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Race Result

Racer: Dan Frost
Race: Manassas Mini Tri
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2004
Location: Manassas, VA
Race Type: Triathlon - Other
Age Group: Male 35 - 39
Time: 0:19:59
Overall Place: 1 / 117
Age Group Place: 1 / 10

Race Report:

[In following the principle that the race report should be shorter than the race itself, this report will be brief. I don’t necessarily agree with Jamie Roberson that this event “…is probably not enough to get any respectable RAT out of bed…”, although I admit that it is a valid question to ask why I choose to do this race. I had my reasons, and to discuss them here would stretch beyond my allotted 20 minutes.]

May 16, 2004
Manassas (VA) Mini-Tri
Overcast with pre-race showers, Low 60s, minimal winds.

The Course:
Swim: 250m (10 lengths) of the Freedom Center pool in alternating-direction lanes.
Transition: Freedom Center parking lot. No bike racks. Your designated transition area is half of a standard vehicle parking space. (The other half shared with another competitor) Chairs or stands to prop up your bike were encouraged.
Bike: 3.5 mile course on fresh asphalt surfaces. Minimal elevation changes.
Run: 1.2 mile course around the parking lot, then out-and-back along a wide sidewalk.

Cost: $37 (for registering late)
[Participant] Non-white race t-shirt, fruits/bagels/beverages post-race
[Raffle] $15 Road-ID gift certificate
[Prize] $15 Bonzai gift certificate and a plaque for the desk at the office

…a little more writeup to come…