Tin Man

Tin Man

Post by Ray Granil » Mon, 22 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Anyone out there do the "TinMan" New England regional Long Course championship
at Tupper Lake, New York?  Was my first 1/2 IM and fighting those 3 ft waves
in 30-40 mph winds ALLMOST made me want to stop after the swim.  Take away the
wind and it would have been a great race.  I least I finished, granted it was
middle of the pack, but I'll get better.

 
 
 

Tin Man

Post by Ann Snoeyenb » Tue, 23 Jul 1996 04:00:00

: Anyone out there do the "TinMan" New England regional Long Course championship
: at Tupper Lake, New York?  Was my first 1/2 IM and fighting those 3 ft waves
: in 30-40 mph winds ALLMOST made me want to stop after the swim.  Take away the
: wind and it would have been a great race.  I least I finished, granted it was
: middle of the pack, but I'll get better.

I was there, along with 19 other members of the NYU TriClub.  I thought
the swim was ok, but the roads we had to bike on were terrible.  Our club
won't go back until they resurface the roads.  Plus, the relays had to
shell out quit a lot of money and I don't think there were any awards
given for relays.  I hate to complain too much, because I was really
pleased with all the water stops and the enthusiastic fans and volunteers
along the way, and the beautiful run course, BUT I think the race
management could have done a bit more.  Having some food on hand after a
race is always a good idea.  And giving out Power Bars and nothing else to
the age group winners was pretty lame.

 
 
 

Tin Man

Post by Eric Averil » Thu, 25 Jul 1996 04:00:00

I was at Tupper Lake last saturday and I had a Blast. The people were
very nice from the race director to the many encouraging volunteers
along the course. It was very windy and the road was choppy in spots,
but I was looking for a challenge and got it. Perhaps the resurfacing
project that necessitated a the course change will bring good roads
the whole way on Rt.3 next year.

There was food at the finish (albeit perogies and cokes). Finishers
medals were a nice touch. The tees were snappy.

I give it an 8.  Very memorable for my first long distance race.

Eric Averill