The out and back before starting lap 2 of the bike was pretty self explanatory if you briefly looked over the course beforehand and had a garmin device so you knew which mile marker you were at. The signs clearly said â€śright for mike 70â€ť or â€śstraight for mile 56.â€ť
I thought the run course was pretty easy to follow as well.
Iâ€™d expect top age groupers to have a working knowledge of the course and a gps unit to track their distance. Mistakes do happen and itâ€™s easy to lose focus in the race but I thought the course was pretty easy to follow if you were mindful and paying attention.
i have no knowledge of how the course was. but... if you had a garmin device? we're orienteers now?
the really good RDs, when you ask them, "what's the best method for telling racers there's a turn? approaching signs and cones? chalk marks on the road? or a volunteer yelling and pointing the direction?" that good RD invariably says, "yes!" all 3. you throw the kitchen sink at the athletes.
i raced this weekend. i had no garmin device. fortunately there were signs, cones, chalk, and volunteers. this old guy (me) needed them all.