Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Patriot's Half and Lady Patriot -- Take II

Those TRIgirls don't let anything slide by them. They pointed out on the TRIgirl forum absurdity of this statement from the Patriot's Half Iron website:
"Also, be sure to tell all the ladies in your life about the Lady Patriot all women's event on Sunday (500 meter swim-10 mile bike-2 mile run)."
Like the the Half Iron is for the men, and the ladies -- the dates --get a dainty little race. Now, I've done an all women's race, IronGirl, and it was great. A women's race doesn't have to be like that. It can be an empowering place where women don't have to feel the intimidation of men. It can be a place where women bond and show support. It can be a great thing. But obviously the director of this race (or whoever wrote that text) is a man...and a chauvinist one at that.
Maybe I should introduce him to some of these strong, independent TRIgirl women. You know....a real woman.
So, I say do the half...just to show them....And while we are at it, let's make it more women then men on that Half Iron course!
Here is the crafty thing that TRIgirl Cyndi had to say:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:40 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

By Ladies I think they meant

Ironwilled women
Enjoying the

Let's see how long they keep that language up.....


Melissa said...

I noticed that one, too! I thought maybe it was jsut me - but I thought is was awful rude to give the ladies the little race. granted I can't do the long course rightyet...key word yet! i think the pink ladiues need to make their mark at this race!

Diane said...

Let's do it!

Fe-lady said...

I second the motion to get a BUNCH of strong, fit, smart, beautiful women out there to complete the 1/2 IM- and kick some men's rear ends!

momo said...

ooooh, i want to be in and kick some boy butt with you all!! ;-)

Marcus said...

I just saw that the race has been canceled and that they are going to give us 50% credit! If anyone else thinks that this is absolutely unacceptable, please join with me! As I see this, they run a business. In business, you take risks. In business, if you cannot deliver your good or service for ANY reason, your customer does not pay. I do plan to write to the race director and USA Triathlon.

Triathlonmom said...

Marcus -- I agree it is unacceptable. The least they could do is offer free entrance to another of their races. or offer free admission into next years. That is what they did when Sandman (Va Beach) had to be cancelled several years ago. They gave folks lots of choices.