Here's the (slightly overdue) official forum for the DC Tri Club Splash n' Dash April 14th!
I'll post info and answer questions here.
This is going to be an awesome event due to the time and money being put into it.
- Rev3 Tri Professional, start of the art, Champion Chip Timing System! Live updates and immediate results!!
- Dedicated trails and coned off roads just for us by Arlington County Police and Arlington County Parks and Rec!!
- USAT Sanctioned event!
This Saturday, April 6th, 3-4pm at Yorktown Pool.
Come on out for a preview/walkthru of the course and logistics on race day. Any and all questions will be answered.
*Please post here if you plan to make it!*
Early bird pricing ends Sunday, April 7th midnight so come check it out before the price goes up.
Price increase will be roughly $8 starting April 8th.
To register http://dctriclubsplashndash.eventbrite.com
More info will be added here leading up to the event but don't hesitate to ask any questions below!
- Adam, | DC Tri Club, Training & Racing
How do I determine my 100y split time?
Could you clarify what happens if someone catches up to you in the 800 swim? Based on the posted course, it looks like you swim up and back on the same side of the lane before you move over to swim up and back on the other side of the same lane. However, what happens if someone catches up and you could potentially be swimming head on, on the same side? It's one thing if, like the 400, everyone is always moving in the same direction and you could just pass on the left (like the Hains point practice tri last spring), but I was just wondering if this is just a risk in choosing to do the 800 vs the 400 or there was something I overlooked.
Aaditi, the easiest way would be to take the average of your 20 x 100 yd with 15 sec break time.
Jim, this is why the requirement to have a 100/yd swim less than 2:00 is in place for the 800 yd.
All racers are being self seeded which is why it's really important to give as accurate as a time as possible for your 100/yd avg.
We're going to have volunteers that will say when to 'go' at the start. We will ensure that the side of the lane is clear before the next racer starts.
With the REV3 timing system in place we can adjust on the fly but we do want to limit the waiting-on-deck time of course.
Hope this helps! If not, feel free to post here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Final plans and details are falling into place!!
Couple items I want to mention...
1) Please post here or email email@example.com if you plan to attend the walk-through this Sat at Yorktown HS at 3pm.
2) The REV3 timing system is the same one at their National Triathlon race series, including Williamsburg this June, that include professionals, world champions and feature $50,000 to $100,000 prize purses!
3) If you are not sure that you will comfortably swim at a 2:00min/100yd pace for the 800 yd pool, we ask that you register or switch to the 400yd/5k race. This is a safety issue and we'd prefer to not have any injuries. Just email me with the subject "SnD Switch" at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friendly reminder that early bird registration goes up at midnight tonight!
Accuweather says "Abundant sunshine" and a high of 64 next Sunday.
Sign up and/or come out for some fun!
Press release regarding road closures for our Splash n' Dash Sunday.
Be sure to get to Yorktown by 730am...
It was a blast despite the horrible hill on run. Big thanks to Adam and all the volunteers!
P.S.: Apparently I did not complete the full 800yds. My Garmin activity showed 750yd. Sorry! Didn't mean to cut the course short :(
Thanks to all who organized and volunteered. Police escort, cones all along course, water stops with gatorade, refreshments, encouraging runners and swimmers, and timing. The really nice weather was just one more bonus.
Thanks for the good times this morning. My season has started.
Question: will times for today be available on line?
Another great club event. Thanks so much to Adam and the volunteers for pulling it together.
When will the results of the Splash n'Dash be posted?
Hope everyone had a great time racing Splash n Dash Sunday!!
Results should be out soon as in this week. Rev3 had a snafu or two that they need to adjust to the timing but they have your splits and data.
It'll be posted here as well as under RACE -> Club Race Results on the left hand side of the website.
Hope to see many of you at the Club's Duathlon at Hains Point this Sat...
Any updates on these results? Thanks again for a great time at the Splash n' Dash
Apologize for the long delay.
Results are now online here >>> Results.
There were some timing issues and many people didn't run the course correctly so the 1 and 2 mile splits had to be removed, sorry!
Also, the run course was a tad short. Rusults will show your pace based on 3.10 miles for 1 loop and not 2.90 miles as the approximate measured distance.
Big thanks to Rev3 for the timing, Arlington County Police for securing the roads and to Jeo Lin for some great pictures!
All-in-all, I hope you all enjoyed the event. SO much has to happen for this type of race to be put on.
Hope to see you at the next one which we're working on now!
Splash 'n Dash results are up if you didn't see them the first time around. Adam linked in the above post.
Looks like I took the 'Transition Master' award with Drew in a not too distant 2nd ;) Transition is my favorite part of multisport.
DAMN!! Are you trying to tell me that not only did Drew get chicked, but the chick that chicked him is telling him that he got chicked?
That's kind of like your prom date going home with another dude and sent you pictures of it :) ... better find another tri club to join
Wow, I think you're the one who just brought it to THAT level - I was just looking at Transition times....cuz that's what matters right?