July 17, 2004
I am getting in a several year streak at this event. This year, I am paired up with Todd Rose. There had been an issue in the past with not allowing non-TRH members to participate, but in the interest of having enough teams (and/or making people happy), there are a number of non TRH participants.
I did better than normal on the Kayak leg, except that I got really bad blisters in my thumb/forefinger webbing. Then Todd put in a fast 5K, followed by my own 5K. The biggest laugh (and a special award) was when I came in from my 5K… and Todd was not there. Well, he was THERE but not expecting me to come in yet (or forgot how much time a 5K is when you are not running). Essentially, I had to stand there and wait for him to come back and get ready, so I could help him push the kayak into the water.
I think his award is the perpetual “Todd Rose Leave Your Teammate in the Lurch” Award.