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Race: Vineman Full
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Website: http://www.vineman.com
Type: Triathlon - Ironman
Comment: A small, well run Ironman in California's wine country!

Comments from RATS

1. Aaron Schwartzbard: The swim is a double out-and-back in the Russian River. The bike course starts at the Russian River, and travels several miles before reaching a loop that you do twice. Most of the bike course is gently rolling. There is one noteable hill: Chalk Hill, which isn't terribly long. The run is flat, but there is no shade, and it can be very hot. There's more information (including an elevation profile of the bike course) here:

Since this is in wine country, it's much less humid than Northern Virginia in August. While that CAN be nice, the lack of humidity means that temperatures can vary widely during the day. When I did the race, for the first 45 minutes of the bike, I was so cold I was shivering. By the time I got to the run, it was 90 degrees F, and there wasn't a cloud in the sky.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Saturday, August 1, 2009
David Glover 9:53:55 (View Report) 20th Anniversary for the race and a 4th overall for me

Saturday, August 4, 2007
Dan Frost 12:44:23 (View Report) Yea, what David Glover said!
David Glover 9:17:20 (View Report)

Saturday, August 12, 2006
Brady DeHoust 10:13:00 (View Report) Simple, Less, & Flexible
Dan Frost 10:53:51 (View Report) Best vacation ever!
David Glover 9:31:01 (View Report) I thought I had this one in the bag...

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Saturday, August 14, 2004
David Glover 9:28:58 (View Report) My gamble paid off....

Saturday, August 23, 2003
Aaron Schwartzbard 11:09:59 (View Report) 1:07:27/2:48/6:36:59/2:32/3:20:13 - 18th overall, 6th age group, 299 starters, 223 finishers

Saturday, August 11, 2001
David Glover 9:43:00 (View Report) My first Ironman win!

Saturday, July 25, 1998
David Glover 9:29:00 (View Report) This blew away my expectations!