542RE: [hr100] Hardrock Hundred Clarification
- Nov 12, 2001Matt,
Since you sound like you have a lot of money to spend, can you pay my entry
Please don't forget that not everyone is use to sleeping in one person tent
and take baths in cold rivers. How about the money the rest of us spend it
town where the race is. How about hotels, food. Don't forget that not
everyone is a teacher and has two months vacation every summer. Some of us
have to take unpaid time off from work. And most important, most of us have
Please be more sensitive making silly suggestions.
From: Matt Mahoney [mailto:matmahoney@...]
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2001 2:49 PM
Subject: Re: [hr100] Hardrock Hundred Clarification
--- clapper@... wrote:
>I thought we already did that. In any case, there's
> I usually let the chatter go by, but I have to speak
> up on this one.
> Limiting entries by raising the fee sends our sport
> in the same direction
> as skiing and golf: towards the upper middle class,
> white suburban, middle
> age elite.
plenty of cheap or free ultras, like the MTN RNR
series, Barkley, Nolan's 14, and lots of fat ass races
including some 100 milers. They can be short or long,
easy or as tough as you like, just like the "real"
ultras that charge big entry fees and have lotteries
or trail work requirements. The only difference I can
see is that in a "real" ultra you get a T-shirt that
people will recognize. "Oh yeah, I saw that race on
TV. It looked really tough" instead of "Wickham Park,
what's that?" Sorry, recognition is in big demand and
there is a short supply of it, so simple economics
says you gotta pay for it. Or is there some other
reason to run the big ultras?
-- Matt Mahoney, matmahoney@...
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