Saturday, March 14, 2009
We just finished up a very successful Wild Rover Series. For those of you unfamiliar with the series, it consists of three races run on consecutive Sundays and measuring 3, 4 and 5 miles respectively. For finishing each race you are awarded a medal. Medals from all three races combine to make a much larger medal. This year I was amazed at the number of people who requested medals for races they did not run. One person even went to the trouble of contacting the manufacturer in hopes of getting a medal for one of the series’ races they missed. Maybe they thought that paying an entry fee entitled them to be awarded a finishers’ medal. Well folks that’s why they are called “finisher” medals. The “finishing” part is what makes them worth something of value. We adhere to a similar policy at the Good Times Series. Our Golden Mylie is awarded to anyone who finishes all ten races. Finishing nine races because [plug in reason here] just won’t cut it. You have to finish all ten series’ races. This is an accomplishment worthy of a Golden Mylie; hey, we’ll even engrave your name on the back.