faster and similar riders.  As such I am more than satisfied with my overall performance which at the ripe old age of 57 was an 8 min PB.  

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3 hours ago, AA7 said:

 

Crank is getting drug tested.

Ha ha.  I felt like a pro.  💪😂

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23 minutes ago, Cranky said:

Ha ha.  I felt like a pro.  💪😂

Did it take long?

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3 hours ago, Cat Lady said:

Missed the podium by 11 seconds - is this where I come up with all the excuses ? 😂

i thought initially  I could have gone with her if I’d known I was in contention but in retrospect I was totally done.  Nothing left and I’d given it my all etc etc etc.  I was however fastest on the bike in my age group 😄.

 Pbs are hard to judge with differing conditions so I tend to judge my performance against the faster and similar riders.  As such I am more than satisfied with my overall performance which at the ripe old age of 57 was an 8 min PB.  

But you looked better than the others. That's what really matters.

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1 hour ago, AA7 said:

Did it take long?

If it had been me being drug tested they’d be only just packing up now.  🤔 maybe I need to drink more water.

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2 hours ago, Cranky said:

Ha ha.  I felt like a pro.  💪😂

Targeted testing, obviously suspicious of the run improvements since going to a new "advisor" :devil2:

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TA excelled themselves with the prizes for the National Champs winners yesterday. A water bottle and swim cap. I know we don't do this for the prizes or extrinsic rewards, but I think that is pretty lame. And not even a championship medal like we have in the past. I don't expect a car or anything extravagant but come on. Even the towel or visor with nice embroidery a few years ago was nice. Fair comment?

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53 minutes ago, AA7 said:

TA excelled themselves with the prizes for the National Champs winners yesterday. A water bottle and swim cap. I know we don't do this for the prizes or extrinsic rewards, but I think that is pretty lame. And not even a championship medal like we have in the past. I don't expect a car or anything extravagant but come on. Even the towel or visor with nice embroidery a few years ago was nice. Fair comment?

Fair comment.  

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1 hour ago, AA7 said:

TA excelled themselves with the prizes for the National Champs winners yesterday. A water bottle and swim cap. I know we don't do this for the prizes or extrinsic rewards, but I think that is pretty lame. And not even a championship medal like we have in the past. I don't expect a car or anything extravagant but come on. Even the towel or visor with nice embroidery a few years ago was nice. Fair comment?

Not even a plastic trophy?

Yeah, there should have been something for a National Championship.

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30 minutes ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

Not even a plastic trophy?

Yeah, there should have been something for a National Championship.

Nope. Just the water bottle and swim cap.

And there's generally always been a sponsor prize from Mooloolaba Tri, but nothing this year.

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I thought Cranky had a pic of a champs medal?

EDIT: My bad. M’ba medal, 2nd champ cap/bottle. 

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9 minutes ago, AA7 said:

Nope. Just the water bottle and swim cap.

And there's generally always been a sponsor prize from Mooloolaba Tri, but nothing this year.

Got the extra medal when it was down here in Wollongong, but only a visor as a prize...

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2 hours ago, AA7 said:

TA excelled themselves with the prizes for the National Champs winners yesterday. A water bottle and swim cap. I know we don't do this for the prizes or extrinsic rewards, but I think that is pretty lame. And not even a championship medal like we have in the past. I don't expect a car or anything extravagant but come on. Even the towel or visor with nice embroidery a few years ago was nice. Fair comment?

Absolutely a fair comment. 

That's crap. 

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1 hour ago, roxii said:

Absolutely a fair comment. 

That's crap. 

True. But is anybody surprised? 

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That must be my fault!  I'm not a TA member this year, and it must have been my fees that were designated towards the prize pool!

Sorry about that!

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4 hours ago, AA7 said:

Even the towel or visor with nice embroidery a few years ago was nice. Fair comment?

Yup fair. A water bottle and swim cap is usually less than what you get for just participating in other triathlons.

Kingy tri next week is half the price than Mooloolaba and you get way more!

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I think I might send in some feedback to TA. I know they're not awash with money, but the feeling amongst everyone at presos was that the prizes were very very underwhelming.

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6 hours ago, AA7 said:

TA excelled themselves with the prizes for the National Champs winners yesterday. A water bottle and swim cap. I know we don't do this for the prizes or extrinsic rewards, but I think that is pretty lame. And not even a championship medal like we have in the past. I don't expect a car or anything extravagant but come on. Even the towel or visor with nice embroidery a few years ago was nice. Fair comment?

Absolutely fair comment. I came 2nd in my AG for the ocean swim on Saturday and got a medal - and you didn’t even get a medal for the Tri. 

Heck, even the kids tri got medals!

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1 minute ago, AA7 said:

I think I might send in some feedback to TA. I know they're not awash with money, but the feeling amongst everyone at presos was that the prizes were very very underwhelming.

the white box the "prizes" came in was pretty flash though.....

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1 minute ago, wombattri said:

Absolutely fair comment. I came 2nd in my AG for the ocean swim on Saturday and got a medal - and you didn’t even get a medal for the Tri. 

Heck, even the kids tri got medals!

We got a medal for Mooloolaba Tri, but it is also National Champs for OD, which in the past has meant a second medal from TA stating that. 

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Just now, Cat Lady said:

the white box the "prizes" came in was pretty flash though.....

Yeh, we were speculating before we knew what might've been in there. A thermos with engraving, a hard stone trophy thing, or some style of plaque. My friend got his and showed me, wow.

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1 minute ago, AA7 said:

We got a medal for Mooloolaba Tri, but it is also National Champs for OD, which in the past has meant a second medal from TA stating that. 

Right, got it. Thanks. 

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On 16/03/2019 at 1:12 PM, BogFrog said:

I saw them being weighed the year before last at Noosa

Yep, been weighed last 2 Noosa's and Moo. 

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On 17/03/2019 at 1:23 PM, MissJess said:

I got weighed last year. First time I have been weighed for athena. 

But yeah you others, thanks for the fat jokes.😡

Agreed MissJess. I know everyone's just having a bit of fun but some of us would do anything to not qualify as an athena or clydesdale. Yes, it's true we could choose to just race our age group but if I have a race offering me a category where I will get a slightly earlier start time to give me more of a chance to make cut off and be racing against (some) people who are equally athletic then i'm going to take it. 

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