I've been slacking with the trivia and caption contests, so here's one to keep you occupied. Please post all responses to the comment section of the blog (not Facebook.) The winner will receive a half a fifth of Thunderbird wine.
I was trying to delay our next caption contest, but how can you go wrong with an image of a geeky coach running backward while being heartily encouraged by six of his loyal runners? So here you have it. Get your entry in by week's end via a comment at the blog. Multiple entries are allowed. Mrs. Coach Cane will be the judge for this contest, so sucking up to the coach to win his favor will do no good, but is still encouraged.
The winning submission will be awarded a free entry in next year's NYRR Backward Mile.
Our judge for this latest contest was my sister, Rachel "I Wuz Robbed" Cane. She's not bitter over her defeat in the recent Limerick contest, but is happy to be doing the judging this time around. Sis is feeling a little indecisive today, so she has declared the contest a tie. The winning entries are:
1 - Contents of box not returnable once opened - NSQ
2 - There has to be a cheaper way to get to all these tri events - Rui
Contratulations to NSQ and Rui, each of whom are clever and speedy. Apologies to the other fine entries that didn't quite make the grade but as I pointed out to my darling sister, complaining will not change the results.
Folks get lots of opportunities to laugh at me, so usually I use embarassing pictures of other people for our caption contests. But this one - taken as I rolled around on the floor at the recent Multisport World Conference - is too good to pass up.
Post your caption in the comments section by 3/30. The winning entry will receive an autographed glossy print suitable for framing.
We have received the results from our Poetry Judge. We have kept her identity secret in order to avoid the potential for sucking up. We thank our judge for her work. Despite protests from NSQ and others, the judge's decision is final and cannot be influenced by me or any other outside voices. If you wish to, you can view the complete list of submissions including the winners.
The In Case You Forgot I'm Foreign Award to Annyong Bluth, who might want to explore a new theme.
The Really, It's just Shrinkage Award goes to Ken, who probably shouldn't protest so much.
The Obsequiosity Award goes to Sara Bibi, who clearly thinks flattery will work on JC. It won't. [Don't listen to her Sara, flattery will work with me.]
The General Consensus of at Least 2 or 3 People is that I Talk Good Award goes to Billy Simmons, who is becoming quite the sycophant.
And the winner a/k/a as the Triathlons Ain't Easy Award goes to Yen for her final entry.
A wet suit, it got stuck on a man, This was never a part of the plan, The strippers did yank, And got to his tank, T1 done, he biked, then he ran.
The judges are also awarding an additional special award to Yen for being so prolific. It is formally known as the Maybe I'll Win Through Sheer Volume Award.
Nice job to all contestants. Now go swim, bike, and run!
After a brief hiatus to make room for some poetry competitions, our photo caption contest is back. To the left is one of our top runners and triathletes, the lovely Emily "Killer" Kindlon, neatly folded and in a box.
If you have a witty caption please enter the comment here. The winning entry will be awarded a cardboard box and half used roll of packing tape.
Last week's haiku contest went so well, that we decided to try some more poetry this week. While haikus are fun, they are a little too classy for me, and they don't even rhyme. So it's time for a triathlon limerick contest. Here are the rules:
All entries must make at least one triathlon related reference. You can include swim, bike, run, cycle, triathlon, race or other related words.
All entries must adhere to the traditional limerick format. A-A-B-B-A rhyme scheme, lines 1,2 and 5 should be seven to ten syllables, while lines 3 and 4 should be five to seven syllables.
Profanity is allowed (but certainly not required), though please use an asterisk or two when posting a naughty word, so as to avoid offending anyone's mom.
Once again, our poetry committee will judge the contest. The winner will receive a complimentary entry in the St. Patrick's Day Marathon in Van Cortlandt Park. All submissions must be received by Monday, March 7 and should be entered in the comment section of the blog.