The Mohican 100 has struggled in the last five years of its race existence. Originally (I believe) sponsored by the Cleveland West Road Runners Club, the RD changed hands in 2007. The race was in the red to the CWRRC. The new RD had plenty of issues to deal with that year, and 2008 was an improvement to the 2007 race. It’s been embarassing to be a local runner and brag about your Mohican trails, and then to have the amenities associated with the race to be rather disappointing.
Last week, the order of the loops to be run for the race changed. Not that big a deal, and I actually prefer the order now. But the information was casually mentioned in a email post and nothing posted on the website. There was conflicting information on the web site. That finally has been straightened out.
Today’s change was this. This was an email on the Yahoo! Groups:
“I’ve been checking the website daily for period changes and recently noticed that this has been added. Wow!
NEW FOR 2009! Drop bags will need to be in 2.5 gallon Ziplock Bags
Standardizing the size of the bags this year will help our delivery team and aid station volunteers to better sort bags for racers. Often, racer’s have had many different size bags, some HUGE and others nothing more than a poorly labled cheap grocery bag knotted at the top. Our intention is to standardize the size and make sure ALL racer’s have drop bags that are water resistant. Please pickup the bags you need before you arrive. Thanks for your cooperation.
Where in the heck do you get 2.5 gallon bags this close to the race? Thought I had my drop boxes complete. Guess not!”
Ok. Go over to the website, go to “Mohican Drop Bag and Aide Station” link……and scroll
and then you find the information.
NOW, asking for standardized bags for AS is a great idea!! And I am all for that.
But NOT five days before the race.
In a poorly located announcement.
Now, Ryan says an email will go out to all registered runners today about this.
Regis doesn’t have email. Nor does Gabe. Maryann is on holiday and has no access to her email. What about these folks?? (Oh don’t worry I will tell them).
Ok, my solution to this? Don’t change something five days before the race.
You know when we will know our bib number? When we pick them up at registration. So much for marking your drop bags with all your information.
Since I am on a good rant now, let me give you another piece of advice concerning the pasta dinner Friday night. The ladies church group are not doing it this year. There’s 140 100 mile runners, a bunch of 50 milers, and assorted folks-so say 150 people to serve. I would bring your own dinner with you so you can get food in a timely fashion. I’m just saying.