This morning’s Millennium Triathlon was canceled due to the weather which is a bummer. I got up at 5:30 and headed out to the race for packet pickup and to get setup. As of 7:15AM, the race was still on, but they weren’t making the final decision until 7:45. During setup, there was a few sprinkles, but nothing too severe and it actually looked like it was clearing up at 7:40 when I headed down to the lake. However, due to weather that was coming, they decided to cancel bumming out about 800 athletes. Thankfully, a nice guy down at the beach let me borrow his cell phone, so that I could let Jennie and her mom know that the race was canceled. I quickly tore down my transition gear and headed back to the car hoping to beat the crowd. It was a zoo getting out of the muddy field where everyone was parked.
On my drive home, at about 8:20, 20 minutes after the race was scheduled to start, there was some flashes of lightning and then it started to pour. So, they made the right decision. It would have been very dangerous to have people in the water or on their bikes in that kind of weather. When I got home, I quick grabbed a snapshot of the radar from Weather.Com.
It doesn’t look like they are going to be rescheduling the race, so I am looking for another tri sometime this month. The Ludington Triathlon looks fun and offers the option of an Olympic distance. Plus, Jennie wouldn’t take much convincing to make a trip up to Ludington and possibly on to Traverse City after that.