>> Has anyone done this 1/2IM? I may be in Reno, and since it's only about
>> 4 or 5 hours away, I thought I would give it a try. Does anyone have the
>> race director's phone number? And more importantly, how much does it
>> cost? Was the course rough? etc....
> I would stay away from that race if I were you. It just bad
>news. If this race is run by a guy named Patrick Gilbert you'll probably end
>up losing your money. He advertised a race called the "HammerHead
>Triathlon" last summer in Aptos. I along with many other people entered
>only to lose our money to this guy.
> Ofcourse if this race is being run by someone
>different then do it!!
The Hammerhead was a great race when it existed. Unfortunately, last year,
Pat Gilbert ran into 'personal problems' (we ALL have them sometimes),
and because of this the race never happened. He is not the kind of person
who would intentionally put on a race knowing it would never happen. I think
there will be some (BIASED) article on him in next month's Triathlete Mag.
There will be no Hammerhead this year, nor will there be any of the other
FUN races which Patrick's colorful personality as a race director enhanced.
I think there is some effort being made to refund people's money; check in
the past couple months of all the tri-geek mags; there is an address to
write to somewhere. If I find it, I'll post it. -Ian
Oh BTW a huge rainstorm wiped out a significant portion of the bike
course last year anyway. :)