Last Saturday, 17 Regina Road Runners and friends descended on the City of Regina Fieldhouse for the 2016 Prediction Mile.
The runners ranged from 3 years to “you don’t need to know”. Some of the youngest did some extra laps, testing the track before the race, running a few laps in both heats and winding down before the end of the night. The highest lap count I observed was 11 (it was the 3 year old).
The trend of the winner being within 1 second continued for another year, making it 2 years in a row and 4 years of 6 since I have been attending or involved with this event. But, for the first time, 1st place was 1 second off prediction, 2nd was 2 seconds and 3rd was 3 seconds. Only in 4th place did double digits from the predicted time appear.
Winning this year, for the second year in a rowwas Mary Simrose! Congratulations Mary! Also congratulations to Jeannette Taylor and Milo Grimsrud in 2nd and 3rd.
Also of note, there were 7 participants 16 and under. In the under 16, Ethan Newton was notably only 13 seconds from prediction (5th overall). In the 10 and under group, Mustafa Dulaymi was a mere 48 seconds off prediction.
There was pizza, cookies and juice for everyone afterwards.
|Name||Prediction||Actual||Pace (min/km)||Difference from Predicted||Rank|