09 September, 2006
Well the RR didn't go exactly as planned. I should have known that when I didn't see a camera at the start finish line that there were going to be discrepensies with the outcome of the race. You would think that at a state championship they would have a finish line camera. They had the first 7 guys down, but after that it was just one big mess. Of course the race officials missed me finishing and basically guessed where I finished. That's already happened once this year. Upon looking at the results they had me at 11th place. The guy that was in front of me in the results I passed on the finish line for 10th place, but I was on the far side of the road and went by unnoticed. Oh well only one place, but there is always tomorrow and next year. It was basically people telling the race officials where they finished. Which doesn't sound like the best way to get results, but you deal with what you got. It could have happened in any race in any category, so it doesn't bother me, but hopefully it didn't happen to someone right at the finish line in another race. I understand that this is a Cat. 5 race, but it is the principle to get it right.
Posted by Matt N at 3:35 PM