If I only could see into the future.
If I had a magic powers and I could see into the future difficulties, I would never embark on journey to become a triathlon organiser. And the Duke Triathlon would only be a cool idea, floating freely in my and Rich's heads.
But I don't believe in magic and I cannot see the future, so... ...once we've committed, we had to make it happend.
You see, me and business partner Rich, we are doers, not quiters.
It cost us so much time and effort, 10x more than we originally predicted. We had a doubts and worries, things didn't go well, we've been barraged with permits, countless checks and regulations. On the top of that we have been risking our own money as no one was willing to investment in a startup event organised by two inexperienced rookies.
I'm writing this on Tuesday, two days after the event. Duke Triathlon was a great success.
The fortune wheel spins in the favour of the bold.
We sold out and we still keep receiving amazing feedback from the competitors.
They loved the friendly, lay back atmosphere and the natural beauty of the course. I think we can claim the most picturesque triathlon in Scotland badge! :) My biggest reward was seeing athletes crossing the finish line with a massive grin on their faces! For many it was the first ever triathlon. People got hooked. They ask for the next year! How cool is that!? We didn't earn any money, the entries fees have just covered the costs, but we learnt so much. It was like a crush course in management and event organising. We started many great relationships and the new ideas and plans just keep floating in.
Please forgive me but I cannot share anything with you at this moment, it's too early stages.
All I can say is that the future looks bright for Duke Triathlon. And you don't even have to have the magic powers to see that!
In the Duke we trust :)
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