I like this time schedule for the current number of divisions and races.I think Obetz will end up being a great venue. I was very impressed with the stadium and facilities. I thought the course was fair but clearly could be very fast in the right weather. Arriving, parking, and leaving was not an issue. And you could watch a good amount of the race either running around or watching the video boards and the runners pass by 4 times in the stands.
For the size of the crowd today it was perfect. For a full crowd, I would have some concerns.
I think they should consider keeping this time schedule for the future. If somebody wants to watch all 6 races (soon to be 8 races I hope) that's great, but most people do not, and they end up just crowding the venue for no good reason.
I don't agree. It not so bad to have the meet last that long if the weather was like it was yesterday but remember it is Nov in Ohio. Imagine the day for the worker/officials/volunteers if it was high 45 windchill the 30's and some rain coming down.I think they should consider keeping this time schedule for the future. If somebody wants to watch all 6 races (soon to be 8 races I hope) that's great, but most people do not, and they end up just crowding the venue for no good reason.
I agree, Just don't want to see that every year. Not 100% sure I would have stayed anyway this year considering. I showed up after the D3 was done. Thought I'd just stay for D2 to be responsible. Sort of got caught up in the meet and thought I'd stick around for D1. I was doing well keeping my distance from people and thought I might stick around. Too much time so I left. Had over a 2 hour ride home and still got home before the girls were done.I assumed the whole point of the schedule was to encourage people to not stay the whole day. As you say, it worked. It’s the best way they have to handle traffic, no matter where the race is held.
They are putting a camera in the back park of the course for next year, to show more of the race...I have my concerns for when it is at full capacity about getting in and out. However, with a few tweaks, the course itself can be really nice. Transitions from grass to pavement have to get better and the large gravel at the turn coming into the stadium needs addressed, but overall, nice for the time they had. If they can get some cameras on the outside loops and put them on the video boards, it could be real nice for older fans. Good restrooms. Good for awards.