Monday, February 1, 2010

Pre-Game Show: UBCTC Spring Fling Race Series

VANOC confirms earlier start of UBCTC Spring Fling Race Series will buy more time for snow making process in Cypress

Vancouver, BC - In response to ongoing unseasonably warm weather, an innovative effort to combat the issue is implemented in the contingency plan by the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic Games. This strategy will in effect permit the University of British Columbia Triathlon Club to host TWO of seven events in the 2010 Spring Fling Racing Series before the Olympic Break to stall for more time. Despite earlier concerns of increased traffic congestion between the two big sporting events being hosted in the city during similar times, which have already pushed back other named events to later dates such as the Vancouver Sun Run and UBC Triathlon, warmer weather is expected to continue to deplete existing snow stockpiles at alarming rates.

This strategy is to buy more time to tackle the snow stockpiling problem for the venue organizers in Cypress, while the world’s attention is drawn towards the exciting and new UBCTC Spring Fling Race Series leading up to the Winter Olympics Games.

Snow Makers

The UBCTC executive team expects more intense competition among the field in this jammed-packed 7-event race series than the previous 12-event race series witnessed in the 2009 Fall Classic. Like last term, points will be awarded based on placing on a uniform hierarchy scale and in addition bonus points will be added for participation. Nifty prizes will be also awarded to those who break the existing course records. More details to be released later.

All athletes who competed in the 2009 Fall Classic couldn’t pass up on this exciting opportunity for another chance at triumph or redemption or BOTH. New competing athletes will enjoy this cool experience, one they can’t really say no to.

Matt Reeve sporting the Golden Cape in 2009 Fall Classic Race Series.

Together, their passions are fuelled by countless hours dedicated to training. It sounds like an unlawful punishment to most, but it’s often considered as a lifestyle choice for the most fervent athletes. They are competitors by nature, and will do whatever they can to win. You can bet trash talkers are already witting away at several clever nick names to have at their disposal. The competition will be fierce; many have already linked the level of competition in the race series equivalent to the other big sporting event.

In response to the announcement of the new UBCTC Spring Fling Race series starting earlier, an anonymous person was quoted, “I hate it, but I love it!”

The first event, 500m test swim set, is scheduled to take place on Sunday February 7th, 2010. The second event, 5km run, will commence soon after on Wednesday February 10th, 2010.

This Spring Fling Race Series will mark for exciting blogging coverage. Be sure to stay tuned for updates.


Anonymous said...

man i DO hate it....

BUT I LOVE IT!!!!!!!

Vincent said...

man, I can't wait to find out what these prizes are! They sure are guaranteed to be AWESOME!