Sunday, August 25, 2013

39 Days to Ragnar

A nearly complete team of 12:


Our team of ladies is nearly complete! We have 10 members fully registered and paid up, and 2 members nearly there. Thanks to everyone who helped pull in a friend or two! Is there anyone under 30 registered? We're setup as a submasters team, so if there's a youngster under 30, I'll have to change that to "Open".

One quick item - the deadline to change our name is tomorrow. We're currently called "A Touch of Crazy" and we have a crazy colorful team scheme. Feel free to throw out ideas today; we'll decide tonight whether to stay the crazy course or take another path. The other DC team names are posted here:

Tracy and Jane, you're showing a personal pace of 0:00. Don't forget to update your pace based on previous races; our start time will be determined by the team pace and that deadline is coming up.

Below are the allocations for the runners. If you'd like to shift slots, please contact the person whose slot you'd prefer and see if they'll swap. If the new arrangement is good with those involved, send me an email with the new assignments and I'll make the swap.

#1 - Wendy
#2 - Robyn
#3 - Dusti
#4 - Susan
#5 - Chrisie
#6 - Tracy
#7 - Gwen
#8 - Kat
#9 - Mary
#10 - Jane
#11 - Kristen
#12 - Betsy

It's time to find volunteers! Since we're a local team we need to supply three people. So far we have one volunteer signed up. If you know of someone who is interested, send me their email and I'll send them a volunteer invitation.

That's all for now. An equipment email will hopefully be coming out later today.

Friday, August 16, 2013

48 Days Until Ragnar

And as the team grew:


We are just 48 days away from Ragnar, and we only have five runners fully registered, so everyone needs to turn to the crazy lady next to them and recruit them onto our team. I've continued to put feelers out using the Ragnar site, so hopefully I'll get a few more people to bite. If recruiting continues to go slow, I may have to open the field and start asking guys to join us (nooooo!).

I've seen a few Ragner-related emails come out from the organizers, so I'll sit down in the next couple of days, digest that information, and pass on the important bits. Volunteer slots open on the 19th, so if you know someone willing to spend a few hours helping out the race, send me their email and I'll add their name to the list.

So that's the quick note for today. Those in the "To" line are the ladies currently on the team, and those on the "Cc" are those I want to add to the "To" line. Let's go ladies!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Yikes! Less Than 3 Months

An email to what was the start of our Ragnar team:

Ladies! I've come up for air for a moment to say "I haven't forgotten about the team!". Work has been unkind to my personal/social life and is taking up too much of my attention.

We currently have three runners who have paid and are registered for their legs on the Ragnar site:

Jane Cannata
Chrisie Roberts

So that means we'll all be running twelve legs (ah haha... that's not really funny...). If you can't find the Paypal invoice, my address, or the Ragnar link to get yourself registered, please let me know and I'll resend.

Starting August 19th, the volunteer positions will open up. I know of two people whose arms will be twisted to help out there, so we'll need one more person to round out the volunteer brigade.

We should ideally have two non-runner drivers, and if someone(s) is/are photographically talented, let's get them in each van to capture the fun and ugly of this run. I'm sure there will be some priceless moments in there.

Theme! One idea that was floated was the "Bond Girls". Let's brainstorm some additional ideas and take a vote. We'll need outfits and van designs at a minimum. If someone would like to take care in this area, let me know.

That's enough of the scatterbrain thoughts running through my head. Be poking your friends and family and let's get this team assembled!