Subject: RE: Patriot Half Triathlon : Official Thread
I’m the RD. The published cut-off time for the bike was 1:00pm. We officially adjusted this to 1:15pm based on starting the race 15 minutes late and then decided to extend this to 1:30pm.
We’ve had cut-off times every year and enforce them at our discretion. We understand that completing the event is a big achievement and we don’t want stand in the way of someone accomplishing their goal but at some point we clearly need to draw the line.
You were in the wave that was sent off at 7:50am and you came back on the bike at about 1:15pm based on your 5:24 time through T2. I’m not sure who you spoke to when you came in on the bike but it wasn’t me. I was monitoring the Bike In from 1:15pm until the last rider came in at 1:40pm. That last rider was prevented from continuing.
The times from Saturday and years past show we have let people go past the cut-offs published on the SME site. We will continue to have cut-off times that are enforced in a way that we think is fair, safe and in the best interest of our athletes and our volunteers.