By Mathias Eichler
Winter, trails, darkness, and all the weather.
One last hurrah before the end of the year. Runners, get ready for a fun and festive holiday treat along the trails of Squaxin Park.
On his Freetral podcast Dylan Bowman chats with Gary Robbins about the Whistler kerfuffle and makes some great points:
If this would’ve happened to another ‘no name’ race director, this would’ve blown over and no one would’ve thought of it. I’ll add: heck, this new Whistler race would probably be already sold out.
It’s the most likely the last we hear from Gary on this. DyBo makes a bittersweet point in that it was sort of a good that this happened to Gary in order for our community to step up and really start asking the proper questions, taking ownership, and standing up to the bullies.
It’s time that this is done by the people who actually wield the power. Yes, we can individually boycott races and split the community, but I believe there are people, the media producing the live streams for example, and the perfectly positioned Pro Trail Runners Association1, oh and even the sponsors, (they’ve been awfully quiet here) to stand up and form a cohesive response.