Today was officially the first race of the 2010 racing season. We had a great time at the Icebreaker Tri. A very well run race by the Timp Tri Club with a great turnout. And Icebreaker is right. There was frost on the grass in the transition area and, adding a new meaning to the word icebreaker, the blue stuff in the port-a-potties was frozen… When the sun came over the mountains, it warmed up and was just a beautiful first day on spring in Utah. It was reunion of sorts, of many of the big triathlon race directors in Utah. I say Chris from TriUtah, Travis from RaceTri and Travis from the Hess Cancer Foundation.
This is going to be an exciting year. Perhaps the biggest news is our acquisition of a MyLaps BibTag system. You may recall AMB bought ChampionChip and rebranded themselves to MyLaps Sports Timing. Well, what’s cool about this new system is that it is a chip in the bib system and is entirely disposable. What that means to race directors is no more lines waiting for chip assignment, but better yet, no chip collection. We are truly excited about it. Since the chip attaches to the bib, it will be a great system to use at running races.