I am not very athletic or competitive but I wanted to challenge myself- Jersey Girl was the right race for me. Fun, positive overall experience. The woman who spoke to us before we raced into the water was clear and helpful, providing some last minute instructions. I always knew where I needed to go despite not thoroughly understanding the layout before hand because signs were clear. I didn't have any trouble transitioning from bike to run but I heard several women fell trying to dismount their bikes. Maybe the dismount area could have been wider or longer? We were also all quite blind coming in to dismount because the sun was right there directly in front of us, so maybe that added to their struggles.