2020 Prediction Mile/Kipchoge Challenge

The turnout at the Regina Road Runners 2020 Prediction Mile was great with 20 participants plus timers and observers. The goal was to predict your running/walking time and then try to match it (no watches allowed, except for the timers). The event was run in 2 heats.  Art and Vicky Bonnell coordinated the timing with participants assisting when they weren’t on the track.  The larger group lead to a lot louder cheering and more high fives for the athletes as they completed each of their seven laps.

There were ties for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th but everyone won as we all had fun.

The 1st annual Kipchoge challenge took place following the Mile.  Kipchoge ran a sub 2 hour marathon which is a pace of 34 seconds for 200 meters.  Several participants ran as a pack to attempt that pace. The times varied from 31 seconds through to 40 seconds.  Some very impressive speed!

The energy burned cheering and running/walking was restored with pizza and pop and lots of socializing afterwards

Name  Prediction Actual Difference
1. Payton Neisz 10:00:00 10:00:00 0:00:00
2. Mitchell Japp 7:42:00 7:39:00 0:03:00
2. Esmae Japp 15:00:00 15:03:00 0:03:00
3. Leah Japp 8:31:00 8:35:00 0:04:00
3. Tom Maher 9:24:00 9:28:00 0:04:00
4. Kaytlyn Criddle 6:30:00 6:38:00 0:08:00
4. Karen Lawson 6:15:00 6:07:00 0:08:00
5. Doug Hynne 8:00:00 7:50:00 0:10:00
6. Danielle Stephens 16:00:00 15:40:00 0:20:00
7. Logan Japp 8:45:00 8:18:00 0:27:00
8. Linda Hynne 15:00:00 15:30:00 0:30:00
9. Oliver Gibson 18:00:00 16:57:00 1:03:00
10. Shaun Grundle 8:50:00 7:44:00 1:06:00
11. Maryn Japp 9:30:00 11:00:00 1:30:00
12. Eric Mulholland Tomczak 12:00:00 13:57:00 1:57:00
13. Kelsey Gibson 15:00:00 16:59:00 1:59:00
14. Danielle Neisz 15:00:00 11:57:00 3:03:00
15. Macei Belcourt 15:00:00 11:01:00 3:59:00
16. Tamra Belcourt 15:00:00 10:25:00 4:35:00
17. Ashtin Belcourt 15:00:00 9:02:00 5:58:00

Strength Training for Runners

Strength Training for Runners

RRRC is subsidizing a series of 4 weekly strength training sessions for club members. The training is for all members, whether beginners or those who have been running for decades. The focus will be on teaching people correct form and technique for the exercises to improve performance and reduce injuries. Cassandra from Level 10 fitness will lead us through a different series of exercises each week and will ensure we are performing them correctly and safely. The intention is that attendees will be able to continue to use the knowledge after the classes end.

Level 10 Fitness – 2124 Gordon Road, Trainer – Cassandra Serbu

Feb 26th, March 4th, 11th, and 18th, 7:30-8:30pm

Cost: $9/session x 4 sessions = $36

The effort and intensity will be up to individual attendees. Athletes will all benefit from participating.

Register

Prediction Mile 2020

Prediction Mile & Optional Kipchoge Challenge

January 18 at the Sportplex Fieldhouse.

The Prediction Mile will run at 5:30 PM.  Be there by 5:15 to make sure you are ready to go at 5:30.

What is a Prediction Mile? You just have to predict how long it will take you to run one mile on the track and whoever is closest to their prediction, wins! No timing devices allowed though!

Optional Kipchoge challenge for any who are interested Here’s the details:

In 2019, Eliud Kipchoge broke the 2 hour barrier for the marathon in 1:59:40. He currently holds the world record of 2:01:39 (set in 2018 – the sub 2 hour pace isn’t recognized as a marathon record due to the conditions it was completed in). His incredible pace is equivalent to running 200 metres every 34.5 (or 34.0 for the sub 2-hour pace) seconds (for 42.2 km). Our goal is to see if we can manage Eliud’s pace for a short distance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRYtn0j5ccA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQRY_YzmdEI

Prediction Mile

Distance:          1 mile (1.6 km / 1760 yards / 5280 feet / etc.)
Start location:   Fieldhouse track, 1717 Elphinstone Street, Meet by the track.
Start time:        5:30 PM, January 18th, 2020
Cost:                Members and Non-Members: Free. All ages are welcome.

RSVPs are required so that we get enough post-race snacks. To RSVP, email the Treasurer by Friday January 17, 2020.

Pizza and pop after the race courtesy of RRRC.

What do I need? Whatever you need to run or walk seven complete laps of the outside lane at the Fieldhouse, plus one timing device.

Why a timing device? Everyone will take a turn running and a turn timing someone else, so everyone can participate, walkers or runners.