Sunday, August 28, 2011

No Race with Irene

I awoke this morning to an email informing me that the Westport Island Shore Run 10K has been cancelled, rather postponed to a yet-to-be-determined date. I guess there is a hurricane outside.
Photo courtesy
Seas like this:
Acadia National Park, 2009, Hurricane Bill - AP Photo
With a race that goes across two causeways similar to this:
Massachussetts, 2010, Hurricane Earl - AP Photo
I really feel the need to comment on the last photo. It is inconceivable to me that those parents allow their children to be so close to the storm surge. Not far from where the middle photo was taken in Acadia National Park during Hurricane Bill in 2009, a seven- and a twelve-year-old girl and were swept from the rocks. So sad.

So as much as I was looking forward to a race in the rain (though it is barely raining here and the trees are barely moving two hours before race time), I'll be happy with a low-key day with my boys and anticipate the rescheduled date sometime this fall. It just gives me more time to prepare, right?


  1. I had the same thought about crazy parents when I saw that photo - it's a hurricane, people!! Anyway, glad your RD is postponing so everyone can be safe.

  2. I have to agree about the parents and that photo! Crazy!

    Hope you survived the Hurricane okay!


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