What a great setting for a triathlon! I have been doing triathlons for 25 years and this one is at the top. The bike course in particular showcases the beauty of the area. Keep up the good work.
you for a fantastic event! This was our first year at the
Watauga Lake Triathlon, and we'll definitely be back next
year. We loved every aspect of the race. The event location
is fantastic. The bike course really showcases the area, and
we enjoyed the scenery as we huffed and puffed up the long
climbs. We enjoyed the challenging nature of the course."
volunteers were very supportive and enthusiastic. The bike
course was well-marked, and the volunteers at major intersections
were appreciated. The volunteers at the last turn on the run
course were great...they were cheering for every one."
race amenities were fantastic. We love the event design for
the t-shirts, and we always like getting long-sleeved t-shirts
at fall events. The post-race BBQ was excellent, and there
was plenty of food for everyone. The homemade desserts were
a nice touch. We loved the unique pottery mugs for age-group
winners, and were impressed by the quality and amount of raffle
prizes. We really liked how you offered the remaining raffle
prizes to the finishers who didn't receive an award."
the race management was outstanding! This was one of the best
managed events we've ever attended."
wanted to thank you and Chuck for holding the Watauga Lake
Triathlon. I know a lot of hard work goes into putting on
a triathlon. It is my favorite tri of the year and one that
I will do every year."
compliments to the guys who organized another wonderful Watauga
Lake Triathlon!!! The longer swim course was nice,
the bike course was again gorgeous, and the run was pretty
and challenging, esp. for those of us who are not runners!
The hand-made mug awards were great, as were the shirts!"
absolutely loved the race, and are already making plans for
next year. The Watauga Lake Tri is just about the most beautiful
course I've ever done (I told Sharon I thought it was more
beautiful than Ironman Lake Placid, and she agreed - she also
agreed that you could take ANY 35K portion of the IMLP bike
course and it wouldn't compare in toughness to the WLT course!
Thanks again for a wonderful experience."
is the first time I have done the race, and I wanted to tell
you that this was one the best events that I have done after
doing several triathlons. It was well organized and could
not ask for a better bike course. I hope you plan on doing
it in 2007."
a good time at the triathlon. Seemed well organized and the
routes were beautiful."
I'm getting over my soreness today. I had a great time torturing
myself Saturday. When we turned around the first buoy my upper
body was bonking so I changed to a breast stroke. The only
thing going through my mind was, how the hell am I going to
finish. Well I did, and thank you for all the moral support
at shore and the end of the bike ride. Saturday was the number
one achievement in my life. I knew the swim would be an experi ment
and I don't run much. Hope to come back next year and PR."
of all, let me thank everyone involved, for making my first
triathlon experience a pleasant and memorable one. Everything
was very well organized, and everyone was friendly and helpful."
again for all the encouragement and the work you do.
As an "older person," I always have to wait around
a long time before my age group awards are announced (most
people have left by then....). At most triathlons, they
announce all the men first, and then the women, starting with
the younger age groups. In this case, when there are
a certain number of awards to choose from, I really appreciate
the way you allowed all the age group winners to select their
preferences first. I had my eye on one of the darker
mugs, and if the awards had been announced in the old fashioned
way, there would not have been any left! Thanks again, for
being so innovative!"
race. Lots of fun."
certainly enjoyed the WLT! I appreciate your answering
all my newbie questions leading up to the event. Although
I have no experience to base my comments on I thought the
event was extremely well done. Although "low-key"
everything seemed well organized and went off pretty much
on time and without a hitch. I can only imagine the
work you had to do to make it all happen. Thanks very
much for all your effort!"
you! I really enjoyed it and have thought of doing the whole
thing next year. Thanks for a great experience."
just wanted to drop a note of thanks for the fun, well-run
triathlon last Saturday. It was tough and challenging--and
a real privilege to be out there doing it! Thanks to all the
volunteers, and especially the gentleman in the canoe.
I lost my breath a bit out there in the swim (got bumped &
out of sync with breathing) and he was wonderful -- such a
calming voice of encouragement! I wish I could have
thanked him afterwards, but with goggles and swimming, I never
really got a chance to recognize him. Please pass on