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Month: August 2016

Off The Wall

I have had the privilege of working as a Race Announcer for both Triathlon and Dragon Boat Races through the years, and no two races have ever been alike, predictable, or easy to manage. ¬†I have my notes, my schedule, my “Flight Plan,” biographies for key people and teams, but those are really just simple ingredients. ¬†Despite the title oft-given to the person with the microphone – MC (Master of Ceremonies), any good announcer knows he or she is just a passenger – a narrator who controls nothing other than the words that come to describe the hope will be the right ones for the moments. For the last decade I’ve been the unseen voice starting and ending the days of…

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