Top of Delaware Sprint Triathlon

Top of Delaware Sprint TriathlonScore 93%Score 93%

A short, challenging little tri at the top of Delaware. The swim is in the Newark Reservoir, the bike is a rolling, hilly 11 miles on a course open to traffic, and the run features 2 major hills at the beginning and the end, plus a good solid mile of trail running. I came in 4th place in my age group, and I struggled to accept that all day yesterday. I was sick of looking at results, analyzing, and cross-analyzing.  However, today is a new day.  Plus I have some really good photos of me, and it would be a shame to let them go to waste. So no more studying results and comparing myself to others. I’m happy with my race, I gave it everything I got, and if 4th place is where I rank, then so be it. Moving on!!

Parking was on a grassy field directly across from transition. It was a relatively close walk to get to transition. There was packet pick-up and chip timing pick-up. Remember to get the the chip as that is not included if you do early packet pick-up the day before.

Review

93%

Summary Well-organized, local triathlon. Was run efficiently and started right on time. The bike course was fun and hilly. Open to traffic however, so you are stuck to the sides of the roads which makes passing people extremely difficult, especially if there are cars around. Live results at end, plus actual food to eat (wraps, burgers, cookies, chips, bottled water). Race t-shirts are gender specific if you can find your size. Transition area is well-marked. Parking was not that far away from the course.

Course - Rolling hills and very fun, well-marked, hard to pass other riders due to open course
90%
Swim - 0.3 mile downhill run to transition
80%
Bike
90%
Run - Challenging climbs, plus mix of trail, grass, and pavement
100%
Registration
100%
Post-race
100%

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Allison

Allison rides 4-5 times a week with various cycling clubs in Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. When not riding, she spends her time researching and planning her next ride. Allison also runs and competes in triathlons.

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