Friday, July 28, 2006

Here we go again

Just got an email from Steelhead race management (below). Same wave situation as we saw at Eagleman! I have more confidence now that I can finish within the cutoffs, but that may certainly not be the case for all the Clydesdales and Athenas, especially the elderly ones like me! Race directors, in the future, put us in the first or second wave, won't you please!?? Let the Clydes and Athenas have plenty of time on the course and let the fastest groups have the last wave that won't be affected by the cutoffs!! Don't mix us up with the relayers who are outpacing everyone on the course! A cushion of 24 or 30 minutes can make all the difference in how our day goes - crazy and anxiety-ridden, or calm and focused.


Swim Waves (Subject to change)

Wave
# Time Division Cap Color
1 7:00 AM Men 50+, Women 45+ Red
2 7:06 AM Men 29 & Under, Men 45-49 Blue
3 7:10 AM Men 35-39 Dark Green
4 7:14 AM Men 30-34 Purple
5 7:18 AM Women 30-39 Pink
6 7:22 AM Men 40-44 Neon Green
7 7:26 AM Women 29 & Under, Women 40-44 Yellow
8 7:30 AM AquaBike, Clydesdale/Athena & Relays Orange

Divisions (Subject to change) Race #
Men 50+, Women 45+ 1-220
Men 29 & Under Men 45-49 221-600
Men 35-39 601-885
Men 30-34 886-1115
Women 30-39 1116-1345
Men 40-44 1346-1560
Women 29 & Under, Women 40-44 1561-1790
AquaBike, Clydesdale/Athena & Relays 1791-2000

Triathlon Cut-off times
Swim: 8:45 AM
Bike: 1:00 PM
Run: 3:30 PM
Athletes will NOT be allowed to continue on the course after these times!

5 comments:

Mojo said...

Maybe you should forward them your Eagleman letter? It says "swim times, subject to change".

Habeela said...

I keep hoping they'll change the waves as well. I have no doubt I'll make it out in time but still! I need as much wiggle room on the bike and the run as possible.

blahblahblahblahblah said...

It's understandable though. It's probably not always easy to pass a 200 pound guy in the water.

Bolder said...

see, in a real race, they let the women wear pink swim caps.

boulder bastards.

jeanne said...

elderly...you're funny!