What makes a good competition or event? You need some good programming, good back end planning and organization, some buffer time in case things go off track, and the right facility. But all that doesn’t matter unless you get the right people and some awesome volunteers. If you have that, the rest is just white noise.
First, I wanted to say thank you to everyone that came out to participate. Those were some difficult workouts there, especially at the end, and all of you were fierce. It was an honor and a pleasure to watch. I personally was taken aback by the competition this time around. Making the top ten was no easy feat.
Second, thanks to all the sponsors and vendors that added some nice flair to the event. I guess I’ll slide in a thank you to our neighbors for not calling the police on us or putting up too much of a fuss, well except for the “nice’ email we got from someone who thought 9:00 am is too early to make noise and be woken up and the nice gentleman who decided not to call the tow truck.
Lastly, and most importantly, is the one thing you can not do without. All the other stuff can be worked around but you can’t execute an event like this without plenty of awesome volunteers. You guys worked so hard and were so true to the standards we hoped to uphold. I think i speak for most athletes when I say the most frustrating thing about an event is when standards are not uniform throughout. Everyone did a wonderful job with that and I can’t thank you enough.
For those of you looking to get some pictures from this past weekend or just check them out, here is the link for Matt Godfrey Photography and the pictures from this weekend.
-MicahRead MoreRead More