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Discussion: Congrats!

in: FB; FB > 2013-08-17

Aug 22, 2013 12:35 AM # 
One of the cool things about your team this year was that it was no big deal for Will to be racing anymore. Last year everyone was talking about this young kid doing WT with his Dad and wondering how it would turn out. Bob called him up at the awards ceremony so everyone could applaud. It was amazing to see someone so young in a 24-hr race. This year we were simply wondering how high up the leaderboard he was going to finish - on the long course, naturally. Will has always impressed me, and not just with his racing abilities.
Aug 22, 2013 1:55 AM # 
Great adventure for all. Wonderful!
Aug 22, 2013 1:57 AM # 
People also don't realize he has been around this sport literally his entire life. He was 2 months old at his first TA (Eco Challenge BC). He's sat in TA's at some of the biggest expedition races watching the best in the world since he was 5.. and seen the top racers doing things few people ever see and seen more messed up people on race courses than I have. AR is sort of 'matter of fact' for him so he doesn't get psyched out like we all did for our first races.
He understands that you get heat exhaustion or hypothermia, you puke, you get dehydrated, blisters, rashes ... blah , blah... but there's a downside with that
... not a lot of sympathy for his peers when they have issues... can be irritating when he interacts with people his own age!? :-)
Aug 22, 2013 3:49 AM # 
Interesting! So he's an adventure racer influenced by both environment and genetics. That is cool. And kinda funny about his lack of sympathy.

Cute teenaged girl hoping for a hug: "Oh, it's soooo cold out."
Will: "Suck it up, princess!"
Aug 22, 2013 12:05 PM # 
He has virtually no fishing partners his own age.. can't understand the issue with being on a frozen windy lake for 10 hours or standing in a snowbank on the side of a river as the sun comes up. :-)

He rolls his eyes at me now when I agree to snowshoe into some lake, BUT "I'm bringing the hut (pop-up) and a heater" ... yep, unless there's a finish line, I'm getting pretty soft.
Aug 22, 2013 12:39 PM # 
Aug 22, 2013 2:40 PM # 
Ya didn't exactly look soft when you came crashing through the bush to our CP, leaving a trail of broken tree trunks and some split boulders.
Aug 22, 2013 4:29 PM # 
That's from the AR smell... that doesn't soften over time :-)
Aug 23, 2013 5:16 AM # 
Well done, or should that be "Will Done!" You and your prodigy are in it for the long run. Great write up FB!
Aug 23, 2013 2:39 PM # 
We can only hope that Weeanimal has the same thirst some day for an AR course or two. Perhaps by then, Will will be the AR vet to lead her through! Great job out there, big Daddy!
Aug 23, 2013 3:26 PM # 
One race I actually stayed online to watch closely.

Get him logging on here as I've already parked the user name"Willderness" for his use:).
Aug 23, 2013 6:53 PM # 
That's so awesome Will is into this type of activity, he's a great kid in my short time getting to know him. Hoping I can follow in the FB family model (wrt AR anyway!).
Aug 23, 2013 10:47 PM # 
Great report!!

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