Friday, August 26, 2011

TOBAY Triathlon cancelled.

The TOBAY triathlon scheduled for Sunday was cancelled. Something about the storm of the century, blah,blah, blah. There will be no duke out between me and my daughter. The race organizers are unable to reschedule the race due to the complexity of the logistics but are investigating some sort of financial consideration regarding the registration for the 2012 flavor for the race.

While disappointed, in all seriousness I personally think this was a wise decision given the forecast and safety of the participants. I appreciated the early notice since I could adjust my workouts during the calm before the storm. Most likely my daughter won't be able to consider another tri this year since the high school cross country practices start on Monday. Our duke out will happen some other time (maybe Cedar Beach Triathlon if there are no XC invitationals on her schedule that weekend). There will definitely be crying when that happens. By who is the question.

Be safe everyone.

PS: The biggest question in my mind is what to do about the race shirt? On one hand I can say since I didn't race the race I should never consider wearing it. On the other hand I did everything with this race that I was allowed to do so I, in fact, earned the shirt. What say ye?

9 comments:

Kate said...

Stay safe!

Caroline said...

ah this sucks but it is for the best..it sounds like this will be a bad one....

The shirt...I say yes wear it!

Michael said...

It's a race that should have been...and was not through no fault of your own. I say wear it! You trained for it..you can't help if the weather canceled it.

Anne said...

Stay safe...and wear the shirt! If it had not been cancelled, you would have had no problem doing it :)

TriMOEngr said...

Bummer for your daughter. Hope she can find another race to do. So cool that you guys can do them together.

Any other races left in your season? I checked around and there are a lot of various 5k and 10k's around my area so I will probably try to pick one to try to trim down my PR.

Big Clyde said...

Wear the shirt, tell the story.

Are you guys all okay from the storm?

Travel / Surf Guy said...

wear the shirt for sure!!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I sitll say your daughter had something to do with it being cancelled

Sue Sitki said...

Wear it!!

If you really feel bad... use it to clean your bike...?

LOL!!

What a drag... I shot the races on Toronto Island yesterday and the water was CCCCCC-cold! I was so glad I wasn't racing - I would have had to DNF in the swim portion, I'm sure...

Next up for us: Cedar Point - Sandusky...