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Race Result

Racer: David Glover
Race: Luray Sprint Triathlon
Date: Sunday, August 16, 2009
Location: Luray, VA
Race Type: Triathlon - Sprint
Age Group: Male 35 - 39
Comment: Luray Triathlon: Viewpoint from the Race Director: Race Weekend

Race Report:

This continues my “RACE REPORT” on the Luray Triathlon from the This continues my write up on the Luray Triathon from the Race Director’s perspective. Please read the “Pre-race” article before you read this one if you haven’t already: http://davidglover.net/2009/08/luray-triathlon-viewpoint-race-director/

This question that I both love and hate the most on race weekend: “Are you the race director?”

It usually means something has gone wrong and I need to fix it, which in a nutshell describes my job race weekend (in addition to picking up trash)….although I did have a quite a few athletes come up to me and say what a great race it was.

Race Weekend:

Race weekend officially begins on Thursday with packet stuffing at Appalachian Outdoors Adventures. With 20 volunteers, two assembly lines and 20 inserts, it took us 1.5 hours to stuff the 1,200 race packets. Very fast!

On Friday, we set up the transition area and mark the swim, bike and run courses. The 30 portable toilets and 250 bags of ice are delivered to the park and we pick up all the food including 3,000 bottles of water from Wal-mart in a truck. Everything is ready for staging on Saturday morning.

Packet pick up runs from 3-7 PM behind Gary’s store. The key to packet pick up is to set up a process that moves athletes through the line quickly. Each year we get a little better. You may remember my step-mom, Charlotte, walking up to you while you were in line to check your USAT card then mark your hand. I like packet pick up because it’s a chance to talk to participants and answer questions about the course.

Read the rest of the article with pictures by Jenny Ruley Photography: http://davidglover.net/2009/08/luray-triathlon-race-weekend/