Tuesday, June 8, 2010
The results for Sunday's race were finally posted on-line. We had hung around after the event sort-of hoping to pick up an age-group award. I've won my age-group twice before and by previous years results a 24 min finish was a chance at a minor placing. I came away empty-handed and a little surprised with the quality of field.
Anyway, yesterday when the results came up I scoured them to see where I came and I wasn't anywhere! No name, no result! It was like I hadn't run. My guess is that my chip malfunctioned. And where would I have placed? Second in age group - less than 10 seconds behind the winner. I was gypped of my bling by a dodgy chip.
I've contacted the organisers to see what they can do. It's probably petty but I'd really like my medal. I ran hard (well as hard as I could) and it's a physical demonstration of life after Overtraining Syndrome. They've contacted me back to find out my race number so I guess they'll be scouring the finish-line pics to make sure I'm being honest.
Finger's crossed I'll get my just rewards.