From: Paul McGreal
Date: 26 June 2012 18:38
Subject: Celtman – Thanks
Wow. What a weekend. I thought I had my emotions and feeling under control about it, but I’ve felt pretty much overwhelmed today (and more than a bit knackered!).
I know this is a token gesture really, but I really do want to say thanks very much. I have never had the pleasure of working with a team of helpers like this before – it was an absolute joy to have all of you around. The Celtman race is the very definition of “we couldn’t have done it without you”. So thanks, massive thanks. Please pass this on to your teams and colleagues.
The responses we’ve been receiving from competitors and others in the last couple of days have been incredible. We’ll collate some of the comments and distribute them once we’ve had a chance to draw breath. They are all saying how fantastic you lot were. I agree. Thanks for sticking with it, and being cheery and helpful when it mattered most. I and the athletes appreciate it.
We should all be incredibly proud of what happened a couple of days ago. As a team we delivered something that people seem to really care about, and that mattered to them beyond a few quid of entry fee. There was a huge responsibility on us not to let them down. I think we achieved that, and much more. What happened on Saturday was very special – between us we’ve created a new iconic race that I have a feeling will be a bit oversubscribed next year!.
We’ve got things to learn for 2013 (yes, we are running it again!), so would be really interested to have your comments and feedback – please email me.
If you haven’t already seen it, here’s the video that Robby put together. Brought a lump to my throat.