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Re: 2010 summer tri surface challange?

Postby Richard Hathaway » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:15 am

It's not an idea that does anything for me!
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Re: 2010 summer tri surface challange?

Postby Brian Mills » Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:56 pm

So not exactly a ringing endorsement!! :)

It has been suggested that we ought to consider racing indoors on carpet all year round.
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Re: 2010 summer tri surface challange?

Postby Simon Taylor » Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:36 pm

The trouble is keeping the majority happy. I'd race whatever the outcome
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Re: 2010 summer tri surface challange?

Postby Tim Fry » Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:36 pm

Brian Mills wrote:So not exactly a ringing endorsement!! :)

It has been suggested that we ought to consider racing indoors on carpet all year round.



Well its what we keep getting asked so maybe we could hear some views on it??
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Re: 2010 summer tri surface challange?

Postby Richard Hathaway » Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:09 pm

Before everybody leaps into action (well excluding Brian!), perhaps it ought to be asked why have these suggestions come up? Is it just to try something different, or is it general dissatisfaction with racing outdoors (track surface, weather, etc.)?
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Re: 2010 summer tri surface challange?

Postby Shawn Herrington » Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:58 pm

The tennis courts haven't been a problem for the last two years and infact we had people coming to us because the grip was so good.

It's only since the building work has happened that the situation has arose so surly have a proper clean up and the problem goes away?
If it should be the school cleans it or the club is another chapter (we do it and the school give us 1 weeks free hire)

Anyway, as much as I like the carpet I much rather be outside when the sun shines.

I'm stuck in a windowless room 5 days a week so come hometime I have had enough of being indoors.
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Re: 2010 summer tri surface challange?

Postby Tim Fry » Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:07 pm

Richard Hathaway wrote:Before everybody leaps into action (well excluding Brian!), perhaps it ought to be asked why have these suggestions come up? Is it just to try something different, or is it general dissatisfaction with racing outdoors (track surface, weather, etc.)?



Richard I thinks its since the track conditions have been so bad I mean I'm sure you remember yourself how much grip there was!!
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Re: 2010 summer tri surface challange?

Postby Dan Hamblin » Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:39 am

To be fair, I have noticed an improvement in grip levels as we have gone through the summer championship. The dust appears to make the grip levels more susceptible to temperature variations than in the past.

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Re: 2010 summer tri surface challange?

Postby Brian Mills » Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:55 am

Steve did visit with the blower and do the entire area plus the rain we've had recently has helped by washing the dust off. Probably a mixture of these two things has improved the grip.
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Re: 2010 summer tri surface challange?

Postby Richard Hathaway » Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:16 am

I expressed my views on what, I think, should be done about the outdoor track surface earlier this year. The hope that the rain and/or the use of a blower will overcome the problem is probably wishful thinking - it's just relocating the dirt, etc., around the track area. As there are only four more meetings this year, I suggest that we just hang on for the rest of this season and then decide what to do about next summer during the winter period of this year.
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