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Friday, March 23, 2007

Oopsie

Dear A1A Marathon Participant,

We are writing to inform you that upon completion of the A1A Marathon, we did not receive your Champion Timing Chip. Please send the timing chip back to the following address ASAP to avoid the $30 replacement fee.


Uh-oh.

When I did not finish the 1/2 because of the ol' knee, I just walked off the course and went home -- timing chip attached. Later, I noticed it, but didn't know what to do with it. I know I cut it off my shoe strings, but where is it now? Probably in the posession of the good gnomes who scurry away with all my other things.

Dang. Looks like I'm gonna have to fork over $30.

10 comments:

Froyd said...

just tell them that you're still running the marathon...just very slowly, and you can't give it back until you're finished.

teacherwoman said...

That stinks! No one things of those things in times like that... maybe it will show up!

Erin said...

Oh goodness. DNF (did not finish) is costing you more than the trip to the doctor. What a bummer!

Jess said...

Erin: The DNF has been costly indeed, consider:
Race entrance fee: $80
Lost timing chip: $30
Doctor visit (after insurance paid its part): $100
Humiliation and feeling of defeat after only running two miles out of 13.1 and having to walk back to my car: Priceless.

Bob said...

Thanks for the sympathy Jess, you are my inspirarion right now. Sorry about the chip. If you find it I think you can use it in other races. You have to bait those Gnomes out though.

miss petite america said...

well u never know it might just turn up...

Nicole said...

I hate it when things like that happen

Firefly's Running said...

OOOOOOPPS!

Tough Cookie said...
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toughcookie7 said...

Sorry, random lurker comment. Yea for short girls! I'm 5'1" and I have a bum knee too.