Posted by David Panza on June 09, 2005 at 08:50:37:
In Reply to: Re: Perhaps I did not notice this before-- posted by Fred Rigolini on June 08, 2005 at 14:13:33:
After all the rhetoric, no one has responded to the question Glenn poses. Glenn, it seems you have an idea as to why such a statement would appear on an application. I would be interested to know your reasoning, and anybody else's. On the surface, the statement is disturbing.
As far as Pepper Martin goes, I have mixed emotions. On the positive side, I have great respect for the committees of all these races, especially the Triple Crown series. It must be a tremendous amount of work, to John's statement. The Pepper Martin race has been an important part of the West Brighton community for years, and a nice crowd comes out to cheer. Also, the kids do a good job at the water stops.
Now the negative, and I'm trying to put aside my personal frustration that my performances in this race have generally stunk over the years. Mile spilits are there but rarely accurate. Glenn is right about the lack of post-race refreshments. We all know it is lacking, compared to say Ronaldson. But how about compared to Alzheimer's, which continues to get paltry support from the community, but has a good breakfast afterwards?
I also have a bad taste in my mouth concerning a SIAC friend of mine who had to cross the Pepper Martin finish line with the clock turned off and with race officials apparently deciding the race was over and walking away. I guess if you're not fast enough, you shouldn't be out there. Maybe I should not run, but instead man the finish line so it doesn't happen again. (I'm not in town this year, moot point). I'm still mad at myself for accidentally turning the clock off on Anne Taylor at one Fun Run, but she was a good sport about it.
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