March 10, 2007

2007 MARCH RACE

After all the effort from everyone, Northshore race finally happened. However, this is the 1st of all the 17 races I have done under such a crappy weather. But, still, we prevailed! And comparing the weather to today (March 11th), I still think we are lucky enough to have a weather where it was sunny at the starting line and 1st leg, heavy rain at the 2nd leg, and little rain in the 3rd leg.

This time, the "marked for elimination" twist appeared in the Northshore race which the last team to arrive at the pit stop will receive a 5-minute time penalty when they step onto the mat. However, this penalty would still occur even if the team arrives at the pit stop in first place. So, a warning to the future racers, never come in last!

Past racers gave me a lot of compliment about how this northshore race is way better than the previous one they attended and possible the best one yet... If you have watched "TAR all-stars", this season's is really intense; and this is what I am aiming to achieve in this year's race as well! It is all about pushing people out of their comfort zone and put them in a difficult condition to do something that they would not normally do. In this particular race, I would discribe the whole concept as a "either do or die" situation. And the winner has definitely proven that!

The race started with a motor boat ride at Sewell Marina to search for a marker on the sea; then a delicious eating challenge with either freezing cold ice cream or frying hot seafood delicacy; follow with an excruciating watery challenge in this cold and rainy weather; and end up with a heavy-lifting farm chore in Maplewood Farm. A little extravagant, but that is what the Northshore is all about!

Honestly, this race is very diffcult to coordinate right from the start. But, I am glad it is done! I would like to thank the staffs at Maplewood farm to help us setting up the task. They are really kind and very helpful! All the participants who completed the race. Also, my wonderful volunteers who withstood the weather and a cranky producer... :p

Race Result:
[LEG ONE]
1st - Colin & Julie
2nd - Eric & Jackie
3rd - Hayley & Juanito
4th - Nicole & Stacy
5th - Dirk & Roger
6th - Ashley & Tara
7th - Dave & Jeff
8th - Brandon & Geoff (marked for elimination)
[LEG TWO]
1st - Colin & Julie
2nd - Dave & Jeff
3rd - Nicole & Stacy
4th - Dirk & Roger
5th - Hayley & Juanito
6th - Ashley & Tara
7th - Brandon & Geoff
8th - Eric & Jackie (eliminated)

* no teams went for the fast forward
* no teams opted to use the yield
[LEG THREE]
1st - Dirk & Roger
2nd - Colin & Julie
3rd - Dave & Jeff
4th - Nicole & Stacy
5th - Brandon & Geoff
6th - Ashley & Tara
7th - Hayley & Juanito

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

WHOOOOOOOOOOPS.
I thought Jeff guaranteed a victory, toooooo bad.

Anonymous said...

it was a race to be determined by quick decisions, and quick mind work, the team that won trust me great team, and very tough.
it was a great race.to bad you guys don't have the license or the knowledge for west and north vancouver.

5th Place Guy said...

Congrats to Dirk and Roger... I still can't believe we actually begged for coins @ the Ferry Terminal....

5th Place Finnisher

Julie and Colin said...

Thanks for another great race Bill. It was the best one yet.
A really fun day.
Congratulations to Dirk and Roger, two very SERIOUS competitors!

Chris said...

"it was a race to be determined by quick decisions, and quick mind work, the team that won trust me great team, and very tough.
it was a great race.to bad you guys don't have the license or the knowledge for west and north vancouver"

I find it great how you think you know our life stories and how you know we dont have our licenses. Well done, maybe next time you'll think twice before you trash talk before a race.

Anonymous said...

Hey. Roger and I had a blast. Tough competition from fast, furious and some crazy drivers and many quick thinkers. Julie and Colin gave us a scare at the end when we thought it was all wrapped up knowing Lynn Valley so well... so did they! It was a close one. We'll see them again in November... and do it all over again. :)
Dirk and Roger

Anonymous said...

What is the answer to "Fast Forward"? Thanks in advance!

It's really a GREAT Show!! I wish sth similar happens in Hong Kong too!!