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Discussion: Bad race

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Oct 26, 2015 12:23 AM # 
Hello Barb. I tried to get into the race about 3 weeks ago but it was sold out. I sent an email to the Rd asking if there was a wait list over a week ago and have heard nothing. Do you know if there is room to squeeze in or who I could contact in order to find out?
Oct 26, 2015 12:28 AM # 
It's their first year and their permissions are quite limited. The race sold out quickly and they kept a wait list for awhile but now they're not adding new names, and it doesn't sound like there's much hope for the people on the list. Hopefully, they'll get permission for a larger event next year!
Oct 26, 2015 2:26 AM # 
That sucks. I will be even more interested in your forthcoming race report then. I hope it goes well for you and your husband. Thanks for the response.
Oct 26, 2015 2:57 AM # 
Thanks! I've been quite busy since the end of August and haven't trained for a 50K so it's going to be an experiment to see whether it's possible to get through these things with a good training base. I don't recommend that strategy, nor am I proud of it but I have a 50 miler in early December so this race will be training for that race.
Oct 26, 2015 11:21 AM # 
Where is the race in December. States I guess :(
Oct 26, 2015 1:31 PM # 
Yes, Phoenix. If you're interested, it's McDowell Mountain Madness. There are several shorter distances too.
Oct 26, 2015 2:03 PM # 
Unfortunately I don t have a passport or the funds for a destination race like that.

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