Tuesday, October 27, 2009

YEA Kids Triathlon.!! OK What...!!

How does an event be considered a disaster or a success? Every athlete has his or her horror stories. From bad signages to lost results. I've seen my share of race snafus...Norizan was once involved in a race where the cyclist's had to explain to the race commissars who placed 1st, 2nd and so forth..I was personally involved in a race up Fraser's Hill . the entire PELOTON went the wrong way! Only 5 guys , including me , were dropped early on. We did the right route. Unfortunatly How could you disqualify people like Shahrulnezza Razali , Wong Ah Tiam , The entire national team and most of the state teams. Sooo the race orgnisors decided the wrong route will be the right route! I was robbed of a podium place !!!! It's been 14 years since that race..I still have questions of " What if"s ".

So...my main story is..The YEA Childrens triathlon...I think we did OK...109 competitors, very little sponsorship( Thank you MILO) . A mish mash of volunteer race organisors( Non profit I might add) Very helpful race day volunteers..and Uniformed patrol personel from Putrajaya.

We were so unsure of ourselves especially after the TRIKIDZ episode. I learned so much in these last 3 months..The most important was.. I/we could actually pull of a race, and an OK one at that.

I cannot wait for the next one...Mean time , a short vid..from the YEA race. This is just of Hannan. Her first race without training wheels. She actually caught some kids on the bike and run..

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Seeing the kids all bright eyed upon receiving a medal..Is a good indication that the kids loved it.


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