Event organizers more optimistic about weather

By John L. Pitts/NEMS Daily Journal

Organizers of two racing events scheduled to start this morning were optimistic the weather wouldn’t hamper their plans.
The King of the Hill Triathlon was set to begin at 8 a.m. with more than 150 competitors at Tombigbee State Park near Plantersville. “With each person who comes in to pick up a race packet and says the forecast is looking better, the better I feel,” race co-director Mark Bresee said Friday afternoon.
The 29th annual Coca-Cola Classic in Corinth was expecting more than 900 runners for the 10-kilometer race. It was slated to start at 8:30 a.m.
“We take great heart in the fact that the chance of rain has gone from 80 percent down to 30 percent,” said race director Kenneth Williams. “We’ll be watching the radar.”