Subject: RE: TriSports.com Halfmax Naitonal Championship : Official Thread
smokybuff9 - 2010-10-04 11:36 PM
I'm so glad to hear that someone else had trouble with the run. I somehow ended up doing multiple loops on the sprint course and was forced into the finish line after only 9 miles. I'm devastated because I traveled all the way from Colorado to qualify and the pace I was holding would have qualified me if I had been able to finish. I went to the pre-race meeting and thought I understood the course, but it was very confusing and the course marshals weren't very helpful. Perhaps they will make another race a qualifier for worlds since there were so many problems. I'll cross my fingers!
I'm really sorry that you got messed up too. Especially since you would have qualified, that really is terribly unfair :-
( Also having travelled from so far away is just salt in the wound. If you feel inclined, feel free to post a comment on my blog where I talk about my screwed up race. I'd love to collect race stories there.
My run pace would not have qualified me, I would have been 32nd with a 5:00 finish time. I still have not heard any response from my email DQing myself, and I am still listed as 5th in my division.
Maybe they will invite every participant to worlds. That would be the fair thing for them to do. Tho, I would not go because they do not put on a good race in my sour grapes opinion!
Here is my blog: