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Race Result

Racer: Bill Goodrum
Race: Lums Pond Triathlon
Date: Sunday, August 15, 2004
Location: Bear, DE
Race Type: Triathlon - Sprint
Age Group: Male 45 - 49
Time: 1:34:25
Overall Place: 104 / 408
Age Group Place: 6 / 28
Comment: The weather held out for us

Race Report:

Swim 14:48
T1 1:59
Bike 50:48
T2 1:14
Run 25:28

Place 2nd in the OFB (Masters Clydes) group

Lum's was my first race since Eagleman due to various injuries the most recent of which was a week ago. With my 1st IM distance race coming in less than 2 months, I was very paranoid about aggravating my recently healed wounds and learned that that is no way to go into a race. I was finding it difficult to get 'up' for this event.

My son Matt and I arrived early Sat and checked in. Like last year the ground was soaked which meant the transition area and run course would be very muddy. We made our way to the hotel to watch the Olympics and the Weather Channel since Charley was supposed to arrive over the race site early Sunday morning.

Got up early Sunday since Matt needed to be at the race site before 6, downed the usual pre-race Boost and 2 Poptarts and made our way to the site. Charley blew thru leaving little rain and very calm winds for us. Because of the early arrival we got a great parking space. I got marked, racked and set-up. Found Steve and Matt in their 'cheddarwear' and we chatted for awhile. Before I knew it it was time to head to the beach!!

Last year we all agreed that the swim was long. That is a bummer because I would like to attribute my 3 min improvement to a massive leap in swim skills!!. Met and chatted with Cathy F before the swim. Did get a chance to swim a few strokes before the start. This was a beach start into shallow water. I got out in front and had a very uneventful swim. No trouble sighting and really did not have any people problems until the the last turn when I ran into quite a few folks from the earlier waves (we were 4th wave). Made my way up the beach and into T1.


There were a lot of bikes on the rack so I felt good about my swim (I do not wear a watch in short races). Seemed to struggle a little getting out of my wetsuit. I guess it could not have been too bad since this was the best T1 I have had. Put on my shoes and prayed that Look's would not be affected by the mud like Speedpays.


No trouble with the mud!!! This is a fast flat course 19.5 miles. I felt good and was not bothered by any prior injuries. The roads were damp but not too wet. Still I took a very conservative approach to the 90 degree turns being a real chicken when it comes to sharp turns on damp roads. This cost me some time but overall I was pleased with my bike.


Nothing eventful here. A few seconds slower but I did take a few seconds to chat with my son. Hahaha


Well my run is usually the worst part of a sprint and today was no different. Being paranoid about injuring myself, I started out slow and it stayed that way. THe good news is no recurrence of the injuries I had and that was a goal for the day.

Post Race:

Congrats to Steve and Cathy who took home hardware as well. And to Matt as well for crushing his prior Lum's time by 13 min. The announcer also kept the perfect record I have of having my last name butchered when they call it out during the awards!

the OFB