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team tri?

Postby JamesP123 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:31 pm

I was just wondering if there are triathlons where one person swims , another person bikes and the third person does the run..I have a friend who is a very good swimmer and a buddy who is a strong biker and I will do the run.

also..if this is an event, are there co-ed teams? my friends are interested and I thought this would be a fun way to get them training again
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Postby seuss » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:34 pm

yep - look for a relay category.

it's a great way to ease into tris. or to save a tri season if you get injured and have to abandon one discipline.

depending on the size of the tri there may be categories for all male, all female, or mixed teams. age categories are often over/under 75 [with 75 being the combined ages of the team].
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Postby MINITEE » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:37 pm

A lot of the races have "relay" where you can do exactly that! 8) Get 3 people together, one swims, another rides, the third runs. You switch off your chip in the transition zone.

If you are thinking of doing HSBC in Lakeside (between London & Stratford) there is a relay option in both the Sprint & Triathlon distance.

http://www.multisportcanada.com/ms/even ... EventID=65
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Postby TriJenn » Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:30 pm

Also, many of the Somersault tris in the Ottawa area have team catgories!

Me and Donald are doing GWN together- wanna join the team? :)

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Re: team tri?

Postby jonovision_man » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:51 pm

JamesP123 wrote: and a buddy who is a strong biker


A biker?

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Or a cyclist... 8)

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Re: team tri?

Postby JamesP123 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:14 pm

jonovision_man wrote:
JamesP123 wrote: and a buddy who is a strong biker


A biker?

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Or a cyclist... 8)

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haha cyclist! , well played
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Postby RonPerth » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:14 pm

I do two tri's a year as part of a team. Here in Perth, my friend swims, then I bike and run. At the Barry's Bay tri, he swims, I bike, and his wife runs. Its a lot of fun that way. You get all the fun, without all the stress.

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Postby JamesP123 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:46 pm

has anyone ever done the welland triathlon? a few of my friends are thinking of going to try that one in june.
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Postby MINITEE » Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:16 pm

JamesP123 wrote:has anyone ever done the welland triathlon? a few of my friends are thinking of going to try that one in june.


I did the Welland Try-a-Tri 2 years ago. It's an OK course. The swim is in the recreational part of the canal which is quite different. It's rectangular instead of triangular. LONG run from water to transition though. On bike path & across a parking lot. Me not likey! Bike course is relatively flat, but the wind 2 years ago was BRUTAL! Run is on bike path, out & back.

Finish is in the arena, which is cool.
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Postby JamesP123 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:51 am

MINI-T wrote:
JamesP123 wrote:has anyone ever done the welland triathlon? a few of my friends are thinking of going to try that one in june.


I did the Welland Try-a-Tri 2 years ago. It's an OK course. The swim is in the recreational part of the canal which is quite different. It's rectangular instead of triangular. LONG run from water to transition though. On bike path & across a parking lot. Me not likey! Bike course is relatively flat, but the wind 2 years ago was BRUTAL! Run is on bike path, out & back.

Finish is in the arena, which is cool.


that sounds cool.The finishing in the arena..and yea I have heard that its like 900 meter run from the swim to the bike area, thats crazy...would you recomend this race for a beginer?
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Postby MINITEE » Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:51 pm

I would definitely recommend it for a beginner. Although that 900 M jaunt from swim exit to transition is a bit of an anomaly for most races in the area.

Like I said, the bike is relatively flat, the swim is nice, and it's not a wave/mass start. It's a one-by-one start with about 10 seconds between each swimmer. A bit less stressful if you're worried about the proverbial washing machine swim start of triathlon. :wink:
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