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Friday, October 27, 2017

Race Preview: Overdrive Race & Relay Series Duathlon

Tomorrow I'm racing the Overdrive Race & Relay Series Duathlon.

Me at Mosport, 2004
This will be a chance to ride/run the awesome Mosport race circuit in Bowmanville (now called Canadian Tire Motorsport Park).

The Race

10.5km run, 40km bike, 5k run

The run includes 2 laps of the Grand Prix circuit, the bike is 10 laps!  Should be really cool.

Racers Ready?

In the last email there were only about 25 people signed up, split between Sprint/Standard distances.  That's a shockingly low number in a province where triathlons/duathlons get hundreds pretty routinely.

So it's going to be a little weird.

I have a bunch of thoughts, but the Cole's Notes version - October is late and could be cold, not everyone has a draft-legal bike, and the number of events initially on the calendar was really confusing... it wasn't clear who the event was meant to be for, who the target audience was.  There's so much potential here, the venue is really neat - but again, not sure how much of the triathlon/running/cycling community really knows about it. 

The Weather

We're looking at almost certain rain and temperatures around +10C ... so it's going to be a pretty crap day.

I'll gut it out, because I really want to ride the Grand Prix circuit.  I have wanted to since the first time I saw it attending a race there.  It's just so cool.

It will likely be lonely out there though!  Draft-legal race, with nobody to draft.  Sniff.  Drafting in the rain kind of sucks anyway.

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