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Race Resumesuperdreadnought
Aug 7, 2003 7:44 PM
What do you put on a race resume? And what might you not put on it? Any examples on the web? Any difference between road and MTB (I do both)?
re: Race Resumebiknben
Aug 8, 2003 5:19 AM
I don't have a copy of mine with me at the office. I'll see if I can turn it into a .jpg later tonight and post it.

I start with a short personal bio. I sqeeze the bio to the left and put a picture of me racing at the top right. Then I follow up with the previous year's accomplishments, currect year's goals and objectives, and finish with race results for the previous year.

I get a lot of compliments on it. Probably due to the picture since it draws attention and is unique.
Follow up response...biknben
Aug 8, 2003 1:40 PM
I'm home now so I figured I'd provide a pic of my resume to help you out. Keep in mind I'm primarily a MTB racer.

If your using your resume to get on a team or for possible sponsorship, go heavy on the fluff stuff. The Personal bio and Goals and Objectives will give readers a better understanding of your personality and character. The results are just numbers. Helping to promote the sport, etc. will get you much farther than a win at a random race.

P.S. This is in no way intended to be some type of self-promotion. Simply just an example to help anyone out. I wish someone could have done this for me a few years ago.
Why a resume? You're a 31 y/o father with a job (presumably),bill
Aug 8, 2003 2:47 PM
Your palmares certainly are more impressive than mine, so I don't mean to be snide or dismissive of your achievements, but who is your market? What are you trying to do? Are you trying to get sponsors?
My club/team was trying to secure sponsors...biknben
Aug 8, 2003 7:41 PM
Originally, my shop was trying to secure bigger sponsors so they wanted to make things look official. Now I just update it every year since it only needs to be tweaked.

I just joined a new club/team. Although a resume was not required, it certainly made me stand out. It shows I'm willing to put in a little extra effort in the hope of getting some respect in return. Many clubs/or shops will use these resumes to secure small sponsors next season.

It just gives you a little more credibility. Anyone can say they won this or raced that. If you put it in a resume it just shows you mean business.
Follow up response...Nightengale
Aug 11, 2003 11:55 AM
Best Line: Promote a safe, friendly atmosphere for new cyclists. That is a really admirable goal.
Mark Kerlin
Include articles from Velonews and Cyclingnews......MR_GRUMPY
Aug 8, 2003 6:41 AM
that mention your name. (But not in a bad way). It's always nice if a Pro writes, " So-and-so was killing me at Superweek, but I managed to catch him at the line."
another questionCritLover
Aug 8, 2003 9:10 AM
I was updating mine last night for a great development team opportunity that I heard about. What I was curious about was how to list local races. I had several wins and second places in a local crit series (similar to Rockleign or South Mountain) and got 2nd overall in the series. I listed the overall series placing, but was unsure if I should have multiple lisitngs for the 1st and 2nd places (race names are the same).

Also, I was thinking of taking Ben's suggestion of adding a photo. What's a good picture to add? Just a regular you-can-see-my-face kinda pic, or something agressive- winning a sprint?

If you search yahoo for cycling resume there are some good examples.

For the training races....biknben
Aug 8, 2003 9:59 AM
I had to do something similar and just wrote how many of those races I entered and my best finish. You certainly want to put the series standings in there.

You may want to write something like:
2nd place overall - Jow Schmoe Race Series
-10 races; 1st place twice, 2nd place three times

I prefer to use a race picture. No one cares to see my ugly mug. An action will get more attention, IMO.
Oh what a dilema...noveread
Aug 8, 2003 11:40 AM
Must be nice to face a dilemma such as "do I include wins in local races" or even the dilemma of how to craft one's racing resume for an upgrade or team...

Ahh, one can dream!

The Empty Wrapper
re: Race Resumesuperdreadnought
Aug 8, 2003 5:48 PM
That is a cool looking resume, thanks. I am just plain cat five, and beginner MTB. What about field size? Do you put that? I have gotten some fifth places, but there were only something like six or seven of us in the age group/class level in some MTB events. Do a lot of racing (it is very fun, and I have nothing else to do with my time) and a shop asked for a resume. I am not any good yet, but I am sure even the immortal cat 1s, 2s, and 3s on this board started somewhere.