I’m still waiting for race photos to do my race report but a few final thoughts on other aspects of the event…
Would I race Rev3 again? Not based on this experience. Lack of advance information that I’ve already complained about (critical for this organizational freak), timing issues, fairly major course safety issues (I can’t think of another race I’ve done where so many people were hit by cars), and I don’t do races that drag religion into sport (hence why I won’t do Wildflower or any other Tri California races anymore). Starting the race off with a prayer? Huge turnoff for me personally.
Would I race in Knoxville or Tennessee again? Surprisingly yes. It’s a long haul from California but I was awed at how beautiful the state is and won over by how friendly every single local was. If I was ever looking for another tough scenic race, I’d see what else they had out there.
And that’s all I need to say about that.