I entered not only for the challenge but as someone who's attempting to produce events it's always good to get out there and get involved in other people's races. It's like being a writer, to get better at it, you have to read heaps too. So I arrived on the day keen to observe how it all ran. I have to say I was really impressed! All seemed to be under control, well laid out, information was readily at hand and the prep leading up to the day had been done. Of course the ChCh Marathon is leagues ahead of Quickie Events, but it's cool knowing that an event with thousands of entrants and hundreds of staff still maintains a friendly atmosphere - something that's really important to me.
I couldn't help but wish Quickie Events would grow in numbers and come race day be a seething hive of nerves and excitement. But for now I'm really happy with the core group of competitors who do attend, it's quality not quantity!