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I Love The Tavern Triathlon

Event Details

I Love The Tavern Triathlon

Time: June 27, 2010 all day
Location: Robious Landing Park
Street: 3800 James River Rd.
City/Town: Midlothian, VA 23113
Website or Map: http://taverntri.racesonline.…
Phone: 804-389-0588
Event Type: sprint, distance, triathlon
Organized By: Richmond Multisports
Latest Activity: Apr 17, 2012

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Event Description

The 500meter swim will take place in the James River, basically a sudo trianglular course heading out against the current to the west, then back toward the shoreline, the last turn buoy will parallel the shore and exit at the stairs inside the trails, sprint up a few stairs, jog .1 miles back to transition. The James River is unpredictable. Be prepared for anything. Sometimes it is chocolate brown, fast, slow, high, low... we never know. What happens up in the mountains dictates what we get down here. Make sure you read the wetsuit rules. We will have 3 waves, 3 minutes apart, same as Naylor's Beach.

The 18.8 mile bike is on rural roads heading west toward 288 and Powhatan. You will make a lefthand turn on Manakintown Ferry road after the church, very nice and lowly populated, with 2 gradual climbs. U-turn at the midway point on the course just before Page rd, then fly back down to make a right turn back onto Robious Rd (Huguenot trail). NO BOTTLE HANDOFF ON THE BIKE.

The run is basically flat 5k on shady trails through Robious Landing Park. You will run a small portion into the adjoining neighborhood, please do not litter. There will be 2 aid stations on the run course, locations see map. One about .9 mile in and 1 at the turnaround, then hit the first one again at the 4-way intersection. You will have a choice of water or Heed ( an energy drink from Hammer Nutrition, not sweet, mandarin flavor). There will be white chalk heading out and orange in the return direction. There are a lot of turns, pay attention to the markings and volunteers.

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