Good Evening Everyone:
The first run tomorrow will start at 4:30PM if all goes well.
PARENTS: PLEASE SEND A NOTE WITH YOUR STUDENT TO SCHOOL TOMORROW REQUESTING AN EARLY RELEASE OF 2:45PM If YOU FEEL NEED THE EARLY RELEASE IN ORDER TO MAKE IT TO THE HILL ON TIME.
I have requested the same from the Athletic Directors, but I got the request in later than I should have. Attached is the list of athletes who stated their intention to race. This is what I sent to the ADs. The middle schools do not always honor the ADs request and the ADs do not always get this information over to the middle schools. So, please send a note to school just to be sure the early release goes as smoothly as possible. And if someone other than you is picking up your athlete, please include that information in your permission statement.
Daniel and I did make one tweak to the race plan. After enduing hours upon hours of groans and complaints from certain unnamed varsity athletes, we have decided to give the JV athletes one small advantage tomorrow. The JV athletes will ski the same course sets as the Varsity skiers with one big HOWEVER. The JV racers will start the race in Lane B in stubby gates and the Varsity athletes will take their first run in tall gates on Lane A. After both groups have completed their first runs, we will replace the tall gates in Lane A with stubby gates, and the stubby gates in Lane B with tall gates. This switch will take place while you are inspecting the courses for your second runs. So, JV and Varsity can still race head to head and compare times. Boys and girls will alternate starts on the same course. Attached is a race run order.
Thank you to everyone who has signed up to work the race tomorrow. There are still some coveted positions available. Please sign up. Reminder: we have created "shadowing" positions for gate judging and course working. This is a great opportunity to learn about the role without the pressure of actually performing the role.
3:30-3:45. Collect Bibs and Warm Up.
3:45-4:15. Course Inspection.
4:30. Run 1 Start
5:10. Quick Inspection and Switch Out Gates.
5:30. Run 2 Start
6:15. Hill Clean Up and Team Meeting.
Parents: Just a reminder that the Team Gilboa Competition Center is NOT for us to use. If you need to warm up, use the chalet.
Also, a race run flies by. Be social with your neighbor if you want, but never make eye contact. If you do, you might just miss your athlete's run. Keep your eyes on the race hill. That speed demon flying down might just be your child.
Hopefully, I will get a fresh week-five update out to you tomorrow.
More to come.