This year’s Finke Desert Race website has to be ranked …

Comment on Thumbs up for two Finke winners and 300 volunteers by Ian Rennie.

This year’s Finke Desert Race website has to be ranked as the most pathetic ever. It has been impossible for a tremendous number of people in the Alice, around Australia and the world to get results.
I personally have had people around Australia ring me asking where different riders are placed because they could not get that info from the site.
I have had to say to each and every one “sorry mate, I am as much in the dark as you”. So, where does that leave me? I am ringing around and finding the same thing. I do believe the Facebook page has quite a few comments regarding this.
It would be a very good idea for a complete report on the results to be published, not just the finishers, but covering Prologue, Day one and Day two to make up for this failure.
For the amount of taxpayers’ money that is pumped into this event I think that the committee needs to have a serious look at not having a repeat of this next year.
Sour grapes on my part? Sure, big time and why not, but I am sure there will be a few condemning me for this insulting comment stating overload on the site etc, etc, as also I am sure that those will be the fortunate few that were able to access the results.

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Thumbs up for two Finke winners and 300 volunteers
Mr Yoffa should understand that It is not just myself who is unhappy, but like many things there are but a few who bother to speak up.
On primary purpose, I am quite sure that race control knows the situation without the website, and if Mr Yoffa wants to know about the organisation’s finances he is in the position to know, not a poor uninformed (or as he would have it implied, misinformed) fool such as I.
The fact of the matter is the website was not up to scratch for whatever the reason, and the public will be expecting a lot better in 2015.


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