Buzzards Bay Triathlon
September 26th, 2010
Just like the 2009 Event, the day starts early with a spectacular sunrise!
The racers get their numbers assigned and are
staged in groups by category. Here you see
them being escorted to the race starting point.
Here is the course for the day.
(Click to enlarge)
It takes a while for 500+ swimmers to get into the water
group by group.
And of course the HAMCOW was tucked away
close to the bathrooms and food tent!
The swimmers coming out of the water in waves.
(No pun intended)
Once they hit the beach, the swimmers run through the
inflatable arch and over the electronic mats that
read their RFID tags to capture their swim times.
Still dripping wet, the swimmers shed their wet suits and
transition onto their bicycles.
And two of our usual suspects, KA1RSY & KA1BZE
take on the Net Control duties. We had a total of
13 additional radio ops manning the course
and transition areas to carefully track the
lead and last racers along the route.
Net Control monitored 2 Meters, 440, and the
race officials' commercial radio to relay
After the race, we were provided with a tasty BBQ lunch of
grilled chicken, sausages, pulled pork, burgers, and plenty
of side dishes to choose from. This may have been the
best Triathlon food yet!
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