by Alex Ristea, Events Assistant Director
TriDu weekend, as seen from the Twitterverse
This weekend saw the 29th Annual TriDu! Almost 1000 athletes participated and volunteers, observers, and participants alike let the tweets fly! There were two hashtags; first, the obvious “#tridu” but there was also the lesser know “#eventdaydarryl”, named after the UBC REC Tournaments and Race Coordinator Darryl Hol who, under great stress and little sleep, becomes known as “Event Day Darryl” – the Mr. Hyde to his Dr. Jekyll.
13 hours until UBC REC #tridu …. the excitement begins!
And the night begins! #eventdaydarryl
Just told me I’ve been sweeping the wrong part of the road. #eventdaydarryl
21:20, he lost his keys. Classic. #eventdaydarryl
If Darryl had a small small study space he could call it Darryl’s Carrel. #eventdaydarryl
New radio call 10-53… Check Twitter. #eventdaydarryl
Good morning volunteers and triathletes! Looks like it’s going to be a great day for #tridu!
Beautiful sunrise. Lookin to be a great sunny day in Vancouver for#tridu
Getting wet bag racks set up, awaiting the first #tridu participants at the pool
First participant leaving the pool! #2063, jonathan! #tridu
Chilling at the finish. Where are you, #tridu?
Hard to live tweet #tridu with freezing fingers!
#tridu volunteers and participants were looking fine through my lens. Good luck for the rest of today, crew!
Looking at people’s backs for timing numbers. Across the board, #tridu Olympic athletes have the nicest bums.
End of a long #tridu day! Thanks to all our volunteers and participants for an amazing event!
First triathlon of the year complete! #tridu
feet are sore and my energy’s dwindling, but couldn’t have asked for a better sunday! #tridu
19:10 on Sunday. He finally breaks down. #eventdaydarryl
Dreams of delineators, a-frames, coldlines, traithlons and #eventdaydarryl screaming at me about printers.
Want to be part of the action for Storm the Wall? Get on your/make a twitter account and follow UBC REC as we tweet all throughout Storm Week, letting us know what you’re up to or posting pictures of your experience with “#stormthewall”!