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2011 Race Schedule:
-Elizabethtown FROZEN FOOT Series -Pagoda Pacers Shiver by the River 5k/10k: 4th place femaleClydesdale -Run4Luck 4 mi: NewPR36:32 -Annual Spring Sprint (Etown) -River Run 5k -Lancaster RED ROSE RUN 5 mile -Warrior Dash -Craig Heisey Memorial Run 5k -Grings Mill Run (10k) -The Baltimore Marathon -MAG Run 5k -Kris Kringle
I would bet they mean per leg, the local area tri's similar sounding to that in my area do the same thing. They limit per leg and a lot of people mistake it for meaning the entire race. And even for the swim, some people that like to bike or walk, or want to try one with their spouses need almost the whole hour for the swim.
You do have a valid point. In that paragraph they mention both the adult and kids distances and it said each event has a 1 hour time limit. That could mean each leg, but why say that for the swim? That would be a casual bike ride and a slow walk on the 3 mile run?
That time limit must be a mistake. Definitely email or call the director. Think about those distances...if a person biked 20 mph(which is very fast), and ran 10 min/mile, it would take an hour to do those distances. That doesn't include the swim or transitions! Ridiculous. Must be a typo...or a director who has no clue.
It does look unreasonably short for time allowed. Check with someone in charge and see if there is an error, I could see a 2 hour limit, but 1 hour is crazy fast.
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A YMCA about 45 minutes away from here is holding it's 2nd annual triathlon. Last year it was shorter and I don't think they quite knew what to expect.
I checked their website and it's on again but they have made it 300 meter pool swim, 10 mile bike ride, and 3 mile run so the bike ride and run are longer than last year.
They have stated that there will be an hour time limit. I find this totally unreasonable! I am not an experienced triathlete but I have done 2 triathlons. The one I did in the fall was a 300 meter pool swim, 8 mile bike ride, and 2 mile run and I finished it it in 1:05 with many others finishing behind me.
Should I email the director and ask how strict they will be about this time limit? It will take me 33-34 minutes to finish the 3 mile run and it was on a soft grassy course last year. I think the bike would take me around 45 minutes. That is 1:15 right there without the swim.
What are your thoughts as experienced triathletes?
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