That's an interesting line ... so where should it go ... do we test amateurs at 'our' level (or at least at my level which is mainly completer rather than competer) ... if we don't then it just enhances the current increase in full on EPO style doping being undertaken by 'bored businessmen' type , but then if you do, where do you draw the line ... as if it is at professional standards then I am guilty of 'doping'in a race by having a lemsip beforehand. (Phento-something or other is on the banned list and in lemsip).
So is there a different level of testing for different levels of races ?
There is a big push to get women into tri, WTC are giving thousands in grants to US tri clubs to encourage more and more women into tri. Its not right but then again niether are having 50 men pros in Kona but not women.
But is £3 difference (more on other races\days) really going to be the deal breaker to a lady entering or not ? Even a females sense of bargain hunting surely doesn't extend to ...
"Well, I was going to enter the London Tri, but it's £95 so I don't think I will" ...
"Oh wait, it's only £92 for females ... WOW bargain !!..... I'm IN !!!! "
Just looking through some tri's and I noticed this, and in this modern age of equality etc, can't quite work out how they can justify charging males more than females to enter. Do men eat more on the run, or is it because we (generally) need larger t-shirts at the end ?